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2014 Stories by Danny Gallagher

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Hometown Humor

    published July 3, 2014

    Calling Paul Varghese Dallas’ first breakout comedy star really isn’t giving him enough credit. Dallas wouldn’t have a modern... More >>

  • It's Not Real Blood

    published July 3, 2014

    Horror movies have an odd appeal. Most of them are an outlet that tap into our subconscious inferiority complexes and gives it a chance to yell at... More >>

  • Basically Beethoven

    published July 3, 2014

    Classical music may seem snooty but there are even music snobs exist amongst the snobbiest sound form of music. Beethoven is to classical music... More >>

  • Cupcake and F.A.C.E.

    published June 26, 2014

    Human interaction is a weird beast. It inspires a range of emotions from euphoria to awkwardness. It can make people fall in love and develop a... More >>

  • Beats Black Cats and a Boom Box

    published June 26, 2014

    Besides burying a redcoat in a coffin filled with apple pie, fireworks may be one of the most patriotic ways to celebrate love for America.... More >>

  • Leave Your Vuvuzelas at Home

    published June 19, 2014

    Soccer ranks somewhere just below lawn darts and non-metaphorical rat racing in American popularity. It's got some American fans but not the kind... More >>

  • You May Kiss His Ring

    published June 12, 2014

    I've always wondered if comedians are actually impressed by other comedians with armloads of awards. It would be hard to know their true feelings... More >>

  • Mike Baldwin

    published June 12, 2014

    I've always wondered if comedians are actually impressed by other comedians with armloads of awards. It would be hard to know their true feelings... More >>

  • It’s Me, Mario!

    published June 12, 2014

    We would have paid good money to sit in the room when Nintendo got the big pitch for their disastrous WiiU console. Some guy who probably just got... More >>

  • What'd Lil Wayne Ever Do to You?

    published June 5, 2014

    TV and movies have a weird way of warping famous people into mythological gods and goddess that somehow also make non-famous people look pudgier... More >>

  • Plucked From the Same Funny Tree

    published June 5, 2014

    Siblings of famous celebrities have a stigma of being less than great when compared with their more famous brothers and sisters. Granted, some of... More >>

  • Deuce Drops By

    published May 29, 2014

    He's been the star of major motion pictures. He's had his own CBS sitcom. And yet he still does stand-up. You can take the comedian out of the... More >>

  • Who's Your Daddy

    published May 29, 2014

    I don't know how, when you lump them all together in a montage, the works of the '70s pop band ABBA add up to a story about a bride's search for... More >>

  • Laughter is Universal

    published May 22, 2014

    Stand-up comedians usually don't make great cultural ambassadors because their job is to offend the sensibilities of everyone in the room for a... More >>

  • Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation

    published May 22, 2014

    Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore thanks in part to rise of Adult Swim and primetime fare like The Simpsons, South Park and the endless... More >>

  • Can You Give me Directions to Oddball?

    published May 22, 2014

    Last year's Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival was a historic tour for comedy fans and not just because comedy hermit Dave Chappelle returned... More >>

  • Stealing Laughs like a Criminal

    published May 15, 2014

    Steven Michael Quezada can do a lot more than slyly take down the pawns of drug kingpins with a crooked smile that immediately weakens the... More >>

  • Your Mother Likes It in the Backdoor

    published May 8, 2014

    Tired of being the redheaded stepchild of the family regardless of whether or not you actually have red hair? Would you like to get back in your... More >>

  • An Art Fest for the Ears and Eyes

    published May 1, 2014

    The name “Art Festival” is a little misleading. This is more than just a two-day event where people wander around tents and walls and... More >>

  • Bring Along Your CliffsNotes

    published April 24, 2014

    There are few moments as frustrating in a young teenager’s life than trying to decipher the works of William Shakespeare. They use what... More >>

  • Stanhope Stripdown

    published April 24, 2014

    Whenever a comic like Doug Stanhope comes to town, comedy clubs or hole-in-the-wall bars with pseudo-stages will post warnings intended to scare... More >>

  • Reefer Radness

    published April 17, 2014

    Marijuana gained acceptance so fast that the country really doesn’t know what to make of it. We’ve got two states on the books that... More >>

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