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2012 Stories by Bryan Miller

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  • Lizz Winstead: The Long and Binding Road

    published December 26, 2012

    The world may have failed to end as predicted, but just because 2012 lacked an action-packed apocalypse doesn't mean it was a slow news year.... More >>

  • Bill Squire

    published December 5, 2012

    Much ink and many megabytes have been spilled — and rightly so — heralding Louis CK's bold decision to self-release his own specials... More >>

  • Geoff Tate

    published November 28, 2012

    Geoff Tate just got off the road after a multi-week tour with Doug Stanhope, famous for both his hard partying and his intense fan base, and Tate... More >>

  • Daniel Tosh

    published November 21, 2012

    It's easy to dismiss Comedy Central's wildly popular clip show Tosh.0 as America's Funniest Home Videos for the Adderall generation,... More >>

  • Darryl Lenox

    published November 7, 2012

    It's going to be a big weekend for comedian Darryl Lenox: While he's in Minnesota, his debut hour-long special, Blind Ambition, will air on... More >>

  • Wits: Dave Foley

    published October 31, 2012

    It's difficult to define Wits, because Wits is constantly evolving. The comedy variety show, recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater and... More >>

  • Joel Hodgson: How to Have a Job Like Mine

    published October 31, 2012

    Minnesota comedy icon Joel Hodgson is coming back to the Twin Cities for one night only to tell you how it's done. Literally. Hodgson, an actor,... More >>

  • Valley Meadows CD-release party

    published August 15, 2012

    Comedy-rap duo Valley Meadows drop their debut disc this Sunday at the SAUCE show at Cause Spirits & Soundbar, with a little help from Stand Up!... More >>

  • Greg Proops

    published June 27, 2012

    When Greg Proops bills himself as the Smartest Man in the World, he's not being ironic — not that ironic, anyway. The comedian, who gained... More >>

  • Wits: Amy Sedaris

    published June 27, 2012

    MPR's comedy variety show Wits closes out its stellar season with perhaps its strongest lineup yet. Alt-comedy goddess Amy Sedaris has a... More >>

  • Wits: Bobcat Goldthwait

    published June 13, 2012

    Public radio's reputation for being a bit stuffy isn't entirely unearned — we can consider all things, but can we really consider all things... More >>

  • Wits: Paul F. Tompkins

    published May 9, 2012

    The strength of the Wits series is the pairing of seemingly disparate but surprisingly complementary entertainers — goth-tinged British... More >>

  • Adam Carolla

    published April 18, 2012

    Howard Stern may be the self-proclaimed King of All Media, but the man who famously filled Stern's spot after he departed terrestrial radio has... More >>

  • Wits: Andy Richter

    published April 11, 2012

    MPR's radio broadcast/live comedy chat show aims to make unlikely pairings of comedy-savvy performers and musicians with a penchant for... More >>

  • Paul Hooper

    published March 7, 2012

    Last time the hilariously high-strung Paul Hooper came to town, he had recently relocated to New York City and was struggling to find a way to... More >>

  • Brian Regan

    published February 29, 2012

    There's dubiousness to mass appeal. You don't have to be a snooty hipster or a caustic elitist to be suspicious when the rabble concurs. But some... More >>

  • The Sklar Brothers

    published February 22, 2012

    The crux of classic two-man comedy acts is the difference between the performers: The cunning Bud Abbot sets up the lovably dopey Lou Costello, or... More >>

  • Ryan Singer

    published February 22, 2012

    Ryan Singer is positively hilarious—emphasis on the "positively." "A few years ago an ex-girlfriend helped me realize I could be funnier the... More >>

  • Collin Moulton

    published February 15, 2012

    Collin Moulton's enthusiasm is infectious. "I have no shortage of passions," says the Los Angeles-based comedian. "I'm doing 10 or 12 things at... More >>

  • Brendon Walsh

    published February 8, 2012

    Brendon Walsh has the beard of a hobo and the knowing grin of a confidence man pitching bottled Cure-All. Either way he seems destined to drift... More >>

  • The Buddy Holly Story

    published February 1, 2012

    On February 3, 1959, a plane went down outside Mason City, Iowa, taking with it a cargo load of rock 'n' roll royalty. On the 53rd anniversary of... More >>

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