Comedy A Go Go : Hometown talent breaking big, Dallas Comedy Festival 2015 doubles the fun

Comedy A Go Go : Hometown talent breaking big, Dallas Comedy Festival 2015 doubles the fun

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Jamie Lee of Girl Code returns home to headline   Some comics hailing from North Texas who make it big lingered here a while and bonded with the comedy community. Cristela Alonzo, for instance. Others, such as Iliza Shlesinger, pretty much split right after graduating high school. Jamie Lee knew early on she wanted to be a comedian and quickly …

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: Step Right Up (Thursday)

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: Step Right Up (Thursday)

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Step Right Up Local comics kick off the Dallas Comedy Festival with a mostly strong night of stand-up. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, March 28, 2012   One comic, one microphone stand, one stool, four walls and a jumble of tables and chairs—this is the typical comedy club. No distractions. The focus is on that sole spot on stage and …

Dallas Comedy Festival 2014 reviews

Dallas Comedy Festival 2014 reviews

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Coverage of the Dallas Comedy Festival, March 18-22, 2014, at TheaterJones.   Dallas Comedy Festival, Day 1 The Dallas Comedy House’s fifth annual festival kicks off on a high note with standup Rory Scovel. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Photo: Courtesy Rory Scovel Dallas — It may be that growing up in Greenville, S. C., permanently warps …

Creatively Wide with Comedy Central star Keegan-Michael Key

Creatively Wide with Comedy Central star Keegan-Michael Key

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Creatively Wide Comedy Central star Keegan-Michael Key talks about the joys of participating in an event like the Dallas Comedy Festival. by Amy Martin published Thursday, March 28, 2013 Keegan-Michael Key is coming to Dallas to play. Not to be a star—though he could easily do that since his Comedy Central series Key & Peele is such a hit—and not …

Dallas Comedy Festival 2013 preview

Dallas Comedy Festival 2013 preview

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Laugh Tracks Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Maribeth Monroe headline the Dallas Comedy Festival, which begins this week. by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 24, 2013 Live events are always bound in the moment, creating something unique in place and time. Comedy shows are even more so, because there’s no predicting what a comedian is likely to say, especially …

Improvisational Comedy in DFW

Improvisational Comedy in DFW

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Improvisational Comedy in DFW by Amy Martin Originally published in Arts+Culture North Texas, now defunct   Improvisational comedy, the funny folks on TV with the super-quick quips doing games that evoke Charades and 20 Questions. Right? Few realize those games are gussied up versions of acting exercises, much less suspect tie them to something as grand as the impulse of …

Laughter Through a Megaphone

Laughter Through a Megaphone

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Laughter Through a Megaphone Comedy writer Amy Martin reflects on the Dallas Comedy Festival and wonders what’s next for the local comedy scene. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, April 4, 2012 A week’s immersion in stand-up, sketch and improv comedy, most of it from Dallas, at the Dallas Comedy Festival was inspiring, and somewhat frustrating. It caused me to page …

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: It Takes a Villain (Friday)

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: It Takes a Villain (Friday)

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It Takes a Villain The fourth night of the Dallas Comedy Festival hit high improv marks, with FrankenMatt, Shock T’s, Villian: The Musical, and more. by Amy Martin published Saturday, March 31, 2012 Music was the theme Friday at the Dallas Comedy Festival with the Shock T‘s from Chicago and Villain: The Musical hitting high marks on their song humor, …

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: It’s the Improv Set, Yo  (Thursday)

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: It’s the Improv Set, Yo (Thursday)

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It’s the Improv Set, Yo The third night of the Dallas Comedy Festival was the first of the improv grouping, and it set a high bar thanks to Oklahoma City’s Twinprov. by Amy Martin published Friday, March 30, 2012 A late night comedy show on a Thursday night in Deep Ellum is not likely to pull in the crowds. Indeed, …

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: Taking a Ride with FrankenMatt (Saturday)

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: Taking a Ride with FrankenMatt (Saturday)

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Taking a Ride with FrankenMatt The improv duo Frank Caeti and Matt Craig talk about working together and headlining the Dallas Comedy Festival. by Amy Martin published Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comedy duos tend to evoke the straight man/funny man format, from Laurel and Hardy to the Smothers Brothers to Cheech & Chong. All chemistry and repartee. Then there are …

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: The Funny Keeps On Coming (Wednesday)

Dallas Comedy Festival 2012: The Funny Keeps On Coming (Wednesday)

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The Funny Keeps On Coming The second night of the Dallas Comedy Festival continues the punchlines and laughter. by Amy Martin published Thursday, March 29, 2012   For comedians, comedy festivals function as conferences. People gather in a concentrated place, in a concentrated time, to ply their trade. They exchange knowledge, catch up on the latest technology, network for gigs, …

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