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Brently Heilbron's Stand Up Empire Signs With PBS
New show to bring ACL-like coverage of Austin's comedy scene
Screens Story  December 10, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Last time we told you about local comedy mover-and-shaker Brently Heilbron, it was because of his emo puppet band, Fragile Rock. This time it's because of his new show on PBS: Stand Up Empire...."

Fragile Rock: Austin's Emo Puppet Band
Maybe the world's only emo puppet band?
DAILY Arts  June 3, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...This all started because a man named Brently Heilbron got divorced...."

Working Worked Out
Theaterless Theater Corps, Rude Mechanicals, KAIROS! Co.
Arts Story  August 26, 1999, by Robert Faires
"...The Invisible Medium will continue to be shaped by Hancock and Boone here in Austin, but no production dates are set at present. Brently Heilbron..."

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
Arts Story  August 25, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...2, 7pm, ColdTowne; Available Cupholders, Sat., Sept. 3, 9pm, Hideout – Upstairs Brently Heilbron..."

Arts & Entertainment
Best of Austin Story  September 24, 1999
"...Stand-up ComicBrently Heilbron..."

Working Vacations
Theaterless Theater Corps, Rude Mechanicals, KAIROS! Co.
Arts Story  July 8, 1999, by Robert Faires
"...Hancock and Boone will be at the Lab to develop The Invisible Medium, a site-specific tale of prospectors, drifters, and ornithology on which they have been collaborating for a year. Brently Heilbron, Anna Krejci..."

Best Excuse for Missing a Gig: a True Story
Arts Story  April 15, 1999
"...One of the founding members, Jon Wiley, is not a drinker, and someone -- perhaps the evil Brently Heilbron -- took a notion to make sure that Jon got good and drunk before the festival. "I'd really only been drunk once before, back in high school," Wiley says..."

Brutality Television
Why you won't be seeing Austin emo puppet band Fragile Rock on America's Got Talent
Arts Story  July 14, 2016, by Brently Heilbron
"...Brently Heilbron is an Austin writer and comedian. He is the host of the PBS series Stand Up Empire and lead singer of the emo puppet band Fragile Rock...."

All Things Delicious: What the hell is inside the sizzle pot?
Ada Calhoun critiques Brently Heilbron's All Things Delicious
Arts Review  December 10, 1999, by Ada Calhoun
"...We meet the very sideburned Brently Heilbron in a musical number. He emerges doing a swirling dance worthy of The Sound of Music and singing a song whose subject matter covers, among other things, a certain sizzle pot, masturbation, and cartoons..."

Momfest: the Schedule
Arts Story  November 6, 1998
"...9:30pm, Brently Heilbron: Happytown (A work-in-progress solo show/interactive experience that explores America today.)..."

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
DAILY SXSW  January 16, 2019, by Richard Whittaker
"...He checks himself into a medical research facility to pay off his debt, but quickly realizes it won’t be that easy. Cast: Roby Attal, Lauren Hatfield, Carlos Gallardo, Alejandro Rose Garcia, Rebel Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez, Eman Esfandi, Steven Brudniak, Brently Heilbron, Pierce Foster Bailey (World Premiere)..."

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
Music Story  March 8, 2018
"...Fronted by lead mope Milo S. (Brently Heilbron), the 10-piece troupe upends the Henson legacy with the power of pessimism..."

Moontower Review: Austin Towers
The range of local comedy voices was on full view at the Velv
DAILY Arts  April 24, 2017, by Ashley Moreno
"...The Austin Towers showcase helped close this year’s Moontower Comedy Festival. The lineup featured many of Austin’s comedy darlings, like Maggie Maye, Amber Bixby, Brently Heilbron, and Vanessa Gonzalez..."

Out of Bounds 2016
Arts Story  August 25, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Austin Stories Reunion OOB reunites the cast of the 1997 MTV sitcom for an evening of stand-up and a panel discussion hosted by Stand Up Empire's Brently Heilbron. Featuring Laura House (Blue Collar TV), "Chip" Pope (Last Comic Standing), Howard Kremer (Who Charted?), Matt Bearden (Dudley & Bob Show), and more..."

Moontower 5 Draws a Princess
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum's purple reign hits Austin
DAILY Arts  February 9, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...And if you were at all concerned about Austin comics being part of the fifth Moontower, let me ease your mind. The new roster includes such local favories as Chris Cubas, Chris Trew, Matt Bearden, Lashonda Lester, Mac Blake, Maggie Maye, Matt Sadler, Brian Gaar, Kerri Lendo, Amber Bixby, Ralph Hardesty, Andrew Dismukes, Bob Khosravi, Brently Heilbron, Bryan Gutmann, Danny Palumbo, Joe Hafkey, and Martha "Baskets" Kelly...."

Head of the Class
With Senioritis, the conclusion to his quartet of plays set at a Catholic high school in Houston, solo performer Rob Nash is all set to graduate -- to Off-Broadway, says Robi Polgar.
Arts Story  December 24, 1999, by Robi Polgar
"...As such, Nash fits into a large contingent of solo performers who have cut their teeth on local stages over recent years, many choosing the Vortex as their Austin home away from home. Some of these artists are taking their words and work across the country: Heather Woodbury, Brently Heilbron, and even Tim Miller come to mind as solo artists whose styles incorporate the voices and bodies of an array of characters, most of them quite normal, but who, in the care of these artists, have something important to say, often something hilarious, even outrageous..."

115 Comics Walk Into a Bar ...
Arts Story  November 6, 1998, by J. C. Shakespeare
"...Several young comics had impressive outings. Matt Sadler and Brently Heilbron, both members of the improv troupe Monks' Night Out, turned in fresh, inventive performances that were completely free of stock references and premises that had been beaten to death throughout the day..."

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