10 Comedians You Should Know

Categories: Comedy, Top Lists

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Comedy Central
If you don't know this stand up now, he's about to become a household name.
There are a lot of rising stars in the comedy world right now, and it seems stand-up is in something of a golden age. Even sitcoms, for the most part, have done away with the laugh tracks and traded the sexy Hollywood stars and starlets for professionals in the art of being funny. Truthfully, the more great comedians that are out there performing, the harder it is to know whom to follow. We just want to warn you that the following 10 people likely will have you giggling at your desk.


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10 Essential Bicycle Resources in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Top Lists

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Courtney Pedroza
Get back on those saddles, Phoenix!
Being a cyclist might mean outfitting yourself in all spandex and going for weekend rides on your high-dollar Specialized ride. It might also mean riding to the farmers market in a sundress and putting organic kale in your wicker basket, ringing your bell as you head out. Maybe both are way off base and you just want a safe, cheap, and fun way to do your favorite outdoor exercise. In any case, there's a few helpful shops, groups, and apps to help Phoenix area cyclists get out there and get pedaling.


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40 Favorite Murals in Phoenix

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Katrina Montgomery
Mural by Gennaro Garcia and DOSE

Phoenix is looking colorful lately, and it's not just the usual hues of light and dark beige. Though street art culture dates back decades, the past several years have heralded a new era for murals in our fair city. We've documented the progress in our ongoing series Mural City, but we thought it was about time to compile a list with some of our personal favorites.

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Robin Williams' 11 Most Memorable Roles

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TriStar Pictures

This week we mourn the loss of one of the most notable performers of a generation. Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home from an apparent suicide on Monday, August 11. He was 63 years old.

His unexpected passing comes as both a shock and a loss to his fans and the entertainment community. From comedy to drama, stand-up to animated voiceovers, Williams' talents stretched far and wide. Which is why, as we think of him today, we're remembering him for not one but 11 of his most memorable roles.

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9 Indoor Activities to Do During Arizona's Monsoon Season

Categories: Top Lists

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Josh Chesler
Adult pickup hockey games take place at the Ice Den several days per week.

Summer dust storms are a part of living in Arizona, and they make for some spectacular photographs. But it's no fun to be caught out on a field or in the pool when a monsoon rolls through. At best, you end up with a face full of dust. At worst, you could get struck by lightning.

Considering that we're in for about two or three more months of scattered evening storms, it's good idea to explore some of the Valley's indoor options to stay active. Here are nine of our favorites.

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5 Coolest Apartment Complexes in Tempe

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Katie Johnson
If you recognize this mural by Soldier Leisure, chances are you'll know one of the apartments on this list.
If you're still looking for a loft or apartment in Tempe, the clock is ticking. And while some of the more coveted complexes are already leased out it, it doesn't hurt to make a mental note for next time. From affluent ASU-adjacent digs to small-scale Sun Devil living, here are our picks for the five coolest apartments in Tempe.


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6 Art Exhibitions to See in Metro Phoenix This Summer

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Katrina Montgomery
Phoenix Art Museum's massive Antonio Berni show is a must-see.

It's easy to feel sluggish during the Phoenix summers, but that's no excuse for becoming a total shut-in. You know what museums and galleries have (in addition to really great art)? Air conditioning. And if that's not enough to get you excited, the artwork will be.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of our top six must-see exhibitions taking place across the Valley over the next few months. So get out there and see some art.

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5 Must-See Movies in Metro Phoenix in July

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Courtesy of IFC Films
This upcoming release explores adolescence like never before.
It's time for things to get a little trippy this summer in the movie theatre. From monkeys taking over the earth to a new joint by cult favorite Alejandro Jodorowsky, there's a lot of weird stuff to see this month at movie houses all over the Valley that will, like, totally blow your mind, man.


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10 Favorite Drag Queens in Metro Phoenix

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Janessa Hilliard
The Legendary Barbra Seville primps backstage during "ShowTime" at The Bar on Central.

Usually when life's a drag, it's not by choice. For these ten ladies drag wasn't a choice either, but rather a calling. From veterans to newcomers and everything in between, here are 10 of our favorite men known for primping, pinning, and tucking to become some of the Valley's most recognized and followed female impersonators.

We hung around the best gay bars in Phoenix to find our favorite leading ladies who always win us over with their sass, charm, and penchant for big, big hair.


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5 Places to Visit in Arizona

Categories: Top Lists, Travel

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Dyniss Rainer via Flickr

Sedona

Okay, so this hippy-dippy town is an obvious destination for any city dweller to head once Phoenix temperatures hit triple digits. Sometimes obvious is good. Known for its red rocks and preponderance of magical thinking, this gorgeous resort town about 120 miles north of Phoenix is a top-of-the-list getaway.


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