Category Archives: Rants about Stand-Up

A Quote About Quotas…

The topic of “affirmative action” is trending again at the moment, as a storm brews over this year’s all-white Oscar nominations… so I thought I’d share this tidbit I read while “researching” my post about Katherine Ryan yesterday. To block-quote … Continue reading

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“Euchhh… White People!”

It isn’t very often that a name comedian visits our tiny, end-of-the-line town, so God bless “TV’s Katherine Ryan” for gracing us with her dazzling presence, along with up-and-coming support act Harriet Kemsley. Our volunteer-run pavilion theatre was jam-packed for … Continue reading

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“I Have A Human Vagina!”

I was already a fan of Jenny Slate the sketch/character comic… and now, after watching Obvious Child (2014), I can also respect her as a dramatic actress too! This low-budget indie rom-com might not be to everyone’s tastes… both the … Continue reading

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Buttersweet Goodbyes

[Contains forgotten parrots and SPOILERS!!!] I didn’t find the third season of Kroll Show quite as final as the pre-publicity led me to expect… true, one of my fave characters (‘Dr. Armond’) did die in the penultimate episode, but then … Continue reading

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“How Dare You!”

The third and final DVD in the hat-trick of stand-up specials that Santa brought me this year was Janeane Garofalo’s If You Will (2010), recorded live at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. I’ve had a huge crush on Garofalo as an … Continue reading

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“If You’ve Gotta Go South, You’ve Gotta Go South…”

[Contains spooky doll impersonations and SPOILERS!!!] There aren’t many stand-up specials that require a spoiler warning, but I feel obligated to apply one to this post about Kristen Schaal’s Live at the Fillmore, to avoid revealing any of the “plot … Continue reading

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Magic vs. Miracles

In my post about Cho-Dependent, I stated that Sarah Silverman’s Jesus is Magic set such a high standard for stand-up shows, that even Big S herself might never match it… and sadly her new hour-long HBO special, We Are Miracles, … Continue reading

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