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What’s Funny and What’s Not? New Play Tackles that Question

Posted on · Houston’s Alley Theatre is currently featuring the world premiere of a play called “Fool” from playwright Theresa Rebeck, where two kings decide to engage in a friendly wager: Which of their respective court jesters is funnier? The two jesters go head-to-head in a sort-of Medieval version of Last Comic Standing – with the winner getting […]

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Alice in Wonderland Unscripted: Improv Group Puts Oddball Twists on Classic Stories

Posted on · In the last year, the folks at ComedySportz Houston, late on Saturday nights, have been recreating some classic stories in oddball ways. They turn to the audience for suggested replacements in character occupations, props, and settings, and then improvise a staged adaptation of the tale in question. Think Star Wars, but with mops instead of […]

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Andy Huggins Discusses a Life in Comedy

Posted on · We learn about veteran Houston comedian Andy Huggins, who’s an alum of both The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Houston’s Comedy Workshop. He was one of the Texas Outlaw Comics in the 1980s, which included Riley Barber, Steve Epstein, John Farneti, Jimmy Pineapple and Bill Hicks. More: Hear Houston Matters’ interview with local comedians, […]

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What’s It Take to Be Funny in Houston? Comedians & Improv Artists Discuss

Posted on · We all need a good laugh now and then. But does Houston have enough chuckles to offer six million plus people the punch lines they covet? We’ll talk with a panel of Houston-area comedians about stand-up, improv comedy, and other signs of laughter in H-town. Our panel includes: Comedian Ty Mahany; veteran stand up Andy […]