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09.08.2014 | 109 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I’m actually kind of proud of myself for not understanding the joke at first. It’s a stand-up comedy, sketch and variety show produced by women. (Lisan Wood and Liza Marie to be precise.) And it’s called The Ragtime Variety Hour. Took me a while to get the joke. Cute. And classy at the same time while still being vulgar. Unless of course I’m superimposing my own latently childish sense of ...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
“Shepherd Express? Is that a fast herd of sheep or something,” asks Dick Chudnow, who co-founded ComedySportz with Bob Orvis in 1984. Orvis recalls those early days: “We’d go out and people hadn’t even seen
01.05.2012 | | Posted at 07:49 AM

Milwaukee Comedy, Retro Comedy Night, Next Act Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
I’d taken to watching an obscure sitcom from the early 1980’s on the occasional late night. Tom Hanks and Peer Scolari remain remarkably witty in an ad agency thanks to some decent scriptwriting, but somehow it all looks a lot older than it did when I was five years old. Somewhere along the line the early 1980’s became retro. Weird. Comedy gets so completely recycled so often that there�...

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