Wynwood Salon Junior & Hatter Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

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III Points kicks off today, and shit in Wynwood is about to get all sorts of weird. But the three-day festival, boasting a gnarly lineup of artists, isn't the only place to get-down at this weekend.

This Saturday, Wynwood's savior of hair care, Junior & Hatter, is hosting a feted shindig to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary of staying afloat in a neighborhood that has claimed the lives of many businesses -- both young and old.

See also: Art and Journalism Meet in Andy Gallacher's Show at Junior & Hatter

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Steve Martin and Martin Short: 13 of the Duo's Best Comedy Bits

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Trying to name all the funny moments that occurred in Steve Martin and Martin Short's self-described "Very Stupid Conversation" is kind of like trying to count all the grains of sand in the Sahara. Frankly, there are too many to mention.

Even before the two comedy legends took the stage at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this past weekend, a montage of the duo's funniest moments from Saturday Night Live and their numerous films and television appearances affirmed the fact that Martin and Short may be the funniest comedy team since Rowan and Martin or Martin and Lewis.

Snarky, sharp, cynical and self-effacing, they began by sizing up the crowd and surmising that while the venue appeared sold out, "It's we who have sold out. If we had saved up, we wouldn't be here."

See also: Remembering Robin Williams in The Birdcage

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Joan Rivers' Best Burns on E!'s Fashion Police

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Damn, Joan. First Robin, now you?

In her New York Times best-selling book entitled I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, Joan Rivers wrote:

"When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes Melissa, everything's in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras and action -- I want Craft Services, I want paparazzi, and I want publicists making a scene!

"I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don't want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents...I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé's."

Sadly, that day has come.

See also: Joan Rivers Dead at 81: Eight Jokes from the Comedy Legend

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Jim Breuer Is Hitting His Stride, Not the Bong

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In the insular world of stand-up comedy, Jim Breuer is well known. Anywhere else (say, in sit-down comedy), you'd know him from Saturday Night Live or the movie Half Baked. But Breuer's one busy dude. Besides regular touring, he has also managed to podcast, write a book, and make a documentary.

You'd might think he's the stoner maniac you've seen him play, but he'll tell you otherwise - that he's a suburban softie. But before you believe him, consider his newest project: a comedy heavy metal album.

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Hannibal Buress Owned Miami In a Surprise Show at Gramps Last Night

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Comedian Hannibal Buress has had a pretty excellent last few years. The Eric André Show, in which he co-stars, is a critical darling. Broad City, another of his shows, earned a devoted following after a successful first season. He just went viral after walking around Harlem in a suit made of cookies. And he is fresh off a mushroom-fueled weekend at Bonnaroo.

Last night, at around 6 p.m., Buress posted a Google Street View screenshot of Gramps in Wynwood, and announced that he would be performing a surprise show in the back room, Shirley's, in four hours with his friend Yannis Pappas. He was a guest on Pappas' show, Fusion Live, and wanted to find a place to casually drop in and do a show. He would later explain during his hour long set in the densely packed, petite space that he was originally slated to cover Game Six of the NBA Finals with ESPN in Miami. But obviously, as Hannibal lightly mocked to a depressed Heat fan crowd, that was no longer going to happen.

Lucky for us, we had a great comedian to cheer us up.

UPDATE: Buress will perform a second set tonight at Gramps. See details at the end of this story.

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Nery Saenz Drops Comedy Album, Talks Dave Chappelle, Nerds vs. Geeks

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If you've been to a South Florida comedy club in recent history, you've likely seen Nery Saenz. He's made you laugh, established a connection, and explained how to pronounce his name (near-ee sigh-enz). He hosts the weekly pop round-up What's Up Bro?! Podcast, and recently toured with comic legend Dave Chappelle.

Saenz spoke with New Times about the upcoming release of his first stand-up album, Man-Child.

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Carlos Mencia on Miami Comics, Losing the Weight, and Making Peace With the Haters

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Carlos Mencia has never been so uncontroversial.

For years, the comedian navigated the seas of mainstream success with his show Mind of Mencia while being thrashed by storms of criticism for allegations of stealing material within the community. It's rare for a comedian to experience soaring adoration or scathing hate, let alone both at the same time.

But this was years ago. Mencia never stopped writing and performing, but these days he's mellowed into a guy who's over the drama. This weekend he's at the Miami Improv at Homefield, Thursday to Sunday.

Carlos spoke with New Times about his evolution, losing the weight, and handling the hate.

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Miami Needs You, Amy Schumer: A Love Letter

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Dear Amy,

Like most other critics, feminists, and fans of funny things, I've been devouring the second season of your show, Inside Amy Schumer, with a relish I typically reserve for garlic bread pizza. It's smart, insightful, and funny enough to make everyone love it even though it's nice to women. No wonder GQ recently named you one of the funniest people alive.

So it bummed me out when, after your trip to Miami in February, an episode of Inside featured a stand-up bit that hates on Miami women for being ultra sexy and pouty and, um, having an accent? I missed your February show because I was busy having a baby, but if I had been there, I'd have sat in the front row, and our eyes would've met, and in that moment, we'd have instantly become besties. After you pulled me up on stage for a hilarious impromptu riff about what it actually means to "have it all," we'd have spent the rest of the night sipping tequila and sharing stories about the awesome ladies we know. Many of mine would be about Miami women. And then that unfortunate stand-up bit could have been avoided.

See also: Amy Schumer on Talking Dirty: "I Made a Decision to Be Honest and Open with Everybody"

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Comedian Freddy Stebbins Loves Miami, Has One-Man Show to Prove It

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The scene opens backstage at a red-curtain theater in Miami. Cast and crew scurry about prepping for the big show. A bubbly starlet babbles to a nervous Pakistani academic. A Cuban exile laments about Havana to a swagged-out YOLO bro. A European art snob throws shade at a closeted Southern preacher while an elderly Jewish man wanders into the wrong dressing room and blames it on the occupant; a mystical fortune teller busy feathering her hair, boa, and whimsy. A sweaty production assistant bursts into the room to wrangle these diverse divas--

That's what I see when I picture the mind of Freddy Stebbins.

See also: Is Steve-O Really Sober and Celibate? Jackass Star Brings Stand-Up to Improv Miami

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Comic Reacts to Survey Finding Miami Third Least Funny City in America

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The Front Yard Theatre Company gets all dressed up for basketball.
Recently, the Miami New Times published the results of a study from The Humor Research Lab and the authors of The Humor Code, Peter McGraw and Joel Warner, the findings of which claimed Miami as the 48th least funny out of America's top 50 largest Metro areas.

As the head writer of the Front Yard Theatre Collective, a sketch comedy/improv group born and grown right here in the Magic City, I read the study with interest, only to find that the methodologies used by the study and, therefore its conclusions were -- wait for it -- a joke. And a bad one at that.

When it comes to comedy, we're no New York, L.A. or Chicago, but we're certainly better than # 22 Lousiville-Jefferson County, Kentucky, or even #38 Albuquerque, New Mexico, (a city whose sole claim to comedy fame seems to be that Bugs Bunny always makes a wrong turn there). It seems the reasons we are ranked so low can be easily discerned by a reading of the study itself.

See also: Miami Ranked the Third Least Funny City in America

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