Tag Archives: Stand-up

Happy posthumous birthday to Robin Williams

Today would’ve been his 70th birthday and we really needed him during the Girth Vader years to make us intelligent and empathetic people cope better. I do feel somewhat bad about liking Robin again near the end of his life … Continue reading

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Austin casualties update: Cap City Comedy Club

Alongside I Love Video, another Eighties Institution and Survivor closed its doors for good. Originally Cap City was a Laff Stop franchise during the Eighties’ Comedy Boom, when places as tiny as Springfield, IL had a club! When the Comedy … Continue reading

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Mac Blake caused the name change

I don’t know if this moving company has franchises in other cities but this one has been a staple around Austin for about a decade. They used to be named “College Hunks Moving Junk.” Then the word “Hunks” was transformed … Continue reading

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RIP: Kip Addotta

Kip was only a household name to fans of Dr. Demento and maybe anyone who caught the syndicated show Make Me Laugh. He first came to my attention while living in Indiacrapolis when the rock station responsible for not-funny Bob & Tom … Continue reading

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Moontower 2019

Austin’s Eighth Annual Moontower Comedy Festival (aka Moontower 2019) was pretty good this year. For me, it wasn’t as cool as last year when they had the after party at a place the comedians enjoyed hanging out at but I … Continue reading

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Ali Saddiq

I saw Ali either this Spring or last year at Moontower Comedyfest. He was part of a showcase and I was really impressed on how he stood out from the others. Firstly, he took a seat. Secondly, he was less … Continue reading

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Jake Johannsen 2 (really 3)

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Jake came to Austin way back around August (8/25/18 to be exact) but my Brushes with Greatness got backed up for the remainder of the year due to it being an avalanche of awesomeness! He is worth mentioning because … Continue reading

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Arden Myrin

My last Brush for Moontower 2018. Sorry it’s late but I was very, very tired Friday thanks to a very exhausting Thursday. It was awesome to finally get a picture with Arden! She is the other half of The Tinkle … Continue reading

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Tom Rhodes

It’s actually my second time meeting Tom. The amazing part is that he remembered our meeting at the first Moontower Fest at Dana Gould’s showcase! Most of you will recognize him from the Nineties when his hair was longer too. … Continue reading

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Kurt Braunohler

At last! A comedian who’s taller than me! Kurt is best known for a few things. He’s voice of Louise’s nemesis, high-schooler Logan on Bob’s Burgers, he was a tutor to the demons on Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, he … Continue reading

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Jesus Trejo

For starters, no, Jesus isn’t related to Danny Trejo…I asked. He joked about meeting the well-loved heavy in Horror, Action and Comedy flicks; Danny asked him if he was an unknown grandkid. Meanwhile, Jesus is a hilarious up-and-coming comedian I … Continue reading

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Moontower Comedyfest 2018 (or #7)

Another great time at Austin’s own comedy festival. I went with the generic badge which paid for itself easily as I attended two showcases, Niki Glaser’s headliner show and then went schmoozing at the after party. The “Weird Al” Yankovic … Continue reading

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RIP Harry Anderson

Quite the bummer to hear about Harry passing and rather soon, he was only 65. His magic tricks on SNL helped us all get through some rather weak years for the show. I remember how he put a needle through his … Continue reading

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RIP Mitzi Shore

Mitzi’s name may sound familiar to many, she’s (not-funny) comedian Pauly Shore’s mother. For those who follow comedy (like me), she’s more famous as being the owner of The Comedy Store, a venue which made the careers of David Letterman, Robin … Continue reading

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Brian Posehn 3

Got to see one of my favorite comedians, voice actors and D&D aficionados back in February (the digging out continues!). Hot off his 30 years of being a stand-up last Summer, Brian had a mix of great new jokes and … Continue reading

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