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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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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Stand-up comedy: What makes Bengaluru tick

Stand-up comedy: What makes Bengaluru tick
Mix this bunch with an audience that is totally tuned in, and you have a description of the stand-up comedy scene in Bengaluru. The 'industry' has evidently grown in the past two years, with the city being a launchpad for amateur performers eyeing the …
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Sick Puppies Stand Up Comedy Classes
Stand Up Comedy Level 1 (No Experience Required) 6 weeks of instruction on the same night every week from 8-10:30PM. You'll have a final performance at one of our Monthly Stand Up shows on the 4th Friday of the month. Do you have an interest in Stand …
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Stand-up comedian harasses writer for giving him a bad review
An Australian comedian has launched a scathing tirade against a female journalist, calling her a "deadshit" and "f***ing amateur" for her unfavourable review of his latest show. Isabella Fowler praised Lawrence Mooney's show at the Adelaide Fringe …
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St. Clair College to offer standup comedy course
The art of standup comedy is a new workshop being offered at St. Clair College through its Continuing Education Program. Professional comedian Leo Dufour will teach the course. Students enrolled in the course will learn the fundamentals of standup …
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Stand-up comedy is Kevin Hart's therapy
He arrived in Singapore from Antwerp, Belgium, using his movie press trip here to do his stand-up comedy show for his What Now? tour this evening at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Singapore will be his only stop in Asia. He has a …
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Stand-up comedy not for Mumbai police
There are some things you just do not dream of doing; they're so obviously stupid. For example, as Jim Croce wrote and sang: You don't tug on Superman's cape,. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger. And you don …
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Stand-up comedy hall of fame? Mega-brewery? 8 ideas for boosting Eastland Mall
Before the NASCAR Hall of Fame came to Charlotte, I secretly hoped NASCAR would choose Atlanta or Daytona, so my adopted hometown could become home to a Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame. If Cleveland can be home to the Rock and Roll Hall of …
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Standing Up To Sexual Harassment And Assault In LA's Comedy Scene
But as the improv and sketch comedy scene has exploded, theater companies have struggled to be more inclusive while still allowing for the political incorrectness and spontaneity they've always championed. Last year, UCB and iO West, arguably Los …
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Comedy group to perform improvisation with a splash of technology in “Control
Today, the group defines themselves as “one-third improv comedy, one-third sketch comedy and one-third rock and roll.” Although Mee-Ow performs shows throughout the year, its two main stage productions during Winter Quarter are unique in that they …
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