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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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Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait just keeps chasing the future

Bobcat Goldthwait plays Penguins Comedy Club on Apr. 8 & 9.

Bobcat Goldthwait Penguin’s Comedy Club — Fri., Apr. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Apr. 9 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Bobcat Goldthwait — the highly recognizable actor, director, writer and veteran comedian — has an expansive list of credits in both TV and film, many of which are available to stream on Netflix. Notable among […]

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Greg Hahn brings his high-energy comedy to Penguin’s

Greg Hahn Penguin’s Comedy Club — Nov. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. Greg Hahn’s energy-bursting comedy returns to Cedar Rapids this Nov. 14 and 15 when he performs at Penguin’s Comedy Club. Greg Hahn loves the Midwest; it’s his people, his crew, and a big chunk of his radio audience for the Bob & Tom Show. […]

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Comedian Roy Wood Jr. performs tonight at Penguin’s

Comedian Roy Wood Jr., who performs tonight at Penguin’s, has been working as a successful stand-up act for more than decade, earning him spots on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Conan and, more recently, the role of “Roy” on TBS’s Sullivan and Son. However, his first big break in comedy came not from getting on stage, but by getting on the phone […]

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