Lansing has been without a comedy club since Connxtions closed last April. Over the weekend, a new comedy venue opened up for business at Tripper’s in Frandor. Touring comics will be performing in Lansing every week, bringing laughs to an audience that’s been starved for funny stuff for a while.

POSTSCRIPT: In memory of Harold Ramis

Feb 28, 2014
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Current State salutes the life and works of Harold Ramis. This brief tribute features a rare recording from the National Lampoon Radio Hour.

1491s tap Native American heritage for laughs

Feb 25, 2014

The 1491s 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.

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Comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to Wharton Center on Jan. 16. He’s known for his work on “This American Life,” his movie, called “Sleepwalk With Me,” and many more comedy records and appearances. His latest show is called “Thank God For Jokes.”

Current State’s Melissa Benmark speaks with Birbiglia about his new show, his career and his lifelong love of pizza.

Comedian Tom Green grows up ... sort of

Sep 27, 2013

Standup comedy and a Canadian cable access TV show landed Tom Green a show on MTV back in the 90's. His goofy demeanor and practical jokes made him a star.