The Comedy Cabinet: 2016 in Review

The Comedy Cabinet: 2016 in Review

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Photo: Courtesy Ryan Singer Chief Comedy Critic Amy Martin gives cabinet positions to her favorite performers of the year. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 29, 2016 If comedians ruled the nation it would be a far better place. Most are honest in communications and rabid against hypocrisy. They’d be vastly more intelligent, educated, and even ethical than the upcoming …

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 …

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 …

The Year in Comedy

The Year in Comedy

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Photo: Phillip Allen The Naughty Bits, an offspring of Pegasus Theatre   Amy Martin wraps up the changing and growing local comedy and variety scene in North Texas in 2015, from stand-up to improv to sketch to circus. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 31, 2015 Dallas — As spotty as my comedy attendance was this year, one thing is …

Improv Round-Up

Improv Round-Up

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Comedy critic Amy Martin checks in with improv happenings around town. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, September 23, 2015   Dallas — Here’s the latest report from Chief Comedy Critic Amy Martin about improv and comedy happenings around town:   The Big Guy Fun House Theatre and Filmr presents Woody Allen’s philosophical comedy God with Matt Lyle at the directorial …

Comedy Clubs A Go Go

Comedy Clubs A Go Go

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A round-up of comedy venue news.   Hyena’s Now in Triplicate The brothers Butler — Randy and Jim — of Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub are way too busy these days. At the Fort Worth location, the chain’s original spot, they closed the adjacent Queen City Music Hall and integrated that space into an enlarged, renovated, and rather colorful Hyena’s. There is …

Comedy Beat Catch Up

Comedy Beat Catch Up

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Pegasus Theatre will present The Naughty Bits at the Bath House Cultural Center Amy Martin catches us up on comedy ensembles, defecting comedy writers, stand-up roundup and more. by Amy Martin published Friday, July 31, 2015   Comedy Ensembles on the Rise Sketch comedy continues to rise in Dallas, the sign of a maturing and deepening comedy community. Most delicious are plans …

Get Some Big Sexy… Weekend of Improv

Get Some Big Sexy… Weekend of Improv

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A quick preview for Alternative Comedy Theater’s 7th Annual Big Sexy Weekend of Improv by Amy Martin published Friday, June 26, 2015   Big Sexy Weekend of Improv returns for its seventh year, spanning two locations: Margo Jones Theater in Fair Park for most of the festival and Pocket Sandwich Theater for the late shows. A co-production of the Alternative …

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