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Comedy: Mike Birbiglia

0 Comments · Monday, September 20, 2010
Before putting it to rest, as it were, comedian Mike Birbiglia wanted to commit his acclaimed one-man show 'Sleepwalk With Me' to CD. It had a successful run of over 200 performances off-Broadway, but he wanted to record the CD in a comedy club, not a theatre. "I developed the show in comedy clubs," he explains. "It's a more intimate environment." The next question was which comedy club? He didn’t have to think very long for an answer. "Go Bananas is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best comedy clubs in the country," Birbiglia says.  

Comedy: Michael Kosta

0 Comments · Monday, September 13, 2010
"I always joke that I went from being a starving athlete to a starving artist," says comedian Michael Kosta. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich. and a talented tennis player, he wound up forsaking his hometown college (the University of Michigan) to attend the University of Illinois. "Michigan fans are very arrogant," Kosta states. "I'm on the record saying that. They couldn't understand why I would leave my hometown and go to a different school." He performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.  

Comedy: Kyle Kinane

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 7, 2010
When comedian Kyle Kinane moved from Chicago to Los Angeles seven years ago, he not only changed cities, but also the only living arrangement he had ever known. "I lived with my parents until I moved out to California," he says. "It was change by leaps and bounds all around when I moved." After diligently pursuing his dream, he was able to quit his day job last year.  

Comedy: Tom Rhodes

0 Comments · Monday, August 30, 2010
If you're a familiar with Dutch television, you might know American comedian Tom Rhodes as the host of his own late night talk show. For five years he hosted a chat show in the Netherlands and is still widely recognized there. He's back touring the U.S., and he performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas in Montgomery.  

Comedy: Bobcat Goldthwait

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 24, 2010
When we last spoke to Bobcat Goldthwait, the stand-up comic turned film director had what he described as a far-fetched notion to make a film based on The Kinks album 'School Boys in Disgrace.' It might not be that far-fetched after all. "It's coming along," Goldthwait says. "If things keep moving the way they are, I would expect hopefully at the beginning of next year to be in London and filming." Before that, he performs Friday at Cincinnati Brew Ha-Ha.   

Comedy: Greg Warren

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Performing in Cincinnati is a sort of homecoming for comedian Greg Warren, a St. Louis native. "It's one of the three or four towns I've lived in," he says. "I know where everything is, where to go, I have friends there. It's like another home to me." The former P&G employee came here from Houston, where he started doing stand-up, and here is where he decided to quit his day job and become a comedian full-time. Thursday-Sunday at Funny Bone on the Levee.  

Comedy: Mike Loftus

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 30, 2010
On stage Mike Loftus talks mostly about politics and relationships. But what makes him laugh most is, as he puts it, reality. "Starbucks bullshit Italian," he says. "I find that hysterical. 'I'll have a venti latte.' What the hell? You don't even know what you’re saying!" Loftus performs at Funny Bone on the Levee Thursday through Sunday.  

Comedy: Kevin Brennan

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 16, 2010
“I love stand-up, but I don’t love show business,” says comedian Kevin Brennan. “People say ‘You picked this business.’ I didn’t really. I picked stand-up comedy, which bleeds into show business.” Brennan, it seems, is just happy telling jokes. Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.  

Comedy: Steve Byrne

0 Comments · Monday, March 8, 2010
Steve Byrne strives to keep his comedy timeless, so he's not much for current events or trends. The Tiger Woods scandal got his attention though. "I started going off on how if you're of mixed race, people need to identify you," says the half-Korean Byrne. "They choose a side, and usually it's what ever messes with the whitey." He performs at Funny Bone on the Levee Thursday-Sunday.  

Comedy: Brent Weinbach

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Weinbach is an accomplished pianist and will sometimes favor the crowd with a quirky original song, should some ivories be available. He also notes that music is more of a serious artistic outlet as opposed to his comedy, which is about, as he describes it, “penises, poo and video games.” Weinbach performs at Go Bananas Thursday-Sunday.