An Iowa City native is bringing his own talk show back home for the first time

Iowa City-native, Jeff Houghton, is the host of *The Mystery Hour with Jeff Houghton*, a Midwestern talk show. Jeff Houghton (right) hosts a Springfield, Missouri-based talk show. - Photo contributed by Jeff Houghton

Stephen Colbert better watch his back. The Midwest has its own, homegrown talk show, and it’s hosted by an Iowa City native. “We can do awesome things in the Midwest,” said Jeff Houghton, the host of a Springfield, Missouri-based talk […]

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‘There’s Q shit everywhere!’: ‘The Daily Show’ spotlights Iowa Trump supporters at Des Moines rally

Iowa was again the subject of a Daily Show segment most residents of the state would consider to be embarrassing. But while Iowans are used to being portrayed as folksy and a bit out of touch during caucus season, the […]

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Comedian Aparna Nancherla mines for laughs in everything from depression to fruit puns

Stand-up comedian, actress and Witching Hour performer Aparna Nancherla has been named one of the “50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. In the last year, she has opened for Tig Notaro, appeared on the Netflix series Master of None, released her debut album and filmed a Comedy Central special. She will perform at the Witching Hour festival in Iowa City on Oct. 21.

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Interview: Kyle Kinane on punk nostalgia and self-deprecating humor, ahead of Turnbuckle

Kyle Kinane, a prolific stand up who has made his mark in comedy weaving together hilariously absurd stories of everyday life with a whiskey-soaked sense of wisdom and wonder, or as he once self-deprecatingly summed up his act, “Uncle Barbeque and his dum-dum stories,” headlines the Turnbuckle Comedy and Music Festival at the Codfish Hollow in Maquoketa May 26 and 27. […]

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