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Steve Birmingham

24 articles

Jeff Garlin

The comedian enthuses about easing the pain, Larry David, and ex-roomie Conan O'Brien

Arts Feature, Oct. 11, 2012

Dang Aloud

Dana Gould likes hiding the pill in the banana

Arts Feature, Apr. 26, 2012

Ramin Nazer

Ramin brings the ha-has with his absurdist non sequitur style

Arts Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

The Chris Trew Project

The comedian's trifecta in Waterloo Park includes shaving off half his beard

Arts Feature, Nov. 5, 2010

Paul F. Tompkins

Social media guarantees an audience before the stand-up shows up

Arts Feature, Jun. 4, 2010

Top 9 Funny Ha-Ha 2009 Notables (In No Order)

The things that kept us laughing through the Great Recession of Aught Nine

Arts Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

Don Rickles

The legendary comic reveals how he 'slayed' Reagan and killed on the moon

Arts Feature, Dec. 11, 2009

Paul Mooney

This cutting-edge comedy legend talks about Richard Pryor, SNL, and race

Arts Feature, Jul. 24, 2009

Bill Maher

The political satirist weighs in on Republican sex scandals and Texas secession

Arts Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

'In the Can With Martha Kelly'

Kelly's homegrown talk show, whether online or live, is refreshingly candid and funny

Arts Feature, May. 29, 2009

Todd Barry: Todd Barry Rock City

The veteran stand-up comic isn't a rock star, but he played one on TV

Arts Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Matt Bearden

The Austin comedian on his influences, why he's not in L.A., and Red River hipsters

Arts Feature, Dec. 26, 2008

Jim Gaffigan

Pack up the kids: Comedian Jim Gaffigan is back, taping his Austin shows for cable

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

Blank Generation

Amy Sedaris on 'Strangers With Candy'

Screens Feature, Jul. 21, 2006

David Huntsberger

Straddling all things rascally and erudite, David Huntsberger's stand-up odyssey on evolution is more fun than a barrel of Scopes Monkey Trials

Arts Feature, Mar. 24, 2006

George Carlin

As George Carlin brings his Off-Base and On Target tour to Austin, area comics talk about this savagely funny and influential stand-up artist

Arts Feature, Dec. 30, 2005

Asking for It

'Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic'

Screens Feature, Dec. 9, 2005

Battleship Paul F. Tompkins

The Cap City Comedy Club capos unleash the smart bomb that is comic's comic Paul F. Tompkins

Arts Feature, Apr. 22, 2005

In Memoriam: Mitch Hedberg

Stand-up comedy lost one of its most beloved and gifted talents with the March 30 passing of Mitch Hedberg

Arts Feature, Apr. 15, 2005

Stand-up's Best Medicine Show

The Comedians of Comedy provide stand-up's best medicine show

Arts Feature, Mar. 11, 2005

Death by 'Chunklet'

Athens, Ga.-based 'Chunklet' magazine is the bible of cutting-edge stand-up comedy and underground rock coverage

Arts Feature, Mar. 11, 2005

The Bad American

Bill Maher comes out on drink, drugs, and God

Arts Feature, Nov. 12, 2004

Requiem for a Sane Man

Exalting comic maverick Bill Hicks on the 10th anniversary of his passing

Arts Feature, Mar. 12, 2004

Behind America's Funnyman

For rare comedian Neil Hamburger, it's all about the laughs – and keeping the bug spray close

Arts Feature, Jan. 30, 2004

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