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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Comedy

Eastbound & Down: The Complete Second Season

HBO's sauciest series scores another homer

Television series

Rod Lott
When we last saw egotistical, repulsive, overweight, rude, crude, arrogant, self-centered, self-destructive, alcoholic, weed-smoking, coke-snorting former pro baseball player Kenny Powers, he had left the love of his life on the side of the road and high-tailed it to Mexico, the no-good bum.
Monday, August 1, 2011

The Last Godfather

Fuggedaboutit. No, really: Fuggedaboutit.


Rod Lott
According to the IMDb, Hyung-rae Shim is one of South Korea's most beloved comedians. After seeing "The Last Godfather," for which he serves as the writer/director/star, we'll agree to disagree.
Monday, August 8, 2011


Maria Bamford brings her self-deprecating humor to City Arts Center.

Performing Arts

Joshua Boydston
Maria Bamford with Jackie Kashian, James Draper and Zach Smith
7 p.m. Friday City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
$22 Advance, $25 Door
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

'The Guard'

With red moons, black lads and blue language, lucky charms abound in the Irish comedy ‘The Guard.’

Rod Lott
With the success of “Bad Santa” and “Bad Teacher,” the time has come for “Bad Cop.”
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Love Wedding Marriage

Mandy Moore deserves better than this rom-com.


Rod Lott
In a better world, the beautiful and talented Mandy Moore would be a huge movie star, rather than the marginal one she is. With little exception (“Saved!”), she’s cast in projects beneath her talent. “Love Wedding Marriage” is the latest.
Monday, August 29, 2011

Laugh this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Tig Notaro is more than just a funny name.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mean girl

Insult comic Lisa Lampanelli has built loyal audiences the old-fashioned way: tearing them a new one.

Performing Arts

Rod Lott
Lisa Lampanelli
7 p.m. Friday
Firelake Grand Casino
777 Grand Casino, Shawnee
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hesher / Just Peck

Grow up, you two!


Rod Lott
Two new movies tackle the coming-of-age dramedy in entirely different ways, yet neither succeeds in being particularly moving or reaching its goals, despite some strong moments. Meet "Hesher," which earned a theatrical release, and "Just Peck," which didn't.
Monday, September 12, 2011

Son of Morning

Son of a ...


Rod Lott
“Son of Morning” is so poorly executed, it did not deserve to see the light of day. Its opening scenes of quirkiness are endearing until its story dawns.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Scary Movie 2 / Scary Movie 3

Still as funny, which is to say kinda.


Rod Lott
Trekkers and critics share the theory that every other "Star Trek" film — the even-numbered ones — are the better entries of the franchise. I think the same applies to the "Scary Movie" group.
Thursday, September 22, 2011