comedy

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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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
4:00 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

The Book Show #1241 - Shalom Auslander

Photo by Ken Dreyfack

The new novel from Shalom Auslander includes among its characters, Anne Frank. In Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel, she survived the Holocaust and is discovered hiding in the attic of a house in rural New York State being rented by the book's main character.

Auslander is a best-selling memoirist, short story writer, and regular contributor to the public radio program This American Life. With "Hope: A Tragedy," Auslander says he set out to write a comic novel about genocide.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Risk! True Stories Boldly Told Live

Kevin Allison (The State) joins us to talk about Risk! True Stories Boldly Told Live, which he bringing to The Linda on 4/28.

The Roundtable
10:22 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Mike Birbiglia

Birbiglia in "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
Joan Marcus, copyright 2011

We welcome comedian, writer, and actor, Mike Birbiglia, to the show and speak with him about his two one-man shows (Sleepwalk with Me and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend); the development of his work, and the film adaptation of Sleepwalk with Me.

The Roundtable
10:21 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Michael Ian Black

We speak with Michael Ian Black about his new book, You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations.

The Roundtable
3:45 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Joan Rivers at UPAC on 4/28

We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Joan Rivers to the show prior to her weekend stand-up show at UPAC in Kingston.

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