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Comedian Willie Barcena TELLS IT LIKE IT IS In Latest Comedy SpecialComedian Willie Barcena TELLS IT LIKE IT IS In Latest Comedy Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In "Willie Barcena: The Truth Hurts", the comedian's latest comedy special, Willie isn't afraid to share his feelings on everything from questioning God, his explanation of natural disasters, a history of women according to the Bible, raising his sons, his revelation in a gay club, to marrying a woman with large feet. Filmed live in El Paso, Texas, "The Truth Hurts" is the third in a trilogy of critically acclaimed live specials, all dealing with Willie's propensity to tell it like it is -- "Willie Barcena: Deal With It" (Comedy Central, 2009), and "Willie Barcena: I Gotta Be Honest" (Showtime, 2012).  (more...)

Jon Dore to Appear at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer SquareJon Dore to Appear at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Jon Dore will appear at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square, July 28 - 31, 2016. (more...)

Food Network to Premiere All-New Series SMOLLETT EATS, 8/20Food Network to Premiere All-New Series SMOLLETT EATS, 8/20
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Smollett siblings are well-known for their acting and musical talent, but this summer their top-notch cooking and entertaining skills are front-and-center in the new six-episode series SMOLLETT EATS, premiering Saturday, August 20th at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Lyric Stages OUR MAN IN HAVANA - As You've Never Experienced it BeforeLyric Stages OUR MAN IN HAVANA - As You've Never Experienced it Before
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Saucy dance rhythms and film-noire scores meet black comedy cabaret in Lyric Opera's revival of Australian composer Malcolm Williamson's work, Our Man in Havana, last performed over 50 years ago and before his spectacular fall from grace. Director Suzanne Chaundy said the performance would provide Fringe Festival audiences with an amazing, immersive musical experience set in a seedy Cuban nightclub, complete with bar and showgirls. (more...)

Two Weeks to Go Until Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016Two Weeks to Go Until Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

With only two weeks to go until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 kicks off, here's a little reminder of the fantastic acts that are heading up to Edinburgh this August:  (more...)

Catch a Rising Star Brings Comedian Bobby Collins Back to Ocean State Theatre August 14Catch a Rising Star Brings Comedian Bobby Collins Back to Ocean State Theatre August 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently opened its 2016 summer season, in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the return of comedian Bobby Collins to Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, August 14 at 7:30pm. (more...)

The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents MOTHER (AND ME)The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents MOTHER (AND ME)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

'Mother (and me)' comes to the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) for a limited engagement, running Aug 4 - 14 as part of the Greenhouse's 'Solo Celebration!' series. Written and performed by Broadway veteran and comedian Melinda Buckley and presented as originally directed by Kimberly Senior. 'Mother (and me)' tells the auto-biographical tale of a larger-than-life Hungarian 'Mama Rose' and her 'Broadway baby' as they experience a shifting dynamic in their relationship. This hilariously honest solo show won the 'Best of Fest' award at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, and was originally developed and produced by Barabara Whitman Productions. (more...)

Comedians Tracy Morgan and Carlos Mencia to Perform in King of PrussiaComedians Tracy Morgan and Carlos Mencia to Perform in King of Prussia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) kicks off their fall line-up with two of the biggest names in comedy, Tracy Morgan and Carlos Mencia. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Abi RobertsEDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Abi Roberts
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2016

BWW speaks to comedian Abi Roberts about her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Anglichanka. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Judges & Competitors for JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLEComedy Central Announces Judges & Competitors for JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Comedy Central and Jeff Ross announced today that comedic heavyweights Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade will serve as celebrity judges deciding the fate of 16 insult-comedy combatants during the four nights of JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago & The Second City to Partner for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! This FallLyric Opera of Chicago & The Second City to Partner for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City have announced an all new collaboration with the fall premiere of Longer! Louder! Wagner!, an all new and hilarious comedy inspired by Ring composer Richard Wagner. (more...)

EPIX to Premiere All-New Comedy Special TOM PAPA: HUMAN MULE, 12/9EPIX to Premiere All-New Comedy Special TOM PAPA: HUMAN MULE, 12/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Premium TV Network EPIX announced today that it will showcase the bold comedic musings of Tom Papa in his new stand-up special Tom Papa: Human Mule. (more...)

Comedy Central Records to Release Joe List's Digital Album 'Are You Mad At Me?', 7/15Comedy Central Records to Release Joe List's Digital Album 'Are You Mad At Me?', 7/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Comedy Central Records announces the digital release of Joe List's ARE YOU MAD AT ME? on Friday, July 15. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game ShowsEDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2016

BWW speaks to Margaret Thatcher ahead of her new Edinburgh Fringe show MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS. (more...)

Raue Center to Welcome Louie Anderson, 7/29Raue Center to Welcome Louie Anderson, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Join Raue Center For The Arts for an evening of comedy with two-time Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson at 8 p.m. on July 29, 2016. Anderson, who was named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time," is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics. (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Sets July Schedule of ShowsThe Marlowe Studio Sets July Schedule of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SHERLOCK Holmes and Scandi crime feature at The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

PAID OR PAIN Comedy Show to Benefit Orlando Victims This FridayPAID OR PAIN Comedy Show to Benefit Orlando Victims This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

To honor LGBT victims of the Orlando shooting, this month, sexy comedy show 'Paid or Pain' will go gay for Pride at New York Comedy Club on Friday, June 24th at 11:15pm with proceeds being donated to the lives of those affected. (more...)

Gay Stand Up Comedy Set for Punch Line San FranciscoGay Stand Up Comedy Set for Punch Line San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ronn Vigh previously produced the wildly popular weekly comedy series 'Harvey's Funny Tuesdays' at Harvey's in the Castro for ten years. Funny Tuesdays quickly became a pillar of the Castro and comedy communities. It was a place where you could always expect the unexpected, whether it be a surprise guest appearance by Margaret Cho or a group of naked men standing in front of the windows throughout the whole show. Funny Tuesdays gained a fierce following and also won 'Best Comedy Show in SF' by the Bay Area Reporter's Besties poll. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Improv Murder Mystery CLUED IN at Second City's Beat LoungePhoto Flash: First Look at Improv Murder Mystery CLUED IN at Second City's Beat Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

After a completely sold-out run in February, the popular improvisers behind Clued-In: An Improvised Murder Mystery has been invited back to The Beat Lounge in the Second City Training Center for an open run starting Saturday, May 14. The Beat Lounge is one of Second City's newest performance spaces, and will be a place for young talent to create humorous productions that are experimental, innovative and hilarious. One such show is an improv performance that is so challenging...it's murder. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Ladies of Laughter Contest is a Beacon for Funny WomenLadies of Laughter Contest is a Beacon for Funny Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

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