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Awful/Lucky Martha Kelly
Austin comedian Martha Kelly has two ways of looking at her improbable path to fame
"..."I'm awful at interviews," says Martha Kelly as we sit down at Radio Coffee &..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

'In the Can With Martha Kelly'
Kelly's homegrown talk show, whether online or live, is refreshingly candid and funny
"...and grungy hide-a-bed love seat), In the Can With Martha Kelly more closely resembles XTube amateur porn than the..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Plain Funny
Don't let Martha Kelly's librarian-like appearance fool you. Beneath the nondescript facade is a cold, dark streak of cynical comedic genius that inspires awe and laughter when it strikes.
"...I met Martha Kelly on her first trip to Austin in September..."

May 26, 2000 Arts Feature

Moontower Comedy 2018: Full Lineup, Schedule
Amanda Seales, Dulcé Sloan, Ted Leo late additions to fun
"...host of local stand-ups, among them Baskets breakout star Martha Kelly...."

March 30, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Getting the Joke
Comedy isn't the funny business it was in the Eighties, what with fewer clubs and audiences burned out by comedy on cable and hack comics. Seven Austin comics discuss the current state of stand-up in a round-table discussion.
"...the contest spurred further controversy. While the winner, newcomer Martha Kelly, was the clear choice to take the title,..."

June 30, 2000 Arts Feature

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...Fri., March 31, 9 & 11pm. – Sean L. Malin Martha Kelly..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Running the Funny
Club manager Margie Coyle has kept the laughter going for 20 years
"...The place that has more recently nurtured and promoted Martha Kelly, Jimmie Roulette, Matt Bearden, and other talented locals...."

July 10, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

What to See When You Aren't Catching Moontower Comedy's Big Shows
"...Jo Firestone, and some cherished hometown heroes: Baskets co-star Martha Kelly and Austin's funniest evangelicals, the McCuewans. Wed., April..."

April 19, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Velveeta Room's Head Cheese
Pat Dean takes over the venue that’s redefining what a “comedy club” can be
"...comedy boom – which produced folks like Matt Bearden, Martha Kelly, J.R. Brow, and DiGiorgio himself – speak of..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

Celebrating Shondee Superstar
Cap City Comedy hosts a benefit for Lashonda Lester's family
"...contestant Chris Cubas • Baskets co-star and FPIA 2000 Martha Kelly • Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin: Best Stand-Up..."

June 27, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Funniest Person Finals/Andy Ritchie Tribute
Before you see the new FPIA, stop by Andy's Balthazar Lounge
"...the title since 1986, with the most recent being Martha Kelly way back in 2000 – so it's refreshing..."

May 16, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Jim's Still Frank
Underground comic Jim Norton has changed the way he looks but not the way he speaks his mind
"...defined an "alternative" scene here, like Maggie Maye or Martha Kelly, are moving toward the comedic center. You are..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Feature by Sean L. Malin

The 24-Hour Sketch Brawl
Ten teams fight to see how much funny they can cook up in one day
"...8pm: 4-Hole Punch (comediennes Maggie Maye, Martha Kelly, Kerri Lendo, and Lashonda Lester) and My Real..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Trickery Flickery Mock
Master Pancake makes the movies hurt so good
"...Ben Bartley, Scott Chester, Buzz Moran, Mary Jo Pehl, Martha Kelly, Zack Carlson, and Leslie (yes, that Leslie) Cochran..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Get Me to the Funny: Chortle Portal
Weekly comedy showcase at UT keeps the students coming back for more
"...personality, and then it’s time for the two closers: Martha Kelly and Pat Dean...."

March 9, 2016 Arts Post by Spencer Beghtol

Infinity Baby
Babies (young and old) who can't grow up
"...Byington. Starring: Kieran Culkin, Kevin Corrigan, Martin Starr, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Martha Kelly, Zoe Graham..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

What’s So Funny About This Thursday Night?
Austin’s Dirty Sixth is where you’ll find the answer to that question
"...and that the performers – Chris Cubas, Carina Magyar, Martha Kelly, Matt Bearden, Mac Blake, Jasmine Ellis, and many..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Comedy: Your 2018 Lineup
March mirth blows in with Bloom, Offerman, Gaffigan, & Cavett
"...Hader Maeve Higgins Dave Hill Matt Ingebretson Ian Karmel Martha Kelly Lynne Koplitz Matteo Lane Lauren Lapkus Orlando Leyba..."

Feb. 27, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)
The return of Twin Peaks is cause for celebration
"...well as a great breakout role for local comedian Martha Kelly. But it's Louis Anderson's Emmy Award-winning performance as..."

June 23, 2017 Screens Post by Mark Fagan

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up
Who makes the jokes, where you can see them, and who keeps the scene running in a city where laughing matters
"...(Austin Stories), co-starred on a series with Zach Galifianakis (Martha Kelly, Baskets), and won the internet (Chris Cubas, @midnight..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bob Byington's Infinity Baby
Austin director has made a reputation for his low-key social comedies
"...flubbing a line, like a whole subplot involving Baskets’ Martha Kelly. That wasn't originally in the script, and was..."

March 17, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Comedian Raul Sanchez Is From Around These Here Parts
At least he (and many another immigrant) is now
"...“Raul tells jokes effortlessly, like you're being let in..."

March 7, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funniest Person in Austin 2016: Lashonda Rules!
Lashonda Lester takes the title in the competition's 31st year
"...has hung over the FPIA since 2000, when marvelous Martha Kelly was the last woman to take the title...."

May 17, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Aaron Brooks Has This Story
Aaron Brooks' skill at shaping bits of life into laugh-filled tales may soon put him out of a job
"...or Mac Blake were joke machines, and others, like Martha Kelly, were alt-abstractionists, Brooks preferred to narrate his own..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Feature

SXSW Comedy: Briefly
"...The Andy Ritchie Fan Club, with Brendon Walsh, Martha Kelly (Baskets), Colton Dunn (Superstore), and more friends of..."

March 11, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

I Like to Watch
Counter-programming for the Big Game
"...willing to let his co-stars – particularly the mind-blowing Martha Kelly – show their stuff...."

Feb. 5, 2016 Screens Column by Jacob Clifton

Out of Bounds: The Lineup
"...Martha Kelly (Austin)..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature

Todd Barry: Todd Barry Rock City
The veteran stand-up comic isn't a rock star, but he played one on TV
"...of prem-ium stand-up comedy, including Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, Martha Kelly, Marc Maron, Brendon Walsh, Howard Kremer, Chip Pope,..."

March 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Cool Jerks
It takes a cool character to weather the hot lights of a comedy club stage, so who better to share tips for beating the summer heat than stand-up comics from Austin, the hot-spot in Texas?

May 26, 2000 Arts Feature

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
"...D: Mervyn LeRoy; with Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Warden, William..."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

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