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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Josh Sneed

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Josh Sneed’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we take a look at comedian Josh Sneed‘s latest album, Unsung Hero, which was recorded at The Funny Bone in Columbus, Ohio. Sneed headlines comedy clubs across the country and finished 2nd out …

AP FILM REVIEW FADING GIGOLO A ENT

Movie Review: Fading Gigolo

Film: Fading Gigolo
Directed by: John Turturro
Starring: John Turturro, Woody Allen

Two cash-strapped friends toeing the line with their golden years find new income thanks to the world’s oldest profession in John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo.

It all sounds so simple at first. Murray, the aging owner of a bookstore that is currently going out of business, is asked by a female friend whether or not he knew any men she could hire to fulfill a sexual fantasy. Without a second thought, Murray recommends his close acquaintance Fioravante, and a few short conversations later the pair are preparing for …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jay Mohr On Stand-Up, George Carlin, And His “Hotel California”

“If anyone thinks my show was ‘pretty good,’ then I’ve completely failed.”

It’s hard to edit down an interview when the person you’re talking to is an incredible interviewer himself. Not only did Jay Mohr devote time to our conversation, but he often turned the table, asking me my opinion on various issues.

Furthermore, it is impossible to define Mohr in a succinct way, given that he’s done so many different things so well. You may recognize him as a stand-up comedian or an actor. You may have seen him on Saturday Night Live or listen to his podcast Mohr

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: In Memoriam

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie pauses to remember comedians we have recently lost. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

I’m setting aside my critic hat this week to instead take a moment to remember comedians John Pinette and Otto Petersen, both of whom left us far too soon.…

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Doc Brown – ‘Of Mic And Men’

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: David Quirk – ‘Career, Suicide’

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Dave Attell

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Dave Attell’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Stand-Up Month continues this week in a big way, as this weekend marks the premiere of comedian Dave Attell’s brand new special, Road Work, along with the series premiere of Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central – and …

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UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Celia Pacquola – ‘Let Me Know How It All Works Out…’

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Rest In Peace: John Pinette (1964-2014)

Actor and stand-up comedian John Pinette has passed away.

According to a story on TMZ, Pinette was found in his Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday afternoon. He was 50 years old.

Foul play is not expected in the comedian’s death. No autopsy was performed.

A Boston native whose comedic skill took him around the world, Pinette was a rare talent on stage and a natural actor on screen. He’s perhaps best known on television for his role in the Seinfeld finale, but IMDB credits twenty-three roles, including a memorable turn in The Punisher (2004).

I’ll always remember Pinette for his …

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UTG Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Joel Creasey – ‘Rock God’

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Hannibal Buress

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Hannibal Buress’ comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

We’re kicking off Stand-Up Month in style this week with the latest release from comedian Hannibal Buress, aptly titled Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago. Airing this past weekend on Comedy Central, Live From Chicago features Buress riffing on everything …

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UTG Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Bryony Kimmings – ‘Sex Idiot’

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Comic: Bryony Kimmings
Show: Sex Idiot
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall

Every now and then a piece of performance art comes along that is so unique, daring and confrontational that words simply cannot do it testament. Bryony Kimmings’ Sex Idiot is not one of these shows, but only because you’d need to add ‘hilarious’ to the description.

A thought-provoking yet wildly humorous examination of the awkward aftermath that follows being diagnosed with an STI, Sex Idiot is at once a biting social critique of our archaic attitudes towards STIs and a heartfelt dissertation on modern relationships. Oh, …