Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Funny Like a Heart Attack: Chris Anger's Solo Show Explores His Comic Heritage

Chris Anger
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Louisville Improvisors artistic director Chris Anger comes from a long line of comics with heart trouble.

His great-grand-uncle, Lou Anger, was head of production at Paramount Studios in the early days of Hollywood, where he worked with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin and managed Fatty Arbuckle. He died from a heart attack. His grandfather Harry Anger was a headliner in Vaudeville before becoming a producer and agent who discovered Abbot and Costello and Red Skelton. Same fate. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:43 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Eugene Mirman Brings Absurdist Comedy Tour to Louisville

Eugene Mirman
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Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian Eugene Mirman has been named Best New York City Comedian by The Village Voice, one of the fifty funniest comedians by Time Out New York, and one of best of the decade by Paste magazine.

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Local News
9:48 am
Wed January 22, 2014

WFPK's Sean Cannon Remakes 'Super Bowl Shuffle' With Jim James, Lil Bub and More

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With the big game in sight, there's a star-studded remake of the "Super Bowl Shuffle" making the Internet rounds. It features Jim James, David Wain, Lil Bub (the cat), John Roderick, Tom Scharpling and a host of other notables from comedy and music.

This track was masterminded and produced by WFPK's own Sean Cannon, host of After Dark. He's selling the song to raise money for charity, too.

Here's the track and Sean's words on how it all came together. 

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Strange Fruit
12:03 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Strange Fruit: Keith McGill Directs Comedy on Sex in Middle Age; Trans Leaders on Katie Couric

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Louisville comedian Keith McGill has been one of our favorite people since he was first on the show last year to talk about his work in a local production of Top Dog/Underdog. That play explored themes of black masculinity through the fractured relationship of two brothers struggling with instability and poverty.

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Arts and Humanities
2:00 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Funny Women Face Off in Comedy Contest

Are women funny? Every few years, another male writer or comic says no – Jerry Lewis, Christopher Hitchens, most recently, Adam Carolla.

Janelle Fitzpatrick disagrees. She’s a high school teacher who works with incarcerated youth in Indiana. Her day job can be intense, so a few years ago she tried her hand at stand-up comedy and found a second calling.

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