BATON ROUGE Search Results: “Comedy”

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Mom, where do BabyCakes come from?

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 03, 2017

As a founding member of The Prancing BabyCakes, Baton Rouge's premier Mardi Gras marching group, Erin "the Godmother" Rolfs will offer an in-depth look at this elite and illustrious dance team. Throughout, attendees will learn alternative uses for adult diapers, the meaning of friendship, how to break dance your way out of a parking ticket, and much more.

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Coming Together

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

As a collective of three artists, the Neighborhood Anthology Project is collaborating with Baton Rouge community members with the goal to use art as a platform to share all of our stories, to hear and be heard by our neighbors, to shed light on falsehoods and intolerances, and promote greater discourse that will lead to understanding and a unified community.

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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

Hallmark Christmas movies might just be one of the most underrated, underappreciated film genres around, according to Joshua Grimm.  And he's finally going to give those films the attention that they deserve.

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There Goes the Neighborhood

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

To some, the movie Friday (1995) was a stoner comedy about two buddies struggling to come up with $200 they needed to pay a drug dealer by 10:00 p.m., on a Friday. But, to Eric Dexter, it was more than that. It was really about how the 'characters' in the neighborhood *were* the neighborhood.


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Life, Death, and Nancy Grace

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 11, 2019

Her ability to sensationalize any crime, turning it in to a soap opera of sorts. That hair, that southern twang, the funny little nick-names she assigns a suspect. (Tot Mom...that’s genius). The way she’ll literally turn someone’s mic off that she’s interviewing if they express an opinion that contradicts hers. It’s all hilariously entertaining to Leea Russell


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Comedy”


Toronto @ Gladstone Hotel
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Dec 19, 2013


Guadalajara @ Hacker Garage
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Kingston @ Cafe Delight/ Off the Grid
Feb 25, 2015


Beacon @ Quinn's
Jun 16, 2015


Newcastle, Australia @ Lizottes
Jul 30, 2015


Springfield OH @ The Westcott House
May 31, 2014


Gisborne @ Dome Cinema
May 13, 2016


New Orleans @ The Art Garage
Jun 17, 2016

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Bits of Elsewhere

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

Rob Irion directs the Science Communication Program at UCSC. He's been a science journalist for more than 25 years, focusing on astronomy, cosmology, physics, and earth sciences. His most recent stories have appeared in National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. In his talk, listen as he describes how he came to have a passion and obession for space. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2014.

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F**k Football, I'll Be A...

@ VOL 3 ON APR 25, 2014

The Italian-Swedish team of laughter monsters (Sara Ferraioli + Carl Ydergård) tell their rhythmic story of how Daniele -- who happened to be the guitarist at the same evening -- made his career doing something other than playing football.

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The Thing About Things

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jamie Bowen pokes fun at himself in this tale of his love of junk and human experiences! As he puts it, "..the thing with things is that the thing the thing represents is often more interesting than the thing".

Jamie is an award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s toured internationally in Europe, the UK, and Australia where he sold out the Sydney Opera House with Rhys Darby.  Having yet to gig in America he’s told us he's going to count tonight as his first in New York  - beaming in from Auckland, New Zealand. 

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A Comedian's Life

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Evan Berke takes us through his life and inspirations as a New York based stand-up comedian, producer, writer, and communications professional. Evan has trained with some of the brightest minds in comedy at both The Second City in Chicago and The Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Evan just releaseed his most recent project, ROARING 20s.

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Comedy in Lincoln

@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Liam Mitchel, graphic designer by day creative and comedian around the clock, introduces us to HOW and WHO is helping curate the local comedy scene in Lincolnshire. He gives us a taste of his humour with a laughter-filled presentation. Go LACE


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How to Think on your Feet

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

"Improv is like being slammed in the face by objects that you don't know what they are. You have no concept of what they are or what they are going to be and you get to use it. It's a gift!" 

In How to Think on your Feet from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 1, Dann Sytsma was just as surprised as the audience when his presentation, the improvisational slot intended only for the evening's entertainment and for which he had absolutely zero preparation, became not only a coherent speech but an artful and enigmatic PechaKucha masterpiece for the ages! Well Done, Dann! 

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Be Bretter

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Bretter is a 20-something year old slop tart that made a bunch of bad decisions that got him kicked out of university. Fortunately for him, it's because of those bad decisions that he now gets to do what he loves - talk to people!  He talks about how The Power of Positive Decision - How simply choosing to #dobetter and #bebretter can affect positive change in your life.

