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Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Bill Hader, Miss Piggy to Perform at Just For Laughs

From July 12th to the 29th, comedians of all sorts will descend upon Montreal for the 30th Just For Laughs festival. Performers include: Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Bob Saget, John Pinette, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt (who will also be the keynote speaker), Wayne Brady, Mario Cantone, and The Muppets. Chelsea Handler will be there accepting and, if her reputation serves her correctly, celebrating, her Comedy Person of the Year award. Also, Key & Peele will be receiving the Breakout Comedy Star award and Hannibal "The Accolade Machine" Buress will be named the Rising Comedy Star. We should all go but we have to make sure [...]

Grinning From Eyeball to Ear: The Psychic Timebomb of Steampipe Alley

The "classic" kids show of the days of early television have a curious amount of nostalgic pull, considering they did not flourish for long. I blame Baby Boomers, who consider all of their cultural touchstones vastly superior to what followed. Whatever the reason, the children's programming of the 1950s — Howdy Doody, Bozo the Clown, Captain Video, and the like — is still what many people think of when they think "kids show." A puppeteered or costumed ringleader, a series of corny recurring characters, a few cartoons, and a studio audience of cheering preteens. Think Krusty the Klown without the Percodan-addicted host.

In the late 1980s, decades after most [...]