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Working With What I’ve Got: Amy Schumer on Playing the System

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One way to address sexism in the entertainment industry is clearly to engage with the sexual politics of the prevailing culture, and right now no one does that better than Amy Schumer. Read More »

Comedy Review: Russell Howard Opens Second U.S. Comedy Tour in Washington, D.C.

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Russell Howard is delightful and hilarious in his new comedy tour, which just opened in the U.S. Read More »

Learning to be Funny at Flappers University – and with Up-and-Coming Standup Comic Gail Moss

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Can you learn to be funny? That’s what the folks at Flappers University believe, and having spent a day at their “Intro to Comedy Intensive” class, I’m inclined to agree. Read More »

SXSW Preview: Film, Tech, and Kittens (also, Al Pacino, Ryan Gosling, Guillermo Del Toro, Molly Ringwald, and Robots)

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Attending SXSW (pronounced South by Southwest), the annual Austin, Texas, technology, film and music festival should be on everyone’s bucket list. Read More »

‘Cocktails and Camouflage’ Comedy Show Raises Money to Employ Veterans in Film and Television

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Comedy and screen stars unite to raise funds for veterans seeking entertainment careers. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Fringe): ‘One Woman Gone Wrong’ by Leslie Caveny

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An achingly hilarious hour with a grouchy, Emmy-winning diva who has spent most of her career behind the camera. Read More »

An Open Letter to the Suicidal and the Disease of Depression (R.I.P. Robin Williams)

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Robin Williams's comedy was part of my recovery. I watched until I could recite his jokes by heart. His death is especially hurtful because it was his comedy I often returned to for relief Read More »

DVD Review: Patton Oswalt’s ‘Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time’

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'Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time' has Patton Oswalt putting a mirror in front of the world and making us laugh at it. Read More »

Comedy CD/DVD Combo: ‘Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time’

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Patton Oswalt delivers a smart new stand-up set in the uncensored version of his TV special. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘Broadly Speaking’ at ACME Comedy Hollywood

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This monthly show utilizes comedy, games and stories to raise awareness of women's actions and causes. Read More »