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Josh Heath

Josh Heath sits down with Frandu, the comedian/poet/performance artist who has carved out a niche for himself on the Madison scene. Frandu is battling cancer, and not sure how long he has left. Read more

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Nick Larson

Doug Benson, America’s highest comedian and podcaster, visits Comedy on State to record an episode of “Doug Loves Movies.” Read more

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It’s pretty rare to find a feature-length indie film that’s interesting, cohesive or competent. But “Lake Michigan Monster,” showing April 7 at the Wisconsin Film Festival, is inventive and weird. Read more

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Josh Heath chats at length with the creators of “The Flop House” podcast. Catch them in a rare live appearance at Wisconsin Union Theater on Jan. 26. Read more

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UW grad Michael M. McGuire attempts to add to the Midwestern mythos with “Aquarians,” a low-budget dramedy set in the wintery wasteland of Marinette and Menominee counties. Read more

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When it comes to the arts, Madison keeps upping the ante. Our arts writers help you narrow it down with their picks for the most promising events in theater, comedy, dance, visual art and classical music. Read more

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Marcus Price

Hannibal Buress, whose star is rising in Hollywood, takes a step back to focus on his first love: stand-up. Isthmus talks to Buress about making TV specials and being himself on stage. Read more

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This year’s crop of films for Madison’s 48 Hour Film Project is one of the best. Josh Heath reports from the screening, in advance of the awards on Aug. 19. Read more

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Anneliese Nappa

This interview with Australian absurdist comedians Aunty Donny goes way off the rails. Why didn’t we see that one coming? Read more

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Madison’s all-weather busking fiend Art Paul Schlosser gets help from an all-star lineup of Madison musicians to create a new album, “We Duet Right.” Read more

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Local and national comedians get to strut their stuff at the inaugural Madison Comedy Week, May 27-June 3 at 22 different Madison venues. Read more

Comedy

Hari Kondabolu brings a personal approach to hot-button issues like race and colonialism. He’s at the Comedy Club on State April 19-21. Read more

Comedy

Isthmus critic Josh Heath reviews two films screening at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival: the documentary “Brewmaster” and the Bulgarian “Western.” Read more

Movies

“The New World Horror” is a Wisconsin-made horror-comedy film that takes aim at extremists. Its world premiere is at the Majestic Theater April 8. Read more

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Sustainable farmers and seed savers are highlighted in the Food and Farms Film Festival. Read more

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“The Disaster Artist” is a loving tribute from the Franco Brothers to the behind-the-scenes story of the making of one of the world’s worst movies. Read more

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Once a month, Madison audiences have an opportunity to watch comedians riff on terrible movies. It’s called “Movie Hell,” and the monthly shows at the Fountain are developing a cult following. Read more

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“The Room” is a wonderfully terrible movie, screening at a “Brew & View” at the Majestic Theatre on March 3. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the interactive viewing experience. Read more

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