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How Budd Friedman, Founder of the Improv, Basically Invented the Modern Comedy Club

2 years ago by Adam Gropman
There's a strong case to be made that the modern stand-up comedy club, a staple of the nightlife landscape, was invented by Budd Friedman when he opened the Improv in Manhattan in 1963, followed by the L.A. outpost in 1975. And like many important inventions, the whole thing practically happened by...
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How Pasquale Rotella Built His Rave Empire

6 years ago by Dennis Romero
A June super-moon hangs over the Las Vegas Strip as the futuristic ECO-Star helicopter cruises above the world's greatest neon canyon. On board are The Girls Next Door veteran Holly Madison, who once dated Hugh Hefner; superstar DJ Afrojack, who once dated Paris Hilton; best-selling author James Frey, who once
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Why Does Everyone in L.A. Drive Drunk All the Time?

6 years ago by Amanda Lewis
Car culture was the last element I embraced in my new life as an Angeleno. The first few months I lived here, filling my gas tank made me physically ill. The cost! The fossil fuels! The hours spent in traffic! I may have cried about it once or twice, alone...
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Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Philip K. Dick Novel Onstage

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
This was a week marked by enthusiasm by our various critics: Bill Raden praised Sacred Fools' production of Edward Einhorn's 2010 adaptation of Philip K. Dick sci-fi book Do Androids Dream of Sleep?, which is this week's Pick. Pauline Adamek was smitten with Hayworth Theatre's production of the musical bare...
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Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including the 'Elliptical Comedy' Kin

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Bathsheba Doran's "elliptical comedy about those who save us and those who don't" drew praises from Jenny Lower, and is is this week's Pick. For all the latest new theater reviews, and theater listings, see below. This week's stage feature looks at three solo shows in the DougasPlus series and...
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Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including H.P. Lovecraft Horror Tales

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Nods this week for Philip Dawkins The Homosexuals (Celebration Theatre at Atwater Village Theatre), Pierre Corneille's The Liar (Antaeus Company), and Lina Gallegos' Wild in Witchita (LATC). But it's a Halloween-season horror-play, six tales spun from the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, called Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite (at the Lex), that nabs...
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Theater to See in L.A. This Week: Veterans Starring in a Vietnam War Play

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Writer-director John DiFusco's revival of his Vietnam drama Tracers impressed Paul Birchall enough to earn it this week's Pick. For all new reviews and stage listings, see below Breaking up hard to do in this week's stage feature, which compares Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at the Ahmanson to Paul...
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Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including HIV Activism Classic The Normal Heart

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
A ten-year anniversary revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart snagged this week's Pick by Neal Weaver, thanks in large part to the power of Simon Levy's staging. Pauline Adamek enjoyed Lorenzo Pisoni's solo clown show at the Taper, while Lovell Estell had good things to say about an Asian-American...
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Theater to See This Week, Including John Henry Redwood's Trip Back to 1943 Harlem

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
 John Henry Redwood's throwback comedy-drama about a family in 1943 Harlem, The Old Settler at Pico Playhouse, is this week's Pick. Writes Lovell Estell III, "The story of a May-December romance is an old one, but it receives a charming and inventive treatment." Also, Deborah Klugman had good things to say about...
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Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Psycho-Sexual Boxing Match

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Pycho-sexual spectacles got nods from our critics this week, including Illyrian Players' Lord Blackberry's Apocalypse and our Pick of the Week, Tender Napalm. Nice reviews also for Doma Theatre Company's Dreamgirls at the MET, Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice at A Noise Within, Latino Theatre Company's Melacholia at LATC and a bio...

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