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Comedian, Actor Bobcat Goldthwait Talks About Work, NPR Appearances

Posted on · We talk with with comedian, actor, and director Bobcat Goldthwait. He’s in town through the weekend, performing at Houston’s Improv. His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a documentary about fellow comedian Barry Crimmins. The film’s warm reception at Sundance adds to a growing reputation for Goldthwait as a filmmaker. (Among other films, he also […]

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Houston Improv Festival Organizers Improv…About Improv

Posted on · The Houston Improv Festival runs April 24-27 at the Midtown Art Center. The event features numerous improv shows, workshops and even the screening of a movie about improv. So, instead of just conducting an interview about the event, Craig Cohen — an improv-er himself — puts several of the organizers through their paces playing various improv games.

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33rd Kinder Area Survey, Houston as a Health Care Hub, and Houston Improv: Houston Matters for Thursday, April 24, 2014

Posted on · The Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey by Rice University will be released today. Now in its 33rd year, the survey is the nation’s longest-running study of any metropolitan area’s economy, population, life experiences, beliefs and attitudes. Its author, sociology professor and co-founder of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Dr. Stephen Klineberg, shares the latest findings on […]

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Improv Comedy in Houston with Station Theater

Posted on · We talk to Station Theater‘s Shyla Ray about the improv comedy scene in Houston and how far it’s come in just a few years. Aside from the comedy shows put on three times a week, Station Theater offers improv and sketch classes for those interested in honing their skills as an improv comedian.

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Addressing Drunk Driving, Houstonians Respond to Typhoon Haiyan, & Houston’s Comedy Scene: Houston Matters for Wed., Dec. 11, 2013

Posted on · Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. Chicago has the “L” – a popular elevated train system. And New York City has its own subway system. But could there be more to […]