Category Archives: Comedy

Maria Bamford

Saturday, November 10th

Much of Bamford’s work examines the relationship between “people” — generally well-intentioned friends and family — and those who grapple with depression or anxiety or any other challenge to the psyche. Her act is a series of monologues and mini-skits performed rapid fire and often without regard for transition. Deploying a range of deadpan voices, she mimics the faux-enlightened who hover around the afflicted, offering toothless platitudes, bootstrapping pep talks or concern warped by self-interest. The humor of any given moment relies not so much on punch lines as it does on the impeccably timed swerves of her tone, the interplay between Bamford’s persona and those of all the people who don’t get her. via artist’s wiki
Rialto | 318 E Congress | 7pm

 

 

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Kevin Hart

Sunday, November 4th

Kevin Hart’s comedic style, particularly in his stand-up routines are based on his racial, physical, familial and gender role experiences. His stand-up frequently invokes self-deprecation, derived from his experiences as a shorter-than-median (5’2″), black, adult male, with an extended black family, trying to navigate his career and personal paths in life. He frequently talks about his fears of being less than ideally physically gifted, the resulting ways in which they intersect with his masculinity, sexuality, traditional male gender role, as well as the experiences and dynamics of his social interactions, and how he fails to live up to the traditional definitions and notions of them.

Kevin Hart has spoken about both his acceptance of his vulnerability with the issues and the painful experiences with his perceived shortcomings as well as the society and family he belongs to as being the primary sources of his comedic material and humour. In particular, this has included acceptance of both his height and the resulting roles in both his personal and professional life he’s often given. via artist wiki

TCC | 260 S Church | 7pm

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Whose Live Anyway

Thursday, November 1st

You’ve seen them make up scenes right before your eyes on television’s Whose Line is it Anyway, now see them live and in person.
Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | 730 pm

 

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Hoco Fest Night 3 Kyle Kinane

Friday, August 31

Kinane has had a longstanding relationship with the cable channel Comedy Central, including serving as the voice for their on-air announcements since 2011. His first Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was on February 25, 2011. Other Comedy Central programs on which he has appeared include Drunk History (on which he retold the story of the Haymarket affair while drunk), the game show @midnight, which he has won seven times, and the 2014 animated series TripTank.  Kinane also runs his own Podcast along with fellow comedian and outdoor cat, Dave Stone, entitled “The Boogie Monster” . via artist wiki
Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm

 

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Ken Jeong

Wednesday May 3rd

Actor, stand-up comedian and former physician.  He is best known for playing Ben Chang on the sitcom Community, and the gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He was the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, in which he was also the creator, writer and executive producer. Jeong is a licensed physician,  but has stopped practicing in favor of his acting career. via wiki
Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | 7pm

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Trevor Noah

Saturday April 14th

South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.  He is best known for being the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central since September 2015.
Centennial Hall | 1020 E University | Tickets & Times

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