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Dead Martin strikes again

Dead Martin strikes again

Audience and staff, alike, were both disgusted and enthralled by the appearance of Joyland Louie (a Louie, not the Louie) at last Friday night's production of The Dead Martin Variety Hour at Roxy's Downtown. Said one anonymous participant, "It immediately took me back to a place of childhood terror that I'd repressed for decades. I wanted to vomit right on the stage."

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Jessica Kay is changing comedy in Wichita

Jessica Kay is changing comedy in Wichita

Within 10 minutes of her first solo Kirby's "Jesscapades" comedy show last month, Jessica Kay showed me (and 50 plus other onlookers) her butt.

The intention was to show off her tattoo — part of a punch line — but the moment gave the applauding, laughter-filled audience much more than that. It established, right off the bat, how fearless Kay is on stage.

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Dead Martin comes to life

Dead Martin comes to life

The Dead Martin Variety Hour, brain child of F5's own Don Winsor, debuted without a hitch this past Final Friday at Roxy's Downtown, 412-1/2 E. Douglas, and for those of you who didn't drag your old bones out to the 10:30 show, you'll want to mark your calendars now for next month's performance on Friday, Feb. 27.

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Dead Martin set to entertain your delicious brains

Dead Martin set to entertain your delicious brains

Beginning this Final Friday, Jan. 30, Roxy's Downtown will play host to a new monthly late-night event called "The Dead Martin Variety Hour," a show created and "sort of co-produced" by Don Winsor. Yes, that Don Winsor, the one found in these pages, who has spent a great deal of his life travelling the world as an actor and singer in shows like Mamma Mia and Les Miserables.

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