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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Dan Cummins

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 Dan Cummings. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Comedian Dan Cummins recently released his third and latest album, Hear This!, on Jack Records / Warner Bros. Records / Loud Mouth Entertainment. The new album follows 2010’s release Crazy With A Capital F, which was named one of iTunes Top Ten …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Kyle Cease

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 Kyle Cease. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

In this day and age, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the political correctness of stand-up comedy. Everywhere you look, some comedian is being forced to apologize for something said in a joke that someone, somewhere felt was inappropriate.  Comedy is …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Doug Benson

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 Doug Benson. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

I’m pretty excited to present this week’s Stand Up Tuesdays, as it’s one I’ve been waiting for for quite some time now. Today marks the release of the brand new, 2-disc CD from my favorite pot enthusiast, Doug BensonSmug Life was …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Bobbie Oliver

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 Bobbie Oliver. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

It’s been quite a boys’ game lately here in Stand Up Tuesdays, as it seems that each week I present to you yet another hilarious male comedian. Fear not, my laugh-loving ladies…for this week, I’m thrilled to share with you one of my …

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SCENE & HEARD: “The Avengers”

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

If you have a suggestion for a film we should cover on Scene & Heard, please contact us by emailing utgjames@gmail.com.

Superhero movies from big studios tend to come laden …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Nick Griffin

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 Nick Griffin. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Contrary to popular belief, comedian Nick Griffin isn’t actually unhappier in life than Marc Maron – but when someone who is so well-known for his bitter rants dubs you so, you take it with a grain of salt and hope for the …

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Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop (Week 37)

Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop is the most outlandish column on UTG. Written by Mr. Jayce, vocalist for Secret Secret Dino Club and all-round funny guy, this column isn’t as much about the music as it is the experiences people in the music industry have.

WARNING: This column does and will continue to contain content some readers may find offensive. If you don’t have a sense of humor, this column is probably not for you.

It seems to become increasingly more difficult for me to get into a band’s new album. Most of my favorite bands still put …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Christopher Titus

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 Christopher Titus. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Anytime I find myself reflecting on just how much fun my own family put in ‘dysfunctional’, I’m naturally drawn to the comedy of Christopher Titus – finding much solace in the fact that mine was not the only family who couldn’t get …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Andy Hendrickson

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 Andy Hendrickson. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

If there’s anything I can relate to, it’s being a single, dog-owning underachiever – so it’s no surprise that Andy Hendrickson’s new release through Rooftop Comedy, Underachiever, made an instant fan of me.  In his third release, the New York-based comedian and …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Doug Stanhope

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 Doug Stanhope. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Today marks the release of Doug Stanhope’s much-anticipated album Before Turning the Gun on Himself, which was recorded at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2011 – and I couldn’t be more delighted. In what’s being referred to …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Dylan Brody

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 Dylan Brody, whose new album is available this week on Stand Up! Records. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Dylan Brody doesn’t necessarily consider himself a stand-up comic – he doesn’t tell jokes, he tells stories. And while most comedy CDs are recorded in dark, crowded clubs or theaters, Chronological Disorder …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Billy Wayne Davis

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 Billy Wayne Davis! If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Being a true northerner I will admit that it’s hard for me to take anyone with a deep southern accent seriously – fortunately, the south has produced its fair share of intentionally funny people for me to enjoy in a much healthier …