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Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

This year at South-By-Southwest Olivia Wilde’s new movie “Booksmart” had its world premiere. If that wasn’t enough, it was also her birthday and the whole Paramount Theatre, packed to the last of the 1100 seats, sang “Happy Birthday” along with the cast. She won’t ever forget that evening and the audience won’t...

After “50/50” in 2011 and “The Night Before” in 2015, director Jonathan Levine partners up again with multi-talent Seth Rogen, maintaining a stable four-year rhythm. They are joined by Charlize Theron, and the chemistry between the two actors makes this movie stand out from the mass of generic romantic comedies. The...

The Alley Theatre knows how to do Shakespeare. Their whimsical but relatable performance of “Twelfth Night” is my new favorite production of the Bard’s work. William Shakespeare is beyond legendary. Sometimes when performing his works, I think artists get too caught up with his words and forget that there is so much...

Odd jobs make good stories. That’s the basis for comical play “Buyer & Cellar,” which recently just hit the Houston scene. Alex More (Doug Atkins) is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who takes an odd job staffing the basement mall of superstar artist and diva Barbra Streisand. And now he has quite a story to tell. In...

Describing the premise of Cartoon Network series “Steven Universe” doesn’t do it justice. It’s about a half-alien 14-year-old that looks like a 10-year-old whose raised by three renegade warrior aliens exiled from their home world, where conflicts range from revolution against a twisted totalitarian government to...