Comedy

John Waters Xmas

(12.10) Tickets are still available, but going fast, for “A John Waters Christmas” at the Columbus Theatre on December 10. Yep, he’s back, with Christmas lunacy throbbing in his veins. Cockeyed. Rabid. Ready to reinfect the lunatic fringe with holiday jeer. “The Pope of Trash”, as William Burroughs once called him, is coming to your …

John Waters Xmas Read More »

David Sedaris At The Vets

(10.6) Tickets are still available for “An Evening with David Sedaris” Thursday evening at The Vets. The output of this prolific author includes Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Santaland Diaries, Barrel Fever, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, as well as his latest collection of semi-autobiographical essays, Happy-Go-Lucky. From the New York Times review: . …

David Sedaris At The Vets Read More »

Rhys Darby At Columbus Theatre

(7.7) Tagline: “You’ve seen my stand-up, now see it again!” Tickets are still available for Thursday’s show at the Columbus. Rhys Darby first stole our hearts as Murray the hopelessly optimistic band manager in “Flight of the Concords.” His cheery consensus building continued as the leader of the werewolf gang in the FX series “What …

Rhys Darby At Columbus Theatre Read More »

Maria Bamford At Columbus Theatre

(11.21) Tickets still available for the Maria Bamford Show Sunday night at the Columbus Theatre. You may know her from her show of “Lady Dynamite” or her specials now on Netflix. Bamford also does voice work on “Bojack Horseman” and “Big Mouth.” Stephen Colbert calls her his “favorite comedian on earth” while Judd Apatow thinks …

Maria Bamford At Columbus Theatre Read More »

Empire Revue At Prospect Park

(6.27) Prospect Terrace will host the Empire Revue this Sunday as they present The Directions Show. [First direction: Don’t look for Prospect Terrace on Prospect Street.] With beautiful Prospect Park as our backdrop, live and in-person, the Empire Revue is back! We are pleased to present Providence’s premier sketch showcase – socially distanced and safe! …

Empire Revue At Prospect Park Read More »

Hey John Oliver — Pay Your Fines!

Imagine waking up one morning to discover that you had appeared on one of your favorite comedy shows. Meet Alan Gunther, library manager of the Smith Hill Library and star of the most recent installment of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. [Watch the 17-minute segment now or the hamster thing won’t make any …

Hey John Oliver — Pay Your Fines! Read More »

Providence Daily Dose