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Comedy: Tom Wilson

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Don't feel badly if you're in the minority of folks who don't recognize Tom Wilson from the film 'Back to the Future' or the cult TV series 'Freaks and Geeks.' Throughout his TV and film career, Wilson has been a headlining stand-up comic. "You don't have to apologize. (My stand-up show) works on its own. You don't need the pop culture background in order to understand what I'm talking about."  

Comedy: Rachel Feinstein

1 Comments · Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The bio on Rachel Feinstein's website mentions that the comedian will release a CD later this year on Comedy Central Records. Where do you suppose she's going to record it? "Comedy Central recommended it," she said of the decision to record at Go Bananas in Montgomery. "They said the crowds are smart, fun and not uptight. I figured they would welcome my shenanigans and not judge me and look at me suspiciously."  

Comedy: Kurt Metzger

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Americans seem to enjoy British comics, but how do our comedians do over there? Not bad, according to Kurt Metzger, who just returned from a series of shows in the UK. "I'd never been there before," he says. "It went very well; it was a very cool experience." The only downside, he says, was having to adjust his set for British audiences. "I have about an hour and half of material (in the States) and about 20 minutes (in the U.K.)," he says, laughing.  

Comedy: Todd Barry

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Todd Barry bristles somewhat when he's described as a "comedian's comedian," but he is often cited by his fellow comics as a favorite. Barry comes to town this week on the Spring Value Tour along with comedian Neil Hamburger, the bizarre alter ego of musician Greg Turkington. It's a nice juxtaposition of styles, with Barry's casual manner providing a stark counterpoint to Hamburger's frenetic delivery.  

Comedy: John Evans

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 5, 2011
"There have been many odd twists and turns over the last three years," comedian John Evans says. One of the big twists in his life was getting married. "I didn't think I'd get married because I have a weird look," he says. "When my wife and I first went out she said, 'You know what you look like? Count Chocula.' Is that a compliment? Are there cereal characters getting laid nowadays?"  

Comedy: Chris Porter

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A few years ago Chris Porter was just a stand-up comedian from Kansas City touring the country when he had what he calls "an epiphany." He elaborates on his blog: "I was drinking amaretto out of a girl's vagina when I thought to myself that this was as good as it was ever going to get living in Kansas City. To be honest with you I didn't even really want to drink the amaretto, but how often does that opportunity arise? And we were out of cups."  

Comedy: Roz G.

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 22, 2011
How tough and dedicated is comedian Roz G? A few years ago I was scheduled to interview her for a weekly paper in Cleveland. Hours before our phone conversation she was in a serious car accident, but she still managed to do the interview. "The car was totaled," she says. "Everybody walked away, (but they all) went to the hospital except for me. Ain't nothing wrong with me, I’m taking my ass home."  

Comedy: Wendy Liebman

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 15, 2011
In stand-up comedy there is something known as a Wendy Liebman-style joke. An example from Ms. Liebman's act: "I was on an airplane and this guy wanted me — to stop talking." She laughs at the notion of having a style of joke named after her. "It's a misdirect," she points out as if to downplay her solid joke writing ability. Of course there's more to her act then bait-and-switch punchlines.  

Comedy: Tom Segura

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 8, 2011
How much Cincinnati spirit is left in a local native who moved away when they were 9? For many years, comedian Tom Segura followed the hapless Bengals obsessively. "But they were so bad for so long I lost interest in them and almost lost interest in the whole National Football League," he says. . Segura is anxious to return to town, not so much for the chili, but to try out some new bits at one of his favorite clubs, Go Bananas.  

Comedy: Tommy Johnagin

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tommy Johnagin is following in Mike Birbiglia's footsteps when he comes to town this week. "I'm coming to Cincinnati to record a CD for Comedy Central Records," he says. "Go Bananas is one of the best clubs in the country and it's a great place to record. It's not too big, but you can fit a lot of people in there and the energy really comes through." (Birbiglia also just recently recorded an album at the club and had similar praise for it.)