Houston Matters

Yellow Rose Comedy Festival Showcases Female Comics

Posted on · (Above: Sisters Emily and Liz Padjen, organizers of the Yellow Rose Comedy Festival. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) Friday and Saturday (May 12-13, 2017), Houston hosts its first-ever all-female comedy festival at Warehouse Live. It’s called the Yellow Rose Comedy Festival. The two-day festival formed out of frustration when local comedian Liz Padjen complained […]

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Whatever Fest Showcases a Little Bit of, Well…Whatever

Posted on · Houston Whatever Fest — the two-day music, comedy and art showcase – is this weekend (Nov. 21-22), featuring musical acts like Ghostland Observatory and Metric, along with comedians like TJ Miller and Doug Benson. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse caught up with founder Jason Price at Warehouse Live and asked him to explain what exactly […]

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Journalist Roundtable and Light Pollution: Wednesday’s Show (November 18, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been a busy stretch for those who cover the news. You may feel some media outlets have done well, and others not so much, while reporting on everything from the terrorist attacks in Paris to recent unrest on college campuses to this month’s election here in Houston. From time to time on the program […]

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Comedian W. Kamau Bell on Stepping on Toes

Posted on · Comedian W. Kamau Bell performs at Warehouse Live Sunday night. The comedian is perhaps best known for the show he hosted, Totally Biased, which ran for two years on FXX. His topical humor often takes on hefty issues like racism or religion, and he tells Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty that in the age of ubiquitous […]

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Klineberg on Houston’s Hispanics and Comedian W. Kamau Bell: Houston Matters for Friday, November 7, 2014

Posted on · Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Rice Sociology Professor and founding director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, unveils a new report today titled “Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston.” The report examines the educational and economic experiences of different Hispanic communities in and around Houston, and explores the implications for their future, and […]