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Doing great. So I was wondering, do you get the weekly edition?
Do I get the weekly edition of Creative Loafing?
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Here are the biggest comedy shows happening Oct. 17-20.
Kramer killed his set, chock full of celebrity karaoke (Arnold Schwarzenegger singing "Ice Ice Baby"; Lady Gaga covering her own song with "Butterface") and made the startling connection between Popeye the Sailor and Dave Mustaine, frontman for Megadeth ("Symphony of Destruction" will never be the same for anyone who heard that). While I've always thought Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder sounded like he was sitting on a paint shaker, Kramer has since convinced me that he is actually banging a sheep.
Headliner Pablo Francisco brought the LOL in his trademark ADHD-inspired fashion, spitting jokes and impressions at machine-gun pace with a sniper's precision. Whether it was opening his act with a beatbox marathon or cracking on his own bald spot in the voice of famed movie announcer Don LaFontaine, he kept the crowd rolling all night (although the joke about Michael J. Fox performing cunnilingus was the misstep you'd expect).
“Someone asked me if doing stand-up now, after having not performed for so many years, feels different. And what's funny to me is
Full House, the TGIF sitcom so indelibly etched into the walls of my brain as a youth, will be remembered for many things. The Olsen Twins, John Stamos' hair and an anal-retentive clean freak for a father, Danny Tanner, portrayed with precision by comedian Bob Saget.
But if the 80s sitcom is your only memory of The Sag, you might be in for quite a shock Sunday, March 13, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Laughs will be aplenty, but this won't be your grandma's favorite standup act (or will it?).
Full interview, and details below, including The Rabid One getting roasted yet again!
So The Rabid One got into a little bit of trouble with my girlfriend; I told her I was going to lead this interview with a goat porn question. She chastised me and said, Danny Tanner wouldn't be into that kind of humor." I had a laugh and showed her some Youtube clips. For her benefit, can you please explain exactly how the Full House patriarch died?
Danny Tanner did not die. He will never die. He is like Tom Joad from The Grapes of Wrath. He will always be in every one of us. When you see a child in need of a father to talk to her in a two-dimensional way and tell her everything's going to be all right, while synthesizer strings play in the background, even after she drives a cement truck through the kitchen window, Danny Tanner will be there.
I wanna try something I don't normally do ... I'm going to try to tell you a joke.
With all the hubbub in the media last year regarding bitter, embattled late night talk show hosts, the one guy you should really be paying attention to was vastly ignored. Forget Chinface Chippendale or The Non-Barbarian Conan, TV's Craig Ferguson is the best thing in late night television since the infomercial.
What a rogue! From a meager upbringing on the mean streets of Scotland, to cheeky talk show host-turned proud American citizen, Ferguson couldn't care more, but not give a damn less at the same time. His new stand up special, Does This Need to Be Said?, airing Sat., Feb. 19 on EPIX will prove to you just that.
Jump into the bidding right now and you may win one of the following packages in the Creative Loafing Holiday Auction for The Children's Home all of them closing this afternoon.
Check the complete list of auction items if you want to find out what's closing in the auction's final week, Dec. 13-16. But if any of the following is on your wish list, now's the time to bid!
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#35: Music lessons at Atomic Audio
#40 Tampa Improv tickets, and meet & greet
#54: Brunch at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
#61: Be a celebrity bartender at 717 South
#79: A full underarm package from Pulido Laser Hair Removal
#80: His and her loungewear from Enchanted Beginnings
Its hard to pin down what lies behind Doug Bensons unique slacker mystique his deadpan delivery? His sh**-eating grin between jokes?
Bensons charm might also have to do with how cleverly he walks the line between stoner space cadet and school-yo-ass.
The comedian describes his Comedy Central show, The Benson Interruption, as a bouillabaisse of fun and awkwardness so true.
On the program, he sits in a plush, upright chair at stage left while a stand-up comic attempts to perform a routine, which he interrupts surreptitiously. He asks questions, commiserates and adds his own material, but doesnt undermine the act (though it would be so easy). The result is a friendly and sometimes smart-ass exchange with random hilarity. They even compete in a "Tweet-off."
Benson also starred in Super High Me, the 2007 herb-infused riff on Morgan Spurlocks famous McDocumentary, and has been a regular on VH-1s The Best Week Ever. He also currently hosts the Doug Loves Movies podcast, recorded live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Dec. 9-11 at the Tampa Improv, 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa; show times 8 p.m. Thurs., 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri., 7:30 and 10 p.m. Sat. and 7 p.m. Sun. $16-$18. improvtampa.com.
American Stages one-hour revue A Very Merry Unauthorized Childrens Scientology Pageant begins with six children gathering on a cold winter night to rejoice in telling the story of L. Ron Hubbard during their holiday pageant. Variety calls the pageant equal parts adorable and creepy, hilarious and unsettling, making it way more compelling than your average holiday entertainment. The show introduces audiences to the tenets of Scientology and its creator in musical form, including special appearances by many of Scientologys celebrity practitioners as puppets and the possible arrival of the almighty Xenu himself. Says American Stage: See why the president of the Church of Scientology tried to shut this play down (before we get closed down). Pictured are cast members Alison Lea Bender, Jared Porter and Stephen Ray. Dec. 9 thru 22 at American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg, as part of the theaters After Hours Series. For tickets, call 727-823-7529 or americanstage.org.JG