Unplanned: How a local comedy troupe is planting roots in Grand Rapids

Written by Kayla Sosa | Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32 |

In 2015, Dog Story Theater’s Comedy Outlet Monday brought together a group of four funny guys who might not have crossed paths otherwise.

If comedian Nikki Glaser could host a roast for anyone, she’d pick Taylor Swift.

At only 18, comedian Dalton Clifford has already made a name for himself.

If there was ever a stand-up comic who truly lived up to the saying that comedy equals tragedy plus time, it’s Ms. Pat.

Parental Time Travel: Q&A with Roy Wood Jr.

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:55 |

Now the host of the hit storytelling series This Is Not Happening on Comedy Central and a regular correspondent on The Daily Show, Roy Wood Jr. has finally found his place in the comedy world, with the network having premiered his first-ever one-hour stand-up special, titled Father Figure, last year. But it was a long road for the 39-year-old comic to get there.

One of the undisputed masters of improv comedy, and the self-declared “Smartest Man in the World,” comedian Greg Proops truly needs no introduction.

If there’s one thing Maria Bamford is best known for, it’s her truly unique voice. And not just her distinct speaking tone, which she often seamlessly flips onstage to an array of character impressions, ranging from her own Minnesotan mother to celebrity chef Paula Deen. Or her numerous voice-over roles on hit animated series like Adventure TimeBoJack Horseman and Word Girl

Known for his long-form storytelling, self-deprecating confessionals and heartfelt humor, comedian Mike Birbiglia has kept a tight lid on his latest one-man show, simply titled The New One.

No Jokes Barred: Comedian Jim Norton returns to Grand Rapids

Written by Rich Tupica | Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:55 |

This month, Norton brings his Kneeling Room Only Tour to Grand Rapids. The show includes some new material slated for his next special, which he plans to release next year. After seven specials stocked with self-deprecating black comedy, his followers may wonder if he’ll soon run out of warped personal anecdotes. Rest assured, Norton’s got a stockpile of freaky tales to draw from.

Brotherly Laughs: Kevin Farley talks family, bringing his own comedy to Muskegon

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 03 January 2018 11:48 |

Whenever actor/comedian Kevin Farley steps onstage, he has to admit one thing almost immediately: Yes, he is Chris Farley’s brother.

There’s no denying the family resemblance between Kevin and his beloved Saturday Night Live star brother, Chris, who passed away in 1997 after a decade-long comedy career that included timeless characters and hit movies like Tommy Boy.

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