Comedy

On The Road: KEVIN FARLEY Comes To The Jacksonville Comedy Club

No Matter How Lumpy The Bed Or Crappy The Food It’s mid afternoon on a Tuesday and we are under a tornado warning just as I am set to interview actor and comedian, Kevin Farley. I call the California number provided by his publicist but it goes straight to voicemail. I dial again and this time it rings, as thunder rattles the window frames. My dog whines as I try to leave a semi-professional message. I check the time, less than confident in my PT-to-ET conversion skills. But I’m right on time, so I call back again. This time, he …

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All Hail! Commander-In-Comedy Bob DiBuono at the Jacksonville Comedy Club

Love him or hate him, has always been a character. His speech patterns, mannerisms and unnatural pigment bordered on the ridiculous, even before he finagled his way into the Oval Office. Comedian has always been drawn to characters and has made a career out of doing spot-on impressions of some of Hollywood’s most recognizable voices. He also stars as the resident Trump impersonator on Comedy Central’s Nightly Show. DiBuono brings his act to the May 25-27 (https://www.jacksonvillecomedy.com). DiBuono does a legit impression of Trump, but he does more than just mimic the myriad absurdities by injecting humor into a routine …

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Spending A Night with Billy Crystal

Let me start out by saying I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. If the saying that laughter is the best medicine is true, then I should be set for a while. , the beloved stand-up comic turned television and movie star, entertained the audience for nearly three hours at the Moran Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville on a brisk January evening. As I sat down in my seat, I noticed two comfortable looking chairs on the stage. I did not read up on the performance in advance because I wanted the evening to be as spontaneous as …

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Take “A Good Trip” with Shane Mauss

EVENT: Comedian Shane Mauss LIVE stand-up tour, “A Good Trip” (Comedy + Science + Psychedelics) DATES/TIMES: Saturday, February 4th (two shows: 8pm & 10pm) VENUE: The Hourglass Pub, 345 E. Bay Street TICKETS: $15 prior to event, $20 at the door, http://m.bpt.me/event/2727243 CONTACT: Jacksonville Comedy Collective, [email protected] Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Comedian Shane Mauss will bring his “A Good Trip” comedy tour to Jacksonville, featuring evocative stand-up comedy, hilarious anecdotes, and educational snippets on the theme of psychedelics. Mauss, a Wisconsin native, is a full-time headliner comedian with a passion for infusing science with comedy. …

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MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea wants you to have not just a merry Christmas, but a merry wacky Christmas. So this theatre group, known for its diverse programming, is presenting a holiday farce with music, by . A number of his plays have been done in this area over the years, including “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,” “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” and “Betty’s Summer Vacation.” Last year, “Beyond Therapy” was staged at Limelight, and “Vanya and Sonia and …

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HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Theatre Jacksonville’s “THE GAME’S AFOOT”

A Game's Afoot, Theatre Jacksonville, Dual Critics

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM THEATRE JACKSONVILLE THROUGH NOV 20 Jacksonville’s legendary playhouse located in San Marco has opened “The Game’s Afoot,” an exciting comedy/farce by contemporary playwright Ken Ludwig, who is well-known for his humorous inventive scripts. The play received an Edgar Award in 2012 from Mystery Writers of America for Best Play. Over the years Ludwig’s plays have frequently graced the stages of many of our local theatres: other award-winning hits include” Lend Me a Tenor,” “Leading Ladies,” “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Crazy for You.” What most theatre patrons don’t know is that …

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Sock It To Me! Hilarious Dark Comedy “Hand To God” from PBTS

Players by the Sea, Hand to God, EU Jacksonville, photo by Bradley Akers, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

  It’s an irreverent puppet comedy about a possessed Christian-ministry puppet. In the hilarious dark comedy , a foul-mouthed sock puppet named Tyrone teaches those around him that the urges that can drive a person to give in to their darkest desires fit like a glove. The good children of Cypress, Texas are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, Tyrone takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. “Audiences will have a sore belly from laughing, a questioning perspective …

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Raise The Flag! Henry Rollins talks politics & punk

  The notorious is a lot of things but don’t call him an artist. Since fronting the nonconformist punk band , he’s transformed a random collection of exploits into a distinguished assemblage of creative triumphs; actor, author, radio host, poet, historian, motivational speaker and punk rock legend. For Rollins, it’s just what he does, not who he is. “For me, it’s work, whatever I am up to at the time. I am not an artist on any level. I just do stuff,” he says. “Whatever I am doing at the moment is the preferred medium. I am about 50 shows into …

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Comedy Plus! The Undefined Jeff Bradley

Variety Comedian will debut an action-packed, one-time Jacksonville performance featuring fantastic illusions, shocking stunts, and laugh-out-loud stand-up comedy. Bradley, reluctant to define his show, short of the name Comedy Plus!, explains the enigmatic nature of his variety act, “It has sometimes been a problem, trying to describe what I do. If your label is too long, it generally comes down to what made the biggest impression on them. After seeing my show, some people will call me a comedian; others will say magician or juggler.” Comedy Plus! will be performed one-night only on Thursday, December 1st at the in St. Nicholas, …

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Climbing The Political Beanstalk with Elaina Newport of “CAPITOL STEPS”

FSCJ Artist Series presents Capitol Steps Live 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jacksonville, Florida

It was the Senate office Christmas party in 1981 when and her fellow staffers first lampooned their political contemporaries in song. Performing a parody of your workplace in front of the boss who also happens to hold a public office is a bold move. Newport waited for the fallout that never came. “We worked up a few songs and we really thought we’d do it once and be told to stop, get fired or both,” she says. “And we were sort of surprised when someone said ‘hey,we have our party next week. Will you do our party, too?’ No one …

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