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Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: Third Time’s Still a Charm

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: Third Time’s Still a Charm

Three years ago, the first Orlando Indie Comedy Festival was announced; I was at least as skeptical as I was excited. I watched the comedy scene grow over the last three years I was part of it. Performers multiplied like Gremlins. Open mics sprang up at whatever hookah-bar-possibly-drug-front would ...

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: Ten and a Half questions with Liberal Redneck, Trae Crowder

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: Ten and a Half questions with Liberal Redneck, Trae Crowder

When I met Trae Crowder at the start of the 2014 Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, I knew nothing about him. I complimented his Jason Isbell t-shirt and we bonded over music a bit. He was mild-mannered, soft-spoken, and his east Tennessee accent was familiar and warm, like a rocking chair on a porch next to an antique table ...

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: The Result and Reflection of Orlando’s Burgeoning Stand-Up Scene

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: The Result and Reflection of Orlando’s Burgeoning Stand-Up Scene

In 2011, Orlando had two regular weekly open mics devoted exclusively to stand-up comedy. Six years later, there’s a mic, showcase, or show every night of the week, promoters bringing national comics to bars of all sizes, and an annual comedy festival, now in its third year. For whatever reason, ...

Orlando’s Third Annual Indie Comedy Fest Is This Month!

Orlando’s Third Annual Indie Comedy Fest Is This Month!

  If laughter is the best medicine, the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, a four-day, multi-venue event spanning Orlando’s hippest districts, could serve as intensive therapy. Now in its third year, the locally cultivated festival brings dozens of nationally touring stand-up comics and specialty ...

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day


Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day


Top 10 things you should bring with you during your vacation to the past or future We are all time travelers, going forward into the future at regular speed. Things get a little bit more interesting when we start stretching our understanding of the past, present and future, imagining what the possibilities of the ...

Repeal Day: Orlando’s Alternatives to Alcohol

Repeal Day: Orlando’s Alternatives to Alcohol

You don’t have to booze it up to enjoy a tasty apertif here in Orlando Sometimes, you just want a drink without having to have a drink. When your appetite says yes, but your liver says no, it’s time to do some searching for a fabulous, non-alcoholic beverage. There are plenty of places to whet your whistle in ...

Sock It To Me, Baby

Sock It To Me, Baby

Remember toe socks? Check out these footwear trends from the past to warm your lil’ tootsies. Fashion can get pretty weird sometimes (remember that one runway show from 2015 where the models wore other models draped over their bodies as clothing? Yeah, me too, because it’s indelibly inscribed into my brain now as ...

Tin Roof, Rusted

Tin Roof, Rusted

In honor of the B-52s playing here in O-Town on Roof Over Your Head Day, a celebration of all things Love Shack Ranked #246 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Best Songs of All Time, the B-52s “Love Shack” is historically enigmatic, with a few lines that are as ambiguous and open to interpretation as any Abstract ...

I Can’t Come In Today…

I Can’t Come In Today…

It’s Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day, which might mean calling into work with some creative excuses. Here are a few for us Orlandoans specifically (sorry, boss!) I think we’ve all taken a few liberties while calling in sick. Among my many and varied excuses of sick days past are a few genuine jewels of ...

Itty Bitty!

Itty Bitty!

Awesome, tiny things in honor of Small Business Saturday It’s the little things that count. Great things come in small packages. Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit. In honor of Small Business Saturday and all that is small and wonderful, here are a few ...