Greg Warren: Fresh Face

By | February 7, 2006 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments

Interview by Jessica Agi Greg Warren is a stand-up comic who’s been on the rise for the last decade. He’s currently part of the Friends of the Bob & Tom Radio Show Comedy Tour with Mike Birbiglia, Henry Phillips, Mike MacRae and Auggie...

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Ron White: Let Him Tell You a Story

By | February 7, 2006 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

On the heels of a wildly successful new CD, this Blue Collar comic is set to unleash a DVD, a book and an animated series. It seems this Tater Salad is far from spoiling. Six years ago, Ron White was a Dumpster dweller. At least he was the day he realized he had thrown out --...

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Lisa Lampanelli: Highly Insulting!

By | February 5, 2006 at 7:25 pm | No comments

Stand-up comic Lisa Lampanelli has made a career out of insulting us. So why do we keep coming back for more? On her new CD, DVD and Comedy Central one-hour special, this Howard Stern favorite gives us plenty of reasons. By Dylan P. Gadino How are things with you? Oh,...

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Mike Birbiglia: Two Drink Mike

By | February 1, 2006 at 12:00 am | No comments

On his sophomore stand-up disc, Mike Birbiglia admits he's not much of a political comedian. And that's probably a good thing. It seems he's got too many smiles in him to effectively execute a string of bitter, scathing tirades on the country's current political climate. But...

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Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale

By | January 29, 2006 at 12:53 pm | No comments

Over the years, Jim Gaffigan has used three major themes in his stand-up act: food, his appearance and what he describes as the “inner voice." These tools and the way in which Gaffigan fashions jokes from them have made him one of the nation's most popular stand-up comedians,...

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Just for Laughs: A Look Back (2006)

By | January 28, 2006 at 8:22 am | No comments

Reflecting on this year’s edition of the world’s biggest comedy festival By the time my parents caught Bill Cosby: Himself on HBO and committed one of its showings to videotape, I was nine years old. I had never before seen a television...

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Robert Hawkins: Smackin' Kittens

By | January 27, 2006 at 12:48 pm | No comments

Robert Hawkins dives right into this 45-minute album without any introduction: “Today is seven months, 10 days, no cigarettes for me." The crowd applauds his accomplishment, and Hawkins admits to appreciating the congratulations. But he feels "guilty because you don't know...

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Marc Maron: Tickets Still Available

By | January 10, 2006 at 12:24 pm | No comments

At the start of Tickets Still Available, Marc Maron opines about how he's tired of comedy albums that are simply funny, that there should exist at least one that makes listeners uncomfortable and sad. Midway through the hour-long disc, you realize he was only half...

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Andy Andrist: Dumb it Down for the Masses

By | January 10, 2006 at 8:04 am | No comments

No matter how anti-status quo we consider typical alternative comics today, the truth is they rarely turn on their audience so much that they make the customers cringe or squirm in their seats. Although listeners can't see the audience at the Skyline Comedy Club in Appleton,...

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