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Parenting: An Improvised Adventure

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

An extremely talented improv artist, Tara Sytsma invites you to listen to her talk about a crazy parenting adventure! Sure to brighten your day and bring a few laughs, Tara crafted this PK on the spot - as she had not previously seen the slides! Enjoy!

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Dad Jokes

@ VOL 38 ON SEP 04, 2018

Sander Jensen is a polarizing person. You either love him or hate him. This is because Sander is a true expert in Dad Jokes - the short wordplays that have become the plague of the world in recent years.

Dad jokes are hilarious puns in very short form, often just a sentence or two. Sander tells us about his favourites, his kids' definitely-not-favourites and how to use them for good or bad!

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Sjov på Kommando

@ VOL 38 ON SEP 04, 2018

Dan Knudsen is a professional illlustrator and creator of comics and comic strips.

He talks to the audience about how you shouldn't - as a comics artist - seek funny situations, but instead create an interesting set of characters and let the funny situations develop FOR you.

This mindset is perhaps also applicable in the rest of the world. Judge for yourself and please enjoy!

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PKN Comes to Nigeria

PechaKucha Night will be making its debut in Lagos later this month (December 18), and here's a look at the press release for the event, which gives more details. PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 is the first PechaKucha in Lagos and Nigeria, where contemporary art in all spheres unite. Presenters for Vol. 1 are talented professionals and include: Architects: Papa Omotayo and James George Artists: Richardson Ovbiebo and Megumi Matsubara Fashion: Gozi Ochonogor and Biki John Film Producer: Zeb Ejiro Graphic Designer: Ibukun Oyetunji Landscape: Jite Brume Photographers: Tunde Kuboye and Abraham Oghobase Sound Artist: Emeka Ogboh …with special guest appearances. Hosting the night is Gozi Ochonogor, a fashion designer based in Japan. Her brand U.Mi-1 (You.Me.One) fuses Nigerian and Japanese culture. With PechaKucha, she brings a piece of Japan to Nigeria. She is joined by Tamilore Kuboye as co-host and Remi Solarin, who completes the team. PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 promises to be a fantastic night and will help bring the arts which have long been part of Lagos' fabric to a wider audience. It will be held from 6pm to 11pm on Friday, 18 December, 2009 at the Terrakulture Gallery, Lagos.

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Comedy TV in Turkey, a Primer on Schizophrenia, and a Teaser from Guatemala City

Presentations Can Yücel Metin's presentation (from PKN Istanbul Vol. 14) is all about a comedy TV series called Aye, Thanks! that airs Friday nights in Turkey. He is an actor on the show, as well as a writer. Presented as part of a special PechaKucha Night that was themed on "schizophrenia," Philippe Conus is a psychiatrist who used his presentation (in French, from PKN Lausanne Vol. 8) to cover all aspects of the disease, debunking many aspects that are mistaken by many. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog include posters for PKN Azores Vol. 3 (above), PKN Sunshine Coast Vol. 10, PKN Victoria Vol. 4, PKN Norman Vol. 2, PKN Melbourne Vol. 15, PKN Perth Vol. 10, and PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 17, 18, and 19. Photos and video Here's a small photo gallery [Flickr] for last June's PKN Toledo Vol. 2 -- above, a look at the venue (Toledo Public Library). We also have a video to share, in the form of this teaser video for the upcoming PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2 (set for September 27). httpv:// Calendar Tonight's (August 29) PKNs are the following: PKN New Haven Vol. 13, PKN Tampere Vol. 7, and PKN Providence Vol. 41. Tomorrow, it's a big Thursday with these 5 events: PKN Sevilla Vol. 13, PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 21, PKN Christchurch Vol. 15, PKN Xalapa Vol. 12, and PKN Nashville Vol. 8.


Presentations Coming In...

Hello! We're just a few days away from PechaKucha Night Volume One in Santa Fe, and we're feeling so lucky to get to work with our amazing presenters. So below we're sharing some of their websites and bios, as teasers.  Marina de Palma, poet, book designer Zane Fischer, co-coordinator MIXSantaFe (joining Zane: Julia Goldberg, Host, Julia Goldberg Morning Show, KVSF, and Kate Noble, co-coordinator MIXSantaFe, City of Santa Fe) Dienke Nauta, visual artist Gail Snowdon, photographer Pete Kelsey, Founder, Adventures in Rediscovery  Tori Hughes, visual artist, creative coach Joanne Lefrak, Director of Outreach and Education, SITE Santa Fe Katelyn Peer, Project Coordinator, Creative Santa Fe   Please plan to join us at the Travel Bug Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m. And let us know if you'd like to be involved in future PechaKucha Nights: See you soon! CR


5 reasons why Pecha Kucha is **THE** night out in Coventry this Friday...

