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Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Tommy Lau Comedian Jen Kirkman took over the stage at Vermont Comedy Club with bootcut jeans and plenty of stories to tell. Although best known for being a regular roundtable panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” Kirkman had plenty of new material about life as a woman and comedian. She relished...

At Skinny P, laughs and snacks

At Skinny P, laughs and snacks

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

On a small stage covered in Christmas lights, comedians grabbed the attention of The Skinny Pancake audience. Comedy and Crepes is a weekly stand-up comedy series which meets 7 p.m. Mondays at the restaurant’s downtown location. Comedians Nicole Sisk and Carl Sonnefeld host the series, which began in June 2016....

Comedy couple cracks business code

Comedy couple cracks business code

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Comedy found its Burlington home this past November in Vermont Comedy Club, located at 101 Main St. The club, owned and operated by Nathan Hartswick and Natalie Miller, hosts a wide array of standup and improvisational acts from local, regional and national comedians.It seems to have popped up overnight, ...

Comedian doubles the fun for local comedy club

February 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Off-beat and off-the-cuff comedy was on full display at Vermont Comedy Club the weekend of Jan. 22. Canadian comedian Phil Hanley paid a visit to Burlington both Friday and Saturday night. Hanley’s set was equal parts written bits and improvised crowd work.Hanley began his set by talking to members of ...

Comedy Finds a Home in Burlington

Comedy Finds a Home in Burlington

Eva Bartels

November 7, 2015


Filed under Features

Nathan Hartswick eagerly joined me at my table at Muddy Waters one Thursday afternoon, after weeks of trying to meet. We were finally able to sit down and discuss the opening of his new Burlington establishment, the Vermont Comedy Club. I looked forward to hearing about the new place and all the c...

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