For laughs

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:30am

Dana Goldberg killed it at Black Tie. But the lesbian comedian feels her big break is still ahead of her Dana Goldberg is what you might call the comedian next door. She’s wickedly funny, enviably charming and has the kind of bio that young comedians dream of. The notches on her bedpost include performances at [...]

Hey, hey, hey Paula

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:15am

Paula Poundstone makes merry, Mary — but not like most other comedians ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Paula Poundstone’s comedy style is more identifiable for what it’s not than for what it is. It’s observational, but not trite (nary a “didya ever notice?”). It’s droll but rarely snarky. She can be political, but not [...]

REVIEW: John Waters’ ‘Filthy World’

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 9:54am

If you’re inclined to be offended by an unoffendable person, you’d best steer clear of John Waters

Whoop, Whoop, who’s gay?

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 7:30am

Longtime gay ally Whoopi Goldberg, like her comedy hero Moms Mabley, doesn’t care what anyone thinks   Never one to give a flying you-know-what, Whoopi Goldberg has made a career out of not caring what people think about her. Ask her about her sexuality — to some, a lingering enigma since the ’70s, when Goldberg [...]

Laughactory

Posted on 14 Mar 2014 at 7:35am

DCH kicks off 5th annual Dallas Comedy Fest   After seven award-winning seasons, 30 Rock ended its run early last year. But Tina Fey’s influence on the next generation of comedians took root over that span and is starting to bud. Amanda Austin opened the Dallas Comedy House in 2009, but after reading Fey’s 2011 [...]

Shade at night

Posted on 07 Mar 2014 at 6:30am

‘Throwing Shade’ podcasters Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi take on Dallas Feminasty” Erin Gibson and “Homosensual” Bryan Safi just want to make you laugh. And trust me, they will, as they hit the stage of Dallas Comedy House March 14 with their absurdist, stream-of-consciousness comedic dialogue in the podcast-cum-live-show Throwing Shade. The West Hollywood-based (and [...]

Hair apparent

Posted on 28 Feb 2014 at 6:30am

Lady Bunny, wigging out before her Dallas appearance   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When you’re a drag queen — especially one like Lady Bunny, a mega-bouffanted comedian closer to camp than to impersonation — you probably expect most people will treat you as entertaining more than intellectual. And that would be a mistake. [...]

Goldberg variations

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 at 6:15am

Queermedian Dana Goldberg brings her sassy shtick to Sue’s   JONANNA WIDNER  |  Contributing Writer jonanna.widner@gmail.com Comedian Dana Goldberg’s latest album, Crossing the Line, recorded this past year in Seattle, kicks off with the rumble of an unusually rowdy crowd that sounds pretty fearless about making its presence known. It sounds a bit like an [...]

RISK! taker

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 6:30am

Out comedian Kevin Allison goes where no joke has gone before jonanna widner  | Contributing Writer jonanna.widner@gmail.com The first conscious thought I remember having,” Kevin Allison says as we kick off our interview, “was, ‘Oh, wow, I like boy’s butts!’” It’s not a big surprise that Allison “went there,” or that he did it so [...]

Funny girl

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 6:00am

Comedian Sarah Silverman never met a subject too off-limits for a joke   There’s nothing too taboo for Sarah Silverman. Not AIDS, not even poop. And in her 20-year career (she began in 1993 with a spot on Saturday Night Live), her hit comedy special, Jesus is Magic, and her own sitcom, The Sarah Silverman Program, [...]