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Comedy: Bob Biggerstaff

1 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Bob Biggerstaff knew he wanted to be a comedian but he didn’t know how to go about it. Then he got the notion to become a doorman at a comedy club in his hometown of Houston. There he met comics like Dave Attell, Tom Rhodes and the late Mitch Hedberg. Biggerstaff performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.  

Comedy: Aries Spears

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 31, 2009
When asked about his favorite things to talk about on stage, Aries Spears says, “Anything to do with midgets or Barack Obama.” The election of President Obama hasn’t made Spears any more political, but it has influenced his act. While he’s remembered for his many impressions on Mad TV, there’s a lot more to his set these days. “Impressions will always be a part of it,” he notes, “but I don’t think it’s the majority of my act." Spears performs Thursday-Sunday at the Funny Bone on the Levee.  

Comedy: The Naughty and Sorta Nice Tour

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Comics April Macie and Christina Pazsitzky have quite a lengthy name for their combined tour, The Naughty and Sorta Nice, Sex in Every City Tour. The moniker does give a fairly good indication of the premise, as both are attractive. Macie is the vivacious hottie (the “naughty one”) seeking to break down male/female stereotypes and double standards. Pazsitzky discovered comedy as a way to overcome her self-described dorkiness. Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.  

Comedy: Auggie Smith

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2009
“When I was younger, I used to write a lot more angry material,” says comedian Auggie Smith. “Everything wrong with society.” He has since mellowed out. He does this because he feels one branch of comedy isn’t in the best of health. “I worry that satire is becoming a dead art in popular society,” he says. “So, I’m going to continue to pound satire down people’s throats until they do understand it.” Smith performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.  

Comedy: Chelsea Handler

0 Comments · Monday, March 2, 2009
Chelsea Handler isn't sure what her main career is. Actress, TV talk-show host, author, stand-up comic ... she does it all. But what does she put on her tax return? "Advanced drinker is usually what I put down first," she says. Handler performs at 8 p.m. at the Taft Theatre.  

Comedy: Jimmy Dore

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 24, 2009
While many comics avoid current events, Jimmy Dore revels in them. Now more than ever. And he feels that tough economic times are actually better for his line of work. "Comedy is that thing that people need to rebel," he says. Dore performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas. $8-$12.  

Comedy: Darren Carter

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Comedian Darren Carter decided in junior high that he wanted to make a living with his humor. His big break came when he auditioned for King’s Island’s sister park, Great America, in Santa Clara, Calif. “They really wanted jugglers and magicians,” he recalls. “I went in and they liked me, and they wanted me to entertain people that were waiting for the other shows to start." Carter performs at the Funny Bone Thursday-Sunday.  

Comedy: Pat Kilbane

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 10, 2009
“I’m not good-looking enough to be leading man,” says comedian and actor Pat Kilbane. “I’m just good looking enough not to be (cast as) a total dork, and it’s the same thing in life.” The Dayton native, best known for his three-year stint on FOX’s Mad TV, tries to navigate that middle ground on stage. “I have cool moments and I have dork moments.” Kilbane performs at Go Bananas Thursday-Sunday.  

Comedy: Dan Gabriel

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Comedian Dan Gabriel has a soft spot for Cincinnati. “I actually taped my CD (Giant Robot) at Go Bananas,” the California native says. “It's a great room. The low ceilings make the laughs sound incredible.” Don't expect a greatest hits show, though, when Gabriel returns to the Montgomery club. “(Expect) very little stuff from Giant Robot,” he says. “I like to do new material, and new things happen to me all the time.” Gabriel got his start after fellow students at the University of California at Davis encouraged him to go to an open mic night. Gabriel performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas.  

Comedy: Dan Horn

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Ventriloquist Dan Horn doesn’t look like he’s been in show business for almost 30 years. Indeed he doesn’t look a day over 30. Does not moving your lips lead to youthful looks? “I don’t know if it’s ventriloquism that keeps you younger, or just laughing,” he ponders. “They say laughter is the best medicine, and I spend a lot of time just laughing. Maybe that’s what keeps you looking younger. I hope so anyway.” The Phoenix native became interested in ventriloquism at the age of 5 when he saw a future Miss America Vonda Van Dyke perform an act in his hometown. orn performs at The Funny Bone on the Levee Thursday-Sunday.