• Dennis Miller praises Texas governor Rick Perry, gets some laughs at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

    AUSTIN – As day two of the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival arrived on April 24, I crossed the threshold of the Paramount Theatre, wondering how exactly a comedian like Dennis Miller would be received by an Austin audience. Well known for his outspoken conservatism and completely esoteric punch lines, Miller could easily have stepped out in front of a theater full of dyed-in-the-wool liberals, hostile to any cracks about

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Michael Ian Black join Michael J. Fox and others for Parkinson’s fundraiser

    Are you tired of Uncle Larry calling you up with a bad joke he heard at the office? Well from now until Oct. 2, you can bid to have a comedian call to tell you a great joke to support Parkinson’s disease! Shaking With Laughter, a charity started by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe and his wife, Karen, have declared Oct. 23 National “Tell a Joke for Parkinson’s Day.” Apparently

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    Bill Burr: ‘I’m a functioning psycho’

    With the release of an album, DVD and the premiere of his one-hour Comedy Central special, Why Do I Do This? it’s a busy month for one Boston-bred comedian– especially for a self-professed ‘pyscho.’ Welcome to the honest — if not, slightly frightening — mind of Bill Burr. Over the past five years, few comedians have been more exciting to watch grow as an artist as Bill Burr. Through his

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