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Photos: Green Gravel Comedy festival delights and disgusts

Green Gravel Comedy festival brought stand-up and alternative comedians from across the country into Iowa City for a host of shows at Brew Lab, The Mill, Riverside Theatre and High Grounds cafe. […]

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What happens when you take a joke to its grave? Find out Friday at Green Gravel Comedy Festival

Following comedy legend Andy Kaufman’s death in 1984, the character of Tony Clifton — the lounge singer with the pornstar moustache, known for his belligerence and berating his audience — lives on through a puzzle of impersonators, including Bob Zmuda. […]

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A-List: Helltrap Nightmare’s Sarah ‘Squirm’ Sherman and Julia Dratel talk comedy and the grotesque

In anticipation of their headlining show at the Green Gravel Comedy Festival on Saturday, May 13 I spoke with Helltrap Nightmare head writer/performer Sarah “Squirm” Sherman and producer/collaborator Julia Dratel as they traveled by van to their next performance on the East Coast leg of their tour. Their overlapping answers (as each jumped into the midst of the other’s sentence) are represented here. […]

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Green Gravel Comedy Fest announces ticket sales, lineup additions

Tickets go on sale today for the Green Gravel Comedy Festival. This third annual event will be taking place at a variety of locations across Iowa City, Mar. 4–5. Available now are presale passes and individual tickets to select highlight shows. Prices range from $5-17; tickets are available on their website. Little Village is a […]

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Rachel Bloom and Bill Plympton to headline 2016 Green Gravel Comedy Fest

Green Gravel Comedy Festival Iowa City — Mar. 4–5, 2016 This time just two years ago, the folks at Green Gravel Comedy Festival were wrapping up an Indiegogo campaign to get their first event, in 2014, off the ground. Now they’re coming up on year three, and this fledgling fest is jam-packed with even more […]

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Green Gravel Comedy Fest: ‘Too Many Cooks’ creator heading to Iowa City, more announcements to follow

Lee Keeler, organizer of The Green Gravel Comedy Festival, an Iowa alternative comedy festival that began last year, announced today that the 2015 festival… […]

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