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Funny Bones
"...Richard Griffiths, Oliver Reed, Ruta Lee and Harold Nicholas. Funny Bones is a wonderfully eccentric movie, one whose narrative..."

May 26, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Owen Kline Turns the Funny Pages
New movie looks at the grotesque and absurd sides of collection
"...there's a word that director Owen Kline uses often: "Funny."..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Funny People
With this story about comedians which stars Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, filmmaker Judd Apatow rewrites his own songbook in the key of James L. Brooks, a tricky mix of humor and heartfelt.
"...course, has built a miniempire on dick jokes, and Funny People, the writer-director’s bid at something more grownup, just..."

July 31, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Funny Games U.S.
Michael Haneke comes to the U.S. to remake his tortuous German film about psychological terrorism with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth.
"...Brady Corbet, Boyd Gaines and Siobhan Fallon. There's nothing funny about what happens to the Farber family. Ann (Watts),..."

March 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Funny Ha Ha
In his microbudget debut, writer/director Bujalski shows a superb knack for capturing real moments (the stuff that happens between all the big moments) and the residue of our half-fulfilled inclinations.
"...of the human experience, and they are dramatically legitimate. Funny Ha Ha, for example, begins as its protagonist, Boston..."

July 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

It's Kind of a Funny Story
When a 15-year-old overachiever checks himself into a mental ward, he learns to affirm the good things in life without ever whitewashing the bad.
" the accompanying soundtrack, but It’s Kind of a Funny Story embraces quiet in a way that is typically..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Onion’s Scott Dikkers Headlines Austin’s Worded Funny
Area event showcases written comedy, local literary laughmongers
"...There's a comedy show, and it’s called Worded Funny, and it’s got The Onion's founder Scott Dikkers as..."

Jan. 13, 2020 Arts Post

Funny Games
Austrian moralist Haneke fashions a tense drama from the sadistic games people play.
"...calm pair of madmen intent on playing out their “funny games.” Haneke, intent on exploring the nature of media..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: Funny Bunny
Indie about oddball trio treats trauma with furry tenderness
" SXSW in 2011. She's back in 2015 with Funny Bunny...."

March 18, 2015 Screens Post by Michael Agresta

'Funny' for the Ages
10th anniversary screening of 'Funny Ha Ha' this Sunday
"...shared DNA. Ah, but we have come to praise Funny Ha Ha, and not to wonder what the hell..."

March 21, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

So What's Funny?
"...photograph by Kenny Braun The veteran actor lies on..."

March 5, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Not Funny
"...about inept U.S. law enforcement, the ending should be funny for all the characters. If he wants to make..."

March 20, 2019 Postmarks

Ladies Are Funny Festival
More East Coast comics and a full night of stand-up add more laughs to LAFF
"...Austin's all-female, all-singing improv comedy troupe, if ladies are funny, they'll tell you: "Yes!" Hell, they'll probably sing it,..."

April 30, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ladies Are Funny Festival: Are ladies ... funny? Girls Girls Girls insist, 'Yes, yes, yes.'
The second round of the comedy fest spotlighting women adds sketch, stand-up, and more
"...Of course, ladies are funny. If they're comedians and they're good at what they..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Film Review: I Used To Be Funny
Healing drama uses its laughs as therapy
"...but the tonal balance of I Used to Be Funny is thoughtful, folding in laughs with serious subject matter..."

March 14, 2023 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

'Joan Thinks I'm Funny, So I Better Keep Going'
Oddball Festival's Whitney Cummings on the craft of comedy
" available, so. I know a lot of really funny women: Chelsea Handler, Lisa Lampanelli, they all have their..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Funny Pages
Portrait of the comic artist as a young idiot
" an immediately identifiable character. So it is with Funny Pages and its protagonist, Daniel Zolghadri as rising young..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Julia Scotti Is Funny That Way
Comic Julia Scotti chats comedy ahead of aGLIFF documentary screening
"...aGLIFF Pride Mini Film-a-Thon screening of documentary Julia Scotti: Funny That Way and the post-show comedy set she’s performing...."

June 3, 2022 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Finding the Funny in Bleak Times at Moontower Comedy
A Q&A with stand-ups Akaash Singh and Paul Varghese
"...that, I haven't found a way to make it funny yet. A lot of people really thrived in the..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Arts Feature by Neha Aziz

Page Two: Funny Papers
More than ever, the Chronicle is what people make of it
"...My writing is just not very funny1. I like to think that I can be very..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Column by Louis Black

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.
"...seismic waves of laughter set off by her wickedly funny punchlines. One bit that stuck in my head involved..."

May 26, 2000 Arts Feature

Funny Funny Funny at Fun Fun Fun
FFF Fest books sets by Patton Oswalt, Tenacious D, and Craig Robinson
"...and refrain from cracking wise, this years’ spread of funny people will assuredly pick up the slack. Without further..."

Aug. 5, 2013 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

I Used to Be Funny
A stand-up comedian struggles with PTSD in this Canadian dramedy

June 14, 2024 Movie Review

People Talk Funny at Austin Sketch Fest
The annual jubilee of jokes leads off with a spoof of a Trump-Biden debate and a speech on toxic femininity
" second to none, and both can be scathingly funny when working over the political landscape. Indeed, Atamanuik has..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Ladies Are Funny Festival?
With a rising inflection? So it's a question?
"...Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting is headlining the Ladies Are Funny Festival (LAFF) this year, and that – LAFF –..."

May 9, 2012 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Running the Funny
Club manager Margie Coyle has kept the laughter going for 20 years
"...this week is a local guy, Matt Bearden, who's funny as hell, sure, but does ... Coyle's phone rings...."

July 10, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow, Part II
Jazz patron Bill Cosby's cutting contest
"...Robin Williams at the Erwin Center last Thursday was funny, but decidedly lowbrow. Drank a lot of water. Bob..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Sick, Twisted, and Seriously Funny
Austin animator Lance Myers finds a new home with Spike & Mike and on that wacky World Wide Web
"...Festival of Animation, which quickly snatched up Myers' freakishly funny two-minute short "Skip and Lester: Here's the Stapler If..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Guns Aren't Funny
"...of God's creatures. If you think this pic is funny, then there is something wrong with you; seriously. Sick..."

Oct. 11, 2008 Postmarks

A Sunny, Funny Fest
Previewing the 2008 Austin Film Festival
"...yourself that the Austin Film Festival had found its funny bone. And you'd be right. Hitting every shade of..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

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