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Seriously Funny

George Lopez talks about getting old in Houston: Life lessons from a funny man

By Houston's Voice Correspondent

To think that George Lopez — the funny man who penned jokes like, "Barack Obama may be black, but John McCain is the first albino presidential candidate: he's completely see-through& ...


A (brief) Twitter return

Chris Brown claims he was just "entertaining" in Twitter war with Houston comic Jenny Johnson

By Whitney Radley

Like his on-again, off-again relationship with pop star Rihanna, Chris Brown vanished from Twitter on Sunday after a vulgar exchange with Houston-based comedy writer and self-professed Brown hater ...


Twitter Fail

Chris Brown completely loses it (again), proves to be no match for Houston comedian Jenny Johnson

By Whitney Radley

Houston-based comedy writer Jenny Johnson spares no one from her Twitter attacks — not her stepkids, not Kim Kardashian and certainly not Chris Brown, the young rapper who was convicted in 20 ...


Mark Your Calendar

David Sedaris always has time for Houston: Where else would he find the funny?

By Tarra Gaines

Editor's Note: As part of CultureMap's State of the Arts series throughout the month of August, we are highlighting upcoming fall arts events you won't want to miss. David Sedaris i ...


Living The Dream

Meet the Houstonian and Amy Poehler BFF behind the Web hit Smart Girls at the Party

By Whitney Radley

The experience of being an adolescent girl is weird and awkward and completely overwhelming.  Meredith Walker, a Houston-bred television producer who lists Saturday Night Live an ...


Bill Maher at Bayou Music Center

Bayou Music Center

Controversial comedian Bill Maher brings his stand up concert to Houston's Bayou Music Center. Doors open at 8 p.m.


In Town

Adam Carolla opens up on A-holes, "white Kardashians" and the Guinness Book of Records scam

By Tyler Rudick

Timing is everything when it comes to comedy . . . And sadly, when CultureMap had the chance to interview comedian Adam Carolla, his now-infamous "dudes are funnier than chicks" comm ...


literary ladies

Riding on planes with books: Mindy Kaling, Jane Lynch and Tina Fey memoirs are musts

By Erica Lies

Every year, I spend a significant chunk of my holiday vacation in some sort of airport limbo. I could pretend I use this opportunity to finally read the New Yorker issues piling up in my living roo ...


The CultureMap Interview

Word hero: Paula Poundstone tries to save Houston's public libraries one joke at a time

By William James Gerlich

Comedy Hall of Fame inductee Paula Poundstone is back in the Bayou City for An Evening at The Alley Theatre with Paula Poundstone. Her sold-out performance at the Alley last year drew the comic/aut ...


Margaret Cho: The ChoDependent Tour

House of Blues Houston

A hilarious, sexually-charged punch in the gut is what you'll get from this San Francisco native and co-star of Drop Dead Diva. Looking for the perfect excuse for a night out with the girls?


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