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It may just be a live microphone in a small spotlight, but when Kris Shaw steps up to it, the experience is unlike anything you’ve come to expect from stand up comedy. Kris is a fan favorite who has kept audiences throught the United States and Canada bursting out in laughter with his quick wit on everyday observations and tough topics alike. Kris also appears in national television commercials and had a recurring extra role on the CBS drama “Close To Home.”
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David Beck headlines for one night only. The truth is one reoccurring theme in David’s comedy. He chooses not to make up wild scenarios or characters to find humor. David is quick to point out that his show is not “G” rated but an adult show with some innuendo that doesn’t use vulgarity to get his point across. He has been heard on Fox sports radio, and the nationally syndicated Todd and Tyler morning show. TV appearances include the Sprint: Comedy Time Network, and Night Shift.
Josh Wolf, best known as a regular panelist on the hit show Chelsea Lately brings his stand-up act to the Empire Theatre. Joining Wolf is special guest and After Lately fave Jiffy Wild. Tickets go on sale July 2 at 10am.
Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author for his contributions to Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business. Tickets are on sale now.
Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author for his contributions to Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business.
Radio host, Emmy award-winning writer and accompanist to the stars, Seth Rudetsky, brings his traveling one-man show, Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show, to the Woodlawn Theatre, August 2 at 8 p.m., for one night only. He’ll also be conducting a master class that same day.
Hot on the heels of “Rifftrax Live: Sharknado” (in theaters tonight and July 15), Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are excited to announce the Rifftrax crew are back with a never-before-seen take on a ’90s creature feature.
Producer and internationally known comedian, Poppy Champlin is touring the country with some of the funniest and most talented comedians in her tour, “Queer Queens of Qomedy.” Champlin artfully selects the best of the best lesbian comedians and has them join her at each comedy venue the tour stops on. Now in its eighth year, the tour is proud to have Curve Magazine as the official sponsor for 2014. The two veteran comedians who will be joining her on her Texas tour are Vickie Shaw and Sandra Valls. The show is relatable to everyone whether they are gay, straight, or bi.
An intimate evening of insightful comedy with one of America’s national treasures of entertainment. One of the most beloved and respected comedians of all time, Bill Cosby brings his famous wit and hilarious outlook on life and family to the Tobin Center stage.
In this classic musical comedy, High Society tells the story of a successful jazz musician who is trying to win back his ex-wife before she marries her new hubby. But, things get a little nutty when another man is thrown into the mix who is also trying to win over the affection of the jazz musician’s ex-wife. With an amazing cast consisting of Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, this is a must see film! Don’t miss out on this Starlight Movies in the Garden!
Multitalented comedian, actor, writer and recording artist Rodney Carrington brings his “Laughter’s Good Tour” to San Antonio in September. Carrington’s popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience, both at his live shows and by personally reaching out through social media. He has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over three million copies. Carrington starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer For My Horses.
It’s the Roaring Twenties, and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy. Things don’t go as planned when the playboy meets a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning new musical comedy. It’s an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin.
ADAM CAROLLA is the creator of Ace Broadcasting (now Carolla Digital) and host of The Adam Carolla Show, which broke the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast with almost 60 million unique downloads from '09 to '11 and continues to grow today. The iTunes end of year list named The Adam Carolla Show the Best Podcast of 2012. The audiobook for Not Taco Bell Material also rightfully claimed a spot as one of only two comedy audiobooks on the iTunes Top 10 List of 2012. Adam also co-created and co-starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) and Crank Yankers (2002-2007). He is well known for co-hosting the radio and MTV show Loveline.
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George Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry. He has been praised by audiences and critics alike for his work in television, film and standup, as well as his extensive charity work with various foundations. Tickets are on sale now.
Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. Nick Swardson is one of the most exciting artists to have taken on this role. Most recently, Nick performed in “Grown Ups 2,” the sequel to the hit film “Grown Ups” in which Nick also performed, and “Back in the Day.” After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he became a fixture in such projects as "Grandma's Boy," "Benchwarmers" and co-producing "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Tickets on sale this Friday.
Jeanne Robertson can be heard daily on Sirius/XM’s Family Comedy Channel. In her positively hilarious style, this 6’2” humorist, captivates audiences with her stories of friends, family and life as she delivers clean comedy with class that will have you rolling in the aisles.
A family friendly theatrical animation that uses movement and comedy to explore the realm of these amphibian creatures.
In a career that has spanned over three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be more than just a comic. From performing stand-up comedy at the age of sixteen, landing his dream job on Saturday Night Live, launching his career with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, appearing in over 200 episodes of network television and over 25 feature films alongside a plethora of Academy Award winning actors; Jay Mohr has become a multi-media star.
From performing stand-up comedy at the age of 16, landing his dream job on Saturday Night Live, launching his career with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, appearing in over 200 episodes of network television and over 25 feature films alongside a plethora of Academy Award-winning actors, Jay Mohr has become a multi-media star. Mohr is an author and hosts the nationally syndicated daily Jay Mohr Sports. His podcasts each average 100K downloads. Throughout his journey, Jay still loves performing stand-up comedy—it's in his blood, his bones and his DNA. Comedy Central agrees, having named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers today.
