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Yes We Can (But We Already Knew That)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
 Can women be funny? It’s a question so brain-numbingly idiotic that it’s best left ignored, but that’s difficult when multiple facets of the media — from pop culture bloggers to comedians on Twitter — recycle the “debate” over and over again.    

Stand-Up Veteran Proves Clean Comedy Works

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For stand-up comedy fans, few comics are as popular as Brian Regan. Like Jim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia and Louis C.K., Regan has built a large and loyal fan base without having been on a sitcom or starring in a hit movie. Now he has a career many comics would love.   

Bill Burr: Completely Satisfied

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.   

From Senate Staffers to ‘Steps’ Satirists

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Capitol Steps are on their way to Cincinnati, and they’ll stop at nothing to get audience members laughing as this grueling election year surges forward. The Steps are a group of Capitol Hill staffers turned political satirists, and no party is safe from ridicule when these performers take the stage.  

From 'Rocko' to 'Reno'

Comedian Carlos Alazraqui's portfolio bursts with unexpected voice roles

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The sixth annual Brew Ha-Ha is upon us. Saturday's headliner Carlos Alazraqui is probably best known as Officer James Garcia on Comedy Central’s Reno 911!.   

The World According to Barf

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In 300 years, when machines run the earth, our robot scientist overlords will be able to study our ancient society’s morals and taboos via what we allow and eventually embrace in pop culture.     

The Merchant of Venice (Review)

Comedy, tragedy staged in complex Shakespearean production

0 Comments · Monday, May 14, 2012
 Let’s give props to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for bringing to the stage The Merchant of Venice, one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays. It’s officially categorized as a comedy, and it contains humorous and romantic elements, including a subplot about contesting for the hand of a wealthy heiress. But the central story of a more dire contest between a moneylender and a businessman is anything but amusing.   

The Comedy Awards Highlight Hilarious Humans

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
When selecting television bits to feature in this column, I’m constantly trying to balance out all the funny programs I love with dramas and other options. To me, comedy is like pizza — whether it’s simple or sophisticated, cheesy or over-the-top, there’s something for everyone and it’s usually pretty good.   

The Addams Family (Review)

Touring Broadway production uses oddball characters to show the dark side of life

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 28, 2012
When you base a musical on legendary cartoons, you better be sure that the original material is referenced and that it delivers the same level of humor. That means more in the way of faithfulness than originality, but who cares when it’s The Addams Family? The touring production of the recent Broadway show, currently onstage at the Aronoff Center, delivers on humor, entertainment and a faithful recreation of the oddball characters who revel in the dark side of life.  

McClellan: Super Villian of Comedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2011
If you Google search “John McClellan,” you’ll find the late Democratic senator from Arkansas and the 19th-century chemist. So what is comedian, Akron native and onetime Cincinnatian John McClellan — who brought his "Punk Rock" stand-up tour to Northside's tiny music club/bar The Comet Aug. 13 — doing to distance himself from his fellow McClellans?  

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