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Todd Barry - 25th Anniversary In Comedy Show - The Bell House, Brooklyn - December 19, 2012

Todd Barry wings it

April 15, 2014

Comedian Todd Barry tells jokes like your smartass friend at the bar — except, he manages to stay endearing to the last punch line. The New Yorker approaches the stage with a subdued confidence,...

Comedian Tommy Ryman performs at Acme Comedy Company's open mic night Monday in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota theater graduate regularly performs at Acme and is a regular feature act for headlining comedians.

The rise of Tommy Ryman

Emily Eveland
February 20, 2014

Tommy Ryman learned the hard way that it’s sometimes best to keep successes a secret until they’re a sure thing. When A&E caught up with Ryman at Seward Cafe earlier this month, he mentioned...

Review–Patton Oswalt: “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time”

Joe Kellen
January 18, 2014

So, Patton Oswalt's dip into the EpixHD pond may have left him with skin rash, but at least those of us devious enough to click “GET A FREE TRIAL!” were able to enjoy the compelling waters...

Super Ryan Gosling, Furie, Thundercloud and Plague Doctor hard at work.

“So-Called Superheroes” combat petty crime

Emily Eveland
December 5, 2013

What do you do when you want to make films but your school lacks a cohesive program? For Nathan Hastings, Jacob Fritz and Jacob Johnson, the answer was simple: You pool your resources and do it anyway. “If...

Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz and Streeter Seidell show each other some love

‘F**k you, Mr. Hurwitz’

Emily Eveland
November 21, 2013

Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz and Streeter Seidell, three self-proclaimed “immature” Internet stars from CollegeHumor, have mastered the art of annoyance. On the phone with A&E, they took...

Rise of the congenial machines

Emily Eveland
November 12, 2013

Before he began his stand-up routine, the small-statured comedian sat with his elbows propped on his knees and glanced around at the audience. “Hello, everybody,” he said. “Can you hear...

Culture Compass: Hamburger Smog Harvest in a Satanic Sweater

Thom Q. Johnson
October 10, 2013

STUFF TO DO Friday What: Neil Hamburger Where: The Turf Club; 1601 University Ave., St. Paul When: Doors at 9 p.m. Price: $12 If you want to get stupid drunk, you go to the Turf Club. If you want to listen...

Adam Carolla continues to rant his way through all aspects of life.

Adam Carolla: A man’s show

Spencer Doar
September 26, 2013

Apes and Pokemon may evolve, but Adam Carolla remains the same.  If anything, Carolla, the humorous, ranting personality who rose to prominence in the late ’90s on the syndicated radio program...

A Gold mine of jokes

A Gold mine of jokes

Spencer Doar
September 19, 2013

For all the bitterness and acerbic wit on display during her onstage act — and her seemingly dozens of guest appearances — veteran comic Judy Gold has one put-together, fulfilling life. It’s...

Rocky’s road

Spencer Doar
September 12, 2013

  Get shot, drive a supply truck from one prison to another, meet a nice lady and, on her advice, become a comic: That’s standard operating procedure for lovable comic vet Rocky LaPorte. He’s...