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The 12 Signs of the Madison Apocalypse: June

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 Cinematic shockmeister John Waters comes to Madison

It just doesn't feel like Christmas until an enraged drag queen screams "Fuck you!" at her parents, stomps on the gifts and pins her pleading mother under the gaily decorated tree. That iconic moment in Female Trouble, the 1974 film by jovial provocateur John Waters, features the writer-director's rotund, cross-dressing muse Divine (1945-1988). >More
 Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers jokes about sex and Republicans at the Barrymore

Comedian Seth Meyers made headlines last spring for carving up Donald Trump when he hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner. Everybody got a kick out of Meyers' merciless barbs -- everybody except Trump. "Seth Meyers has no talent," the mogul proclaimed the day after. >More
 One weekend in Madison, two big comedians: Lewis Black and Steven Wright

A black-and-white look at Black and Wright. >More
 Beyond funny: Comedians' podcasts are can't-miss entertainment

Since I started subscribing to the WTF with Marc Maron podcast six months ago, I truly wonder why anyone bothers with radio anymore. At first, I tried to cram my WTF listening sessions into household chore time. But I soon realized that Maron's in-depth, funny, often intensely personal interviews with his fellow comedians required the kind of listening attention that comes in the car. So long, radio. I have no more use for you. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, Part IX: Wisconsin union protests explode (with flavor)

Funny or Die offers its salty snack-based take on the protests at the Wisconsin Capitol. >More
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