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated Who’s Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes.
Lewis Black executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
Kathleen Madigan has won both the Phyllis Diller award and the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian.” She has written and produced for Lewis Black’s “Root of all Evil” on Comedy Central and for Gary Shandling’s Emmy monologues.
The Parrot Sketch. The Spanish Inquisition. The Knights Who Say Ni. Even if only secondhand, you know the hits by heart. And for a 10-show run, comedy’s Beatles, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, and—via archival footage—the late Graham Chapman (“One down. Five to go,” as the group’s website cheerfully reminds us) have put the band back together for what they claim will be the last time. If you can’t afford the trip to London, you can gather with the lumberjack-attired faithful at your local cineplex for a live broadcast of the final show. Nudge, nudge. Say no more.
Self-categorized as a “comedian, actor, TV host, matchmaker, wingman, enthusiastic karaoke singer and awkward roller skater,” Helen Hong has parlayed her irreverent standup act into an eclectic résumé that includes roles in the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis (as Janet Fung) and the animated feature Epic (as the voice of Thistle Lady).
The action occurs in an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter's former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he's written about a murder, the fun begins. The three main Mafiosi are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright, who is delighted to have the family's support. His bubble is burst when he discovers that his backers are gangsters. In this madcap situation, murder and menace are served up with plenty of pasta and laughter.
Also known as “Mudflap,” “country comedian” Steve McGrew is a former cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle and now co-hosts a Denver morning radio show with partner in crime Kelly Ford.
Located in the cellar of The Magic Time Machine, this weekly 90 minute stand-up comedy show has featured some of the best comedians from all over SA and Austin. Not to mention the surprise nationally touring special guests that visit the stage from time to time. Enjoy drink specials from The Mine Shaft Saloon while you watch the show.
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If Cheek to Cheek, Tony Bennett’s upcoming album of duets with Lady Gaga sounds crazy to you, realize your grandparents were equally perplexed in the late 1950s when the already famous Bennett started recording with jazz legends Art Blakey and Count Basie. From his first chart topper (“Because of You,” 1951) to his most recent offering (2011’s Duets II, released on his 85th birthday), Bennett—a WWII vet who helped liberate a concentration camp, marched for civil rights with MLK, and has a painting displayed in the Smithsonian—has been a fill-in for Perry Como and a mentor on American Idol, Johnny Carson’s first musical guest and Amy Winehouse’s last collaborator, all without significantly altering his style or song selection. God forbid he ever actually try to reinvent himself, because America just doesn’t make them like that anymore.
First in Christopher Guest’s acclaimed list of ensemble cast “improvisational” comedies (followed by Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap chronicles a fictional British heavy metal band touring America tour in support of a comeback album titled Smell the Glove. Through concert footage and interviews with filmmaker Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner), the band’s dim present and bizarre past comes to light complete with anecdotes about former drummers who died by spontaneous combustion, a bizarre gardening accident and choking to death on the vomit of person(s) unknown.
Hyped as “the biggest show of the year,” promoter Rey Lopez’s birthday extravaganza lures eight RuPaul’s Drag Race alums to the Heat for an over-the-top night of high camp and seasoned lip-synching. Emceed by 2014 Best of San Antonio winner Tencha La Jefa, the gender-bending bash features performances by Season 2 fan favorite Raven (a self-described “bitter bitch” who styles herself as a “mysterious, dark, ice queen”); Laotian queen Jujubee (who enjoys “long walks on the beach, big dicks and fried chicken”); costume designer and insult comic Bianca Del Rio (the series’ first ever Hispanic winner, pictured); “overwhelmingly disliked” showgirl Phi Phi O’Hara (who stirred up heaps of controversy on Season 4); Puerto Rican performer Yara Sofia (who took home the title of Miss Congeniality on Season 3); fellow Boricua Jessica Wild (a choreographer and recording artist who’s collaborated with Mexican superstar Gloria Trevi); SoCal drag fixture Detox Icunt (a member of the band Tranzkuntinental who’s made appearances in videos for Rihanna and Ke$ha); and Miss Gay America 2010 Alyssa Edwards (an accomplished “nailographer” and drag mother of fellow Texan Shangela Laquifa Wadley).
Austin-based journalist and author Chris Tomlinson became a reporter in 1994, covering the end of Apartheid in South Africa and reporting from 50 countries and nine war zones including Rwanda, Somalia, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. Hailed as a “masterpiece of authentic American history,” his book Tomlinson Hill tells the stories of two families who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name.
With a nod to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and its lecture series Mixed Taste, the McNay launched its own Mash-Up Series in 2012 and continues it this week with an interactive experience inviting participants to “make the mash-up connection” between professor of Islamic art Stephennie Mulder and pastry chefs Anne Ng and Jeremy Madrell.
A new River Walk destination dedicated to preserving and interpreting the art, history, and culture of the American West, The Briscoe Western Art Museum invites the public to beat the heat at its Summer Sol Fest, a free event with food trucks and live music by Austin’s award-winning Latin funk orchestra Brownout.
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