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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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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Latest Stand-up Comedy News

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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Latest Stand-up Comedy News

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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Latest Improv Comedy News

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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Latest Sketch Comedy News

Brookfield comedian to play Sketch fest
BROOKFIELD – Brookfield resident Jake Dewar and Addison native Alex Barontini will participate in the 15th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival running now through Jan. 17. Barontini and Western Springs native Sarah Cason are members of the …
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A Night of Unexpected Comedy: More Revelations
WH: I think comedy can have that potential, certainly in our sketch show we're not trying to… I think the number one aim of comedy should be to entertain, and if you lose sight of that with the intention of making a point or pushing an agenda then …
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Latest Stand-up Comedy News

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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Latest Comedy Touring News

Casbah turns 27
Touring behind one of last year's catchiest records, Brooklyn garage-glam band PWR BTTM hit the Hideout Thursday night after our own salty sock-hop-rockers Gone Baby Gone. With Ugly … Silent Comedy helps Casbah celebrate 27 years on Saturday night!
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On the stage: Jan. 28-Feb. 3
The Bridges of Madison County: National touring company brings the Houston premiere of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman's Tony-winning musical, based on Robert James Waller's bittersweet novel chronicling the brief and life-altering love affair …
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Tales From The Comedy Trenches: What It's Like To Manage A Bunch Of SNL Stars
Poehler joined Second City in 1993, and soon began to work with the company's touring group. Less than three years later, she and the Upright Citizens Brigade moved to New York City, before Leonard had given her the chance to perform on Second City's …
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Latest Comedy Touring News

Get your fill of Tater Salad when comic Ron White comes to Pittsburgh
The cigar-puffing, Scotch-swilling White is a Texas native and Navy/Vietnam War-era veteran. He broke big from 2000 to 2003, touring with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy as part of the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” which sold out …
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The Cuban Brothers (UK) return to Wellington
An unstoppable, infectious force of nature, The Cuban Brothers' unrivalled funk soul review blends sexy, soulful music with jaw-dropping b-boy action and riotous comedy. From humble … Not only the entertainment of choice for Elton John, Richard …
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Brendan O'Carroll donates £24k to family of tragic mum killed in car crash
The funnyman – the brains behind the bawdy BBC comedy – was so moved by the story of tragic Sarah Paino, 24, that he donated cash to her grieving family on the spot. Brendan, 60, was appearing on Australian news show The Project when he … Brendan …
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Latest Improv Comedy News

Howdy Stranger Improv Comedy Group to Perform at Northern NJ Community
Howdy Stranger, a professional comedy improvisation group based in Hackensack, New Jersey, will be the featured performer at The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen quarterly networking meeting, Connecting the Dots …
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Second City comedy troupe sets its sights on an Athens stage
25 and 26, Second City will return to an Athens stage at the Ramsey Concert Hall for two nights of sketch and improv comedy genius. "The first time I saw one of their shows was the first time I saw really amazing live comedic performances," said Sean …
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More Words Improv Comedy Show!
Windsor's favourite Improvisers are back at Jimmy G's! Come on out to the show for a few drinks and a ton of laughs! ****No cost at the door! 19+ event.****. Bring your friends, bring your parents, heck bring your grandmother's friends even if she can …
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