Posts Tagged ‘Stand-up comedy’

With Funny Feds Series, DC Shorts Makes Moviegoing More Social

Live comedy and short film: two totally different mediums, right? Not so, says DC Shorts Laughs, a 90-minute show that marries the best Funniest Fed comedians with seven classic DC Shorts mini-movies. Each of the four shows in the schedule doubles as a "best-of" showcase for both organizations: two to three past DC Shorts comedies, then [...]

Stand-Up Comic Bill Burr on the World Series, Bad Analogies, and Scary Hecklers

With his red hair and thick Massachusetts accent, comedian has Bill Burr amassed a legion of devoted fans—and that started even before his stint on Breaking Bad.
Burr's comedy specials give him a platform to articulate his particular worldview, which is crude but not without a kernel of bluntness. His dog, his girlfriend, and sports are among [...]

In Open Letter, Comedy Fans Lambaste Allegedly “Rapey” D.C. Comic

The debate over rape jokes has already reached high boil—multiple times—in mainstream comedy. And for a while there, it seemed like comics had finally learned a thing or two about how to make them—especially after comic Patton Oswalt wrote a smart, nuanced essay earlier this year that, among other topics, addressed rape jokes in the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Sublime Frequencies, Egg Creams, and “Consensual Sext”

For a record label, Sublime Frequencies’ crate-digging is extreme in its far-reaching trippiness. Since 2003, label cofounders Hisham Mayet and Alan Bishop have collected rare records and made field recordings around the world, then released them in limited editions. But the label doesn’t just offer music. Sublime Frequencies’ folk cinema has captured song and dance [...]

Arts Roundup: Peak Bloom Edition

How Mingering Mike wound up in the Smithsonian [Post]
Local historian pens a history of Loudoun County African Americans who served in the Civil War. [Post]
Officials getting ready to predict the cherry blossoms' peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [AP via WJLA]
The third annual (e)merge Art Fair now accepting applications. [Art 202]
Drunk History films [...]