(1.14) Tickets are still available for an evening with John Cleese (seen here on the right) this Saturday at PPAC. First there will be a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” followed by a conversation, and audience Q&A, with John Cleese. I personally
(11.4) Existential dread got you down? Sometimes booze and drugs just aren’t enough and the upcoming week promises huge doses of soul-scraping anxiety. Here’s my prescription: Tig Notaro is performing this Friday at the Columbus Theatre and you should go. Stand-up comedian doesn’t quite capture
With a shout-out to Foster-Glocester! The second season of IFC’s “Documentary Now!” is off to a great start. The show’s creators and writers — Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Myers — are taking this mockumentary format to a whole new level. Tonight’s installment featured
Comedian, storyteller, and frequent This American Life contributor, Mike Birbiglia, is bringing his “Thank God for Jokes” tour to the Columbus Theatre this month. Two shows, upstairs theater. Birbiglia has a Providence connection. Providence Monthly ran a profile back in 2012 when he and brother
(4.21) This woman’s face is a marvel. Barely contained beneath the serenely gorgeous visage of SNL cast member Kate McKinnon lurks a lunatic rictus which can erupt in a flash, and just as quickly disappear. (Must have been useful/fun in high school.) There’s a great
Need a laugh? The Columbus, with its congenial bar and intimate 200-seat theater, is ideal for this sort of thing. It’s more like being at a great party. (But remember — you’ve been drinking and you are not part of the act. Only speak when
(10.11) And it’s in the very intimate upstairs theater too. (Still, don’t just yell stuff out — leave the comedy to the professionals.) The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour includes writers Adam Lowitt, Matt Koff, Travon Free, and Jena Friedman. THE DAILY SHOW WRITERS STANDUP
(9.28) A couple of years ago I got stuck sitting in my car, groceries melting, waiting to find out who the heck was on my radio calmly discussing the worst year ever in the most subversive and transgressive ways imaginable. Even on radio one could
Dear god I love this man. And I love the Cable Car Cinema for bringing “The Trip to Italy” to town. Coogan’s recent hilarious “Alan Partridge” never got here, so you should rent that now. And if you haven’t seen the British television series “Knowing
LuLz! Comedy Night is a comedy series hosted by local comedic connoisseur Randy Bush occurring the first Wednesday of the month. Featuring: Will Smalley Andrew Mayer Walker Mettling Video by Cyrus Leddy. $6, door 8:30pm, show 9pm, Wednesday, September 3, AS220, 115 Empire Street
(6.4) Tonight is LuLz! Comedy Night the monthly comedy series hosted by Randy Bush: this week features Bruce Botelho Jr, Walker Mettling, and Emily Ruskowski. In an interview with Providence Monthly, Bush had this to say, “I hope to achieve a true alternative comedy scene
Louie C.K. is half Mexican (his mother is of Irish heritage). Mr. C. K. lived in Mexico until the age of 7, his father’s family still resides there, and according to Wiki, his first language was Spanish and he retains his Mexican citizenship. And yet,
By now most people have heard of this effort by the Obama administration to get the young invisibles on board with HealthCare.gov. (Here in Rhode Island go to the state-run exchange HealthSourceRI). In case you have yet to watch Zach Galianfinakis interview Obama on Between
The previously sold-out Fred Armisen show at the Columbus Theatre has been moved downstairs into the big theater so now there are more tickets available. Comic actor, and pretty damn good musician, Fred Armisen will host a screening of an unaired episode of IFC’s Portlandia
[Update: This show sold out in 6 minutes. According to the Columbus Facebook page there may be an announcement soon about a second show.] Comic genius Fred Armisen will host two screenings of an unaired episode of IFC’s Portlandia with a Q&A following each screening.
(12.6) Comedian, writer, and voice actor Eugene Mirman will take the upstairs stage next Friday at the Columbus Theatre. He is currently the voice of Gene on the Fox animated series “Bob’s Burgers.” His bio there describes his singular achievements in the field of Eugene.