Five questions with: Comedian Dave Maher

Generally, life is a laughing matter — and death (while not off the table for the talented) remains more of a punchline than a set up. Dave Maher dodged a bullet in 2014, surviving a month-long coma by pulling out of it before they pulled the plug — but that experience provides the set up to his show rather than the punchline. Rather than killing his career, his coma rekindled his comedic interests. […]

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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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Iowa’s Mike Bridenstine returns home to record an album at The Mill

Mike Bridenstine The Mill — Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Iowan-turned-California comedian Mike Bridenstine will perform a live stand-up routine at The Mill on Saturday, Feb. 11 to record for his debut album, due out this year on A Special Thing Records. Born in Muscatine, Bridenstine attended the University of Iowa, graduating as a […]

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RESCHEDULED: ‘The Daily Show’s’ Hasan Minhaj Englert performance moved to Feb. 2017

“Homecoming King” with Hasan Minhaj The Englert Theatre — Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. KRUI and the Englert Theatre had planned on bringing Hasan Minhaj and his one-man comedy show Homecoming King to Iowa City this Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. but due to professional obligations, the comedian and the theater have […]

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Comedian Eric Andre is coming to the Englert

Comedian Eric Andre will be bringing his provocative brand of shock comedy and nihilistic satire to the Englert Theatre, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Andre is the host of The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim with co-host comedian Hannibal Buress. Tickets are $26.50 and are now available for purchase online and at the Englert […]

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Interview: Comedian Weird Al Yankovic talks resetting pop culture’s funnybone

Weird Al Yankovic’s Mandatory World Tour McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids — Tuesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. $35-85 For 40 years, Weird Al Yankovic has been steadily building a career that has landed him at the top of a nexus of different fields. He weaves together skills in music, comedy, acting, directing and production […]

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Interview: Paula Poundstone on Pixar, ‘SNL’ and Donald Trump

Paula Poundstone

Comedian Paula Poundstone Englert Theatre — Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Comedian Paula Poundstone has been performing stand up for 37 years and counting. She is also an author, accomplished voice actor and, for the better part of the last 15 years, has been a frequent panelist on the NPR quiz-show Wait Wait Don’t […]

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Interview: Comedian Natasha Leggero talks honeymoon tours, theatre criticism and ‘Another Period’

Floodwater Comedy Festival Presents: Natasha Leggero IMU Main Lounge — Thursday, Apr. 21 at 8 p.m. Get ready, Iowa City — Natasha Leggero will be performing in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge on Thursday, Apr. 21 at 8 p.m as part of the Floodwater Comedy Festival. Tickets are $25 in advance and are available […]

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Comedian Rachel Bloom talks Iowa, Seth Green and transcendental meditation

Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom The Englert Theatre — Saturday, Mar. 5 at 8:30 p.m. As part of the Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Rachel Bloom, Eric Dadourian and Megan Gogerty, with host Dan Gill, perform live at the Englert Theatre on Saturday, Mar. 5. Tickets are $12–17 for this event; festival passes and a full line-up listing are […]

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Just announced: Natasha Leggero and more to headline Floodwater Comedy Festival

Natasha Leggero headlines the Floodwater Comedy Festival

Floodwater Comedy Festival Iowa City — Apr. 22–24, 2016 Iowa City’s Floodwater Comedy Festival is back for its second year of bringing a wide array of comedy programming and workshops to Iowa City. This year, comedian Natasha Leggero comes to town as the stand-up headliner. Known for her Comedy Central show Another Period (with Garfunkel […]

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