This week, Phoenix is Alan Town
A world premiere at Space 55
We like to laugh here at New Times, so we were excited to learn that the Chicago-based sketch-comedy troop Second City had released a parody of Ben Quayle's uber-awful campaign ad, in which he claims "Barack Obama is the worst president in history."The ad sucks. It's tacky, lame, and concludes wi ... More >>
Village VoiceWould you hate to see a party like this in Phoenix? Good, because we're not having one. Tucson is, however.Girl Talk is [what's the right verb here: playing, performing, spinning?] in Tucson on September 9. Prodigal Phoenicians Silver Medallion open the show, called the N9ne Fest at ... More >>
Chicago comedy institution warms up to Phoenix
It sounds like the premise of an especially horrific nightmare: You're on stage in front of at least 100 strangers. One of them yells out the phrase "Silly String in the Desert." And then the crowd, who all paid $15 to be entertained for the evening, expects you to use that phrase as the title of th ... More >>
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Whose Line cutups break out
Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls
Broadway smash hits the Valley
Scottsdale "has-been" gives her regards to Broadway
Five years after Swingers, Jon Favreau just wanted to get a movie Made
Listen up, sports fans! Sit Bleacher Bums out.
The return of SCTV
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
Back in the day with the Great Pumpkin and Co.