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Topic: comedy

Scream 4

More like a whimper.


Horror

Rod Lott
To place “Scream 4” within its franchise, let’s talk superlatives: It’s the bloodiest, the shortest and the least satisfying.
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Suicide and depression make for funny business in this one-woman show.


Comedy

Larry Laneer
A motion-picture version of Kristina Wong’s one-woman stage show “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has been released, and it proves one thing: She’s no Ken Kesey. Thank goodness.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman

I don’t know what I just had, but it was delicious.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Cock! Snake! Pig!
 
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

How bitter Coco tastes.


Documentary

Phil Bacharach
Last year’s debacle over “The Tonight Show” didn’t quite reach Shakespearean proportions, but you sure couldn’t tell it at the time. When Jay Leno left the hallowed television franchise for a stab at prime time, NBC gave the coveted late-night slot to Conan O’Brien, who had been patiently waiting in the late-late-night wings.
 
Monday, October 3, 2011

The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway

The secret word is 'fun.'


Comedy

Rod Lott
I must admit to being just a little disappointed in Paul Reubens' triumphant return as Pee-wee Herman — and on the Great White Way, no less — because I felt as if I had seen it before. In a way, I have, because this hit stage show resurrects many of the same skits and bits from where many of us got our first taste of Pee-wee: his 1981 stage show, which aired on HBO.
 
Monday, October 3, 2011

The Trip

Eat flay laugh.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Like the food its stars sample, “The Trip” isn’t for everyone’s tastes. Those who appreciate a subtle brand of humor that’s all about the details — in other words, British — should try it.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Last Circus

Send in the clowns.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Álex de la Iglesia, Spain's clown prince of cinema, making a movie about warring clowns? It's such a natural, I'm surprised he hadn't done it before now.
 
Monday, October 10, 2011

The Traveling Executioner

What an odd jolt!


Comedy

Rod Lott
Between 1977's "The Squeeze" and now 1980's "The Traveling Executioner," Warner Archive singlehandedly is keeping alive the legend that was Stacy Keach: that before too many bad choices and one coke arrest derailed his career, the actor was quite the screen sensation.
 
Friday, October 14, 2011

South of Heaven

Going 'South.’


Comedy

Rod Lott
You couldn't live through the mid-'90s without hitting a Quentin Tarantino wannabe: "2 Days in the Valley," "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead," "Albino Alligator," "Love and a .45," "The Boondock Saints," "Killing Zoe," "Destiny Turns on the Radio." Gawd, weren't they great?
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

‘Wham,’ bam!

A Baltimore-based touring troupe parades through Oklahoma City with quirky humor.


Performing Arts

Becky Carman
Wham City Comedy Tour
9 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
$8 advance, $10 door
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
 
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