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Comedy: Rory Scovel

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"It's kind of eclectic," comedian Rory Scovel says of his act. "I have a lot on drugs like pot and mushrooms. I do some political jokes, but never anything serious. I would describe my act as very silly and very non-serious." The Greenville, S.C., native got into comedy at an open mic poetry night. "I asked the guy running it if I could tell jokes, and he said, 'Go for it.'"  

Comedy: Jo Koy

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Of Asian decent, comedian Jo Koy hates when people try to guess his heritage. " 'Hey, dude, do you eat rice? Hey, are you a bad driver? I’ll bet you're good at math.' I hate that," he says. "I just tell them right off the bat, 'Hey, dude, I'm Asian.' " However that seems to make it worse. "I get the worst compliments. 'Oh, really, you’re Asian? I love orange chicken.' That's not a compliment, that’s an insult. Like I'm supposed to say, 'Sank you! Sank you! Orange chicken is very good!' "  

Comedy: Vic Henley

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Vic Henley is not only a top headlining comic, he also has a knack for spotting gold in the sets of other comedians. A few years back, for example, he told funnyman Jim Gaffigan to expand on a bit about Hot Pockets. Gaffigan was about to toss it. "He was having a hard time with the bit, and I told him since I was from one of the top-five fattest states (Alabama), he should stick with it," explains Henley.  

Comedy: Stand-up Comedy Show at Arcade Legacy

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Comedian Mike Cody is widely known in the local comedy scene as the man behind the Underbelly comedy show at the Southgate House. He also does stand-up throughout the Midwest, but concurrently continues to be a comedy impresario of sorts. His latest effort is a stand-up comedy show to be held at Arcade Legacy in the Tri-County area. The facility features classic arcade games in a 4,000 square foot space. So why a comedy show in an arcade?  

Comedy: Lisa Landry

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Comedian Lisa Landry became a mom a few years back, but you won't hear her talk about her son much on stage. "My kid is part of it," she says, "but I don't want to talk too much about him, because it's not his fault he was born to a comedian. The kid's already going to be screwed up. I'm saving for his therapy. "Her husband doesn’t escape so easily, however. "He was dating me when I was comedian, so he opted in."  

Comedy: Jerry Rocha

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 4, 2011
They say the best comedy comes from pain. While that might be a point of debate, it's working lately for Jerry Rocha. "The last time I was in Cincinnati," he says, "I had just gotten out of the worst relationship I had ever been in. I finally found a way to take all that misery and pain I was going through and make it funny." That lemonade landed him in the semifinals of this past summer's 'Last Comic Standing.'  

Comedy: Andi Smith

0 Comments · Monday, December 27, 2010
It's going to be a happy new year for comedian Andi Smith. The Wisconsin native will feature for fellow comic Chad Daniels this week at Go Bananas, a gig she’s excited about. Daniels hand-picked his feature act. "He asked me to do it and I was like, 'Yeah, no problem, that will be really fun,' " Smith says. Now living in St. Louis, Smith kind of backed in to stand-up comedy. Looking for something to get her out of work at a reasonable hour, she decided to go watch open-mic comedy.  

Comedy: Dave Waite, Mark Chalifoux and Friends

0 Comments · Monday, December 20, 2010
It's a homecoming of sorts for one comic, and a decided farewell for another. Cincinnati native Dave Waite moved to New York back in September to further pursue his comedy career. He returns this week to headline two shows at Go Bananas. Meanwhile the man who will feature for him, Mark Chalifoux, will finish packing his bags for the Big Apple next week. "It's a comedy Mecca,” he explains of the move. "I'll be able to learn from the best, and watch the best comedy there."  

Comedy: Geoff Tate

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Speaking to CityBeat from Philadelphia, where he was featuring for Gary Gulman, comedian Geoff Tate tells of a pleasant surprise while performing in the city of the cheese steak. "This had never happened before," he says, "but somebody actually yelled out 'Do the acid story!' during a show. I've never had anybody remember my name or any of my jokes and this guy wanted a specific one." That particular fan was asking to hear the tale of Tate battling a gentleman dressed as a Star Wars Stormtrooper at a Halloween party.  

Comedy: Kyle Grooms

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Despite his bespectacled appearance, comedian Kyle Grooms is not a geek. "Nah, not at all," he says, laughing. "I do stuff about how people perceive me and how I perceive myself. Because I wear glasses people automatically assume I'm going to be a little bit nerdy. Just wearing glasses and growing up in the hood with a name like Kyle, you know?" Grooms is not an impressionist, though he does do a spot-on Barack Obama that audiences really enjoy. It's not very political, though. "News gets old fast," he says.