Posts Tagged ‘Jenn Tisdale’

Arts Roundup: The Big Breakup Edition

University of Maryland surprised and dismayed by collapse of plans to team up with Corcoran. [Arts Desk]
Corcoran's staff, students, and faculty also surprised by the news. [Arts Desk]
Museum leaders say Corcoran dissolution was the best option at hand. [Post]
Matthew Hemerlein (Lo-Fang), interviewed. [New York Times]
Chris Brown trial date set for April. [AP]
Travis Jackson benny rescheduled. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Dead Meadow, and Dance Parties

The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. But festival curator Paul Carr doesn't just wave the banner of purism: He builds a case for it. The first day alone features 21 different performances of solid, swinging, straight-ahead jazz (with an opening-night performance by Giacomo [...]

ToDo ToDay: Porgy and Bess, Stand-Up Comedy, and Cotton Candy

The return of Porgy and Bess to the National Theatre means much more than rousing dance numbers: It was the first musical performed for a desegregated audience at the gilded Pennsylvania Avenue NW venue. This tour stop of the much-updated Porgy and Bess, which snagged the 2012 Tony for Best Revival, is unlikely to reach similar heights of [...]

Read Washington City Paper’s First People Issue

Today, Washington City Paper debuted its first People Issue, a special edition of the paper dedicated to the folks who help make life in D.C. the creative, noisy, well-fed, funny, drunk, vibrant, (occasionally) nude, and ever-changing place it is.
We talked to a whole bunch of notable folks in the art world, all of whom you [...]

Arts Roundup: Porno Edition

Local standup comic Jenn Tisdale makes a porno with James Deen; writes about it. [Brightest Young Things]
Phil Kennicott debates filmmaker Alex Rivera on the validity of the umbrella term "Latino art." [Post]
Local bartenders love and hate Ben Tausig's ("Inkwell") crossword puzzles. [NPR]
Julianne Brienza talks FallFringe. [BYT] [DCist]
Ex-Wonder Woman and Potomac resident Lynda Carter on her struggle [...]

Rejected From Bentzen Ball, Local Comics Book Their Own Comedy Show

Back after a four-year hiatus, Brightest Young Things' Bentzen Ball comedy festival is named after a Danish man named Ole Bentzen who laughed himself to death while watching A Fish Called Wanda. But when the event kicks off tonight at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring curator Tig Notaro along with Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Heather Lawless, and others, [...]

Valentine’s Day: Don’t Just Drink It Away

Valentine's Day: you know how it goes. OK for some, sucky for most. Drinking is always an option, but that can get depressing fast; fortunately there's some other stuff going on that might distract you from that massive teddy bear display in the middle of CVS.
Jenn Tisdale and Andrew Bucket host an evening of dark humor [...]

D.C.’s Finest Comedy Talk Show, You, Me, Them, Everybody, Turns Three

Speaking with Brandon Wetherbee on the phone is like talking to a good friend—and not only because the 29-year-old is relaxed and witty in an occasionally self-effacing way, but also because his voice is really familiar, if you've listened to his talk show, You, Me, Them, Everybody.
The live show, originally only available through the web before [...]

This Could Be Funny: Jon Benjamin Has a Tour

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, April 20: Ha Has for Ta Tas at Arlington Drafthouse
This breast cancer fundraiser—headlined by the formerly D.C.-based, still very funny Erin Jackson—is promising for several reasons. Fundraisers are always a positive thing, the Drafthouse is a comfortable and inviting venue, and Jackson is [...]