Wayne Brady: right comic, wrong room

Wayne Brady: right comic, wrong room

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Mix Master The super talented and always funny Wayne Brady is the right comic for the wrong room at Verizon Theatre. by Amy Martin published Monday, February 16, 2015 Grand Prairie — “How can you review comedy? It’s so subjective.” It’s a matter of chops. Are they trying something different? Are they pushing their material? Was the set a jumbled …

Comedy Beat: Sketch comedy on the rise, new improv, comic contests, stand-ups

Comedy Beat: Sketch comedy on the rise, new improv, comic contests, stand-ups

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From time to time through the year, we catch up on the local comedy beat. Here’s a look at summer and fall of 2014. by Amy Martin published Friday, December 5, 2014 Amy Martin catches up on the local comedy beat:   Sketchiness The gap between stand-up and improv is a big one, so the best development in North Texas …

Burner Baby Burner: Broad City LIVE

Burner Baby Burner: Broad City LIVE

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The women of Broad City bring their hilarious live show to the Kessler Theater, and the Burner Chicks Club comes out in force. by Amy Martin published Friday, November 21, 2014 Dallas — “I feel so strong!” the twentysomething woman shouted from the back of the Kessler Theater once the Broad City graphics and theme song began to play. The audience …

Maz Jobrani & Aaron Aryanpur: Beyond division on the anniversary of 9/11

Maz Jobrani & Aaron Aryanpur: Beyond division on the anniversary of 9/11

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Middle Beasts Iranian comic Maz Jobrani and local funnyman Aaron Aryanpur play the Addison Improv just in time for the 9/11 anniversary. by Amy Martin published Friday, September 12, 2014 Addison — What to do on the 13th anniversary of 9/11? Go see Middle Eastern comedians, of course. A hearty crowd, many of Middle Eastern descent, showed up Thursday for …

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with guest Edie Brickell: What They Are

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with guest Edie Brickell: What They Are

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What They Are Steve Martin delivers comedy, but it’s really about the music in his tour with Steep Canyon Rangers and guest Edie Brickell. Her husband, Paul Simon, made a surprise appearance in Dallas. by Amy Martin published Sunday, August 3, 2014 An artfully constructed set of music presented with great humor and incredible virtuosity. It was all you could …

Eddie Izzard: Brainy Bad Boy

Eddie Izzard: Brainy Bad Boy

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Eddie Izzard brings his rambling, hilarious fascination with history to the Majestic Theatre. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Dallas — Eddie Izzard was in “boy mode” Tuesday night at the Majestic Theatre, a vision of sartorial splendor in dark silk suit with a red pocket slash, buffed shoes, and diamond ear studs, with subdued nail polish and …

A Community Tributes Vince Davis

A Community Tributes Vince Davis

A Community Tributes Vince Davis A collection of words and thoughts for actor and comedian Vince Davis. by Amy Martin published Saturday, May 31, 2014 Photo: Courtesy Vince in 4 Out of 5 Doctors Dallas — Actor and comedian Vince Davis died suddenly in May from pancreatic cancer. Obit and information on visitations and memorial services is here. Below is …

Vince Davis, 1954 to 2014

Vince Davis, 1954 to 2014

Vince Davis, 1954 to 2014 Amy Martin remembers the actor and improv stalwart, who died last week of pancreatic cancer. With visitation and memorial information. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Dallas — Actor, comedian and wise guy on many levels, Vince Davis died May 23, 2014 at the age of 60 from pancreatic cancer. A popular and …

Maz Jobrani: Diplomatic Hilarity

Maz Jobrani: Diplomatic Hilarity

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Diplomatic Hilarity Iranian-American Maz Jobrani, who’s coming to town courtesy of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, on stereotypes, comedy in the Middle East, and family. by Amy Martin published Thursday, May 15, 2014   Maz Jobrani—international man of comedy. Born to a Persian family in Iran, raised in the U.S., speaks three languages, has performed on four continents, …

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2014 reviews

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2014 reviews

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   Austin on April 23 to 26, 2014   Wednesday: From Theater to Blue Humor Moontower Review: The Pajama Men Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez of Albuquerque-based comedy/theater duo bring their A-game to Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival. Austin — Don’t eat the spider or you might end up in the belly of a monster. It’s not such a bad monster. …

Moontower Comedy Festival: Marc Maron

Moontower Comedy Festival: Marc Maron

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Marc Maron proves why he’s a comedy god at Moontower Comedy Festival. by Amy Martin published Monday, April 28, 2014 photo: Marc Maron at Moontower Austin — Midnight on a Friday and the Paramount in Austin was packed. No matter that five solid hours of Moontower Comedy Festival in 10 venues had just gone down, people were ready for more. …

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