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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 19-25

The Atlanta Comedy Arts Festival kicks off Thursday and the seventh-annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival hits Piedmont Park this weekend.
Lizz Winstead

Daily Show Cocreator Lizz Winstead brings the Vagical Mystery Tour to Atlanta

Comedian Lizz Winstead has always been a force in the political satire world. The cocreator and former head writer of The Daily Show is turning her jokes into activism with the Lady Parts Justice League, whose Vagical Mystery Tour comedy show stops by Terminal West on June 2.

Improv Everywhere takes over the Atlanta Marriott Marquis elevator

Already featured in seemingly every movie ever, the elevator at downtown's Marriott Marquis has a new claim to fame—as the star of an Improv Everywhere video.
Gad Elmaleh

The “Jerry Seinfeld of France” is ready to conquer America

In 2015, French Moroccan comedian Gad Elmaleh made an unusual decision. After enjoying years of fame and success in France, Elmaleh decided to learn English and discover how his comedy translates in America. We recently chatted with Elmaleh in advance of his show at Atlanta's Symphony Hall, part of his U.S. tour.
Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett is ready for your questions

For 11 years, each episode of The Carol Burnett Show kicked off with an unscripted audience Q&A. And every week, Burnett managed to wring guffaws out of even the most humdrum queries. Burnett continues the tradition in her live tour, which stops by Cobb Energy Centre this month. She talked to us about her groundbreaking show, that infamous curtain-rod dress, and the Hollywood parodies she wishes she could do today.
Dad's Garage Christmas

New Dad’s Garage Christmas show presents a twisted take on holiday classics

Santa is an evil genius destabilizing the global economy by flooding the market with cheap toys. Frosty is a snowperson with gender identity issues. Ebenezer Scrooge drops his greedy shtick to lead an unexpected charge against holiday consumerism.
Jeff Dauler

The Bert Show’s Jeff Dauler takes on stand-up comedy

The Bert Show's Jeff Dauler decided to try stand-up comedy after a lunch with Jeff Foxworthy. Now, he's opening for comedians like Joel McHale and has his own show coming up on June 12 at Eddie's Attic.

Infographic of the Day: Atlanta ranked Third Funniest City in U.S.

According to a recent study conducted by the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) at the University of Colorado, Atlanta, along with Washington D.C., gives birth to the most top comedians per capita among major U.S. cities. That fact helped us reach No. 3 on the on lab’s list of the 50 Funniest Cities in America.

6 things we hope to get in Donald Glover’s new TV show, ‘Atlanta’

Get ready for a Stone Mountain native to weigh in on Atlanta's music scene. Donald Glover will write, produce, and star in a new half-hour comedy series on FX, reports Deadline.

Margaret Cho on Todd Akin, her Emmy nod and preparing one Mother of a tour

As if embattled Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin didn't have enough to worry about as he continues his national "legitimate rape" apology tour, he's now in Margaret Cho's comedic crosshairs. Akin's recent comments about women being able to magically "shut that whole thing down" following a rape make him almost irresistible bait for Cho's new fall tour "Mother."

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