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2014 Stories by Danny Gallagher

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Okra

    published September 11, 2014

    It seems that every fair, food "palooza" or gluttony fest is dedicated to some kind of food that's really not healthy to eat until it starts... More >>

  • The Tickets Are Cheap

    published September 4, 2014

    The Jewish Community Center of Dallas' annual film festival is one of the smaller jewels in the DFW's cinematic crown. It may not take up as much... More >>

  • Duck, Duck, Joke

    published September 4, 2014

    The man with the most distinctive voice in comedy defines the concept of a "comic's comic." Gilbert Gottfried did more than just spend a lifetime... More >>

  • You'll Miss Summer When It's Gone

    published August 28, 2014

    The summer is winding down and pretty soon it's going to get rainy and cold. Well, cool. Or at least cool-ish. Sure, you're sweltering now, but... More >>

  • Laugh at Him AND with Him

    published August 21, 2014

    Most cringe comics who use shock and awe to draw a laugh out of their audience don't always turn their verbal weapons on themselves. Renowned... More >>

  • Gala of the Royal Horses

    published August 21, 2014

    Horses haven't had the best PR when it comes to maintaining status as an effective mode of transportation. We have so many infinitely better ways... More >>

  • Brad Williams

    published August 14, 2014

    Every cringe comic can spout off a list of midget and dwarf jokes like a high school chemistry student reciting the list of noble gases for a... More >>

  • Armageddon

    published August 7, 2014

    Armaggedon Michael Bay cannot be mocked enough. His films deserve to be taken down with an unrelenting spray of scorn and ridicule and not just... More >>

  • Tuesday Night Trash

    published July 31, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy is bound to become the movie that you'll have to see this summer regardless of whether or not you like comic books or you... More >>

  • Psycho From Texas

    published July 24, 2014

    We miss the drive-in theater. Sure the Internet may have made it easier to watch films that cater to our most basic and sleaziest drives, but... More >>

  • Twin Peaks … Isn't That a Breastaurant?

    published July 24, 2014

    David Lynch's most famous attempt at a television show earned a cult TV audience before networks had such a term. His bizarre take on the... More >>

  • Witch Before You Bitch

    published July 17, 2014

    The horror comedy is a tricky topic to tackle because it has balance both genres in one movie. It’s like watching a plate spinning act. If... More >>

  • Peace, Love, LAN

    published July 17, 2014

    Games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake transformed the video game universe from a tired collection of happy pixels into a bloody orgy of gaming... More >>

  • Steve McGrew Bares All

    published July 10, 2014

    Comics who make it as premiere funny men or women usually have humdrum backgrounds and stumble into comedy as a way to escape the drudgery of... More >>

  • Anime's Big Night Out

    published July 10, 2014

    North Texas is home to a major animation and voiceover studio, FUNimation studios, which not only creates beloved anime shows like Cartoon... More >>

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