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2014 Stories by Danny Gallagher

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  • A Comedy Anomaly

    published December 11, 2014

    Demetri Martin is an interesting anomaly in comedy. He’s like a weird, mutant mix of a prop comedian and an observational comic except that... More >>

  • Hanks for the Memories

    published December 4, 2014

    One of my favorite holiday traditions as a young child was our annual reading of the classic holiday tale The Polar Express. Now thanks to Robert... More >>

  • Helen Wheels

    published December 4, 2014

    A study from the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research classified cheerleading as the most dangerous sport for athletes. It... More >>

  • Bringing Funny Back Home

    published November 27, 2014

    It’s always nice when a local kid who makes it to the big time still makes time to entertain the people who gave his start — and not... More >>

  • A Comedy Contender

    published November 27, 2014

    Nick Guerra may be short but he’s long on comedy material. The “Little Long Haired Comic” has spent over a decade touring clubs... More >>

  • Happy Beer Day to Them

    published November 20, 2014

    The rise of the craft beer movement may be a relatively new concept, but Rahr & Sons was making local brews when most of those beer aficionados... More >>

  • Funnier Than a Kangaroo on the Barby

    published November 13, 2014

    Tensions between the US and the Australian entertainment industry have been a little mixed since we refused to accept Yahoo Serious as a movie... More >>

  • A Good Laugh Never Grows Old

    published November 13, 2014

    Pretty much every big name in comedy came out of the famed Second City in Chicago. The theater gave some of the most famous names in funny their... More >>

  • Have a Draft with the Drafthouse

    published November 6, 2014

    You're not a true movie geek until you've been to the Alamo Drafthouse at least 1,312 times. They've become a growing mecca of pop culture... More >>

  • He Talk Funny Tuesday

    published November 6, 2014

    Like all great satirists, David Sedaris realizes that the best way to explore the foibles of human nature is to jump on the grenade and let all of... More >>

  • I Mean, If You Like Fart Jokes...

    published October 30, 2014

    Adam Sandler's movie career may have brought the world many horrible things that have been burned into our eyes with a branding iron but it did... More >>

  • Scarier than Cirque du Soliel

    published October 30, 2014

    Sometimes it feels like all of the horror has been sucked out of Halloween. Unending gore and violent things you can't un-see has replaced good... More >>

  • Dismember the Alamo

    published October 23, 2014

    If you don't have kids or live on a block where the neighborhood kids don't throw eggs at the houses that don't give out candy on Halloween, then... More >>

  • Tiny Thumbs

    published October 23, 2014

    When you think of video games, you probably think of overweight guys sitting in their basement den as they spray blood across their TV screen. You... More >>

  • What's a Polawalk?

    published October 16, 2014

    Thanks to the rise of technology, mankind seems to have forgotten the simple of joy of two simple things: taking a picture and walking. Everyone... More >>

  • Food Can Be Funny

    published October 16, 2014

    Comedian Jim Gaffigan has made a living talk about his love of food but unlike some snooty Food Network talking head who treats sustenance as some... More >>

  • Steve Hirst

    published October 9, 2014

    America doesn't take kindly to foreigners these days. We've got civilians constantly monitoring our borders with guns and political figureheads... More >>

  • Laughs Invitational

    published October 9, 2014

    The NBC reality show "Last Comic Standing" may have been credited with bringing stand-up comedy back to mainstream television but it's goal isn't... More >>

  • Do Words Kill?

    published October 2, 2014

    The term "hate speech" gets thrown around a lot by politicians who confuse constructive criticism of their attitudes and opinions with an... More >>

  • The Man, the Myth

    published October 2, 2014

    James Ellroy is responsible for some of the greatest crime fiction and even one of the greatest crime movies in the history of medium, a talent... More >>

  • Emmy Award-winning Laughs

    published September 25, 2014

    There seems to be a new unwritten rule of comedy that if you want to make an audience laugh, you have to show them that you have enough energy to... More >>

  • Beer, Glorious Beer

    published September 25, 2014

    October means many different things to many different cultures. For most of America, it's about celebrating the window of opportunity that Satan... More >>

  • So Funny It's Surreal

    published September 18, 2014

    One of the joys that rarely happens to today's budding comedy nerds is watching the reaction of their parents when they happen upon one of Tim... More >>

  • Oddball or Die

    published September 18, 2014

    Every comedy fan has a bucket list of famous funny people in their heads that they have to see on a stage before they die. It's a hard list to... More >>

  • Aziz

    published September 11, 2014

    Comedian Doug Stanhope once told us in an interview that "there's nothing fucking worse" than performing at huge theaters because they ruin the... More >>

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