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Calendar, Night&Day Hear All the Voices in His Head

Hear All the Voices in His Head

The phrase “one-man show” is sometimes mistaken for nature’s way of saying “stay home and watch Netflix.” The form has been so diminished by plodding self-indulgence that its mere mention among certain comedy nerds serves as a punchline without need…
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Calendar, Night&Day Just Make It Up as You Go Along

Just Make It Up as You Go Along

Performing improvisational theater and comedy are popular all over the country — because saying the first thing that comes into your head is fun. If you are talented, it’s also funny. To be talented, you need inspiration. Tim Meadows performs…
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Calendar, Night&Day Role of a Lifetime

Role of a Lifetime

In England, Eddie Izzard is a god, a transvestite comic genius, even the "lost Python,” according to John Cleese. In America, he’s Tony P in Mystery Men. He’s also a few other bit characters, but really, Tony P. is about…
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Calendar, Night&Day Did You See That?

Did You See That?

McSweeney’s quarterly DVD magazine Wholphin aspires toward wonder, specifically the wonder we feel upon learning that wholphins exist not only in our imaginations but also a tank at Hawaii’s Sea Life Park. Issue six features a gripping lineup, topped by…
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Calendar, Urban Experience War Is Hell

War Is Hell

TUES 2/17 One of the reasons 9/11 so stupefied our country is that we're not used to seeing war on our own soil. We're also unused to seeing war's blood, carnage, and dehumanization, because media outlets choose what to show…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday November 18 Sociable Darwinists Comic actor John Cleese ponders the meaning of life yet again when he and British biologist Richard Dawkins satirize the interview process during a City Arts & Lectures onstage conversation. So far, Cleese's best-known contribution…
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