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  • TC Winter Comedy Festival
    Feb.13-15th - Winter Comedy Festival - Downtown TC - Looking for Volunteers
    In just under three weeks, Traverse City will welcome Bill Maher, Judd Apatow, Sinbad, and a troupe of world-class comedians, a Ferris wheel, an ice skating rink, ice sculptures galore, and so much more to Front Street -- and we'd love to have...
  • The Jack Benny-Fred Allen Feud
    Old-time radio, 29 January: Canned feud
    Classic network radio has no better aural running gag than Fibber McGee’s closet, though you could argue that Jack Benny’s subterranean vault alarm might prove a close enough second. For a better verbal running gag, it’s hard to...
  • The Nerd
    Richardson Theatre Center's The Nerd delirious, preposterous pleasure
    Directed by Janette Oswald and written by Larry Shue, The Nerd (like a number of inspired comedies) is based on a simple premise. Willum Cubbert's life was saved in battle by Rick Steadman. After waking up in an army hospital, he's...
  • Conan O'Brien joins Super Bowl football stars in reviewing 'Mortal Kombat X'
    'Mortal Kombat X' preview with Conan O'Brien, Marshawn Lynch, and Rob Gronkowski
    According to TeamCoco on Wednesday, come tomorrow night will be a special "Mortal Kombat X" Clueless Gamer Big Game Showdown this Thursday.Seattle Seahawks'Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots team up with...
  • Gabriel Iglesias
    The Punchline Comedy Club sets it sights on finding a new home
    With its 33rd anniversary on the horizon this February, The Punchline Comedy Club has set it sights on finding a new home. Prior to moving in April 2015, Atlanta’s oldest comedy club will host a whirlwind of special events and shows,...
  • "Man Seeking Woman"
    Weird comedy makes ‘Man Seeking Woman’ worth watching
    On Tuesday, the official Twitter account of “Man Seeking Woman” focused on discussing the quirky characters who are essential to the show. A blind date can eat the red rose and skip the appetizers, but the show promises there is still...
  • Slylock Fox is making a bid to become the nation's most popular fitness guru
    Meet the hottest new fitness guru: Slyock Fox
    One of the funnies page's most brilliant detectives is apparently on the hunt for a new career.Slylock Fox, that constantly chipper do-gooder who fights against con artists like Shady Shrew and Reeky Rat, has a new occupation. Take a gander,...
  • 17th SF Independent Film Festival
    The 17th SF Independent Film Festival, (SF IndieFest), February 5-19
    SF IndieFest returns to the Roxie and Brava theatres in San Francisco and the Humanist Hall in Oakland, February 5 to 19 for its 17th year showcasing some of the finest independent films, parties, and digital programs from around the world. Some...
  • Johnny Depp's 'Mordecai' not pastiche, perfectly cricket comedy, jolly good fun
    Johnny Depp's 'Mordecai' NOT pastiche; perfectly cricket comedy, jolly good fun
    A flop. That's what Inquistr called "Mordecai" Johnny Depp's new movie, Jan. 25. Predictably, the word pastiche was bantered about. That's what reviewers always say when they can't come up with anything else. So it...
  • 'BoJack Horseman: Season 1'
    DVD review: 'BoJack Horseman: Season 1'
    As one of many Netflix original series, 'BoJack Horseman' is the service's first foray into animation.Let's see how they did.BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) is a washed-up, middle-aged horse/actor who was once the lead on a family...
  • Shake down the winter doldrums with the UP Comedy Club
    Shake down the winter doldrums with the UP Comedy Club
    There’s no shortage of laughs this winter thanks to the UP Comedy Club on the third floor of Piper’s Alley at 230 W. North Avenue in Chicago where a host of hot comedy acts are bound to warm patrons from January through March.New York...
  • Robert Dubac
    'The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron' answers what women want with surpring balance
    Yesterday, Jan. 24, The Marcus Center held its final performance of Robert Dubac's one-man comedy show, "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron." The 90-minute show addresses the age-old question: What do women want? While this question and...
  • A cool candid of Larry Fine, a core member of legendary comedy team the Three Stooges for over 40 years, circa 1959
    Paging Larry Fine: Author Steve Cox recalls the lovable Three Stooges numbskull
    You nitwit you! Forty years ago this week, Larry Fine, best known as the frizzy haired lightning rod of the Three Stooges, passed away in Woodland Hills, California, at only age 72.In an all-encompassing interview debuting exclusively in this...
  • 'Flirting With Disaster'
    DVD review: 'Flirting With Disaster'
    If you want to see David O. Russel's early work, you have to travel way back to the mid-90s. His debut was an independent feature called 'Spanking The Monkey.'This is not a review of that still-unseen film.This is a review of his next...
  • 'Alan Partridge'
    DVD review: 'Alan Partridge'
    Though Steve Coogan might have a modicum of name recognition in America, he is very well known in his native England. His most-beloved character is a cocky radio personality named Alan Partridge.Let's explore the character's feature film...