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comedy

by Lorie Lewis Ham


In my review of Bring It On this week, I talked about the wide variety of shows on stage in the Valley right now, which includes the irreverent and hilarious Urinetown presented by StageWorks Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for a show that will have you laughing all the way through, check out Noises Off on stage at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the River City Theater Co., until May 12.

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by Steven Sanchez



The Latin Comedy Jam, featuring Willie Barcena and company, will be providing many laughs at the Tower Theatre in Fresno on Saturday, April 14. Rounding out the roster is Gilbert Esquivel and Johnny Sanchez.

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by Steven Sanchez



On Saturday, January 27, stand-up comedian Connor McSpadden, a prodigy in the craft of roast comedy, appeared at the Slice of Life show at the Old Town Clovis spot, Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurant. Serving up his signature “bro” style of humor, his rise in the comedy world is anything but a laughing matter.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We always enjoy the opportunity to get to know members of the arts and entertainment community better, whether it be through local actor/director/artist/musician profiles or q and a’s. It is fun and interesting to get to know each performer as more than just some person on a stage entertaining us.

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by Steven Sanchez



On Tuesday, January 16, stand-up comedian Quincy Johnson II rolled into Clovis to do a set at Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurant in the heart of Old Town for their Just The Tips Tuesdays where well established career funny raconteurs either from LA or out of state come to perform for tip money, generously donated by attendees.

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by Ron Jones


So, what does it take to write a comedy for the Rogue Festival? I thought it would be easy. After all, I watch Saturday Night Live and the nightly news. Well, now it’s 24-hour breaking news. Tweet! Ah, too easy! Then it hit me. The perfect subject for a Rogue comedy—me and my experience as a nude model. I mean at age seventy-seven it’s a little late for a career in nude modeling.

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by KRL Staff



Throughout the week we will be posting reviews here of Rogue shows! Check back several times a day! And then go out and enjoy the Rogue Festival! To check out our Rogue preview article & some Rogue performer preview articles go to our Arts & Entertainment section. We will also be posting some performer video interviews on our YouTube Channel. So far we have reviews of Joy Compactor, Tidal Surge, Dances to Heal the Soul, Poetry and Prose From Fresno State, Too Old To Be This Young, Delirium, The Magic of Elder, Discrete Packets of Song, My Cat Thinks It’s A Pig, The Wallaby Way, Joan of Sn’arc, Moonlight After Midnight, A Fatal Step, Thanks For Coming, Healing Stories, Chelsea > Blake, and Stalking Grace.

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Rogue Festival 2017

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we interviewed the 2017 Rogue Festival Director, Heather Parish, who oversees the various aspects of the Festival’s operations. “I’m very lucky that there’s a great all-volunteer team of staff and managers helping everything along.”

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by Jaguar Bennett


How satisfied are you with your current job? Are you really earning your full potential, or are you, like most of us, just slaving and struggling, hoping that someday you’ll get that “big break?”

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

IN THE January 17 ISSUE

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An inauguration night performance of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Holder and Andrew Hobgood will be staged by The Motley Fools at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Fresno this coming Friday evening.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend Throttlebottom Productions Presents The Tonapah Bambi Show which will be performed in Hanford at the Temple Theater by the Kings Players. We took a moment to chat with Wyleen Luoma, one of the directors of this show, and with “Bambi,” who is played by Wyleen.

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by Laura Sidsworth


Nykole Sullivan and her mom Terry Hibbs put together a bistro where artists can express their passion. Nykole’s husband Bob says that their bistro is “a family restaurant first, but you come here for the music.” All fourteen indoor tables are in line with the stage as a focal point. New speakers and a stage that fits over the outside fountain in the patio area brings the entertainment outdoors as well.

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Are You Rogueing This Year?

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



‘Rogueing’ isn’t a dance move, fad diet, or the latest hip exercise program. Simply put, it’s attending performances at Fresno’s Rogue Performance Festival, commonly known as just “the Rogue.” Although its popularity has continued to increase, there are still people around here who haven’t heard of this showcase of independent performance. If you are a member of that group, you’ve been missing out on one of the most innovative events in Fresno, so keep reading. If you’re a Rogue regular, you know what I’m talking about, but keep reading anyway.

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