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Puppet Paradise – “Paradise Lost” at the Fringe Festival

Caroline Donegan

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My decision to go see Paradise Lost was based on a few factors. Firstly, it was a patron’s pick at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, and was all-round well received. Next, I love classics and I like to see how they are reinterpreted for the theatre. Finally, the event page warned that the play contains puppet nudity and I thought, that’ll be funny.
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20 July 2018 Girth Radio Blog Read more

An Improvised Farce – “Entrances and Exits” at the Fringe Festival

Caroline Donegan

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As I sat in the balcony, waiting for a show to begin at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, I tried to explain to my friend why calling a farce Entrances and Exits is funny.
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15 July 2018 Girth Radio Blog Read more

Trailer Alert: Mike Birbiglia – Thank God For Jokes

Sammy Younan

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The next month or so Netflix is all stand up specials…so excited!
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1 March 2017 Girth Radio Blog Read more

Trailer Alert: Neal Brennan’s 3 Mics

Sammy Younan

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So if you want a fascinating behind the scenes evolution of Neal Brennan’s superb Netflix comedy special 3 Mics track down The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.
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11 January 2017 Girth Radio Blog Read more

Illuminated Chronicles: Talking Funny

Sammy Younan

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Back in 2011 HBO aired a Ricky Gervais produced comedy special: 49 minutes of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. analyzing comedy and breaking down stand up. If you’ve seen Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee it’s sorta like that only stationary. (You know…Comedians in Cars aired in 2012 and I can’t help but wonder if Talking Funny sparked or even influenced Seinfeld’s new show).
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19 August 2016 Girth Radio Blog Read more

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