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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...

Comedy Relief: Sinbad gives his kids advice on getting in the business

By, Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, The Entertainer! Comedian Sinbad doesn’t know what to tell fans yearning to know about his Saturday, July 6, show at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler. After all, he has no...

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...

Compelling Show: Nick Offerman wants to make people think—and laugh

By Haley Lorenzen Nick Offerman has stepped back to take a good look at the state of the world. “I try to make fun of all of us, for the human foibles that have gotten us...

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,...

Just Funny: Don’t call Brian Regan a ‘clean’ comedian

By Eric Newman Ringing in the New Year at the Comerica Theatre, Brian Regan is known for his stand-up specials, and TV roles like Mugsy on “Loudermilk.” But, the act of touring and telling jokes is...

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...

Still Laughing: Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait returns to his form of therapy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bobcat Goldthwait has never been good at self-promotion, he says. The 57-year-old comedian has been in his profession since he was 15, so he thinks he should have mastered it by now.  To...

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...

A Second Act Full of Laughs: Comedian Paul Diedrich’s road has been littered with...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski During the past few years, local teacher-turned-comedian Paul Diedrich has thrilled audiences at every comedy club in Arizona as well as on the road, touring through Washington, Nevada, California, New Mexico and...

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