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Raising Hope: The Complete First Season

Raising Hope: The Complete First Season Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 26, 2011
By now we should have learned that a sitcom needs at least a good half-season to find its legs. It’s easy to dismiss a new show early on in its run, yet history shows that even the greatest sitcoms had mundane starts. Raising Hope might be considered such a sitcom, but, in retrospect, its early episodes are pretty solid, and it has continued to get better.    

Comedy: Andi Smith

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Andi Smith is perhaps one of the more subtle stand-up comics touring today. Her soft-spoken manner belies a blunt sense of humor that’s inspired by everything from relationships to current events. Y  

Q102's Bosom Ball with Hot Chelle Rae

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2011
It’s rare these days when a Top 10 radio hit also happens to be, arguably, one of the year’s best songs. Such is the case with Hot Chelle Rae’s “Tonight, Tonight,” easily the song of this past summer.   

Greg Warren

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 18, 2011
What’s Greg Warren talking about on stage these days? “I don’t know,” he says sitting in a coffee shop somewhere in his hometown of St. Louis, Mo. “And when I say that I’m not answering your question with, ‘I don’t know,’ literally I’m starting every show with, ‘I don’t know,’ because I don’t know. As I get older, I’m 43, I’m not sure of anything anymore. I found out yesterday through Microsoft Word, that I’ve been spelling separately wrong for 30 years, which is discouraging.”  

Comedy: Matt Fulchiron

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 30, 2011
“I just talk about groundbreaking things,” says comedian Matt Fulchiron. “Things like relationships. No other comic is talking about that right now. Quirky things, observations. Now I’m really making myself sound like the typical stand-up comic, but that’s what I do.” The thing that sets Fulchrion apart is his reaction to the reactions of his audience.  

Comedy: Alex Stone

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Lately Cincinnati has been producing some of the best stand-up talent in the country. Josh Sneed, Geoff Tate, Ryan Singer, Gabe Kea, Rajiv Satyal and Mike Cody (to name but a few) are all Tristate-based comedians performing, and in most cases headlining, clubs all around the country. Next up? Alex Stone. Clad in his now trademarked diamond top hat, Stone is on the cusp of being the area’s next breakout comedian.  

Comedy: John Morgan

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 9, 2011
You can be forgiven if you’re not quite sure which comedian named John Morgan is coming to the Funny Bone on the Levee. It’s certainly not the former Royal Canadian Air Farce cast member who passed away a few years ago. Yes, in comedy circles there are actually several John Morgans. “But are there any John Morgan, aka the Rajun’ Cajun?” asks this Louisiana native and longtime stand-up comic from his home south of Baton Rouge.  

Comedy: Greg Hahn

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 2, 2011
“It’s one of those things where you’re looking at your schedule and you’re happy to see it,” comedian Greg Hahn says of Cincinnati and Go Bananas Comedy Club. “It’s a really intimate club. It’s like a party in someone’s basement with best friends that you’ve never met. And I like to go bananas on stage so it has a nice effect.”  

Comedy: Graham Elwood

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Meet comedian Graham Elwood, Internet Renaissance man. Along with pal and fellow comic/filmmaker Chris Mancini, Elwood hosts the popular podcast Comedy Film Nerds. The show grew out of the duo's website, which they started basically as a place for comedians to review films. Elwood leads a less stressful lifestyle and describes his act as energetic, covering topics like martial arts, snowboarding and other physical activities.  

Comedy: Nick Griffin

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Comedian Nick Griffin has a dilemma. He enjoys a steady gig, like writing for TV or radio, but as soon as he’s settled in he misses being on the road. "I think it's the devil, you know," he says. "I talk to comics all the time, obviously, and I’ll be sitting in a comedy club with three or four guys and it’s all the same: You go out on the road two, three, four weeks in a row, and you're like, 'I gotta get back,' and when you do get home you're like, 'God, what am I doing here I don't know how to live.' "