comedy

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri August 10, 2012

David Rakoff, A Wonderful Lens

David Rakoff at WBUR in 2010
Andrew Phelps/WBUR

David Rakoff, author humorous essay collections Fraud, Don’t Get Too Comfortable, and Half Empty - and frequent contributor to Public Radio International’s This American Life has died.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Bill Engvall at The Colonial

Comedian Bill Engvall’s ability to share the humor of everyday situations has made him one of the top comedians of today. He began his comedy career performing at open-mic nights in Dallas while a student at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he made appearances performing on shows such as “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Engvall is best known, however, for his participation in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with fellow comedians and friends Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Sandra Bernhard at Helsinki Hudson

Comedian, actress, singer - Sandra Bernhard - will perform at Helsinki Hudson at 9pm on Saturday, August 4th.  We speak with her about how her career began, where she sees it going, and many things in between.

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Politics
9:36 am
Wed July 25, 2012

"America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom"

Michael Ian Black is a liberal comedian. Meghan McCain is a conservative commentator. The unlikely duo took a road trip across the country to discuss and study the state of political discourse in America. The result: America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

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.

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