Comedy of Critical Thinking: Robert Dubac

Comedy of Critical Thinking: Robert Dubac

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Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron, currently at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, is incredibly smart and very funny. by Amy Martin published Saturday, November 19, 2016   Richardson —  “If thinking were easy, everyone would do it.” This tagline from The Book of Moron is why I love comedy and comedians. In the latest theatrical laugh-fest from creator Robert …

Elect Laughter: Second City’s Unelectable You

Elect Laughter: Second City’s Unelectable You

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Photo: Kirsten Miccoli The Second City’s Unelectable You The Second City wins in a landslide with its smart, funny Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue at the Majestic Theatre. by Amy Martin published Friday, November 4, 2016 Dallas — Fairly early on in Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue, presented Tuesday at the Majestic Theatre …

Ask Me Another: Brain Teasers and Belly Laughs

Ask Me Another: Brain Teasers and Belly Laughs

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Photo: Dan Dion of Ophira Eisenberg Ding-ding-ding! A chat with Ophira Eisenberg and Art Chung of NPR’s Ask Me Another, which comes to the Majestic Theatre Tuesday. by Amy Martin published Saturday, September 24, 2016   Dallas — National Public Radio presides over a wide-ranging Renaissance of brainy quiz and game shows. The well-known Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! mixes news and …

Laughs at the Lake with Myq Kaplan, Wendy Liebman and Matthew Broussard

Laughs at the Lake with Myq Kaplan, Wendy Liebman and Matthew Broussard

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One of the best local comedy events happened this weekend at Las Colinas’ Lake Carolyn, featuring Myq Kaplan, Wendy Liebman and Matthew Broussard. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Irving — Imagine a national-level comedy event in a Dallas suburb headlined by a former financial analyst whose hobby is creating Pokémon-style figures from bakeable Sculpty clay—just let that …

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

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Men, Explained At the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Robert Dubac takes the one-man show about men and relationships to another level with The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? by Amy Martin published Monday, August 29, 2016   Richardson — Funny thing about one-man shows on men and relationships (Defending the Caveman, et al.): people attend as couples or groups …

Upright, All Night: Upright Citizens Brigade review

Upright, All Night: Upright Citizens Brigade review

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The Upright Citizens Brigrade Touring Company engages in excellent long-form improv at Dallas City Performance Hall. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 1, 2016 Dallas — Just go. That’s great advice whenever a top-flight improvisational comedy group comes through town. Even if you’ve never watched a national improv ensemble before. Even if the only improv you’ve seen is based on …

Review: Aaron Aryanpur | Backdoor Comedy Club | Doubletree Hotel

Review: Aaron Aryanpur | Backdoor Comedy Club | Doubletree Hotel

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Spite Flight Dallas comic Aaron Aryanpur celebrates the release of his new CD In Spite Of, which was briefly No.1 on the iTunes Comedy charts, with a show at Backdoor Comedy Club. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 1, 2016 Aaron Aryanpur is a man of process. Those who’ve followed his career for more than a decade have watched his evolution from …

Parodist Found: “Weird Al” Yankovic review

Parodist Found: “Weird Al” Yankovic review

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Photo by Kyle Cassidy    At AT&T Performing Arts Center, Weird Al Yankovic proves why his genius song parodies have kept him popular for four decades. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, July 19, 2016   Dallas — It was the summer of 2013 and I was sitting in Dream Café in Addison. A rather infectious pop song caught my ear, seemed …

Review: Rush Limbaugh in Night School

Review: Rush Limbaugh in Night School

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Photo: Chuck Marcelo of Alex Duva   Charlie Varon’s satire is played for maximum laughs by the young, talented actors of Fun House Theatre and Film. by Amy Martin published Sunday, July 10, 2016 Dallas — Could there be anything more appropriate for these times than Rush Limbaugh in blackface playing Othello while he pines for a ‘60s feminist left-wing radical …

Dork Matter:  Jackie Kashian review

Dork Matter: Jackie Kashian review

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Jackie Kashian ventures out of the Dork Forest and into Amphibian Stage Productions’ stand-up comedy series. by Amy Martin published Saturday, June 11, 2016 Photo: Michael Helms Fort Worth — Jackie Kashian is a buccaneer of liberal wit who exudes smart nimble verbal swordplay, able to eviscerate Trump with remarkably few words. She’s a one-woman stupidity detector, exposing the frontal-cortex …

Believe in Laughter: Ryan Singer review

Believe in Laughter: Ryan Singer review

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Ryan Singer deftly mixes the mind-expanding and the not-so-heady in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Stand-Up Comedy series.   by Amy Martin published Saturday, May 21, 2016 Fort Worth — Let us be glad for the Ohio Dogman, Midwest’s version of Bigfoot. Without being regaled with its tales for much of his childhood, the belief-embracing, consciousness-expanding aspects of comedian Ryan Singer might …

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