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Go Big or Go Home: Gabriel Iglesias’ tour brings him ‘Behind the Fluff’

By Annika Tomlin | November 5, 2021 Comedian Gabriel Iglesias says “it’s everything” to him to perform again after a year-long COVID-19 hiatus. He hits the stage at the Footprint Center, formerly Phoenix Suns Arena, on...

The King of Rant: Lewis Black takes on anti-vaxxers and the nation

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | October 23, 2021 Lewis Black is angry, but that’s not really a surprise. He’s ticked off at the country, hates the October staple candy corn, and is irritated with the COVID-19...

Cold as Ice: These ‘General Hospital’ stars reveal their true personalities

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 3, 2021 Touring as “Stone Cold and the Jackal,” Bradford Anderson and Steve Burton know fans sometimes can’t grasp the real-life personalities of the “General Hospital” stars. On screen, Burton’s character,...

Comedy is His Drug: Anthony Solimini brings laughs to ’Tukee

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 15, 2021 Anthony Solimini saw a comedic void in Ahwatukee, so he took matters into his own hands. He is hosting HaHa ’Tukee Comedy with six other comedians on Thursdays August...

No Laughing Matter: ImprovMania expands with new space

By Kevin Reagan | July 28, 2021 ImprovMania, Chandler’s long-running comedy theater, has found a new home after buying a building from the city. The building on the east side of Boston Street will soon be...

Just for Laughs: Comedy competition gives comics a place to start

By Laura Latzko | May 6, 2021 Many comedians spend years performing at comedy clubs and open mics to establish their career. While doing this, they often have to hold a day job and perform...

Off the Cuff: Phoenix Improv Festival returns to a virtual format

By Laura Latzko | April 19, 2021 The term “improv” can describe different types of performances, both dramatic and comedic. The Phoenix Improv Festival brings together improv performers from around the world to celebrate and...

Sharing ‘Relatable’ Humor: Comedian Steve Trevino coming to Stand Up Live

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 16, 2021 Steve Trevino’s parents often held barbecues at their house during which the men cooked outside, and the women retreated indoors to chat. He remembered both groups coming together...

Learning Simplicity: The pandemic education of Marlon Wayans

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 8, 2021 Marlon Wayans of the first family of comedy says he’s lost “so much” since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last summer, Elvira Wayans — the mother of 10...

A Sort of Homecoming: Comic ready to perform Thanksgiving week

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jamie Kilstein is looking forward to playing Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy this week at High Street in North Phoenix. However, it isn’t the typical energy he usually feels before a set of...

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