Great news from the folks at the Rev Room: Hannibal Buress has announced a show there at 8 p.m. April 12. Buress is a stand-up comedian known for roles on "Broad City" and "The Eric Andre Show," jokes about Young Jeezy and apple sauce, specials like "Animal Furnace" and "Live from Chicago" and, oddly and most recently, bringing wider attention to the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Also he's just widely considered one of the best comedians of his generation. Tickets are on sale now for $25.
Inspired by the comedy-plus-current-events format of "The Daily Show" and SNL's "Weekend Update," Too Long; Didn't Read is a new monthly show to be held every first Thursday at The Joint, in Argenta, featuring a panel of comedians (most of whom are regular participants in the venue's Tuesday night "Hogging the Mic" stand-up series) riffing and opining on "everything from celebrity gossip, hyper-local news and Internet memes to global economic policy.”
Important Snow Day PSA: The Verizon Arena announced this morning that Kevin Hart — star of movies like "Think Like a Man," "Ride Along" and "About Last Night" (and the forthcoming "Get Hard," co-starring Will Ferrell) and by some measures the biggest stand-up comedian in the country — is bringing his "What Now?" tour to North Little Rock on April 10.
Adam Hogg describes himself as a "401(K) record-keeper, tax accountant, singer, musician, magician and comedian." This is being modest: He is also the inventor of a card game, "People-Person," which he says "replicates life, its situations and its interactions." He's worked on the project for about two years, and is currently crowd-funding the game through the site Indiegogo. He only has five days left, but he needs less than a hundred bucks to reach his $4,000 goal.
Ron Swanson, the government-hating Parks official on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" with a ravenous appetite for woodworking, brunettes and breakfast, is one of the best television characters of all time.
Red Octopus Theater has satisfied the need for outlandish comedy in Little Rock since 1991 and its recent “Hey Boo!” installment met the challenge, once again using thespian talent and sock puppetry to spoof everything from politics to personal hygiene.
A boyish white supremacist's massacre of nine worshipers at a black Charleston, S.C., church reminds us that, much as we may wish it were not so here in the old Confederacy, William Faulkner was right when he wrote in "Requiem for a Nun": "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
Has any murdering terrorist ever failed more dramatically than Dylann Storm Roof? Like any punk with a gun, he managed to slaughter nine blameless African-American Christians at an historic church in Charleston, S.C. Intending to start a race war, he succeeded only in shocking the moral conscience of the state and nation.