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V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Maher navigates the political cesspool with panache.
photo courtesy of billmaher.com

Comedy Matters

Offended by the Offended

Bill Maher confronts politics, religion and the far left

By Genevieve Mueller
Bill Maher talks to Genevieve Mueller about his roots and the liberal problem of political correctness in anticipation of his May 2 appearance.
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V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
And yet he looks so normal.
Photo courtesy of the artist

Comedy Matters

John Mulaney’s Delicate Weirdness

Boy-next-door comedian talks stand-up, SNL and human absurdity

By Genevieve Mueller
Don’t let the innocent persona fool you—John Mulaney’s comedy cuts to the heart of weird humanity.
V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
Alpha-grump Bryan Cook
Shereen Younes

Arts Feature

Brothers in Smarm

Comics Bryan Cook and Derek Sheen transport odd-couple dynamic to the Guild

By Sam Adams
Like two peas in a raging and observant pod, Bryan Cook and Derek Sheen hit the Guild for a double whammy of hilarity.
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V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015

Book Review

Texts from a Hilarious Mind

Review by Mike Smith

Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

A simple premise—literary characters and authors texting—leads to hilarious results.
V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
What Migizi Pensoneau (left) and Bobby Wilson “do in [their] spare time.”
Ryan Red Corn

Comedy Matters

This Ain’t No Drum Circle

The 1491s won’t be pigeonholed

By Genevieve Mueller
Native comedy troupe the 1491s fight racism with ridiculousness. And they’re headed this way.
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V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014
A Load of Hooey

Arts Feature

We’re All a Bunch of Silly Billies

Bob Odenkirk on writing, weirdness and A Load of Hooey

By Genevieve Mueller

A Load of Hooey

Don’t call him Saul: Bob Odenkirk has a lot to tell the world—and most of it’s pretty silly.
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V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Chomps will talk to you—if you’re food.
photos by Bruce Wong

Comedy Matters

Chomps the Cat Is Burque’s Sassiest Commentator

By Genevieve Mueller
She’s a cat who interviews food. Don’t ask it to make sense—just let the weirdness wash over you.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014

news

The Daily Word in vodka, vaginas and X-rays.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jun 23 2014 11:08 AM ]
The Daily Word

Soccer fever may lead to other illnesses.

A German vagina sculpture trapped an ugly American.

The new X-ray gun can see what you’re hiding.

Introducing the $250 hangover cure.

Vodka erases bad smells as well as bad memories.

Jurassic Dog Park.

Stress causes heart attacks by over-producing white blood cells.

Times Square weirdos face a costume crackdown.

Are the French rude? Mais non!

There was a fatal hit-and-run at Carlisle and Indian School.

I’m guilty, I killed her.

There was a fatal crash on 2nd Street.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Mushy sparks flew when I saw you.

Happy birthday, Bryan Brown.

V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014

Book Review

Jumpin' Shitcakes!, Right?

Review by Holly von Winckel

Pete, Drinker of Blood

Pete, Drinker of Blood might not be Scott S. Phillips’ most recent hilarious novel, but it’s the one we had.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014

Comedy Matters

Coding Humor

A professor, a reporter and comedy

By Genevieve Mueller [ Tue Apr 29 2014 4:51 PM ]
In The Humor Code, Peter McGraw and Joel Warner travel the world testing their theory about comedy and asking questions about what makes something funny.
V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
T.J. Miller
TheeErin via Wikimedia Commons

Comedy Matters

T.J. Miller, Vulnerability and the Mind of a Comic

By Genevieve Mueller
Genevieve Mueller dishes on lessons learned in comedy clubs and onstage.
V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014

Book Review

Boner Killer

Review by Ruby Le Coq

God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis

The world has been ruled by men since the beginning of recorded history, and men’s thoughts have been ruled by their genitals for almost as long.
V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013

GIF me a break

5 Reasonable Burque Reactions to the Balloon Fiesta

By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Oct 9 2013 11:17 AM ]
Every year, Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta brings lots of good, and lots of less-than-good, to our fair city.
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Jack Handey
Brad Wilson

Arts Feature

Jack Handey is Real

And he is funnier than you

By Genevieve Mueller

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

To all would-be comedians: Jack Handey of “Deep Thoughts” fame did it 30 years ago, he did it smarter than you, and he continues to be funnier than you.
V.22 No.30 | 7/25/2013
Ray Bodden via Compfight cc

Wilde Humor

Hot, Hot, Hot

By M.J. Wilde
M.J. Wilde reflects on the sweltering New Mexico heat.
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