For all the effort that is put into the art of making people laugh, often the funniest things in life happen by accident. A well-crafted joke by Louis C.K. or the Sklar Brothers is great, but most people would probably laugh harder at an old man's pants falling down on a wedding dance floor. If not ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
No phrase encapsulates the worst elements of music quite like the phrase "rock star." My disdain is s ... More >>
DRAMATIC RE-ENACTMENT OF A RECENTLY-RECEIVED E-MAIL (Names and wording changed to protect the insistent):
Why is it the RFT never mentions Tone Rodent shows? Ringo Deathstarr is a buzz band across the country right now. Once again people are working hard to bring a great band to town and ... More >>
Not only is Nikki Glaser a regular at the venerable Comedy Cellar in New York these days (which is the club into which Louis CK descends during the intro to his show)...And not only is she about to co-host a new program on MTV called, "The Nikki and Sara Show"...Which happens to be based on her podc ... More >>
Last month, Libya welcomed its first-ever U.S. franchise restaurant. Not McDonald's. Not Starbucks. Cinnabon.
The franchisees, brothers Arief and Ahmed Swaidek, opened the restaurant -- actually a combination Cinnabon-Carvel -- in the capital, Tripoli. According to a press release from Cinnabon, th ... More >>
Update, 6/28: Louis C.K. sold some 100,000 tickets for his upcoming tour in two days. Many of the shows have sold out; in some cities he's added a second set. There are still tickets available in St. Louis, but we don't suggest waiting around. And while there are plenty of tickets showing up on thir ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Tax Day - even with a few buffer days because who in the world can turn in their taxes on a Friday? That's practically, almost the weekend! - is so stressful. Especially for people who've waited until the very last minute to file. To reward poor time management, mall-based Cinnabon ... More >>
Photo by Francine DavetaTodd Barry looking "playfully fed-up."Unlike lots of standups who are frenetic loudmouths, Todd Barry is a soft and gentle sip of vinegar. A card-carrying member of alt-comedy's inner circle, Barry has mastered a delivery that's famously low-key, though his working life is ... More >>