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Comedy At AS220

(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

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Cinco With Louie C.K. — Mui Divertido

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,

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Obama Pitches Health Care Between Two Ferns

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

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More Tickets Available For Armisen Show At Columbus

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

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Fred Armisen Coming To The Columbus — Sold Out

[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.

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Eugene Mirman At The Columbus

(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.

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Eric Andre At Comedy Connection

(8.2) “The Eric Andre Show” will be returning for a second season this fall on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. This absurdist take on the traditional talk show has Mr. Andre and his disinterested co-host Hannibal Burress interacting with various baffled B-listers between occasional cameo

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Old School — Movies On The Block

(8.30) A back-to-school special of sorts. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block features the 2003 Will Farrell vehicle “Old School.” Elvis Mitchell had this to say in the New York Times, This sloppy, dumb, though occasionally funny comedy is so derivative of ”Animal

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Neil Hamburger At Fête

(6.13) And now for something completely different, the comedic stylings of Neil Hamburger. He’s opened for Tenacious D, Tim & Eric, and Faith No More. His TV credits include Fox News’ Red Eye, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and his most

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Eugene Mirman At The Met Wednesday

Attention fans of Flight of the Conchords and about a million other shows on tv, the stupendously impassive, but droll as hell, Eugene Mirman is bringing his act to The Met in Pawtucket tomorrow night. Eugene Mirman is a comedian and hero who lives in

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Free Improv Show In The Library — Thursday

Newly formed improv group  — The Long and Short of It — will be doing their thing downtown Thursday night, January 27th, on the 3rd floor of the Providence Public Library. The individuals of the five-member cast — Jimmy Sorel, Beth Hicks, Adam Michael Kennedy,

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Portlandia

Where young people go to retire. And if you don’t get why that’s perfect, this new Fred Armisen show may not be for you. (Honestly, think of the people you know who have moved to Portland). This six-episode sketch series airs Friday nights on IFC

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The First Lady Of The Fifth Estate — See It

“We’re not adding content, we’re just adding another hour.” So says a ‘producer’ in the pilot of the great satirical send-up Wake Up World, one of comedian Lizz Winstead’s recent projects. Wake Up World — America’s Only 6-hour Morning Show! skewers the vapid network void

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Louis C.K. Live Sunday — I Love This Guy

This would totally be the worth the trip to Newport, and I do not say that often (Flo’s Clamshack). This is a good ‘get’ for the Newport Summer Comedy Series — Louis C. K. may be the best stand-up guy out there. His recent work

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This Friday: The Future of the Simpsons

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of the original airing of the “Lisa’s Wedding” episode of The Simpsons. This anniversary is notable as the episode takes place 15 years in the future — in 2010. For me, it doesn’t seem nearly so long ago that

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We’ll Always Have The Memories

As we accrue more evidence of this joke-of-a-governor’s detest for civil liberties, I’m reminded to wonder: How did he ever manage to live down his mini Patriot Act of 2004? The 18-page bill included language from ill-considered laws dating back to World War I —