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You may know her from her regular appearances as a panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me,” or maybe from her stand-up comedy specials over the years. Paula Poundstone is coming to the Wharton Center this Thursday. She talks with Current State's Katie Cook.

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Current State talks to Michigan native Katie Hammond about her comedy career and her work with the improvised show Broadway's Next Hit Musical. 

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A new comedy series in Lansing is bringing its audiences stand-up with a side of witches. We talk to the women behind Comedy Coven ahead of their show at The Robin Theatre on Tuesday.

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.