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Weekend Comedy Series: Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman is one of those comedy legends that people either love or hate. I love him. Lise hates him.

Here is is, at Carnegie Hall, in 1979, messing with audiences and making them laugh, and wince, and be uncomfortable. Kaufman didn’t consider himself a comedian so much as a prankster and performance artist.

This show has it all. Tony Clifton, little kids, his grandmother on stage, wrestling women, and taking the entire audience out for milk and cookies after the show.


Weekend Comedy Series: Lewis Black

Lewis Black is a comedian who is very good at being angry. Vein-popping angry, about people, media, and politics. You can consider him a loud-mouthed social critic.

This is “Red, White and Screwed,” a performance at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. that was filmed at an HBO special in 2006. He’s in rare form, talking about Bush and Cheney’s 6th year in office. Ahh, the good old days.


Monday Morning Movies at Brattleboro Senior Center


The Brattleboro Senior Center

 207 Main St.

June Showings

 Coming Of Age

Movies starring:


Original Enigma No 3.

Original Enigma No 3., from the May 12, 1837 Phoenix newspaper. (Spoiler alert: the comments will, I expect, have the solution at some point, so avoid them until you've solved the enigma, or give up and want to peek.)


"I am a word of eleven letters, and am a subject of much conversation.

My 11, 10, 8, and 7 is an appendage belonging to a flower.

My 5, 4 and 3, is an instrument used to stop the mouth.


Free Films at Brooks Library: Movies You Must See… But Might Have Missed!

Join cinefile, journalist, Tom Bedell, for a Thursday afternoon at the movies, to watch and discuss nine films that "you must see..but may have missed".

On May 14th, 3 - 6 pm, come see a film starring Michael Caine, John Mills and Peter Sellers. The second Thursday of the month, continuing through Thursday, October 8.


Kitchen Tunks & Parlor Songs with Mark Greenberg

Please join Friends of Brooks Memorial Library for this special program, Kitchen Tunks & Parlor songs with Mark Greenberg, at 7 PM on Thursday, May 14. 

Since the 1980s, Greenberg has been interviewing and recording musicians throughout Vermont, tracing the development of the state’s vernacular music from its roots in Anglo-Celtic traditions through the influences of French-Canadian emigrants and the arrival of radio and other electronic technologies. 

Greenberg currently teaches courses in American music at UVM and taught American Studies and Humanities at Goddard College from 1991-2003.


Weekend Comedy Series: Demetri Martin

“If I...” is the name of the comedy special by Demetri Martin that combines observations, philosophy, and comedy, in form of presentation with slides.

You may not know, this young man was accepted into Harvard Law, but didn’t go. Instead, he went down the path of a legal education at NYU, but became a comedian instead. Probably a wise choice.


Winston Prouty Center Hosts Indoor Mini-Golf Classic Grownups and Families on May 16

Winston Prouty Center for Child Development is hosting its Inaugural Indoor Mini-Golf Classic for grownups and families on Saturday, May 16, 2015 and Sunday, May 17, 2015, respectively. The two-day "FUN-raiser" is open to the public.

Saturday's tournament for grownups is a black-tie optional evening that will feature light dinner fare, music, and a cash bar. The tournament will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $25 per person.

Sunday's family fun day will take place from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, or only $12 for a foursome if you bring your Saturday night scorecard.
Both events will take place at the International Center at World Learning’s SIT campus in Brattleboro.


Weekend Comedy Series: Chris Rock

Let’s go to D.C. this weekend and see a 1996 show featuring Chris Rock.

The jokes are a bit dated in places — Marion Barry crack jokes, for example. But his insights on race, addiction, violence, education and other issues in America are what the crowds love him for, and much of the routine stands true today. He won two Emmy awards for this show.


Weekend Comedy Series: Sarah Silverman

This week we find ourselves studying the comedy stylings of our New Hampshire neighbor, Sarah Silverman.

In 2005 she released a film of her one-woman show, Jesus is Magic. In it, Sarah boasts to her friends that she, like them, has something cool going on in her life. A big show. It’s a lie, so she has to go put on a major production just to hide the fib, And then her stand-up begins.


Alan Phillips Vaccine Lawyer on WVEW

Its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this time its..Attorney Alan Phillips of Asheville, NC is a nationally recognized legal expert on vaccine exemption and waiver law. He advises clients and attorneys throughout the country concerning vaccines required for birth; daycare and school enrollment; employment; military members, families and civilian contractors; immigrants, including foreign adopted children; children of separated and divorced parents in "vaccine custody disputes"; and various other contexts.


