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Eugene And Arj Coming To Columbus Theatre

But not together. Fans of “Flight of the Concords” will need no introduction to these two comic actors: Eugene Mirman played Eugene the Landlord — because he only plays characters named Eugene (See also: Bob’s Burgers) — and Arj Barker played the deluded ladies’ man

Pete Davidson At RIC

(3.16) SNL regular Pete Davidson will bring his stand-up to Rhode Island College this Thursday. He is the vulnerable, baby-faced cutie who dishes up hard truths and goofy insights in equal proportion. Davidson has certainly earned that vulnerability; he was seven-years-old when his father, a

John Cleese Brings Grail To PPAC

(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

Tig Notaro At Columbus Theatre

(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

‘Documentary Now!’ Does Spalding Gray

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

Birbiglia At Columbus — Two Shows

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

Kate McKinnon At RIC

(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

Comedy At Columbus Theatre In February

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

Daily Show Writers At Columbus

(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

Tig Notaro At Columbus

(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

Steve Coogan, Steve Coogan, Steve Coogan

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’ Celebrates One Year At AS220

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

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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