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November 5, 2010

WICF's Weekend Write-Up: Historically Funny
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Aah! It’s November! If you haven’t gotten lost in a corn maze and scared the crap out of your best friend/significant other/children yet, I advise you to do so ASAP, before you lose your chance for the year. Posthaste. Off with you.

Thanks again to Christine Cuddy again for interviewing with us in advance of opening night of the run of her (undoubtedly-brilliant) two-woman show with Megan Goltermann, OBV! She answered scintillating questions, such as “Beer or whiskey” with aplomb. Next week, we’ll feature interviews with some awesome Austin, TX comedy acts, so keep refreshing our site until you see those.

Easing into the end of fall, here's our weekly website and show recommendations to take your mind off of things:

Website of the Week

Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant
Beaton is a Nova Scotia-born cartoonist with a degree in History and Anthropology, and you can see its influence all over her work. The comics on Hark! A Vagrant illustrate a brilliantly witty, modern-day take on historical true-life and literary figures, and after every comic, I have one of those “Oh, duh! Of course it was like that, obviously” moments. Of course one of his daughters should have checked King Lear into a psychiatric hospital, if modern-day ones existed then. Obviously, the uptight Victorians were having lots of sexy sex, they just didn’t write about it for the public eye. I’d go so far as to call Kate Beaton the Howard Zinn of web comics, with a dash of the absurd thrown in, for health. Plus, she has a Breakfast Glam coffee mug for sale that cracks me up every time I see it.

Show to See

Parallelogramophonograph Presents: The Spectacle, at The Hideout Theatre, Austin, TX
Parallelogramophonograph, in residence at The Hideout, have been performing together for over 5 years and have toured throughout the U.S. and Canada. The winners of the 2009 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Achievement in Improvisational Theatre, they specialize in improvising full-length plays. Pgraph’s range is startling, when viewed all at once: they’ve created or mastered the formats ERIS 2035, Dick & Jane, GRIMM: Improvised Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, Some Like it Improvised, Villainy, French Farce, Family Portrait, PGraph Presents: The 1930s, After School Improv, and The Traveler, among others. Check out their website for the full descriptions. Parallelogramophonograph is Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik, and Valerie Ward.

This week, The Spectacle also features the comedic wit of Firth&Arjet. Jessica Arjet and Kristin Firth present, “Always a Bridesmaid…” Check them out at their
site for more info. for tickets
Runs Fridays weekly,
Shows at 10 p.m.

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