1 Comment · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Bill Burr is undoubtedly a comedian’s
comedian, that rare comic who other stand-ups will go out of their way
to see. However, Burr also has a sizeable and loyal fanbase that
relishes in his observations on everything from Hitler to fast food.
Cincinnati's comedy scene is bursting with talent and opportunity
1 Comment · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Cincinnati is known for making many
things: chili, soap, aircraft engines. Lately, though, the Queen City is
being recognized for producing comedy, as several current headlining
comedians started their stand-up careers here and more are making their
way into the national spotlight.
by Jac Kern
by Fountain Square today to celebrate Museum Day, an event that brings the
area’s best art and history museums and attractions to one spot. Get
information about your favorite museums and historical sites and discover
attractions you didn’t know Cincinnati had to offer. Participants include the Behringer-Crawford
Museum, The Betts House, Cincinnati Observatory Center, Cincinnati Reds Hall of
Fame & Museum, Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, Heritage Village Museum,
Lloyd Library & Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Taft Museum of Art,
White Water Shaker Village and many more. The free event runs though 2 p.m. on
is the most hilarious Tri-State resident? Each year, Go Bananas
tries to answer that question with the club’s Funniest Person in Cincinnati
Contest. Tonight the competition kicks off with semi-pros Dwight Simmons,
Ranaan Hershberg, Jebb Lyons and Lindsay Boling and several amateurs. Five
bucks gets you in the door to check out some of Cincy’s up-and-coming comics.
The competition will continue weekly through August, when the favorite comedian
will be crowned
“The Bloggess” Lawson makes a stop at Joseph-Beth
Booksellers at Rookwood Pavilion tonight — kind of. The Internet superstar will
discuss her “mostly true memoir,” Let’s
Pretend This Never Happened via Skype at the book store. The Bloggess’
literary debut features mortifyingly hilarious anecdotes that helped shape an
awkward girl into a wildly popular writer. The book talk begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free.Check out our To Do page for art exhibits, theater shows and other events happening tonight and follow our music blog for nightly club shows and concerts.
by Jac Kern
Doug Stanhope, Swizzle Soiree and more arts, theater and music suggestions
Comedian Doug Stanhope is performing at Go Bananas in Montgomery nightly through Sunday. Known for his sharp tongue and boozy performances, Stanhope is a comedy giant. He has released a number of comedy CDs and DVDs, toured around the globe and recently played a seriously deep character in an episode of Louie. Expect plenty of foul-mouthed fun. Tonight's show is at 8 p.m. Find details here.Speaking of people who like to drink, tonight is our Swizzle Soiree, an annual celebration of the release of our bar guide. Head on over to PLAY downtown from 5:30-10:30 p.m. There will be free drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants, happy hour specials all night, music from Pop Empire and lots of giveaways — movie passes, shot glasses and two passes to Bonnaroo! Sign up to register and be present at 9 p.m. to win. It's gon' be fun. Check out the event on Facebook for more info.The Cincinnati Opera's Opening Gala takes place April 28, with an after-party at the Duke Energy Center. In preparation for this "Late Night in Charleston," Japp's is hosting a happy hour tonight. Preview the event, and help the Opera decide which signature cocktail (by none other than Molly Wellman) to serve next month. The party runs 6-9 p.m. Go here for details.Catie Curtis performs at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Yonder Mountain String Band will be at Madison Theater and Ultraviolet Hippopotamus play The Mad Frog tonight. Find live music details here.Tonight in theater: Collapse at Know Theater, West Side Story at the Aronoff and Into the Woods at CCM. Find more recommended picks for tonight here.Before you leave for the night, set up that DVR for Delocated, Awake, 30 Rock and more Thursday television gems. Peep our TV column for details.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These establishments offer more than just your average
beer and a burger. You can still enjoy your favorite food and some
excellent beverages in addition to a little something extra. Dance,
gamble, laugh, play and sing as you venture outside your standard
weekend night out.