Funniness

W. Kamau Bell At Fête Lounge

(12.6) Comedian Kamau Bell brings his ‘Oh, Everything!’ comedy tour to the Fête Lounge tonight. Kamau’s Oh, Everything! Comedy Tour promises to be a comedic attack on everything he can’t stop thinking about, including but not limited to homophobia, the ‘N” word, gentrification, his mixed race kids, your “friends”, your “followers”, why he could never …

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‘Shmattes’ At Brown RISD Hillel

Jews are funny . . . who knew? “Shmattes” an exhibition that explores the issue of cultural Jewish identity through t-shirts is up now through September 28th. Certainly a great way to greet the incoming students, but locals are welcome as well. These t-shirts have been acquired from all over the contemporary Jewish world– eBay …

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That’s Enough, ProJo

Look: I like the ProJo. I agree with many (not all) of the editorials and like most (not all) of the writers. I’d love to see more ProJo writers cover local stories, as they’re good at what they do. It’s a decent publication. But it’s driving me nuts. We recently received a “guess what!” postcard …

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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 the episode aired, but it’s funny to look back now …

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Nut UP, Democrats

Director of Ocean State Action, Peter Asen, brings this to our attention. Director Ron Howard and the Funny or Die people have brought together the old SNL crew of presidential impersonators to bring attention to some urgently needed legislation. Hollywood isn’t generally known for precisely timed or well-defined campaigns aimed at specific legislative language as …

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Jingle Belles And A Few Balls — Buy Tickets Now

Attention nerds, geeks, and sci-fi freaks; this one’s for you! Tickets always go fast for this annual production, a fundraising event to benefit Perishable Theatre Arts School. This year’s theme — A Space Odyssey — promises “holiday cheer from across the Milky Way and beyond!” How about an homage to Barbarella performed by Miss BettySioux …

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Party…Party…Fiesta…Forever

Yes, there are Italians in Federal Hill, with good food and festivals. Yet when they lack something—like, say, drunk men in costume running across an axle-greased telephone pole above the ocean in order to win glory by grabbing a flag–then I’m forced to travel up to Massachusetts for my fix.  I don’t expect many Rhode …

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The New Girl Smells Like Garlic

Tonight at AS220 catch ‘Terms of Psychic Warfare’ described as “a screening of bizarre advertisements, educational films and home movies all projected on glorious 16mm and 8mm film.” Given the format, I’m assuming this is old stuff from the 50’s. Old television ads are wild, and maybe there will be one of those mental hygiene …

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