Tag Archives: comedy

Gregg Turkington, movie star

I’ve had the good fortune over the past couple of decades to cross paths with Gregg Turkington, the star of the soon-to-be-released film Entertainment, on a few occasions. [One of these days, I’ll scan and post some of my old interviews with him, which appeared in the pages of Crimewave USA.] Rarely does someone I […]

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Pointless Brewery & Theatre to explore the intersection of brewing and improv

If all goes according to plan, Tori and Jason Tomalia will soon be the proprietors of new brewery situated between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti that will cater primarily to lovers of improvisational comedy. The brewery, which they’ve dubbed Pointless, will be just a few doors down from our friends at Hut-K Chaats, at the intersection […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Amy Probst

A week or so ago, I got a tip that a young woman by the name of Amy Probst had “quietly” purchased a home in Ypsilanti in hopes of avoiding her mandatory immigration interview. Well, it took a little detective work on my part, but I was finally able to track her down, fire up […]

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Know that you are loved, Robin Williams

Late last year Robin Williams spent a few hours answering questions from fans on Reddit. Among other things, he offered the following piece of advice on navigating hard times. And, given the fact that he apparently took his own life this morning, after having suffered through a sustained bout of depression, I thought that it […]

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Between a rock and two ferns… Everything Obama does apparently diminishes the office of President

President Obama is taking some heat today for his decision to appear alongside Zach Galifianakis on his mock public access interview show Between Two Ferns. The segment, which went live on the Funny Or Die site last night, runs a little over six minutes in length, and includes a number of cutting exchanges between the […]

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