Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In the opening of Martin Moran's new solo play, "All the Rage," an introspective but lively memoir, the performer tells the story of a bitter family argument and how he attempted to manage his emotions by inwardly reciting his "latest mantra," an ancient Sanskrit proverb.
Most romantic comedies tell the story of two people coming together. But "Sleepwalk With Me," a power-nap-length comedy about an itinerant comedian's interlocking struggles with his career and relationship, offers a negative image of the familiar rom-com story: It's about two people who are already together and the ways they fall apart.
Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap.
Much of the best comedy derives from personal pain, and comic turned filmmaker Mike Birbiglia deftly transposes his stand-up routine to the big screen in "Sleepwalk With Me."
A sportswriter, an essayist and a playwright-comedian are this year's finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.