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  • Paula Poundstone will take the stage at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 14th, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY.
  • Before Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Doonesbury, there was Art Buchwald. For more than fifty years, from 1949 to 2006, Art Buchwald’s Pulitzer Prize–winning column of political satire and biting wit made him one of the most widely read American humorists and a popular player in the Washington world of Ethel and Ted Kennedy, Ben Bradlee, and Katharine Graham.
  • Taking to the Main Stage at Williamstown Theater Festival, Alex Edelman's "Just For Us," takes the audience through hilarious anecdotes from Alex Edelman’s life. After a string of anti-Semitic abuse is directed at Edelman online, he decides to covertly attend a gathering of White Nationalists in New York City and comes face to face with the people behind the keyboards. The result is a hair-raising encounter that gives "Just For Us" its title and final, jaw-dropping twist.
  • Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian, “Aladdin” star and owner of the most recognizable voice in Hollywood, has died after battling a long illness. He was 67. In 2016, Gottfried headlined the Woodstock Comedy Festival and I spoke with him about his career. We air that interview now - in full - in memoriam.
  • The comic, actor and writer is working on a new comedy series at Revolution Hall in Troy starting Thursday.
  • Patton Oswalt is a multi-hyphenate talent (actor, writer, comedian) and award-winning performer. From his comedy specials to more than 200 film and television roles including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award, Oswalt chooses work that inspires him and entertains audiences.In 2020, Oswalt’s Emmy nominated Netflix special I Love Everything was widely applauded upon release –“I Love Everything...is one of the best stand-up sets you’ll see this year,” according to RogerEbert.com; he also received a Grammy nomination for his comedy album of the same name.Tonight at 7PM - Patton Oswalt Live: Who's Ready to Laugh? will take place at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
  • Throughout the pandemic, Marc Maron mused about whether he would ever return to stand-up. That ambivalence, despite his decades on the stage, is reflected in the name of his current tour: “This May Be the Last Time.”
  • New Yorker Cartoonist Liza Donnelly joins us to tell us about her new book, "Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Women Cartoonists" (Prometheus) and the online event she will be having tomorrow night through Oblong Books at 7PM. Donnelly offers a unique slant on 20th-century and early 21st-century America through the humorous perspectives of the talented women of The New Yorker. Donnelly will be joined by fellow "very funny ladies" Roz Chast, Kim Warp, and Kendra Allenby - all talented women cartoonists who have successfully captured in pictures and captions many of the key social issues of their time.
  • Schur has published a new book that serves as something of a guide through moral philosophy, building on the big questions grappled with on “The Good Place.” The book is called “How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question.”
  • Sandra Bernhard will return to the live stage with her first performances since February 2020. The comedienne/performer/actress is now doing her "Sandra Bernhard: Madness and Mayhem" shows at the City Winery at Hudson River Park in Manhattan on August 28 and 31.