Comedy http://wunc.org en Risky Behavior http://wunc.org/post/risky-behavior <p></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Many people assume comedy requires wacky characters and crazy scenarios. But for comedian Kevin Allison, vulnerability is key. His podcast and live show, "</span><a href="http://risk-show.com/" style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Risk!</a><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">", features personal stories the tellers never thought they would share. "Risk!" will be at </span><a href="http://www.dsicomedytheater.com/shows/details/kevin-allison-presents-risk/" style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">DSI Comedy Theater</a><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"> in Chapel Hill on Friday at 8:</span>30pm<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><font face="Tahoma, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 15px">Check out last week's podcast. The theme was <a href="http://risk-show.com/podcast/stung/">stung</a>. On The State of Things, we played a clip featuring LA-based comedian <a href="http://jenkirkman.com/">Jen Kirkman</a>.</span></font></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:57:15 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37007 at http://wunc.org Risky Behavior 'Hug A Muslim': Comedians Come to Chapel Hill To Take On Islamophobia http://wunc.org/post/hug-muslim-comedians-come-chapel-hill-take-islamophobia <p></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Since 9/11, some news accounts portray Muslim-Americans only as terrorist threats. These stories create stereotypes in the minds of the American public. A new film,&nbsp;</span></font><a href="http://themuslimsarecoming.com/"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><i>The Muslims Are Coming</i></span></font></a><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">, co-directed by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, follows a group of Muslim-American comedians on a tour across America.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:42:18 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30133 at http://wunc.org 'Hug A Muslim': Comedians Come to Chapel Hill To Take On Islamophobia A New Year's Laugh Is Good For The Soul http://wunc.org/post/new-years-laugh-good-soul <p>We all like a good chuckle, but what if laughing was actually good for more than entertainment?</p><p>Research from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that laughter may be good for far more. In honor of that, here are some great comedy acts to laugh at. You can hear the State of Things show on the topic of humor <a href="http://wunc.org/post/how-comedy-shapes-our-relationships">here</a>.</p><p>Warning: Videos below may contain strong language or content.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:21:00 +0000 Alex Granados 28318 at http://wunc.org A New Year's Laugh Is Good For The Soul How Comedy Shapes Our Relationships http://wunc.org/post/how-comedy-shapes-our-relationships <p>We all like a good chuckle, but what if laughing was actually good for more than entertainment? Research from the North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that laughter may be good for far more. In fact, it may be the key to a healthy relationship. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27884 at http://wunc.org The Kids In The Hall Co- Founder Teaches Comedy In Carrboro http://wunc.org/post/kids-hall-co-founder-teaches-comedy-carrboro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The late </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">‘80s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and early </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">‘90s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were a good time for funny television. The Kids In The Hall sketch comedy show took to the airwaves and amused a generation of viewers with their unique brand of sketch comedy.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:21:19 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17535 at http://wunc.org The Kids In The Hall Co- Founder Teaches Comedy In Carrboro International Comedy Duo Take North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/international-comedy-duo-take-north-carolina <p><a href="http://www.igudesmanandjoo.com/#">Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo</a> met at music school at age 12, and they've been on a mission ever since to make classical music a little less serious. The two accomplished musicians are bringing their classical music comedy show to Greensboro and Greenville this weekend. Igudesman &amp; Joo join host Frank Stasio in the studio to listen to some of their performances and talk about mixing classical music with pop songs, props, and slapstick.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xui7x_KF7bY&amp;feature=player_embedded</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:49:56 +0000 Frank Stasio & Isaac-Davy Aronson 13369 at http://wunc.org Vote Zach Galifianakis http://wunc.org/post/vote-zach-galifianakis-0 <p>To prepare for his new role in <a href="http://thecampaignmovie.warnerbros.com/?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;utm_term=the%20campaign&amp;utm_content=15314094278&amp;utm_campaign=The%20Campaign_Flight_B_Media%20Ad_Desktop" target="_blank">“The Campaign” </a>as a small-town conservative in a no-holds-barred congressional race, comedian Zach Galifianakis looked to the past.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:49:08 +0000 Frank Stasio & Person: Lindsay Foster Thomas 10478 at http://wunc.org Vote Zach Galifianakis Funny Man Ditches Persona And Finds Comedy In Authenticity http://wunc.org/post/funny-man-ditches-persona-and-finds-comedy-authenticity <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kevin Allison is perhaps best known for his work on the 1990s-era sketch comedy show “The State”. After it wrapped, he found himself adrift, until he discovered that by being himself on stage, he could get big laughs. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:09:37 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 9917 at http://wunc.org Funny Man Ditches Persona And Finds Comedy In Authenticity Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down http://wunc.org/post/paris-i-love-you-youre-bringing-me-down <p>Writer <a href="http://rosecransbaldwin.tumblr.com/">Rosecrans Baldwin</a> landed a job at a Parisian ad agency, and so for 18 months he and his wife lived in the City of Lights. What they confronted was a globalized and modernized city, which differed radically from the Paris of Hemingway and Fitzgerald.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:15:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4289 at http://wunc.org Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down