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Lois Reitzes hosts an arts talk show on WABE-FM while keeping her First Cup show on the HD2 channel. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Lois Reitzes of WABE guesting at Dad’s Garage Friday January 6

12:26 pm Jan. 4, 2017

This was posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

WABE-FM doyenne Lois Reitzes is going to be a guest storyteller during the early show at improv theater Dad’s Garage Friday night, January 6.

The radio host of daily arts program “City Lights” will tell a story that will then be “performed” by the cast. The cast, of course, has no idea what she’s going

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04:  Comedian Kathleen Madigan performs during the 'Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops 2015' at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for CMT)

Catching up with Kathleen Madigan (Buckhead Theatre, January 7)

7:00 am Jan. 4, 2017

This was posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Kathleen Madigan is a tried-and-true stand-up comic. She doesn’t do acting. She doesn’t write novels. She doesn’t have her own line of T-shirts with a catchphrase on it. She doesn’t even have any catchphrases like some of her peers Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy.

She is on the road 250 days out of the year doing

Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and the combo of Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy are three major comedy shows coming to the Fox Theatre in 2017. CREDIT: (TL, TR Getty Images, BL publicity photo BR GSN)

Coming to Fox Theatre in 2017: Chris Rock; Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

9:44 am Dec. 6, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is already gathering some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy for its 2017 schedule.

As earlier announced, legendary comic Jerry Seinfeld is coming April 7 for two shows. He comes to Atlanta every two or three years and almost always does his shows at the Fox. Tickets are already on sale

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07:  Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs onstage during ELLE Women In Comedy event hosted by ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers and Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig on June 7, 2016 at Hyde Sunset in Los Angeles, California; presented by Secret Deodorant and emceed by Jane Lynch with stand-up performances by Michelle Buteau, Nikki Glaser, Iliza Shlesinger, and Ali Wong.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for ELLE)

Interview: Iliza Schlesinger (Variety Playhouse 12/2) talks booze, politics, new late night talk show

11:20 am Dec. 1, 2016

This was posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Rodney Ho on the AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

There is a rising tide of younger female stand-up comics, led by Amy Schumer, who recently headlined Philips Arena.

Iliza Schlesinger is part of that group. If you see her on her recent third Netflix special “Confirmed Kills,” she shows total command of the stage and her material, whether it’s sifting for a lip liner

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16:  Actress Amy Schumer performs onstage as Baby Buggy celebrates 15 years with "An Evening with Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer" presented by Bank of America - Inside at Beacon Theatre on November 16, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Baby Buggy)

Amy Schumer hits personal, political notes at Philips Arena

1:12 am Oct. 16, 2016

This was posted on Rodney Ho’s AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The most memorable moment at tonight’s Amy Schumer concert at Philips Arena had nothing to do with her privates or the Kardashians or the inevitable heckler.

About 45 minutes in, she abruptly ended her run of hilarious stories focused almost exclusively on her sex parts, blacking out from drinking too much and various aspects of copulation that are far too explicit