Kathryn McGuire, dead at 68Kathryn McGuire, who made a big splash in the Houston social scene as a transvestite before undergoing a sex-change operation and moving away, has died. Her son James tells Hair Balls she passed away at the age of 68 in Palm Springs, California, last week. We did ... More >>
Photo by Lindsey ByrnesMargaret Cho, somewhere in HoustonThe new video for Margaret Cho's "Intervention" is out, and it's all about Houston. If, that is, you define "all about" as "generically standing in for any suburb anywhere." "We shot it in Houston on a brief moment where all of us wer ... More >>
It's a valid question, even in light of the specter of Satanism rearing its seven heads over Delaware last week. Actually, maybe that's the quick and dirty answer to my question: the reality of the Tea Party is funnier than any airplane food joke Christine O'Donnell could tell at the Improv. ... More >>
Actor takes the stand-up stage
From hissing vaginas to Benetton-style interracial families, these comedians don't hold back
The local troupe of registered sketch offenders releases their first DVD
The star of In Living Color and Saturday Night Live is back onstage
The Village Voice Media party gave me plenty of reasons to stick around La Zona Reasons (i.e. free drinks, free food and The Black Keys) but I finally headed out to see British Sea Power at Mohawk. The sound check seemed to take forever, especially after more than a few free drinks and the Texas he ... More >>
A comedian makes cracks about his own discomfort
Im not fat. Im fluffy.
Comedy Centrals darling drops into The Improv
From girlfriends to groupies, this is sausage fest humor
Mike Robles heads up Latino laugh-fest
Judd Apatow explains himself.
Ouch. He may be an aspiring comedian, but Ryan Thauburn got some recent news that isn't so funny: Doctors found a tumor on a rib, close to his spine. It's been successfully removed, but it left the 25-year-old Houstonian with more medical bills than Richard Pryor's cumulative ambulance fees. So lo ... More >>
That Banned Show is a good idea -- but it better be funny
You should get to know Russell Peters
Adam & Steve's original sin puts the brakes on a blooming romance
Where will you be hoppin' when the ball is droppin'?
A comedian's daughter dishes on growing up Jewish and black
An Earthquake in Houston? Watch out
Will success spoil Neil Hamburger? Don't bet on it
Michael Colyar will make you laugh
Alternative comics Maria Bamford and Zach Galifianakis aren't above using mainstream methods
Friday, January 17
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Spike Lee's gloriously unpolished concert film focuses on the yuks -- to our great amusement
Garry Shandling is alien indeed in What Planet Are You From?
The Kids in the Hall