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Quotable comedy in the O.C.

by tamirra stewartPublished: August 01, 2011

Kathy Griffin shares her thoughts
The Movie Quoter. You can’t have a conversation without relating a quote from a movie or TV show.
   
If there were a karaoke machine for Movie Quoters, Steve Martin would be the “Bohemian Rhapsody” of choices. Segerstrom Center for the Arts will host An Evening of Music and Comedy with Steve Martin and The Steep County Rangers on Thursday, Aug. 11.
   
Martin is much more than an 
acclaimed comedian. He is a four-time Grammy winner, a banjo player, a best-selling author and a songwriter whose latest award came in 2009 for “The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo,” which won Best Bluegrass 
Album. Two of his other Grammys were for comedy albums, and a third was for a duet with Earl Scruggs.
   
Can’t get enough of the Orange County funny? Well, two-time 
Emmy winner, New York Times best-selling author, Grammy nominee and Broadway darling Kathy Griffin returns to Segerstrom Center for two performances on Saturday, Aug. 27.
   
Griffin delivers scathing celebrity gossip and is the source of the nervous smiles by A-listers seeing her act. They may be looking over their shoulders for the next carefully aimed barb, but you can just sit back and enjoy.
   
Don’t wait to buy tickets, since Steve Martin and The Steep County Rangers sold out in 2009.

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• OTHER HAPPENINGS

RITA RUDNER
Laguna Playhouse
Aug. 26-29
Rita Rudner returns to the Laguna Playhouse for a four-day stand-up engagement. She has been named Comedian of the Year nine years in a row and is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and actress.
606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949.497.2787; lagunaplayhouse.com


LUCINDA WILLIAMS
Orange County Great Park
Aug. 13
As one of the headliners of the 2011 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival series at the Orange County Great Park, Louisiana-born Lucinda Williams brings her unique blend of folk, country, rock and pop to O.C.
Sand Canyon Ave. and Marine Way, Irvine
866.829.3829; ocgp.org


KUTTURAN CHAMORU LUAU SHOW 
AND DINNER
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Aug. 18
This festival celebrates Chamoru, a dance form that tells stories of the Pacific Islanders of the Northern Marianas Islands. The Kutteran Chamoru Performers have danced all over the world.
1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton
714.738.6595; themuck.org