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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.


Brattleboro Time Trade Spring Forward Extravaganza

Brattleboro Time Trade Spring Forward Extravaganza!

Come join in the fun! Gallery Walk Friday, March 6th is the First Annual Spring Forward Extravaganza hosted by the Brattleboro Time Trade!


MUSIC by The Snaz, Jesse Lepkoff and Luz Elena Morey • Silent Auction • Spring Gardening Show
• Dessert Bar and Cafe  • Raffles, games, free give-aways!

Brattleboro Time Trade members trade time (and not money), thereby building community & friendships, helping people share skills, meet needs and have fun!

Gallery Walk Friday, March 6 from 4:30 - 8:30 pm at the River Garden

More information available on our website


Weekend Comedy Series: Sinbad - Afros and Bellbottoms

A member of marching band and the math club. A basketball player. A member of the Air Force. Sinbad has been all of these things, but he is best known for comedy.

His style is very clean. I can almost avoid giving the warning for bad language with his show, in which he often comes across as a big kid, or maybe a nutty uncle. He seems like he would be fun to invite to a party.


6th Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club "International Film & Food Festival" Set for March 1st

The Brattleboro Rotary Club is raising money to help upgrade the radio station KILI, a non-profit radio station broadcasting to the Lakota people on the  Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River, and  Rosebud Indian Reservations, part of the Great Sioux Nation in South Dakota.

On Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 4-8PM at the New England Youth Theatre, the Brattleboro Rotary Club will be sponsoring the sixth annual “International Film & Food Festival,” with proceeds benefiting KILI which serves 30,000 people on the three reservations and seeks to preserve Native American culture and instill pride in the peoples' unique heritage.


Weekend Comedy Series: Mitch Hedberg

This is a follow up to our Steven Wright show of last week. If you liked that one, you should enjoy this one as well. Mitch Hedberg is similar in style, doing a surreal series of nervous, one-liner, observational jokes.

I love his delivery and perspective. It’s too bad he checked out at an early age (37) so we don’t have more of his humor to look forward to, but he also seems to be one of the sorts of people that didn’t quite fit in on planet earth. His making sense of his time here was his craft.


Sandglass Theater Presents Do Elephants Dream of Eclectic Sheep?

PUTNEY- On February 20th and 21st Sandglass welcomes the puppet artist, Amanda Maddock, with a new collaborative work, Do Elephants Dream of Eclectic Sheep? In this piece the audience is invited to visit the bedroom and mind of a slumbering elephant whose dreams are just beginning to unfold. The elephant begins to question her fate as the contents of her room and mind reveal messages either fraught with meaning or frivolous...or perhaps both...or neither? Time, scale, character transformation, creatures and objects will be awakened, unpacked, and opened to interpretation.

This piece will be presented as part of Sandglass Theater’s New Visions Series, which serves as a laboratory for new works by artist in the field of puppetry and movement-based theater.


Weekend Comedy Series: Steven Wright

A 1985 performance by Steven Wright. Droll, dead-pan one-liners delivered rapid-fire. His humor twists things around and requires some assembly, but he gives you the parts, and asks the questions.

“Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?”


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