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Inside Jokesnew

Amy Schumer talks The Little Mermaid, locker room balls and fry sauce.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Enrique Limon  |  04-19-2016  |  Comedy

Comedian Brian Posehn Is A Total Nerdnew

Now that he's a father, Brian Posehn, has given up pot. But he'll never give up on heavy metal.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  John Flynn  |  08-10-2015  |  Comedy

The Hart is a Lonely Brothernew

Kevin Hart is one of comedy's biggest stars—so where's the critical love?
INDY Week  |  Craig D. Lindsey  |  05-01-2015  |  Comedy

Behold Old Yeller: Chatting with Lewis Blacknew

America’s favorite hot-tempered comedian and social critic Lewis Black yells about everything from voter suppression and being a socialist to Oregon’s efforts to legalize recreational marijuana and the downfalls of the 21st century. Under Black’s flame, no topic, politician or village idiot walks away unscathed.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alexandra Notman  |  10-29-2014  |  Comedy

Standing Up for Gay Comediansnew

Charlie Ballard, an Oakland-based Native-American performer, will be a host at the massive Gathering of Nations Powwow — and this time, he's doing it in drag.
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  04-24-2014  |  Comedy

Aziz Ansari: The Modern Romantic of Comedynew

You know him as the government employee with the most swagger (Tom Haverford, Parks and Recreation), the rambunctious, Oligocene-era rabbit pirate Squint (Ice Age: Continental Drift) and the guy at James Franco’s party who gets kicked into hell’s sinkhole by Kevin Hart (This is the End). And, of course, just as standup comedian Aziz Ansari. We caught up with Ansari via the interwebs while he was doing book research in Tokyo to chat modern courtship, Parks and Rec and his superior sartorial style.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alexandra Notman  |  03-31-2014  |  Comedy

From Shrewsbury to Center Stage: Comedian Mike Birbiglianew

The word “comedian” doesn’t quite do Mike Birbiglia justice –- “storyteller” might be the better word. Still, the Shrewsbury native’s brand of spoken word has made him a popular figure in the world of stand-up comedy, one-man shows, film and radio. His new tour, “Thank God for Jokes,” stops at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Tickets sold so quickly that an additional late show was added to both nights. Worcester Magazine caught up with Birbiglia to talk about storytelling, why a joke doesn’t have to be funny and his fondness for Shrewsbury’s pizzerias.
Worcester Magazine  |  Jeremy Shulkin  |  02-18-2014  |  Comedy

After a year of tragedy and setback, comedian Tig Notaro returnsnew

Tig Notaro probably has the biggest balls of any comic working today.
INDY Week  |  Craig D. Lindsey  |  05-02-2013  |  Comedy

Interview: Comedian Lewis Blacknew

Black (in town May 9) talks about the gun control debate ('really appalling'), CNN's John King ('beyond belief') and his generation ('even dumber' than his parents').
NUVO  |  Scott Shoger  |  05-02-2013  |  Comedy

Chris Tucker is alive and doing very wellnew

Tucker says the $12 million he owed in back taxes "connected me back with my audience. Because they can relate to that, because they got their own problems."
INDY Week  |  Craig D. Lindsey  |  04-18-2013  |  Comedy

Roger Ebert RIPnew

As usual when a celebrity dies, the passing of Roger Ebert spawned a passel of cheesy obituary cartoons by editorial cartoonists who depict the departed at the pearly gates, enjoying the afterlife. I hate the format and I usually only do them to mock the form or take a really contrarian position on the subject. This time, I've decided to show what the form could be: an opportunity for assessing a life, and its social and political meaning in our culture. Yes, Virginia, it is possible to draw an intelligent obituary cartoon. But is it possible for it to be printed in a newspaper?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  04-07-2013  |  Comedy

Talking with Strangersnew

Before Hannibal Buress started doing stand-up comedy at 19 in Chicago, he wanted to be the “black Howard Stern.” Since then he’s written for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock and has appeared on Louie, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Eugene Weekly  |  Alexandra Notman  |  03-29-2013  |  Comedy

Prattling on with John Hodgmannew

The dapper literary humorist and comedian reflects on writing, the biology of laughter, his favorite comedians, high school and Battlestar Gallactica
Eugene Weekly  |  Alexandra Notman  |  03-07-2013  |  Comedy

Comedian and actor Robin Williams takes the stage at Bob Carrnew

Robin Williams takes the stage at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre with David Steinberg.
Orlando Weekly  |  Shelby England  |  01-31-2013  |  Comedy

Satanic Temple to Rally in Floridanew

Followers of Satan want to thank Gov. Rick Scott for supporting bill that would allow prayers – even Satanic ones – in schools.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes and Erin Sullivan  |  01-29-2013  |  Comedy

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