Kyle Kinane at Amphibian Stage Productions standup comedy series

Kyle Kinane at Amphibian Stage Productions standup comedy series

on Comedy

Fort Worth — Kyle Kinane seemed like an odd choice to kick off a comedy series at a cerebral theater like Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth. He dresses like a lumberjack, has a beard big enough for birds to nest in, and his Twitter feed reads like missives from a reprobate on the road. And in his wanton way, …

Kathleen Madigan : Beagles and Bars

Kathleen Madigan : Beagles and Bars

on Comedy

An interview with comedian Kathleen Madigan, who is swimming through her 25-year career in The Mermaid Lady Tour, stopping at the Majestic Theatre Saturday. by Amy Martin published Sunday, January 17, 2016 Dallas — Kathleen Madigan wants a dog, a beagle of course, the party animals of the canine community. But she can’t have a dog right now, being on …

The Year in Comedy

The Year in Comedy

on Comedy

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 …

Oddball Comedy & Oddity Festival: A comics sampler satisfies

Oddball Comedy & Oddity Festival: A comics sampler satisfies

on Comedy

Schumer and Ansari take on today’s singles scene at the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, with Ansari getting in the most pointed jabs. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, October 20, 2015   Dallas — There is a musicality about the diverse tastes of comedy-fest audiences. A comedian’s routine might elicit low chuckles, bright laughs, loud guffaws, surprised gasps, guttural moans, …

Comedy Clubs A Go Go

Comedy Clubs A Go Go

on Comedy

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

on Comedy

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 …

Bob Newhart: Stand-up to Sitcom and Back Again

Bob Newhart: Stand-up to Sitcom and Back Again

on Comedy

Bob Newhart shows that, at 86, he’s still got it with a familiar but still funny performance at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie.   Grand Prairie — A half-hour prelude of light, big band jazz with the Rodney Booth Band set the perfect retro mood to see comedian Bob Newhart, now 86, for the jokes never went past 1988. But …

Baron Vaughn: A theatrical experience of stand-up comedy

Baron Vaughn: A theatrical experience of stand-up comedy

on Comedy

Photo: Anya Garrett The comic and Grace and Frankie co-star returns to his theater roots while confounding assumptions of race and stand-up comedy. He does two performances at Amphibian Stage Productions this weekend. With ticket giveaway.  by Amy Martin   Fort Worth — Baron Vaughn dances the line between stand-up comedy and acting. A lot of comics get screen roles …

The Year in Comedy

The Year in Comedy

on Comedy

From big stand-up names to local favorites, the local comedy scene expanded in 2014; but we want more. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, December 30, 2014   Each year, more comedy shows and events enliven North Texas. It’s a good trend. Bit by bit, the conservative façade of comedy in Dallas is eroding. Here’s what stood out in 2014.   …

Linda Stogner and Jan Norton: Laugh Bringers

Linda Stogner and Jan Norton: Laugh Bringers

on Comedy

The women behind the long-running Backdoor Comedy Club had a great year, and they’re looking forward to more. by Amy Martin published Monday, December 29, 2014   Power women rock the comedy world in Dallas, but none of them have deeper roots than Linda Stogner and her business partner Jan Norton. These two comedy mavens have kept the Backdoor Comedy …

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

on Comedy

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 …

A Message from Amy

 
Welcome to my new website. In this post-Moonlady News era (more info), I'm back to writing full time. Sign up (below) for occasional newsletters about what I'm up to. I won't inundate you, I promise. I'm not that organized.
 
CURRENT MOON
 

Sign up for Amy’s newsletter

* indicates required

Posts by Category

Archives