Piff the Magic Dragon and his sidekick, Mr. Piffles. (Photo by Frazer Visser)

Piff the Magic Dragon and his chihuahua sidekick bring the oddity, and comedy, to Moontower

4:05 pm Apr. 22, 2016

By Dale Roe, special to the American-Statesman

I’m not sure if Mr. Piffles is an old dog, but Thursday at Stateside, he pulled off a few new tricks. The nearly-catatonic Chihuahua performs as the sidekick of Piff the Magic Dragon, a laconic hybrid of magician and comedian.

Are you looking for the oddity part of the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival? The duo (runners-up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”) qualifies. Both man

Short with three amigos (photo courtesy the Moontower Comedy Festival)

Martin Short, smarm’s Zen master

9:45 am Apr. 22, 2016

Very few people can do what Martin Short does and not have the audience look away in embarrassment.

He is the master of the show biz smarm, opening his one-man show with clips from some of