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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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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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 …
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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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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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