Yes, it's Pecha Kucha night at the Tin Music & Arts centre from 7pm this Friday, here's 5 reasons why this night of merry amusement just might be for you... 1) If you like TED talks, stand up comedy or open mic nights - Pecha Kucha is sort of like all three rolled into one. At each night there's a massive mix of zany, opinionated, inspirational and downright oddball people talking (or perhaps shouting, dancing, miming or singing) through a series of 20 images. You don't have to worry about stifling any yawns, each person is only allowed 20 seconds per image... before you know it you've had six and a half minutes of eclectic entertainment... and after 3 or 4 you realise the £3 entry is definitely giving your two bob's worth. 2) TFI Friday and alcohol is served. The Tin offer loads of continental drinks and local brews including Coventry's very own Byatt's beer. 3) Fighting winter flu? You can watch Pecha Kucha from your sickbed - All the Pecha Kucha presentations are put online at Seriously laugh-out-loud recommendations from the Pecha Kucha Coventry 'Christmas' edition are: How to Annoy Your Friends on Facebook at Christmas by Simon Fairbanks and Placing Children on Your Lap: the Art of Ventriloquism by Michael Mayhew.  You can also follow antics via Twitter live on the night @PKN_coventry. 4) Try it and like it? You can go to a Pecha Kucha night ANYWHERE in the world. Originally starting in Tokyo (the tongue twisting "Pecha Kucha" title means "chit chat"), nights now take place in over 700 cities worldwide. So next time you're surfing the Air B&B waves to Dubai, Budapest, San Francisco or Paris you can also take in a Pecha Kucha night*. 5) If you get the itch after seeing (and possibly secretly mocking) others, you can have a go too. Anyone is welcome to sign up to 'do' a Pecha Kucha night on any subject, in any style, with any images and props you might care to use. Once you've completed this curious right-of-passage, you realise there's no return; it's addictive, it's fun and it's a serious preference to sitting in and worrying about your post-January diet. See you on Friday! *disclaimer - not all nights may be as good as Pecha Kucha Coventry. Please also note that you could be educated or inspired and that there's a serious risk of meeting people... PECHA KUCHA COVENTRY Friday 20th February 7pm-11pm 'Design your City' - a theme for Global Pecha Kucha Night @ The Tin Music & Arts (formerly Taylor John's House), Leicester Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV14BN Presenters, event details, maps here.


Coming soon!

We're just getting started here in Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA, in conjunction with the First Friday gallery events happening on either side of the river. Please get in touch if you would like to present or host, and look for word of our first PKN coming soon!    

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It Comes in Whispers

“Creativity abides by no rules, but does not necessarily create chaos.” Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In ‘It Comes in Whispers’ from PKN Beirut Vol. 21, he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes. Little whispers, great ideas!

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Penticton Vol. 2

Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success!  We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people.  Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice.  Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People.  Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects.  Mimi Moylan spoke of her extensive art work that includes a strong yoga practice and important community engagemnt.  Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces.   To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe.  As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides!  It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books!   Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night!  That is how inspiring these nights are!   Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here.  If you like his drawings and want to see more go to and get subbed up!  In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.

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It Comes in Whispers

"I was driven by this insane inner urge to do something...the only way to deal with it was to abandon myself."Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', from PechaKucha Night Beirut, Vol. 21. he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas! "Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015.

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QED Comedy Laboratory

"We do this by putting on an unique show every week. Each week is an different experiment with a different structure, different form, different set of rules." In QED Comedy Laboratory from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol.17, Matt Chadourne introduces an interesting comedy club. QED Comedy Laboratory is his experimental comedy show in Knoxville, TN, created in 2014, featuring a different theme every week, combining stand-up, improv, sketch, music, etc. 


Coming soon!

Something new is heading to Basingstoke! Adam "The Geocaching Guy" has been to a number of Pecha Kucha events, and when he relocated to Basingstoke from Coventry he thought what better than to start running events in the area as a way to learn about the local community and get to meet some new contacts and friends. He has a passion for walking and the outdoors, and loves sharing his adventures and pictures. Currently looking at venues that may be suitable to host a PK event in the area. Fancy helping run an event, perhaps you would like to be a speaker? Follow us on twitter @pkbasingstoke, or find our FB page.