Bruce Graham on his new play 'Funnyman', stand up comedy and the legacy of

Bruce Graham on his new play 'Funnyman', stand up comedy and the legacy of
Before coming to NewsWorks, Howard Shapiro — everyone calls him "Howie" — spent 10 years as The Philadelphia Inquirer's staff theater critic, responsible for reviewing in metropolitan Philadelphia and on Broadway. During nearly 43 years at the …

What's on Today: Happy Hour @ Le Petit Normand, Standup Comedy Open Mic and
What's on Today: Happy Hour @ Le Petit Normand, Standup Comedy Open Mic and Hot Since 82. hotsince82-640.jpg. Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. Happy Hour @ Le Petit Normand.
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Live standup comedy featuring Chicago comedians planned for Saturday in Princeton
Burke was voted Best Standup in Chicago in 2014 by readers of the Chicago Reader. Originally from the UK, Burke has become a fixture at Midwestern shows and showcases and is known for his absurdist, verbose comedy. He has appeared on NPR's Wait …
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Latest Sketch Comedy News

Sam Gordon puts together the perfect Combo
Local stand-up Sam Gordon gathers some of the best Chicago comedians every week for her variety show The Combo. The BYOB event at the North Center storefront Bughouse Theater features stand-up, improv, music, sketch comedy, and anything else that …
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Igudesman & Joo Mash Up Comedy, Classical, Riverdancing And Rock
Violinist Alexsey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo's wacky mix of classical music with heavy metal music, dance and slapstick humor has gotten millions of hits on YouTube. Beginning Thursday, audiences in the U.S. will get a chance to see them live …
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Finally, the terrible truth about winter sex
Society's unanimous, illogical love for winter sex is a constant source of confusion among realists. The sound of the heater, the frigid hands and, of course, the 700 layers of winter wear all make for some terrible coitus. Thankfully, the sketch …
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An Aboriginal Comedy Show in Australia Finds a Mainstream Audience
“Black Comedy” is the first indigenous sketch show on Australian television in 30 years. The 1973 attempt, “Basically Black,” never made it out of pilot mode. But “Black Comedy” became an instant hit and just started its second season. Lui says the …
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Orlando venues vie for stand-up comedy crown

Orlando venues vie for stand-up comedy crown
Spoiler alert: There is more to Orlando than just theme parks and family-friendly attractions. What most people don't know is that it is also a stand-up comedy mecca. There are multiple places to go any day of the week, and famous comedians have …
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I am a joke factory, says stand-up comedian Kenneth Sebastian
Ironically, Kenny never planned to be a stand-up comedian. “It's true. I always wanted to get into movies. I still plan to script or even direct one someday,” he says. He also wanted be a musician and has even released an independent album. “Of course …
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Silver Stand-Up 2016
Over its four previous years, the Silver Stand-Up competition at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival has tended to reward relatively established comedians who hadn't yet broken through, with the likes of Shelley Bridgman and Marc Lucero taking home the …
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No Joke – Stand-Up Comedy Heaven Take Centre Stage In The Concert Room
Fancy a good laugh? Make sure you head down to St George's Hall's Concert Room to catch a line-up of the best rib-cracking stand-up comedy acts this spring. Emerging as one of Liverpool's leading comedy venues, The Concert Room will feature national …
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Eric André On His Combative Brand of Comedy

Eric André On His Combative Brand of Comedy
The success of TEAS has kept André on a steady touring schedule and made him a big name among alternative comedy fans. He is now pulling double duty as the star of TEAS and co-starring opposite Jay Baruchel in the surrealist FXX dating comedy “Man …
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Watch Jason Sudeikis and Joe Kelly Go for a Father/Son Drive at The Second City
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their …
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Latest Comedy Touring News

Transgender Axis singer faces marriage woe
Transgender lead singer Jordan Raskopoulos, from Australian comedy act The Axis of Awesome, has revealed she will be forced to divorce her wife if she wishes to change her gender on her birth certificate. Raskopoulos revealed she had transitioned to …
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The anniversary show worth checking out
That's how I started touring. If I could break even on a show, cool, and then try to do it punk-rock style. LC: I did music for 14 years, so turning my attention to comedy is like the same, except I have less sh*t to bring to a show. Maybe a mic-stand …
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A pun my word…at Dukes
The puntastic star of some of television's top comedy shows, Stewart Francis, kicks off The Dukes spring comedy season on March 3. The Canadian comic is a familiar face on Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo …
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Smash Comedy BAD JEWS Coming to Sydney's Seymour Centre
"BAD JEWS was a massive hit in New York in addition to the multiple touring companies across the US. In the UK, it's still running in a sell-out season and we similarly had that success in Melbourne. Only shows that strike a chord with audiences enjoy …
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