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Paul F. Tompkins
Social media guarantees an audience before the stand-up shows up
"...Blame Canada. Although, stand-up comedian Paul F. Tompkins' nearly 24 years of performing had him..."

June 4, 2010 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Battleship Paul F. Tompkins
The Cap City Comedy Club capos unleash the smart bomb that is comic's comic Paul F. Tompkins
"...Twain's notion that "the human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter," the Cap City Comedy..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Comedians With Theatre Damage
The fourth annual Austin Sketch Fest scripts itself silly
"...and 2) tell people about the upcoming Austin Sketch Fest. He'll need the martini to soothe his nerves when..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

TV Eye
It ain't reality TV, but it may be closer to approaching real life: Nia Vardalos' My Big Fat Greek Life.
"...enough to make any critical TV watcher go belly-up. From the Michael Jackson exposés and ABC's smarmy Are You..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Austin Sketch Fest
Rise of the planet of the skits
"...Quick, while the stand-ups are still exhausted from their marathon battle for punch line supremacy (see elsewhere..."

May 18, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Comedy: Your 2019 Lineup
Leading the laughs: Griffin, The Daily Show, and Elon Musk?
"...So, 44 comedians walk into a conference …..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower Comedian Lauren Lapkus, Tube Raider
The comedian and actress digs up the good, the bad, and the cheesy of pre-Y2K television in the podcast Raised by TV
"...by TV, but she might be the most charming. For proof, just check out her deliriously daffy work on..."

April 20, 2018 Arts Feature by Ashley Moreno

SXSW Comedy: Briefly
"...The 2016 edition of South by Southwest Comedy will feature more than 100 comics over nine days. Here's a..."

March 11, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Get Me to the Funny: Chortle Portal
Weekly comedy showcase at UT keeps the students coming back for more
"...What’s the best way to get to a hip..."

March 9, 2016 Arts Post by Spencer Beghtol

SXSW Comedy Lineup Announced
Judd Apatow, Paul F. Tompkins, Upright Citizens Brigade all return
"...The roster for the March conference’s nine-day hamlet of hilarity saw first..."

Feb. 24, 2016 SXSW Post by Chase Hoffberger

Always Be Chloe-sing
Mary Lynn Rajskub on moving from 24 to stand-up
"...Bauer uttered that phrase on 24 – which was often – it meant go-time for the easily irritated, eye-rolling..."

Nov. 12, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower 2014, Day 1: Local Laughs
Feeling funny about Austin's Mac Blake and Brendan K. O'Grady
"...Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival features tons of great comedians from all over. But..."

April 23, 2014 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Five New Things In Austin's Comedy Scene
A quintuple shot of Lakkalikööri for all my friends
"...and birth control. No wonder that most of these five things are stained with the wonders fermentation hath wrought:..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

TV Eye
The government claims it wants to help you switch from analog to digital-ready TV, but they're not making it easy
"...time to hand out actual awards, it was relatively drama-free. Most of the drama occurred prior to the ceremony,..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Now in its 15th year, the Independent Spirit Awards were created to recognize the so-called "indie" filmmakers who get by with low budgets, favor originality over the formulaic, and feature lesser-known or unknown talent in front of the camera. Well, that's what it used to be like.
"...welcome return as host of this year's gala event, filled with gowns, glam, jewels, and a hint of Hollywood..."

March 24, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Burn, Aspen, Burn
Chasing Celebrity With a Basic Cable Nobody at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival
"..."Chip" Pope "jamming" with new "bud," "French" Stewart A few weeks ago, I thought, "Wouldn't it..."

March 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Brad "Chip" Pope

Xenophobia?
International Acts at SXSW
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March 7, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

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