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BWW Reviews: DAME EDNA's Glorious Return BWW Reviews: DAME EDNA's Glorious Return
by Don Grigware - January 30, 2015

The Ahmanson Theatre welcomes back Dame Edna for the third time with Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye The Farewell Tour. Things will never be quite the same thanks to Barry Humphries. He's Edna's manager and has exploited the lady's mind, body and spirit so much through the years that they are practical... (more...)
BWW Review: North Coast Rep Spoofs Smoking Guns, Smoking-Hot Blondes BWW Review: North Coast Rep Spoofs Smoking Guns, Smoking-Hot Blondes
by Erica Miner - January 19, 2015

Gunmetal Blues at North Coast Repertory Theatre showcased a Los Angeles crew of first-rate actors who thoroughly enjoyed bouncing plot lines and ballads off of each other.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Around the World in 60 Minutes with Atlas Improv BWW Reviews: Around the World in 60 Minutes with Atlas Improv
by Amanda Finn - January 19, 2015

Out on East Washington Ave lives a company of performers who perform acts of immense proportions- shows whose titles are unknown, obscure, and often totally absurd. In sixty minutes or so (in the late night Friday showcase at any rate) audience members are bombarded with spur of the moment comedy th... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LESLIE JORDAN: FRUIT FLY Soars into the Upper Altitudes of Laughter BWW Reviews: LESLIE JORDAN: FRUIT FLY Soars into the Upper Altitudes of Laughter
by Gil Kaan - December 05, 2014

A frequent Leslie Jordan collaborator, David Galligan directs this pint-sized dynamo in an 80-minute mostly funny, but sometimes poignantly heartfelt walk down the Jordan Family's memory lane.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR at American Stage BWW Reviews: Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR at American Stage
by Peter Nason - November 26, 2014

It features top-notched performances by some of our area's finest actors, including Glenn Gover who steals the entire show from the rest of the talented cast and gives one of the year's best performances.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the Ages BWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the Ages
by Shari Barrett - October 17, 2014

DISCORD brings three great thinkers together in a room which appears to be a holding cell for heaven. They enter according to the time period in which they lived: first Thomas Jefferson, then Charles Dickens, and finally Count Leo Tolstoy. When each enters through the only door, it closes and locks,... (more...)
BWW Reviews: An Evening With Jerry Lewis BWW Reviews: An Evening With Jerry Lewis
by Ellen Sterling - October 06, 2014

Jerry Lewis performed at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday night and - for all good reasons - if you were there you'll never forget it.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: North Coast Rep Falls for 'Angels' BWW Reviews: North Coast Rep Falls for 'Angels'
by Erica Miner - September 08, 2014

Female duos are the stuff of theatrical comedy.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Deep Fried Man Lifts Mediocre FUNNIER THAN THEM at the Fugard BWW Reviews: Deep Fried Man Lifts Mediocre FUNNIER THAN THEM at the Fugard
by David Fick - September 05, 2014

A good friend of mine often says that stand-up comedy is one of those things that cannot be mediocre. Due to the technicality that the show consists of a line-up of three comics, FUNNIER THAN THEM bucks the trend and manages to be a thoroughly mediocre affair.... (more...)
VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Reviews Beyonce and Jay Z Concert on LIVE VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Reviews Beyonce and Jay Z Concert on LIVE
by TV News Desk - August 05, 2014

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC, Jimmy shared his thoughts on the Beyonce and Jay Z concert he attended. Check out the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Grown Up ANNIE Returns to 'Seth Meyers' to Give Tony Preview! VIDEO: Grown Up ANNIE Returns to 'Seth Meyers' to Give Tony Preview!
by TV News Desk - June 06, 2014

Grown up Annie returned to LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS last night to give a preview of this year's Tony Awards, airing this Sunday.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FADED GLORY Sparkles at North Coast Rep BWW Reviews: FADED GLORY Sparkles at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - June 02, 2014

It's no wonder Tim Burns won the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Award in 1974 for his first play, Faded Glory. This brilliantly crafted work is entertaining, enlightening, and irresistible.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: 'Wait, Wait' Marathon Leaves San Diego Howling BWW Reviews: 'Wait, Wait' Marathon Leaves San Diego Howling
by Erica Miner - May 02, 2014

The masterful comics of NPR's Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me! delivered a panoply of laughs, hoots, howls and giggles to a sold-out audience at the San Diego Civic Theatre... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SEINFELD New Man in Standup Tour BWW Reviews: SEINFELD New Man in Standup Tour
by Paul Batterson - February 28, 2014

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is famous for creating SEINFELD, a show about nothing. As a standup comedian, Seinfeld proved he can make just about anything funny. Performing before a packed Ohio Theatre crowd Feb. 27 in Columbus, Seinfeld proved his point during the opening 10-minute diatribe about what i... (more...)
BWW Reviews: IDAHO LAUGH FEST, The Name Says It All BWW Reviews: IDAHO LAUGH FEST, The Name Says It All
by Teresa Rodrick - January 27, 2014

