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Monday Funday

Sometimes the weekend is just too far away, even if we're still recovering from the last one, and we need Monday to be our fun day. Thanks to enterprising young comics like Ashley Pirouznia and the Ashley’s What Are Ya, Def? Comedy Slam, we've got a fighting chance at surviving the rest of the week.

The wispy host of one of the Valley's newest performance channels for local comics is all about stepping up to the plate, much like Pirouznia's self-imposed plunge into comedy. Says the hairstylist by day, comedian by night, “I had some friends who told me that I wasn't funny and I was like, ‘I'll show you!’” For the weekly showcase, she mixes up veteran stand-ups like Kirk Buckhout, John Griggs, and Steve Maxwell with newcomers to keep things fresh and interesting.


Mondays, 9 p.m., 2009
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Jose Gonzalez