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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

First love at Second City: Famed comedy troupe brings touring show to Spokane

The Second City National Touring Company is bringing its “best of” show to Spokane on Wednesday for an evening of sketch comedy, improv and a whole lot of laughs.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Eddie Ifft will test new material at Spokane Comedy Club with eye to new hourlong special

As he develops his latest comedy hour, “Walking On Eggshells,” comedian Eddie Ifft is making his way across the United States entertaining fans and experimenting with new material.


‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Samuel J. Comroe stops by Spokane Comedy Club

Comroe’s first show is sold out, but he added a second performance at 9:45 p.m.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. …


Controversial comedian T.J. Miller brings his act to the Spokane Comedy Club

T.J. Miller’s comedy revolves around the absurdity of everyday happenings and the strange situations in which he finds himself. His delivery is controlled but slightly unhinged.


New Kevin Smith cannabis comedy lets viewers decide its fate

Actor/director Kevin Smith is hoping a new cannabis-themed TV show will appeal to all sorts of viewers, who also will have a role in whether new episodes are filmed.


Comic Brad Upton says the stage isn’t too different from the classroom

Seattle-based comedian, a graduate of SCC and EWU, is happy to be coming back to Spokane for a run that starts tonight.


‘The Dope Show’ bringing laughs to Spokane

Many marijuana users report that one of the more enjoyable side effects is a big boost to one’s sense of humor – you’re likely to find more things funny, including …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

‘Deadpool 2’ explosion of crass comedy, amazing action

What keeps this from being nothing more than an actor with an inflated ego trying to get another credit is Deadpool would be nothing more than a foul-mouthed, annoying, sex-driven …


Hannibal Buress: Comedian, actor and writer, this guy does it all

“I started only doing standup, and the other the stuff came as a byproduct of it,” Buress said in a recent phone interview from Las Vegas. “I’m an entertainer that …


Mitzi Shore, whose club was a comedy mecca, dies at 87

Mitzi Shore, owner of the Los Angeles club the Comedy Store and one of the most influential figures in stand-up for more than four decades, has died. She was 87.


Coming to Spokane: ‘Office’ scene-stealer Creed Bratton

Now, with his “Office” days behind him, Bratton tours the country, bringing a blend of comedy and music to audiences everywhere. He’ll land at the Bing in Spokane in July. …


For funnyman Tim Meadows, stand-up is his latest avenue for comedy delivery

Fans in the Spokane area will get a chance to check out Meadow’s act when he headlines two nights at the Spokane Comedy Club. It’s a return engagement to the …


Excerpt: Barry’s book hits smaller big cities – like Spokane

Among those not-quite-the-biggest cities: Spokane, where on Oct. 1, 2015, Todd Barry headlined a show at the Bartlett.


Comedian Rebecca Corry continues fighting for her beloved pit bulls

Rebecca Corry left her home of Kent, in the Seattle suburbs, at age 19, bound for Chicago. She lived for nine years in the Windy City, study writing, acting and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

Stand-up comedian Ralphie May dies at 45

May died Friday in a private residence in Las Vegas after going into cardiac arrest, his representative confirmed to the New York Daily News.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

WSU lands Seth Meyers for Dad’s Weekend gig

Host of “Late Night With Seth Meyers” is likely to talk current events during his Dad’s Weekend visit to Pullman.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

He writes, he acts, he tells jokes: Michael Ian Black will showcase it all in Spokane

On Saturday, before finishing up his last night at the Spokane Comedy Club, the actor-comedian-writer will hold two events at Auntie’s: one for the kids and one for their parents.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced they are separating after eight years of marriage.


Known for drama chops, Nicole Kidman is dying to do a comedy

The 50-year-old actress said she’s at a point in her life where she’s eager to try anything and isn’t worried about failure.


Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?

Laughs are drying up at the multiplex, and it’s a trend that goes beyond this summer. Last year, the shockingly poor performance of Andy Samberg’s “Popstar” ($9.6 million in its …


Comedian Carlos Mencia works to keep his fans, himself happy

Comedian Carlos Mencia keeps his stand-up schedule packed to keep his fans and himself happy. He’ll perform material from an upcoming special Thursday-Saturday at Spokane Comedy Club.


‘Kathy Griffin should be ashamed,’ Trump says after comedian’s apology for severed head photo

Kathy Griffin continued to drown in backlash over a gruesome photo shoot that has enraged President Donald Trump, drawn bipartisan criticism, and could endanger her relationship with CNN, for whom …


Jimmy Fallon says people ‘have a right to be mad’ at his friendly hair tousling of Trump

Jimmy Fallon is feeling a little defensive now about one of his most famous bits during the presidential campaign.


‘Everyman’ comedian Bill Engvall keeps the laughs coming in new special

‘Everyman’ comedian Bill Engvall’s latest special, “Just Sell Him For Parts,” brings him to Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.


For Gilbert Gottfried, stupidity and determination paid off for career in comedy

“It was this stupidity you have where you go ‘I can make it in show business.’ ” he said. “I didn’t think in terms of the odds of making it, …


Comedian Josh Blue doesn’t want to be pigeonholed by cerebral palsy

Always on the move, comedian Josh Blue returns to Spokane Comedy Club for two shows Friday.


Comedian Louie Anderson focuses on the ‘F words’: food, family, fat and over fifty

Award-winning role on “Baskets” has opened up a new fan base for the stand up comedian, who comes to Spokane on Thursday.


Comedian, impersonator Pablo Francisco to try out new material in Spokane

The famously frenetic comic is performing Sunday night at the Spokane Comedy Club to gear up for a new hourlong special, his first since 2011.


Mixtape live recording features some of Spokane’s top comics

“We wanted people to have an idea of what the Spokane scene is about and be able to grab one album and say ‘Here’s 13 of their best comics,’ ” …