comedy

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Lizz Winstead at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

We welcome Lizz Winstead back to the show to talk about her career, and book (Lizz Free or Die: Essays ), and her upcoming appearance at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Bard SummerScape 2012 - "The Imaginary Invalid"

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Starting this Friday, Bard SummerScape will present a production of Moliere's famous - and famously final - comedy of manners - The Imaginary Invalid. The all-male cast is directed by Erica Schmidt and stars Ethan Phillips in the title role and Peter Dinklage as his informed and ultimately influential maid. Here, we speak with the extremely talented trio about the production.

The Roundtable
11:20 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival - Susie Essman

Susie Essman and Joe Donahue

Susie Essman is one of the stars in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers, running on the Nikos Stage July 11 – 22 - and on July 23rd she'll present a night of stand-up on the Mainstage.

The Roundtable
11:06 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival - Lewis Black

We welcome Lewis Black back to the show to talk about his upcoming WTF Benefit - "The Importance of Being Lewis" - One Slight Hitch, and, well, the state of the world.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue July 3, 2012

"Me the People" by Kevin Bleyer

We welcome Kevin Bleyer, writer for The Daily Show, and speak with him about his new book, Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Roundtable
9:31 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Jim Breuer: Why being a dad is heavy metal

WAMC's Ian Pickus catches up with comedian, author and actor Jim Breuer, a Saturday Night Live alum famed for his role in cult film Half Baked. Breuer brings his Heavy Metal Family Fan tour to Upstate Concert Hall (formerly Northern Lights) in Clifton Park, New York on June 9.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Ben Schwartz at Union College

Ben Schwartz (image from UCB website)

Ben Schwartz - 2003 graduate of Union College - will return to Schenectady on Monday, May 28th to present the "The Ben Schwartz comes to Union College and says things to people want to listen tour 2012".
 

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The Roundtable
12:49 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Lizz Free Or Die: Essays

We welcome Lizz Winstead and speak with her about her book, Lizz Free or Die: Essays.

The Roundtable
11:29 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Adam James from "Don't Dress for Dinner"

Adam James and Ben Daniels in "Don't Dress for Dinner"
Joan Marcus, 2012

Adam James stars as Bernard in the John Tillinger directed farce, Don't Dress For Dinner (written by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company) currently running at The American Airlines Theatre on West 42nd Street in New York City. Here we speak with Adam James about his stage career, some notable TV spots, and the tricks of successfully performing farce.

The Roundtable
12:42 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Marilyn Sokol - "Old Jews Telling Jokes"

Emmy and Obie Award winning actress, Marilyn Sokol, is one of five actors in Old Jews Telling Jokes facing the enjoyable task of paying homage to and reinventing jokes (and performing comic songs) off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre. The show, inspired by the website of the same name, created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent and directed by Marc Bruni, is in previews now and opens on May 20.

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