Comedy Best in Standup

Comedy Best in Standup
Although the performers for this particular night have been kept a surprise for the audience, the company includes as its members: Sorabh Pant, Kunal Rao, and Atul Khatri among others. The show will feature stand up panels, crowd discussions and game …
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Comedy Dynamics to Begin Shooting All Its Standup Comedy in VR
As the first mass consumer devices hit the market, Dynamics aims to completely immerse audiences into stand-up comedy shows. Attached to a circular rig, 10 individual GoPro – Hero4 Black 4K cameras will capture 360° of comedy from every spot in the …
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Joe Pesci's recent advice to Louis CK: Stop doing standup, you're not funny
It's hard to find a comedian in Hollywood with more of a reputation for hilarity than Louis C.K., but actor Joe Pesci just isn't impressed. C.K.'s interview with Howard Stern Monday mostly made the rounds because he revealed that he's millions in debt …
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Standup comedy at its best
SA's number one and longest running vernacular stand-up show, 99% Zulu Comedy, is heading to Gold Reef City on April 28. The comedy extravaganza features headline act Sifiso Nene, supported by Siyanda Maphumulo, Siya Seya, Mondli Mzizi and …
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William Shatner promises passion, entertainment May 4

William Shatner promises passion, entertainment May 4
… before touring Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Shatner will talk a lot about saying yes to life's varied opportunities. He'll also sing and dance (“in my own limited way,” he said). And he'll discuss everything from comedy to gorillas to …
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Shel Silverstein's THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM Comes to the Stage in Portland
Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm.
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Bollywood star, Vir Das, touring to SA
Vir Das, who is equally comfortable working on TV, film, theatre and live-comedy, says “Battle of DaSexes is an insightful, fun and laugh-out-loud comedy-drama all about the eternal battle between Men and Women. It is a battle not with arms and gun …
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Ten Years of "Shoes," the Story of the First Great Viral Music Video, Betch

Ten Years of "Shoes," the Story of the First Great Viral Music Video, Betch
… Comedy Theater in LA, a few commercials, a few episodes of 8 Simple Rules. Then I started doing my own live show—a little stand up, a few characters, and then I'd show videos and do songs. The “Muffins” video [an absurdist sketch about a muffin …
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'SNL' Was a 'Very Sexist' Environment in the '80s
Not all fun and games. Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed during a recent interview with The New York Times that she wasn't too fond of the environment at Saturday Night Live during her time on the sketch comedy show. According to the Veep star, SNL had a …
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Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers pre-vacation pre-Valentine's Day wicked cheap improv

Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers pre-vacation pre-Valentine's Day wicked cheap improv
The Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers intend to fill hearts and the Forum on February 11th at 7:30 p.m. on the Mt. Blue Campus. Admission is only $ 3 for an hour and a half of made-to-order comedy. Pictured: Ben Luchini, Alex Gilbert, Park Laflin, Allie Callahan …
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One Month at a Time: Nearing the end of improv mission
Courtesy photo At the 11th hour, reporter Bill Lynch reached out to the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York for advice on doing improv. The professional comedy troupe put him in contact with creative director Shannon O'Neill. O'Neill (left) has been …
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Comedy City Improv Show will benefit Murphy
Comedy City Improv Show will benefit Murphy. It's been just over a week since Excelsior Springs High School student Greg Murphy, the son of Jim and Angie Murphy, was involved in a serious all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident on Monday, Feb. 15. Since his …
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Spring Guide 2016: Hilarious comedians heading our way

Spring Guide 2016: Hilarious comedians heading our way
Hosted by comedians Rob Alesiani and Joe Tuzzi, the late night variety show will include celebrity guests, monologues, musical acts, sketch and stand-up comedy, along with interactive games with the audience. March 25, 11:55pm. $ 5. Philly Improv …
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5 New TV Shows We Can't Wait to Watch in March
In the traditional TV schedule, March has long been a largely-arid month when it comes to new scripted series. Midseason replacements tend to arrive closer to the top of the new year, while many shows are bopping along toward their season finales in …
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David Cross tours again after 6 years of film, TV comedy

David Cross tours again after 6 years of film, TV comedy
Since his last stand-up tour in 2009, comedian David Cross reprised the role of “Arrested Development's” Tobias Funke, reteamed with his “Mr. Show” co-creator (and “Better Call Saul” star) Bob Odenkirk for “W/ Bob and David” (both for Netflix), and …
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Watch the First Episode of History's 'Great Minds with Dan Harmon' Featuring
After touring the country extensively for over a decade and earning spots on Comedy Central, TBS, Last Comic Standing, and CollegeHumor, Von returned to Louisiana last year to film his one hour Netflix special, No Offense, at New Orleans' Civic Theatre.
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India's one-time VJs have moved on to even cooler jobs
Whether you liked comedy, fashion, travel or music, there was a VJ for everyone. Cyrus Oshidar, formerly in-charge of the creative and content department at MTV India (who now works at 101India), says the VJs' personalities reflected in their shows …
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