Weekend Comedy Series: Janeane Garofalo

From 1995 in San Francisco, we have the droll, hipster comedy stylings of a young Janeane Garofalo.

She started out doing stand-up, and quickly moved on to TV and film roles. One of my favorite appearances was her guest spot on Viva Variety, in which she started to do stand-up but the hosts found it too depressing. They gave her a bad makeover and had her re-tell her jokes, but in a positive way. They suggested “Instead of ‘I hate Jenny McCarthy,’ how about you try “I LOVE Jenny McCarthy!’


Weekend Comedy Series: Smothers Brothers

Not much needs to be said about this musical comedy duo. They hit it big during the 60’s, first poking fun at the coffeehouse folk music scene with their interrupted musical numbers and brotherly disagreements, then as counter-culture leaders challenging the boundaries of television.

We’ll celebrate by showing a couple fo their best known routines, and an episode of the 60’s comedy show.


One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase, Circus Minimus

Sandglass Theater closes the Winter Sunshine series with Circus Minimus, The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase by Kevin O’Keefe

PUTNEY VT- On April 11th at 1 and 3pm Kevin O’Keefe will bring his joyous, playful and raucous good time of a show to the Sandglass stage. Circus Minimus, One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. Each performance becomes a dialogue between the characters and the audience–a light-hearted collaboration.


Weekend Comedy Series: Dean Martin Roast of Jackie Gleason

Forget Justin Bieber. Here’s Dean Martin’s celebrity roast of Jackie Gleason, featuring roasters Art Carney, Gene Kelly, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Foster Brooks, Nipsy Russell, and others.

If you were watching NBC in February of 1975, you may have caught this as it originally aired. If not, here’s your chance to watch it anew - a Dean Martin roast from start to finish.


Weekend Comedy Series: Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is a relatively new arrival on the comedy scene, and his career has been going quite well. I think I heard that he will be headlining a comedy performance in a stadium soon, something few, if any other, comedians have attempted.

This is his show, I'm A Grown Little Man, from 2009 or so.


African Adventure Tales by Crabgrass Theater

Sandglass Theater presents African Adventure Tales by Crabgrass Puppet Theater in Winter Sunshine Series

PUTNEY VT- On March 28th at 1 and 3pm two funny folktales from Africa come to life with vibrant puppets, spectacular scenery, and an infectious musical score. "Koi and the Kola Nuts" is a tale from Liberia in which the young son of a chief sets out on a wonderful journey in search of fortune, carrying only a sack of kola nuts. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when their help saves his life! And in “Anansi and the Talking Melon,” we meet one of the most hilarious trickster characters in world folklore.


Weekend Comedy Series - Robin Williams

In 1986 Robin Williams star had risen and he taped the following performance at the Met in NYC.

It seems to be an accurate representation of what people most enjoyed about him to that point - a manic genius. Part of that may have been some the cocaine he was known to be doing, but it was mostly a real talent for laser-quick improv, free-association, and ability to mimic and caricature.


Eric Dubay Talks About The Flat Earth on WVEW

Tune in this tuesday, March 10th,6-8pm to "buttahmilk" for another experience that you won't soon forget. DJ Pockets talks to Eric Dubay, yoga teacher and current resident of Thailand about the Flat Earth. From his book "The Flat Earth Conspiracy"

"Wolves in sheep’s clothing have pulled the wool over our eyes. For almost 500 years, the masses have been thoroughly deceived by a cosmic fairy-tale of astronomical proportions. We have been taught a falsehood so gigantic and diabolical that it has blinded us from our own experience and common sense, from seeing the world and the universe as they truly are. Through pseudo-science books and programs, mass media and public education, universities and government propaganda, the world has been systematically brain-washed, slowly indoctrinated over centuries into the unquestioning belief of the greatest lie of all time.


Weekend Comedy Series: Patton Oswalt

You probably know Patton Oswalt from TV or movie roles. I thought he did a great job as the voice of Remy for Ratatouille, for example, and as the assistant deputy mayor in the Reno 911 movie.

His comedy takes on popular culture, comics, religion and atheism, and social issues. This show is from just a few years ago, titled Finest Hour.


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