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December 31, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for OC Live!
His resume includes the usual appearances on "Comic Strip Live," "An Evening at the Improv" and "The Tonight Show." But Jack Coen boasts one TV credit most comedians probably will never have: Ted Koppel's "Nightline." Last month, when President-elect Clinton promised to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military, the "Nightline" cameras caught Coen making light of the subject at the Improv in Washington, D.C.
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December 16, 1993 | GLENN DOGGRELL, Glenn Doggrell writes about comedy for The Times Orange County Edition.
Jack Coen has learned to take his dyslexia in stride, even when his 8-year-old son, Sean, is fascinated by it. "Dad, do you reverse whole buildings?" "No, Sean." "Dad, is that airplane going backward?" "No, Sean." When the comic, who is appearing at the Irvine Improv through Sunday, was younger, however, he wasn't so casual about it. Because it surfaced so rarely and in such small degrees, he didn't even realize he had the disorder, an impairment of the ability to read.
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December 16, 1993 | GLENN DOGGRELL, Glenn Doggrell writes about comedy for The Times Orange County Edition.
Jack Coen has learned to take his dyslexia in stride, even when his 8-year-old son, Sean, is fascinated by it. "Dad, do you reverse whole buildings?" "No, Sean." "Dad, is that airplane going backward?" "No, Sean." When the comic, who is appearing at the Irvine Improv through Sunday, was younger, however, he wasn't so casual about it. Because it surfaced so rarely and in such small degrees, he didn't even realize he had the disorder, an impairment of the ability to read.
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December 31, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for OC Live!
His resume includes the usual appearances on "Comic Strip Live," "An Evening at the Improv" and "The Tonight Show." But Jack Coen boasts one TV credit most comedians probably will never have: Ted Koppel's "Nightline." Last month, when President-elect Clinton promised to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military, the "Nightline" cameras caught Coen making light of the subject at the Improv in Washington, D.C.
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October 14, 1993 | GLENN DOGGRELL, Glenn Doggrell writes about comedy for The Times Orange County Edition
Bill Engvall, the Texas comic known for being quick on the drawl, is generally an easygoing guy who enjoys a kindly chuckle at life's foibles. But dangle a stupid person in front of him, and Engvall takes on a sharper edge. Like the time he had a flat tire and pulled into a gas station. "Tire go flat?" the attendant asked. "Noooo," Engvall replied. "I was driving around and those other three just swelled right up on me." Classic Engvall.
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December 21, 1995
Music Fiesta Navidad is a festival built around Las Posadas, a nine-day observance (Dec. 16-24) in Mexico of the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. The event is rapidly becoming a holiday tradition with the Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. This year the music group will be assisted by the Ballet Folklorico Ollin.
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January 1, 1997 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Improv, with clubs in Irvine and Brea, is just about the only game in town for stand-up comedy. The highlights, in chronological order: Irvine Improv * Kathleen Madigan (Jan. 8-11): Madigan's dry humor has roots in Midwestern cow-tipping. * Bobby Slayton and Diane Ford in " 'Til Death Do Us Part" (Jan. 15-19): Two comics with different, very different, points of view hook up in a battle of the sexes. * Tom Rhodes (Jan. 29-Feb. 2): The star of NBC's "Mr. Rhodes" returns to his stand-up roots.
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June 30, 1999
Pop/Rock * The Rancheras play at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 6 tonight. Free. (714) 966-6660. * Alicia Grant sings at Kaleidoscope, Crown Valley Parkway and Interstate 5, Mission Viejo. 7 tonight. Free. (949) 582-1948. * The Fire Ants, Fall Out and 3rd Grade Teacher play at Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim. 8 tonight. $5. (714) 635-6067. * Phyllis, Kundalini and Budhi Brown's Wicked Circus play at the Boogie, 1721 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim. 9 tonight. Cover.
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December 10, 1994 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
True, comics are having a field day with the recent GOP surge, but Orange County comedy fans probably are going to be left out of the punch lines. Which is pretty much business as usual. Comedians who venture into Orange County, it seems, tend to check their political humor at the county line. Especially the elephant jokes.
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