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Catching Up With Davon Magwood

August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A lot has happened since we last talked to Davon Magwood. For instance, he moved to the West Coast, started an online battle with the Westboro Baptist Church, launched a DIY nationwide headlining tour, and...

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The Comedy Hoedown

June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is the true story of five dudes, picked to perform standup comedy, on an action-packed night in Pittsburgh, to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real…ly weird. Tonight,...

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Race to the Coffin

June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tonight, five of Pittsburgh’s most irreverent comics take the stage at The Arcade Comedy Theater for the first show of their 10-stop Race to the Coffin Comedy Tour. Tim Ross, Shannon Norman, John Dick Winters,...

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The Hannibal Buress Interview

February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

He’s done stand-up on pretty much every late night TV show currently in existence, made appearances on Louie, 30 Rock, and The Eric Andre Show, and written for both 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live....

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The Lee Camp Interview

February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Roseanne Barr finds him “super impressive.” Janeane Garofalo thinks he’s a “great political thinker.” Fox News hates his guts. He’s comedian and political satirist Lee Camp and in addition to writing for The Onion and...

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The Aaron Kleiber Interview

December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Actor/Comedian Aaron Kleiber decided to get serious about his role as a performer, one of his primary goals was to get a paid gig at the Pittsburgh Improv. Now, after opening for some of...

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The Lisa Lampanelli Interview

November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Queen of Mean” Lisa Lampanelli is performing at Heinz Hall this Saturday, December 1. When we learned she’d be returning to the ‘Burgh, we just had to request an interview. Contributing writer Isaac Kozell has...

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The Neil Hamburger Interview

September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

To the uninitiated, Neil Hamburger may appear to be a boozy, crass, depressed soul, hell-bent on effectively dismantling every single entity (usually obnoxious celebrities, lousy restaurant chains, and mega-corporate hucksters) that causes him even the...

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Jim Gaffigan at the Benedum

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Pie can’t compete with cake. Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen.” That joke is a perfect representation of the deadpan observational...

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The Doug Benson Interview

July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

If I said, “I need to figure out a way to make money just getting high, hanging out with my friends, watching movies and making people laugh,” you would probably reply in one of two...

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Dirty Projectors at Mr. Smalls

July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The music of Dirty Projectors – who will be hitting the stage at Mr. Smalls on Wednesday, July 11th – escapes classification. Countless magazines, blogs and critics have compared them to artists like Talking Heads,...

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The Moshe Kasher Interview

May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Moshe Kasher is a comedian hitting the Pittsburgh Improv for a string of dates May 31 – June 3. You might recognize him from his appearances on the popular E! series Chelsea Lately or from...

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