Author Archive for Valerie Paschall

Trevor Noah’s Seven Sets in Arlington Didn’t Eschew Controversy—Only His Own

The future Daily Show host didn't seem bitter about the Twitter controversy that surrounded the announcement of his new gig.

Cookie Theft and Aluminum Foil: D.C. Comedians’ Best April Fools’ Pranks

What happens when a 5-year-old falls into your duct tape mouse trap instead of her college-aged brother?

A Recap of SXSW Sets From Pree, Kali Uchis, and Prinze George

D.C. does Austin

D.C. at SXSW: The Festival’s First Go-Go Show, Oddisee, and a Big Tribute to J Dilla

Rare Essence turned an Austin show into a mini go-go

Comedian Kyle Kinane on Why He Hates College Shows and Picks Music Clubs Over Comedy Clubs

"I think you need the same checklist and waiting period to buy podcast equipment that you do to buy a handgun."

What Made Local Comedians Laugh in 2014

A racist Nats fan, a banana peel, and an all-you-can-eat buffet

The Sleigher: The Both, “Nothing Left To Do (Let’s Make This Christmas Blue)”

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up for a truly depressing holiday tune.

The Sleigher: Los Campesinos!, “When Christmas Comes”

A bit maudlin, but ultimately celebratory

Wyatt Cenac on Puppets, Political Humor, and Listening to Comedy on Vinyl

"I definitely feel like you do this stuff long enough, you have weird things. Like, I did a show once where I was sandwiched between a reggae band and an all-male line-dancing group."

Aparna Nancherla Talks Twitter, Recent Career Highs, and Her Appreciation of Out-of-Town Comedy Festivals

And she says Conan was really nice!