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Throwback Thursday: Why Do All the Men in 12 Angry Men Have to Be So Angry?

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. I’ve been watching the third season of Inside Amy Schumer, and there’s an episode that really stood out for me this year. She does a sketch-comedy version of Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men, but instead of a minority boy being put on trial for murder, it has Amy on trial to determine whether...

50 Straight Hours of Comedy Right Here in Minnesota for Die Laughing 2: Laugh Harder

A truly unique event is happening this weekend here in the Twin Cities. It is a marathon—spanning 50 solid hours—of live comedy, put on by local group Fearless Comedy Productions, and featuring some of the best, freshest, and funniest performers in the Minnesota comedy scene. This is only the second year that Fearless Comedy Productions has held their annual fundraiser, so don’t fret if you haven’t heard of it before now! I had a chance to speak with Jena Young,...

Field Trip: Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway

Disney’s newest classic animated film to be reimagined into a Broadway show, after the tremendous success of Beauty and the Beast,  The Lion King, Tarzan, and The Little Mermaid,  is Aladdin. It debuted at New York’s New Amsterdam Theatre in the spring of 2014. I was incredibly lucky to be able to attend the Valentines Day show on my recent trip to New York. I have seen many shows, on Broadway and elsewhere, and I have to say that...

Weirdo to Watch: Andrew Troth, Comic-Book-Slinging Theater Geek

Andrew Troth lives a life many geeks dream of: he helps run a successful theater company, the Chameleon Theatre Circle, and is the owner of a comic-book store, Mind’s Eye Comics. I recently talked with Andrew about his good fortunes, the metro-area suburbs, and all manner of geekiness. Duck Washington (TCG): What does the word “geek” mean to you? Andrew Troth: These days it has a very positive connotation for me. A geek is a person who is heavily...

Weirdo to Watch: Tim Wick, Geek Performer Extraordinaire

I had the honor of sitting down with local geek Tim Wick to talk about comedy, music, science fiction, and all things geek. Tim is a founding member of the Dregs, Vilification Tennis, the Geeks without God podcast, Fearless Comedy Productions, and the Pet Snake Reggie film blog. Here’s what he had to share. Duck Washington (TCG): What does the word geek mean to you? Tim Wick: We actually had a very long debate about this on a car ride to Duluth...
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