comedy http://wkar.org en POSTSCRIPT: In memory of Harold Ramis http://wkar.org/post/postscript-memory-harold-ramis <p></p><p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">salutes the life and works of <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000601/">Harold&nbsp;</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000601/">Ramis</a>. This brief tribute features a rare recording from the National Lampoon Radio Hour.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Current State 50032 at http://wkar.org POSTSCRIPT: In memory of Harold Ramis 1491s tap Native American heritage for laughs http://wkar.org/post/1491s-tap-native-american-heritage-laughs <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6a039a7e-6990-5086-1b1e-6192ff16cb7d" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://1491s.com/">The 1491s</a> describe themselves as “a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire.” The five Native American artists create work that will make you snicker, but will also make you think. </span> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:52:12 +0000 Current State 49865 at http://wkar.org 1491s tap Native American heritage for laughs Comedian Mike Birbiglia 'thanks God for jokes' at Wharton http://wkar.org/post/comedian-mike-birbiglia-thanks-god-jokes-wharton <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Comedian <a href="http://birbigs.com/" target="_blank">Mike Birbiglia</a> returns to Wharton Center on Jan. 16. He’s known for his work on “<a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/" target="_blank">This American Life</a>,” his movie, called “Sleepwalk With Me,” and many more comedy records and appearances. His latest show is called “Thank God For Jokes.” </span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:00:45 +0000 Current State 47948 at http://wkar.org Comedian Mike Birbiglia 'thanks God for jokes' at Wharton Comedian Tom Green grows up ... sort of http://wkar.org/post/comedian-tom-green-grows-sort <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Standup comedy and a Canadian cable access TV show landed <a href="http://tomgreen.com/">Tom Green</a> a show on MTV back in the 90&#39;s. His goofy demeanor and practical jokes made him a star. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:19:21 +0000 Current State 42967 at http://wkar.org Comedian Tom Green grows up ... sort of Comedian W. Kamau Bell mines racism, politics for laughs http://wkar.org/post/comedian-w-kamau-bell-mines-racism-politics-laughs <p>The country’s top comedians are appearing in Grand Rapids through Sunday at <a href="http://www.laughfestgr.org/">Gilda’s Laugh Fest</a>. The event supports the work of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, inspired by the late Gilda Radner to help people who are dealing with cancer.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Tonight, the festival features <a href="http://www.wkamaubell.com/">W. Kamau Bell</a>, the host of “Totally Biased,” which appears Thursday nights on FX. &nbsp;Bell discusses racism in America and what it’s like to have a television show.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:07:54 +0000 Current State 32499 at http://wkar.org Comedian W. Kamau Bell mines racism, politics for laughs