Baron Vaughn: A theatrical experience of stand-up comedy

Baron Vaughn: A theatrical experience of stand-up comedy

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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 …

Jenn Dodd in Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

Jenn Dodd in Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

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by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 8, 2015   Addison — Universally hated Time Warner Cable is always good for a joke. Jenn Dodd uses it to great affect in Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks, running through Sunday afternoon at the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. TWC’s ability to inflict misery upon humankind rivals the Black Plague. Try …

Mini Solo Comedy Fest: How Solo Can You Go?

Mini Solo Comedy Fest: How Solo Can You Go?

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How Solo Can You Go? Our Productions Theatre Company stages two solo shows seen earlier in the year at a Dallas festival, with entertaining results. by Amy Martin published Saturday, June 7, 2014 Photo: Scott Kirkham LisaAnne Haram in Elephant in the Room Lewisville — A screed about education and parenting from a disintegrating uptight vice-principal that would have made Network’s …

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 …

Dallas Solo Fest: A Different Woman

Dallas Solo Fest: A Different Woman

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Dallas Solo Fest Review: A Different Woman Veronica Russell’s show, based on the autobiography of Gertude Beasley, had to be made, and it has to be seen. by Amy Martin published Saturday, May 24, 2014 Photo: Rod Prados Veronica Russell in A Different Woman Dallas — Sometimes you come across a story that has to be told, a story so …

Dallas Solo Fest Review: Eating My Garbarge

Dallas Solo Fest Review: Eating My Garbarge

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Dallas Solo Fest Review: Eating My Garbarge Monologuist David Mogolov thinks too much, and that turns out to be a be a very good for his audiences.   The spirit of Bob is strong in David Mogolov. In the 1980s and 90’s, Dallas was home to Rev. Bob Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius. Followers of Bob—the pipe-smoking guru …

Dallas Solo Fest Review: Sweater Curse

Dallas Solo Fest Review: Sweater Curse

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Dallas Solo Fest Review: Sweater Curse Elaine Liner’s yarn about love opens the first Dallas Solo Fest with a quiet, witty meditation on relationships and knitting. We knit a life; we knit relationships. We drop stitches, tink (that’s knitter speak for un-do), and try again. Sometimes we must even steek, more knit-talk for cutting a knitted item into pieces in …

Dallas Solo Fest Review: Bouncing Ugly

Dallas Solo Fest Review: Bouncing Ugly

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Dallas Solo Fest Review: Bouncing Ugly Danny O’Connor recalls his time as a bouncer at the New York club Coyote Ugly, and it’s frequently funny, if at times unfocused. Does being a bouncer at an uninhibited New York City club prepare you for marriage? Evidently not. Does the griminess of the job inspire you to seek the acting career of …

Moontower Comedy Festival: The Pajama Men

Moontower Comedy Festival: 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. Ingesting its fur brings about immortality. But that allows a foppish king over 700 years to procrastinate about saving the …

Teacher Man: They Call Me Mister Fry

Teacher Man: They Call Me Mister Fry

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Teacher Man At the Eisemann Center, They Call Me Mister Fry is a classroom saga with comedy lessons for all. by Amy Martin published Friday, April 4, 2014 Richardson — Jack Fry is still a kid. That makes him a great teacher. “I’ve never really grown up,” said Fry in a phone interview this week, “so I relate really well …

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