Comedy

Comedian Paul Reiser Is Having “More Fun Than I Remembered”

BY EMILY BLOCH Paul Reiser is scrolling through old photos of himself and his youngest son, Leon, upon his wife’s request. In a few hours, they’ll be watching the 18 year old cross the stage for his high school graduation ceremony. “Very literally my life is passing through my eyes,” Reiser tells EU Jacksonville. “The hair’s getting grayer and the waist is getting wider.” On July 28, Reiser will take the Stage as part of a 10-stop stand-up tour. It’s one of two scheduled Florida performances, the first being in Clearwater. “I’m looking forward to coming to Florida in July …

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LOL Jax Film Festival Premiers Aug 4 at Sun-Ray Cinema

LOL Film Festival, Jenn Weeks, Events, Concerts, Theatre, Art, Happenings, Restaurants & All Things Jacksonville, Florida. EU Jacksonville Newspaper serves more than a million readers across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Orange Park, The Beaches, and Fernandina. Founded in 1978, our printed newsprint magazine and editorial news platform grants readers 24/7 online access to current events and happenings in their beloved River City on the First Coast of Florida. #eujax

Jacksonville, FL — It all started with a question while sitting in the back row of the Sun-Ray Cinema in Five Points, July 2016. “Think we can create a comedy film festival?” Monique Madrid asked her husband, filmmaker Adam Madrid. He did not answer her right away but instead pondered the question overnight before responding: he was onboard for the new adventure. From there, LOL (Laugh Out Loud/Love Our Locals) JAX Film Festival was born. The co-creators quickly recruited local stand-up comedian Jenn Weeks to host the event. Local filmmakers submitted their short films before the June 30, 2017 deadline …

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wellRED: From Dixie With Love​ is comedy for those who love all people, but also blowing shit up

wellRED: From Dixie With Love​, Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester

When one mentions intellectual comedy, it’s unlikely that your mind travels south of the Mason Dixon line. The comic trio of Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester are redrawing the boundaries of what it means to be smart and funny in the south. wellRED: From Dixie With Love​ is comedy for those who love all people, but also blowing shit up. It celebrates everything great about the South. It’s about loving your neighbor whether you have the same religion, skin color, or sexual preference, so long as they cheer for the same college football. It is about leaving behind …

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The Trail Mix of Comedy: Paula Poundstone Comes to the Florida Theatre

Paula Poundstone loves to play ping pong, even though she admittedly sucks at it. The comedienne recently spent an entire day playing ping pong with a revolving roster of competitors. If someone missed their scheduled time slot, she was ready to go head-to-head with an automated ball machine but thankfully, there was more than enough players to fill the nine-hour experiment in joy. “We used to have parties where we’d invite maybe 50 people or so and do a doubles tournament and pull names out of a hat. But I’m always so busy that I hardly get to play at …

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Funnyman Jim Gaffigan: It’s Just Chaos

(Article from Dec. 21, 2017) Funnyman Jim Gaffigan had the best worst year ever. One of those kinds of years that drops you to your knees and forces you to take stock of your personal inventory. He wasn’t alone. Gaffigan’s wife, comedian and screenwriter Jeannie, underwent a lifesaving surgery to remove a tumor from the base of  her brain stem. Together, the couple inched through Jeannie’s arduous recovery, finding comfort in familiarity; spending time with their children and writing through the pain. It was a slow crawl back to good health but as her condition improved, new material began to …

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The Art of Noise: Michael Winslow, the Man of 10,000 Sound Effects

Michael Winslow is a comedian, film actor, voice-over artist, and beatboxer, but he is best known for his wicked arsenal of impressions. Branded “the man of 10,000 sound effects” Winslow can imitate anything from a leaky faucet to an Air Force jet, but to call him an impressionist is a gross understatement. He’s an anomaly that you must hear to believe. Winslow will perform two shows at the . He hosts the first annual Black Friday Black Ball on Nov 24 and a second show Nov 25. EU Jacksonville had the chance to chat with the funny man and “voicetramentalist” …

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Comedian Darren Knight: Southern Momma

Comedian Darren Knight, Southern Momma, Jacksonville, Florida

SOUTHERN MOMMA AND ‘EM TOUR Where: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts When: Oct. 14th, 7:30pm Tickets: $23-27 More Info: www.comediandarrenknight.com One of the perks of parenthood is the ability to publicly embarrass your children but comedian and social media star Darren Knight has flipped the script by basing a popular internet character on his own mom and grandmother and the expressions he heard growing up in Alabama. Knight’s Southern Momma is known for spouting such catchphrases as, “cut them eyes at me one more time,” and “damn Randy, hell,” which sounds more like ‘hay-ull’ in Knight’s syrupy southern drawl. His …

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Jacksonville’s Answer To Saturday Night Live: Awkward Silence Comedy Troupe

Awkward Silence Jax Comedy Troupe

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW Jacksonville’s answer to Saturday Night Live is Awkward Silence Jax, a comedy troupe that presented a new show called “Everything’s Fine” during September 22-23, 2017. Both performances played to a sold-out house at . The  was founded in 2014 by JU graduate who had been very active in local theatre during his student days. After graduation, he traveled to Chicago’s Second City to study improvisation techniques, and after returning to Jacksonville has shared his knowledge with very talented local performers. The program listed twenty sketches covering a wide assortment of topics. While several of the titles …

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TRUST YOUR FUNNY: Cocoa Brown Delivers Laughs At Comedy Club of Jacksonville

Cocoa Brown is on fire. It’s a blazing hot July afternoon in Orlando and Brown is tooling around Gatorland with her family in the sweltering summer heat. She could pass for any single mom trying to keep up with her kids and nieces and nephews, gawking at the oversized reptiles and maintaining a constant head count.   When the sun sets, Brown hits the stage with her fiery brand of sharp-tongued comedy and she delivers with no filter and no regrets. appears July 27-29 at the (www.jacksonvillecomedy.com). Brown has appeared in television and film including Ted 2, Psych, The Single …

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4 Decades In Comedy: Sinbad Reminisces About Military, Bill Cosby & Donald Trump

In a lot of ways, Sinbad owes the success of his career to the United States military. Back in 1981 when the comedian, known then as David Atkins, was in the Air Force, he competed in a talent contest on base. He got some laughs, enough to keep getting back on the stage. But it was his failure to make the Air Force basketball team that prompted Sinbad to develop the style that would eventually frame his 30-plus year career in stand-up, television and film. “That was the first time I really got serious about comedy,” he says. “Up until …

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