What do you think of when you hear Idaho? Boise, maybe? Potatoes? well, now you can add comedy to that list. Idaho now has it's very own annual Laugh Fest. Megan Bryant took it upon herself to create and do the arrangements for the First Annual IDAHO LAUGH FEST, with the help of a few local comedian... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In Extension at Atwater Village Theatre, Katie Rubin's WHY I DIED, A COMEDY! Deliciously Mixes Spirituality with Madness BWW Reviews: In Extension at Atwater Village Theatre, Katie Rubin's WHY I DIED, A COMEDY! Deliciously Mixes Spirituality with Madness
by Don Grigware - January 13, 2014

Why I Died, A Comedy/written & performed by Katie Rubin/directed by Victor Bumbalo/Echo Theatre at Atwater Village Theatre/remaining performances: Saturday: January 18; Friday: January 17/Thursdays: February 6, 13, 20... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Brian Childers Lit Up the El Portal as Danny Kaye on New Year's Eve BWW Reviews: Brian Childers Lit Up the El Portal as Danny Kaye on New Year's Eve
by Don Grigware - January 02, 2014

An Evening with Danny Kaye/conceived, written & performed by Brian Childers/directed by Stephen Nachamie/musical direction by Jeff Biering/El Portal Mainstage, NoHo/New Year's Eve, December 31, at 4 pm and 9 pm... (more...)
BWW Reviews: INSERT FOOT: THE WRATH OF SEAN with Special Guest Sean Hancock BWW Reviews: INSERT FOOT: THE WRATH OF SEAN with Special Guest Sean Hancock
by Teresa Rodrick - November 26, 2013

Insert Minds. Recycled Foot? I was pondering this. Half of Recycled Minds, Sean Hancock joined Insert Foot on Thursday night for a night of improv.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: INSERT FOOT THEATRE BWW Reviews: INSERT FOOT THEATRE
by Teresa Rodrick - October 28, 2013

The format that INSERT FOOT THEATRE uses is similar to 'Who's Line Is It Anyways?'. They have an announcer who gave the rules (and who will play a game or two later) and explains some of the intricacies of the game. He lets the audience know that the pressure for a fun night is on the audience and n... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Crescent Brewery, Nampa's Premier Comedy Club BWW Reviews: Crescent Brewery, Nampa's Premier Comedy Club
by Teresa Rodrick - October 21, 2013

On Tuesday nights, the Crescent Brewery opens it stage and hearts to an open mic format comedy show. On this Tuesday night I brought my son with me (all those who come must be 21 or older.)... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Don Rickles & Robert Davi Bring A Taste Of Classic Vegas To Town BWW Reviews: Don Rickles & Robert Davi Bring A Taste Of Classic Vegas To Town
by Ellen Sterling - October 02, 2013

Classic, vintage Las Vegas entertainer Don Rickles brought back a taste of Golden Age Las Vegas when he asked Robert Davi to open for him.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Bengt Washburn, Ryan Noak, Heath Harmison and Sean Hancock BWW Reviews: Bengt Washburn, Ryan Noak, Heath Harmison and Sean Hancock
by Teresa Rodrick - October 01, 2013

This was the first time I had been to Liquid Laughs for any event. It was a nice place with a cozy stage, fit for comedians. The food was good and respectively priced. We ordered an appetizer fit for two, but if you wanted more to eat they would bring a menu from the restaurant next door, Solid Gril... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WHOOPI at Centre in the Square is Hilarious and Fun BWW Reviews: WHOOPI at Centre in the Square is Hilarious and Fun
by Lauren Gienow - September 25, 2013

On Saturday night, those in the Kitchener area had the opportunity to spend the evening and share some laughs with a Tony, Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winning artist! Whoopi Goldberg was in town, performing some comedy for a full house at Centre in the Square, and she did not disappoint.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Boise Improv Theater's Level 3 Class BWW Reviews: Boise Improv Theater's Level 3 Class
by Teresa Rodrick - September 23, 2013

When you go to Steven Zunich's LinkedIn page, this is the most recent post: "Second City Trained Actor, Steven Zunich is teaching Improv in Boise as a means to improve acting performance, getting to the truth in comedy and developing first rate original written comedy material."... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Few Things Are Off-Limits to Comedian Ralphie May BWW Reviews: Few Things Are Off-Limits to Comedian Ralphie May
by Paul Batterson - September 15, 2013

A health scare in 2011 and a rehab stint in 2012 did little to clean up comedian Ralphie May's act. The 2003 LAST COMIC STANDING runner-up ripped through an hour set of new material that left few taboos standing Sept. 13 at the Funny Bone in Columbus.... (more...)





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