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  • A talk with Benjamin Apple, 'Cubed' star, 'comedy person'

    A talk with Benjamin Apple, 'Cubed' star, 'comedy person'
    A few weeks ago I devoted my entire weekly Critic's Pick to self-described "comedy person" and video maker Benjamin Apple, whose dry, deadpan sketch series "Cubed" (brief encounters in a faceless workplace) I had seen on the YouTube channel Above Average, a division of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. I followed Apple's trail in due course to his own, less illuminated corner of YouTube, Channel "Ben," where he posts videos with astonishing regularity, usually in weeklong thematic groups; overall, I find them brilliant, original and very funny.
  • TICKET BOX: Neil Diamond second show at Allentown's PPL Center, Sam Smith at Philadelphia's Liacouras Center, French Montana at Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater among more than 35 new shows

    TICKET BOX: Neil Diamond second show at Allentown's PPL Center, Sam Smith at Philadelphia's Liacouras Center, French Montana at Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater among more than 35 new shows
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. A secon Neil Diamond show at Allentown's PPL Center, Sam Smith at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center; French Montana at at Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater and Lisa Lampanelli at...

    New ArtsQuest festival to get second year

    New ArtsQuest festival to get second year
    An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year, it has been announced. The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its...

    Comedian Cameron Esposito is on a charm offensive

    Comedian Cameron Esposito is on a charm offensive
    One day this past summer when I knew I would have a little free time, I thought I would meet up with Cameron Esposito, who seems to have very little free time anymore. A few years ago she had been a fixture on the Chicago comedy scene but decided the...

    Film festivals for many tastes this weekend

    Film festivals for many tastes this weekend
    We're heading into a crowded weekend for film fests in Chicago, with no fewer than three major events competing for attention. This kind of overlap is far from ideal, but then again filmgoers are a self-selecting bunch, and the three festivals on tap...