Wednesday morning briefing: A comedy, a talent search and jazz

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Comedy “The Queen of Bingo,” is a stage comedy in the style of the Carol Burnett Show. It’s at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Auditorium and part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts series. Information: 769-4950. Talent search “Hooray for Hollywood” auditions are noon to 2 […]

Ticket feature: Gabriel Iglesias to perform in Albuquerque

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Courtesy photo Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be performing 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be performing his Stand-Up Revolution Tour 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kiva Auditorium of the Albuquerque Convention Center. Gabriel has been described as funny, a gifted performer who can consistently deliver a quality […]

Ticket feature: Wild west comedy show featured at fair

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CNJ file photo The Curry County Fair begins Monday and will offer concerts, rides, shows, contests, vendors and more. Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Fair begins Monday, promising a blend of traditional favorites and several new events. The six-day long event will offer everything from animal shows and sales to crafts and baking, vendors, […]

Ticket feature: Families have weekend choice of comedy, monster trucks

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Courtesy photo The Kicker Monster Truck Nationals are Friday and Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Freedom New Mexico Between monster trucks and clean Christian comedy, there’s something for just about everyone in Clovis this weekend. Friday at 7 p.m. Upstage Comedians will be held in the Marshall Middle School auditorium. The show is clean, […]

Ticket feature: Comedy tour putting on Mother’s Day show

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Courtesy photo The Small Town Comedy Tour will be putting on a Mother’s Day show Friday night at the Clovis Civic Center. Freedom New Mexico Friday night’s Small Town Comedy Tour show is expected to be a show to bring in Mother’s Day. Headliner Nikki Carr is billed as the “mother of all mothers,” said […]

Ticket feature: Civic center hosting comedy tour

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Courtesy illustration The Small Town Comedy tour features Doug Williams, Courtney Gee and Charles Walden and is hosted by Sean B. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Civic Center is hosting the Small Town Comedy Tour March 5. Featuring Doug Williams, Courtney Gee and Charles Walden and hosted by Sean B, the tour brings comedians from […]

Animated flicks get two thumbs up

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in […]

Best comedy often rooted in truth

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I complain a lot. But recently, I’ve felt blessed. It’s blissful that the worst thing that’s happened to me on recent shifts is getting home just in time to miss “The Daily Show,” and having to wait for reruns on the latest tit-for-tat. In one corner is “Daily Show” […]

Christian comedy singer performing

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Courtesy photo Greg Strange, a Christian comedian and songwriter, will perform today at First Christian Church. Freedom New Mexico Greg Strange, a Christian comedian and songwriter, will perform today at First Christian Church. During his current two-week tour, Strange has performed in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and in Colorado. Strange, who calls himself a Christian version […]

‘Suitcase posse’ hitting Texas

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Courtesy photo Jeff Dunham will be joined by Peanut and the rest of his comedy crew during shows this weekend in Lubbock and Amarillo. Freedom New Mexico Jeff Dunham and his suitcase posse are coming to Texas. The comedian, best known for his highly-rated Comedy Central specials, “Arguing With Myself” and “Spark of Insanity,” plays […]

Brooks comedy on tap

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Courtesy photo Starring, left to right, Richie Garza as Max Bialystock, Annika Johansson as Ulla and Jeff Jarnagin as Bloom. Amarillo Little Theatre is currently staging Mel Brook’s comedy “The Producers through May 25 Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is treating audiences to one of Mel Brooks’ signature works, “The Producers.” A down-on-his-luck Broadway […]

ENMU does Coward classic ‘Blithe Spirit’

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Anne Beck, director of Eastern New Mexico University’s production of “Blithe Spirit,” said she chose the play to bring laughter to people in a time when the national landscape is intense. “Because it was a comedy, I thought it would be appropriate and needed,” she said. Her reasons for […]

Clovis native headed to Comedy Central station

By Helena Rodriguez A former Clovis man is laughing his way to success, all the way up to Comedy Central TV network’s “Premium Blend” show. Jason Holman, a former Clovis Community College student and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, is slated to take his 12-minute standup comedy act in front of the Comedy Central […]

Clovis comedian uses family as material

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Life is kind of funny, especially when you start looking for the moments that really make you laugh. At least that’s how budding Clovis comedian Leticia Zarate sees it. During the past few months, Zarate has taken a long, hard look at her life — at home, at work, among […]

Most readers won’t miss ‘Sex and the City’

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants would miss “Sex and the City.” Some responses: “Inasmuch as my personal ‘Sex and the City’ (Kansas City, from where we moved to Clovis in l990) was satisfactory, I didn’t feel a need to view the TV program, and never did.” — Harold Burris, Clovis “I […]

ENMU plays host to comedian Cole

Freedom Newspapers Happy Cole, whose resume includes a long list of television-show appearances, will perform at 8 tonight at Ground Zero, inside the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The event is free. Cole has appeared on television shows including “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline Comedy Hour,” “Comic Strip” and “Comedy on the Road.” […]