Gad is Watching You

Gad is Watching You

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French-Moroccan comedian Gad Elmaleh brings a different crowd, and a lot of laughs, to the Texas Theatre. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, February 1, 2017   Dallas — Friday night on the Jefferson strip—the Mexican restaurants were hopping, sidewalks were full of high-spirited people, and mobile parties rolled down the road. The closer you got to the Texas Theater, the …

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 …

Lone Star Circus goes to the dogs in La Fête

Lone Star Circus goes to the dogs in La Fête

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Photo: Courtesy Vladimir Tsarkov Circus Celebration The Lone Star Circus treats audiences to another entertaining year with La Fête at Dallas Children’s Theater. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 29, 2016   Dallas — The circus has gone to the dogs. At least the Lone Star Circus has in their 10th-anniversary celebration, La Fête, presented with Dallas Children’s Theater at Rosewood …

Jay Leno: Cautious Comedy

Jay Leno: Cautious Comedy

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Photo: Courtesy ATTPAC Jay Leno gave a well-written, if safe and predictable, stand-up comedy show at AT&T Performing Arts Center. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 8, 2016 Dallas — Jay Leno, freed from the restrictions and conventions of broadcast television, has returned to his stand-up roots of irreverent, piercing commentary. Right? Alas, no. After a rapid-fire series of one-liners …

Holiday Humor Roundup

Holiday Humor Roundup

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Chief Comedy Critic Amy Martin on the laughs you shouldn’t miss in December, from sketch to stand-up to a Fun House experience. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, November 30, 2016   After this excruciating election season, conversations around the family holiday dinner table may be a bit tense. Prep yourself with a hearty dose of humor. Fun House Theatre and …

Comedy of Critical Thinking: Robert Dubac

Comedy of Critical Thinking: Robert Dubac

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Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron, currently at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, is incredibly smart and very funny. by Amy Martin published Saturday, November 19, 2016   Richardson —  “If thinking were easy, everyone would do it.” This tagline from The Book of Moron is why I love comedy and comedians. In the latest theatrical laugh-fest from creator Robert …

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 …

Ask Me Another: Brain Teasers and Belly Laughs

Ask Me Another: Brain Teasers and Belly Laughs

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Photo: Dan Dion of Ophira Eisenberg Ding-ding-ding! A chat with Ophira Eisenberg and Art Chung of NPR’s Ask Me Another, which comes to the Majestic Theatre Tuesday. by Amy Martin published Saturday, September 24, 2016   Dallas — National Public Radio presides over a wide-ranging Renaissance of brainy quiz and game shows. The well-known Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! mixes news and …

The Coarse Actor Rises: Fifth Coarse

The Coarse Actor Rises: Fifth Coarse

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Photo: Alan Abair Photography: The Coarse Actor Rises at Pegasus Theatre Fifth Coarse Pegasus Theatre revives one of its franchises with a new Kurt Kleinmann play, The Coarse Actor Rises. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 15, 2016 Dallas — When a theatrical production starts with cuts from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s most classic album and ends with Ethel Merman belting out …

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

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Men, Explained At the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Robert Dubac takes the one-man show about men and relationships to another level with The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? by Amy Martin published Monday, August 29, 2016   Richardson — Funny thing about one-man shows on men and relationships (Defending the Caveman, et al.): people attend as couples or groups …

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 …

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