Day: June 9, 2017

Benny Feldman uses his Tourette’s to heckle himself onstage

Benny Feldman is a clever young comedian from the Philadelphia area who has opened for multiple headliners when they’ve come through the City of Brotherly Love. But Feldman also was diagnosed with Tourette’s. So he decided to incorporate it into his routine onstage, focusing intently on one-liners, then taking the mic away so he can lean back and let the verbal and facial tics take over. Most often in the form of profanities. Which either can sound like a vulgar catchphrase, or as Feldman says onstage: “I am my own heckler.” He posted this video just today and it’s...

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Artwork as seen on IFC’s Portlandia now up for sale

Put a bird on it? How about put a painting of a bird or any other piece of artwork you may have seen on an episode of IFC’s Portlandia, on the walls of your own home or office! More than 50 pieces featured in the Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein sketch comedy series has gone on sale today as part of an online art showcase. All of the available artwork,¬†which includes photography, sculptures, paintings and prints, was created by local Portlandians. See all available artwork for sale at the Portlandia Art Sale site. You can search by artist, by...

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Laurie Kilmartin on Conan

Laurie Kilmartin’s new stand-up album is filled with jokes about her dead dad, as you can see from the title or just listen to find out for yourself. But for her most recent performance on Conan, Kilmartin wanted to crack fun at raising her son as a single mom, and making sure he not only learns Spanish but also the rules of the house. Roll the clip! You can hear Kilmartin tell me all about her life and career on Episode 131 of Last Things First, and buy her album, “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,”...

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