Alas, poor Hanel! I knew him well, Horatio…

Comics In Action at Cranky Hank'sThe digital Renaissance Man of Eastern Iowa [Chris Hanel] has finally decided to leave the midwest for the potential glory on the East Coast (Orange County, no doubt). Chris’s departure weighs heavy upon the many friends he’s made here in Iowa City. Nobody wants to see Chris and Kori leave, but we fully support their decision. A man’s gotta do, what you gotta do. Here’s a man with talent: Exceptional Artist, Video Effects Editor, Coordinator, Writer, Director, Actor, Improv Comedy Aficionado. [after the break]

The Artists’ Recovery Fund

Mark Salisbury (President of the UI COGS), along with a team of additional graduate assistants, is assembling a series of fund-raising performances for the Artists’ Recovery Fund (ARF). The fund is designed to help local musicians and artists recover nearly $200,000 worth of instruments, tools and materials lost in the Iowa Flood of 2008 in…

Items on the Comedic Horizon

Comedy is my past-time. It’s one of the things I do. It’s just…me. So, when I learn about upcoming comedy events in the Cultural Corridor (that’s the space intersecting Cedar Rapids and Iowa City for you laymen), I like to give a shout-out to those responsible. Riff Raff Theater presents: Die Hard – OK. Shame…