Tag Archives: Comedy

Movie Review: “Stan & Ollie” Screening at AFI FEST Presented By Audi

A biopic about one of the greatest American comedy duos of the 20th century is long overdue. In all, the comedy duo released 106 films between 1921 and 1951. “Stan & Ollie” is the vehicle to tell their story—not of their epic … Continue reading

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‘Vixen DeVille’ Reveals All, Yet Retains Mystery

SHOW DATE UPDATE: January 24, 2019 (see below) Although Vixen DeVille aka Cat LaCohie is sexy, warm, welcoming, energetic and embarrassingly gifted in a wide variety of talents, she is also self-deprecating, tough-as-nails, and incredibly funny. Winner of the 2018 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Comedy Show by Nemr At Improv In Irvine Shows Way to Bridge Differences Through Laughter

Nemr is coming to the Irvine Improv on May 10, 2018, and to Levity Live in Oxnard from July 26 to July 29 with his latest comedy show, “Love Isn’t the Answer.” Lebanese born, his parents brought 3 year old Nemr … Continue reading

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‘Through The Eye Of A Needle’ A Beautiful, Moving Play About Loss

I absolutely loved this play. It not only made me laugh out loud, but in the end, it moved me to tears, which always makes for a great theatre experience. “Through The Eye Of A Needle,” written by Jami Brandli … Continue reading

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‘I Feel Pretty’ I Liked It … I Really, Really Liked It

I’m sure there are a lot of people, reviewers in particular, who will find fault with this film-—but I’m not one of them. In fact, I totally enjoyed it. I laughed a lot, and I’m not embarrassed to admit that … Continue reading

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The Alamo: A Beautifully Written and Acted Play About the Difficulty of Change

How many of us have returned to our childhood neighborhood and have had a hard time recognizing it? That’s especially true for me. I was born in Brooklyn in an upper middle class neighborhood. It was safe and everyone looked … Continue reading

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‘El Nino’ Justin Tanner’s Hysterically Funny, Insightful New Play – Dysfunction Has Never Been This Much Fun

I have seen practically every one of Justin Tanner’s plays, including “Pot Mom,” “Teen Girl,” “Wife Swappers,” and “Day Drinkers,“ just to name a few, and I am a major fan. His plays are about the human condition–the sadness that … Continue reading

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‘Pizza Man’ A Very Funny, Relevant and Extremely Well Acted Theatre Experience

‘Pizza Man’ written by Darlene Craviotto is the second production I’ve seen by the Pop Up Theater and once again they did not disappoint. The POP UP THEATER  was founded in 2014 by a group of extremely talented thespians who … Continue reading

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Budd Friedman’s New Book ‘The Improv’ Chronicles Stand-up Comedy’s Greatest

The history of stand-up comedy in the US would be a lot different without Budd Friedman. In his new book, The Improv, Budd, along with co-author Tripp Whetsell, tells about the evolution of stand-up, from the days of the Catskills … Continue reading

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‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ There Hasn’t Been a Phone Invented Like This One

‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ is an extremely funny, sad and highly original coming of age story written by playwright Kevin Armento and directed by Peter Richards. The play features an unconventional narrator: the phone belonging to a troubled … Continue reading

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