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Gallagher, Watermelon-Smashing Prop Comedian, Dies at 76

Another soul who pursued, provided, and promoted laughter is gone. Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. passed away on November 11, 2022. Gallagher was 76. Everybody knows Gallagher. Seems foolish to try to describe one of the most recognized comedy acts and distill one of the most complicated comedy careers in anything short of a 200-page book. […]

Best Laid Plans: One on One with Paul Conyers

Every comedian dreams of their first comedy album, their first special. They imagine clever names, album art. Fellow comedians, riffing in tight social circles, will say “that should be the title of your special,” to another comedian’s poignant, offhand comment. That suggestion is stored or laughed off. Still, the lingering hope and desire stands. Whether […]

Lore and More with “The Comedy Store”

Stand-up’s American history is hard to explain and contain. The bare bones of it is that there are hubs on either coast, thousands of miles of “the road” in between, the television revolution, boom and bust cycles, and wholesale stylistic changes, for seemingly arbitrary reasons. And, due to lost records, misremembered posturing, and competing interests, […]

New Comedy Channel Debuts Premium Laughs on Roku

Uproar Entertainment is always expanding the dimensions of where funny happens. And now, the laughs live on Roku. Uproar on Roku is exciting in its simplicity. The app is a one-stop comedy shop. The name of the game with comedy fandom is accessibility and knowledge. You have to know where to find the laughs, usually […]