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

Rachel Bloom to headline Green Gravel

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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Comedian, UI alum and former ‘SNL’ cast member Brooks Wheelan to perform last-minute show at the Yacht Club

Brooks Wheelan

Comedian Brooks Wheelan The Yacht Club — Monday, Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. ($3 door charge) Stand-up comedian and former SNL cast member Brooks Wheelan, an Iowa native, is snowed in after returning to Iowa for the holidays. The good news? The University of Iowa alum announced earlier today on Twitter that — given his […]

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Local comics explore the darker side of sketch comedy in KNOCK IT OFF


Billed as a “scary laughing show,” KNOCK IT OFF is a new web series that mixes sketch comedy and horror tropes. The project is the brainchild of Alosha Robinson and Carter Davis, who write and direct the shows and appear in some of the skits. The camera work is by local artist Lev Cantoral. […]

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Listen: Little Village Comedy Podcast featuring Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes

  Comedian Tim Barnes discusses his stand-up comedy career, the right to be an absurd person of color, how Woody Allen’s delivery and his anxiety over ethnicity influenced his comedy, Ira Glass’s confounding fondness for ellipsis in evasive emails, the art of crafting an N-word joke for a white audience and much more. Barnes will […]

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Little Village Comedy Hour presents Chris Thayer

Chris Thayer

Little Village Comedy Hour with Chris Thayer The Mill — Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. Little Village Comedy Hour hosts L.A.-based stand-up comedian Chris Thayer at The Mill on Saturday, October 17 at 10 p.m. The show is part of Thayer’s Road Worrier tour. Thayer came to the attention of many comedy fans as […]

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Interview: Comedian John Hodgman brings ‘Vacationland’ to the Englert Theatre

Comedian John Hodgman Englert Theatre — Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. The characters of “John Hodgman” include resident expert, deranged millionaire, and stockpiler of mayonnaise and urine for the impending apocalypse. He has appeared on The Daily Show, Bored to Death, Parks and Rec, Community, Married and a slew of other awesome television shows, […]

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