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Livin' Lavaca Loca
In the early Eighties, back when Jay Leno was still funny, he and a number of now-big name comics told jokes at a little place on Lavaca called the Comedy Workshop. Being there changed the life of one person, who recalls what it was like.
"...the first five letters of both words being the same and all), which was something I'd done in high..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Arts Feature by Angela Davis

Pauly Shore Is Dead
Born and bred L.A. narcissist Pauly Shore turns auteur for this comedy film outing about … himself.
"...– an idea he got from his guardian angel Sam Kinison, who appears to Pauly in his darkest hour..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Cuppa Hot Joe
On a comedy club stage, News Radio star Joe Rogan exudes a mad joy for life in all its insanity, depravity, and delicious dirt; if Henry Miller had done stand-up, it would have come out like Joe Rogan's act.
"...place him among a rare breed of stand-ups like Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks, who weren't afraid to share..."

May 4, 2001 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Capitol City Comedy Club's Grab for Bigger Laughs Restarting the Stop
"...-- is that it was a lot of the same people -- comedian-wise -- who came in," says Miller...."

Feb. 2, 1996 Arts Feature by Spike Gillespie

Guns & Ammo ... and Austin Politics
The state of gun control in Travis County
"...the national stage when Alex Jones did his best Sam Kinison impersonation for CNN host Piers Morgan...."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Venues
Where to find the funny in town
"...incarnation), it hosted such rising stars as Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Kinison, Ron White, and a kid named Bill Hicks,..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Luv Doc: To Tell The Truth
If your GF actually cared what you thought, she would have asked you before she bought that dress
"...Sunny in Philadelphia and comedians like Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. Those are definitely treasure troves of good information..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

When Jimmy Comes Out, Go Crazy
Crowd's-eye-view of a 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in Austin taping
"...– which must have been bequeathed to him in Sam Kinison's will – cutting through the flagging energy of..."

March 14, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

A Lot of Chatter
Things change, but Janeane Garofalo still loves to stand up on a stage and talk
"...Comedy Workshop, the club that launched Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, and, after making the leap to stand-up herself,..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Rock Garage Texas Live Concert Series Volume 1
Squawk Box
"...15 mostly local field recordings, including Nashville Pussy channeling Sam Kinison and the Ugly Beats' touch of Jello Biafra...."

Aug. 5, 2011 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

In Print
'Made You Laugh: The Funniest Moments in Radio, Television, Stand-Up, and Movie Comedy'
"...timing and rhythm of a Richard Pryor or a Sam Kinison cannot be conveyed through a book, so he..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Screens Feature by Jeff Tonn

The Commissioner Has Left the Building
Johnny Torrez was one of the first Austin comics to work on a professional level, and every local comic who ever made a living in the business credits the self-proclaimed "Commissioner of Comedy" as an early influence and inspiration. On Valentine's Day, the Commissioner died. Here's how he is remembered.
"...While other comics of the time were following in Sam Kinison's angry footsteps, Torrez stuck to his classic comedy..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

The Boat
Feting Sixth Street’s 20-year-old live music institution
"...an S.R.O. crowd, and where comedians Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison honed their timing. It's also where Joe Rockhead..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Music Feature by Andy Langer

I Drive Dean Haglund
"...Comedy Workshop, working with then-rising comics like Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, and Dennis Miller. Often, that meant picking them..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

Dancing About Architecture
In the Jailhouse Now
"...to avoid confusion with Mexico's Menudo knockoff of the same name, I'm told that "The Way" is now getting..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

A Tale of Two Comics
Comedy Contrast: Bill Hicks & David Letterman
"...part of a group of Outlaw Comics that included Sam Kinison, employing routines that were angry, profane, and full..."

March 21, 1997 Arts Feature by Harvey Pekar

Say Anything
Eric Bogosian Comes Clean
"...go home and have kids?" I said, "It's the same as the guy who works for Dow Chemical and..."

Nov. 3, 1995 Arts Feature

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