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June 23, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Comedian Craig Shoemaker has received plenty of praise from audiences and critics during his nearly 20-year performing career. He's one of the top draws in comedy clubs across the nation, and last year he was voted best stand-up comedian at the American Comedy Awards. But since "The Magic Hour" debuted on Fox television on June 8, Shoemaker has been feeling a lot like cannon fodder. Magic Johnson's late-night talk show has been raked over the coals by television critics.
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February 16, 2001 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Craig Shoemaker was abandoned by his father at the age of 1 month, a formative betrayal that blighted his childhood and trickled poisonously into his adult life. A comedian of 20 years' standing, Shoemaker addresses his lifelong longing for a father figure and his own halting path to paternity in "Who's Your Daddy?," his autobiographical one-man show, directed by John Achorn, now at the Coronet's new Studio Theatre space.
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January 2, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Comedian-impressionist Craig Shoemaker was sitting in a Philadelphia bar with his buddies eight years ago when an idea for a comedy bit hit him: What would it be like to see Jack Nicholson at the moment of birth? Covering his entire head with his sweat shirt hood, Shoemaker began: "We take you now to the hospital room of Mrs. Nicholson: 'All right, Mrs. Nicholson, take it easy now. That's it. Breathe deep. Come on, bear down. That's it! PUSH, Mrs. Nicholson!"
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December 28, 2000
BREA 8:30 p.m. Comedy Voted funniest male stand-up comedian at the 1997 American Comedy Awards, Craig Shoemaker is best known for his bawdy "Love Master" alter ego--a deep, sultry-voiced character full of sexual braggadocio ("Walk nasty for the Love Master"). But Shoemaker is more than that. He's a gifted comedian and impressionist who can portray everything from Barney Fife in sexual ecstasy to Luciano Pavarotti singing a commercial for Rice Krispies. * Craig Shoemaker, Brea Improv, 945 E.
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July 14, 1999 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stand-up comedian Craig Shoemaker, best known for his bawdy character the Lovemaster, is now introducing his fans to a decidedly different character: the Diapermaster. Since his wife, Carolyn, gave birth to their first child last July, Shoemaker has been trying to adjust to the sometimes difficult demands of fatherhood. His domestication is the focal point of 45 new minutes in his stand-up act .
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December 28, 2000
BREA 8:30 p.m. Comedy Voted funniest male stand-up comedian at the 1997 American Comedy Awards, Craig Shoemaker is best known for his bawdy "Love Master" alter ego--a deep, sultry-voiced character full of sexual braggadocio ("Walk nasty for the Love Master"). But Shoemaker is more than that. He's a gifted comedian and impressionist who can portray everything from Barney Fife in sexual ecstasy to Luciano Pavarotti singing a commercial for Rice Krispies. * Craig Shoemaker, Brea Improv, 945 E.
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October 19, 1995 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ooooooo. This is almost too good. The LoveMaster can't get a date. Craig Shoemaker--the 6-foot-2, John Boy Walton look-alike who sends women swooning with his deep-voiced, sexually suggestive comments-- can't get a date. The comedian-actor is having a career year working on a feature film ("Safe House" with Patrick Stewart) and television pilots, doing stand-up across the country and recording TV voice-overs.
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February 16, 2001 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Craig Shoemaker was abandoned by his father at the age of 1 month, a formative betrayal that blighted his childhood and trickled poisonously into his adult life. A comedian of 20 years' standing, Shoemaker addresses his lifelong longing for a father figure and his own halting path to paternity in "Who's Your Daddy?," his autobiographical one-man show, directed by John Achorn, now at the Coronet's new Studio Theatre space.
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December 25, 1996 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most comedians have two goals in life. One is to get off the road; the other is to get into the movies or at least television. Craig Shoemaker has parlayed his LoveMaster persona into both. Last month he premiered his first movie, "The LoveMaster," in Austin, Texas, and expects it to open to a wider audience in April, depending on how distribution talks go.
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December 29, 1999
Because of scheduling conflicts, comedian Craig Shoemaker has postponed shows tonight and Thursday at the Irvine Improv. Shoemaker is still scheduled to headline the club's millennium parties on Friday and will perform there Sunday.Shoemaker's postponed shows have been rescheduled for Jan. 25-27. The Improv is at 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. Information: (949) 854-5455.
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July 14, 1999 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stand-up comedian Craig Shoemaker, best known for his bawdy character the Lovemaster, is now introducing his fans to a decidedly different character: the Diapermaster. Since his wife, Carolyn, gave birth to their first child last July, Shoemaker has been trying to adjust to the sometimes difficult demands of fatherhood. His domestication is the focal point of 45 new minutes in his stand-up act .
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Comedian Craig Shoemaker has received plenty of praise from audiences and critics during his nearly 20-year performing career. He's one of the top draws in comedy clubs across the nation, and last year he was voted best stand-up comedian at the American Comedy Awards. But since "The Magic Hour" debuted on Fox television on June 8, Shoemaker has been feeling a lot like cannon fodder. Magic Johnson's late-night talk show has been raked over the coals by television critics.
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December 25, 1996 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most comedians have two goals in life. One is to get off the road; the other is to get into the movies or at least television. Craig Shoemaker has parlayed his LoveMaster persona into both. Last month he premiered his first movie, "The LoveMaster," in Austin, Texas, and expects it to open to a wider audience in April, depending on how distribution talks go.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1995 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ooooooo. This is almost too good. The LoveMaster can't get a date. Craig Shoemaker--the 6-foot-2, John Boy Walton look-alike who sends women swooning with his deep-voiced, sexually suggestive comments-- can't get a date. The comedian-actor is having a career year working on a feature film ("Safe House" with Patrick Stewart) and television pilots, doing stand-up across the country and recording TV voice-overs.
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January 2, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Comedian-impressionist Craig Shoemaker was sitting in a Philadelphia bar with his buddies eight years ago when an idea for a comedy bit hit him: What would it be like to see Jack Nicholson at the moment of birth? Covering his entire head with his sweat shirt hood, Shoemaker began: "We take you now to the hospital room of Mrs. Nicholson: 'All right, Mrs. Nicholson, take it easy now. That's it. Breathe deep. Come on, bear down. That's it! PUSH, Mrs. Nicholson!"
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October 10, 1998
Stand-up comedians including Pauly Shore, Craig Shoemaker and Judy Gold, and musical acts including the Torries, Lee Rocker and Common Sense will perform at the Zazou Comedy & Musical Festival, a two-day event taking place today and Sunday at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. The event--a benefit for the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation--will also feature demonstrations by top-ranking professional skateboarders including Rick Howard, Billy Valdes, Guy Mariano, Eric Koston and Tony Hawk.
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