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Preview: Colleen Watson at Crow’s Nest

Preview: Colleen Watson at Crow’s Nest

‘Colleen Watson happens to be one of the funniest people I’ve ever met.’

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Q&A: Comedian Sammy Obeid

Q&A: Comedian Sammy Obeid

Sammy Obeid decided two years ago to do stand-up comedy for 1,000 consecutive days. If all goes according to plan (no panic attacks, measles, etc.), his Tuesday show at the Blue Lagoon will be number 829. The show is part of a new weekly comedy showcase hosted by local comedian DNA. We caught up with Obeid on the phone before a show at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, Calif.

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Q&A: Paula Poundstone

Q&A: Paula Poundstone

Poundstone rose out of the stand-up scene in Boston, and came to national attention with her TV appearances and award-winning HBO special in the late ’80s. These days, she is a frequent panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, an avowed asexual and an unapologetic crazy cat lady. We caught up her via a phone interview as she prepares to perform at the Rio on Friday, March 1, 2013.

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Planet Cruz Comedy Show Blows Up

Planet Cruz Comedy Show Blows Up

It’s no surprise that Richard Stockton would bring his well-outside-the-mainstream comic sensibility to Santa Cruz and found the Planet Cruz comedy series, which takes a huge leap this weekend from its former Kuumbwa digs to the Rio for its biggest show ever—one that will kick off its bi-monthly events there.

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UCSC Grad has Rising Comedic Talent

UCSC Grad has Rising Comedic Talent

San Francisco comedienne Lisa Geldudig produces shows that try to bring some perspective to standup beyond the typical lineup of three white guys—because, as she says, “no offense, but the comedy spectrum and audience are wider than that.”

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Neil Hamburger Takes Bad Comedy to Hilarious Heights

Neil Hamburger Takes Bad Comedy to Hilarious Heights

Greg Turkington’s funnyman character Neil Hamburger is like a satirical composite of all the thousands of bad comedians that ever were. He’s a bitter, miserable comic who constantly clears his throat and delivers bad, crass jokes with awkward timing. (“Why did God create Domino’s Pizza? To punish humanity for their complacency at letting the Holocaust happen.”)

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