Monday, November 14, 2016

Laughing Stock: The Switch, Laughing Liberally, Kathleen Madigan and You

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 3:26 PM

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THE SWITCH, REBOOTED
The Switch, our Best of Tucson™ Staff Pick for “Unique Comedy Show Format,” returns on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m., after a brief hiatus to change venues and regroup accordingly. Fans will benefit from “the switch” to the Screening Room. Now they can enjoy comfy theater seating, great acoustics and direct-to-your-seat delivery of Empire Pizza from two doors down. Local comedians in this month’s game include hosts Pauly Casillas and Alex Kack, Stephany Green, Mo Urban, Bethany Evans, Bridgitte Thum, Monte Benjamin, Richard Aguirre and yours truly. The Screening Room also serves lots of beers and movie snacks at 127 E. Congress St., tsrdowntown.com.

LAUGHING LIBERALLY, RESCHEDULED
Usually held on the last Sunday of the month, this political comedy romp changes it up to Nov. 20 to avoid messing with your Thanksgiving weekend. The good news? The evening may supply you with enough bon mots to get you through that annual sit down with your family’s misogynist, racist, anti-immigrant, trenchantly gender-binary and exhaustingly religious/vegan/local-source/your-pet-peeve-here zealots, and those who love them. Laughing Liberally is at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at The Flycatcher, 340 E 6th St., flycatchertucson.com.

STOCK
Love Kathleen Madigan? To know her is to follow her anywhere. Now we can revisit her on Netflix. Our Friends at the Rialto Theatre and ticketfly have tipped us off that she’s just released an hour-long Netflix special featuring new material and some you’ll remember from her last Tucson concert. The special is called “Bothering Jesus.” Find a sample, “The Villages,” at youtube.com

THIS WEEKEND AT LAFFS
This weekend at Laffs Comedy Caffé two headliners, Justin Berkman and Leif Skyving, trade sets for shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Both have appeared on many popular TV comedy shows. Skyving, born in Sweden, is also frequently heard on XM Radio.
Laffs is at 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. Admission is $10 to $15 with a two-item minimum. Visit laffstucson.com for reservations and artist information.


ALL ABOUT YOU
Got a great joke? If it’s under 50 words, send it along. I’ll try to find room for it in a column sometime and pay you in street cred! And if I can use a good tip you send me about someone coming to town or releasing new product, a great new podcast you’ve discovered, or a new comedy venue and open mic, you might find your name in print.

Have fun!

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