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Welsh comic Abi Roberts is first UK stand up to perform in Russia – in Russian
Helping to underline that comedy is a universal language, she will join the likes of Eddie Izzard in exporting the 'internationality' of stand up with her latest show, which is the story of Abi's adventures in the Russian capital during the 1990s, her …
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How Krista Fatka left the circus for stand-up comedy
The 15th annual Sketchfest comedy festival is under way in San Francisco. It combines standup, sketch, improv and more from around the comedy world. That includes local talent, too. Like Oakland-based standup comedian Krista Fatka. She's been doing …
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50 Best Stand-up Comedy on Netflix: Tom Segura: Completely Normal

50 Best Stand-up Comedy on Netflix: Tom Segura: Completely Normal
Tom Segura has his second stand-up comedy special coming to Netflix later this month on Jan. 8 called Mostly Stories, but before that's released, you can revisit his first special Completely Normal, which moves up a few spots in this week's updated …
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Fritz Coleman's Sunday Stand-Up Comedy Benefit Covers All the Bases
This Sunday's 7 p.m. benefit show at the Ice House featuring the humor of well-known local weatherman and really funny stand-up comic Friz Coleman covers the bases: it will be a lot of light-hearted fun, but raise money for a serious local cause. The …
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Roncesvalles stand-up comedian Melody A. Johnson directing unique improvised
Johnson has kept busy touring her self-penned one-woman show Miss Caledonia having recently returned from the U.K. She is an instructor at the Humber College School of Comedy and has made stand-up appearances, including at The Comedy Bar.
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Tracy Morgan aces first stand-up comedy gig after his car crash in 2014

Tracy Morgan aces first stand-up comedy gig after his car crash in 2014
Tracy Morgan has returned to stand-up comedy for the first time since his horrific road accident in June 2014. The 47-year-old actor and comedian was left with a traumatic brain injury and a broken leg after the crash in New Jersey. But the star put …
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Al-Hezb El-Comedy: Egypt's platform for good laughs
Hashem El-Garhy left his job in professional marketing to become a comedian and then an entrepreneur. The stand-up artist is one of Egypt's most promising comedians as he does not only embody the role of the comedian but also advocates spreading …
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What's on Today: Wine Wednesdays, That's Mandarin Movie Night, Standup Comedy

What's on Today: Wine Wednesdays, That's Mandarin Movie Night, Standup Comedy
That's Mandarin screens the comedy film 'Lost on Journey' (2010) to help you practice your language skills and learn some new vocabulary. There are free drinks and snacks, English subtitles to help you keep up with the jokes, and most importantly a …
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The 10 Best Stand-Up Specials of 2015
Eugene Mirman's comedy blurs the line between the stage and his real life. Now, that can be said about many truth-telling comedians; however, Mirman subverts that relationship with his stand-up bleeding into his everyday. What does this mean in practice?
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A Guide to New York Stand-up Comedy

A Guide to New York Stand-up Comedy
New York City and stand-up comedy are inextricably linked, like two dysfunctional conjoined twins that share one very hard-working liver. Stand-up exists outside of New York, of course, most obviously in Los Angeles and Chicago, but there seems to be …
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5 Hot Books: A History of Stand-Up Comedy, the Novel Behind the New Leo
Think of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, but set in the West, just after Lewis and Clark made their trek, and that's The Revenant, a fictionalized account of a grueling historical journey. It won plenty of fans when it was published in 2002, but will no …
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Stand-up comedy in Mandarin
He told similar fish-out-of water stories at the Flushing Comedy Club in New York. The appreciative audience was mostly from northern China and Taiwan. They loved that Mr Bishop, along with two other stand-up comedians, were making jokes about New …
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