Posts Tagged ‘Bill Hicks’

Laugh Track: Two Local Comedians Get a Very Early Start

“For me, stand-up comedy is a lot like sex,” says the freckled comic behind the microphone at Dupont Circle’s Townhouse. He pauses while a few people chuckle at the crowded bar. “It’s super awkward for everyone involved, you’re going to laugh at me the whole time, and it’s only going to last about three minutes.”
This has [...]

Joke’s On You: To Curb Allegations of Joke Stealing, D.C. Comics Get Creative

It’s a chilly evening in October, and a band of stand-up comics, clowns, improvisers, and freelance writers has crowded into 14th Street NW eatery Restaurant Judy for a meeting of the D.C. Comedy Writers group. They’ve come here to write, riff, and workshop ideas for material. But mostly, they’re here to suck.
The group offers something [...]

Reviewed: The Essential Collection by Bill Hicks

"I loved when Bush came out and said, 'We are losing the war against drugs.' You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it."
"We live in a world where John Lennon was murdered, yet Barry Manilow continues to put out fucking albums. Goddamnit! If you're gonna [...]

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