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Oscars are worth watching with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin on hosting duties

By | February 15, 2010 at 11:54 am | No comments

Am I dreaming? Am I actually entertaining the idea of watching the entire Oscars this year? Answer: Yes. Comic veterans Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are set to host the 2010 Oscars. Together! Both actor/comics have solidified their hero-status in the comic hall of fame with...

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Jim Gaffigan will star opposite Pierce Brosnan and Ed Harris

By | February 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm | 3 comments

Beloved comic Jim Gaffigan is slated to star in the up-coming film Salvation Boulevard alongside veteran actors Pierce Brosnan and Ed Harris. The flick is about a former Deadhead-turned-born-again Christian on the run from zealous members of his mega-church who are trying to...

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Steve Martin, Eddie Izzard sign book deals

By | January 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm | No comments

It’s a great news day for all you literate, comedy-loving fans. Respected comics Steve Martin and Eddie Izzard are both signed up to release books to be published this year. Details below! Comedian Eddie Izzard is slated to release a book in September chronicling his...

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Detroit comedy fest film set for release; Lewis Black headlines 2010 fest

By | January 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm | No comments

A film documenting behind-the-scene and on-stage antics of the second annual Detroit International Comedy Festival, “Laugh Detroit,” will be released this Tuesday, Jan. 5. The documentary is a product of filmmaker Jim Dudek, who is a resident of Berkley, MI. - a suburb of...

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Groundbreaking comedian Jean Carroll dies at 98

By | January 4, 2010 at 10:16 am | No comments

Revolutionary comedian Jean Carroll has passed away at her home in White Plains, NY. Carroll died on Jan. 1, just five days short of her 99th birthday, reports the New York Times. She leaves behind a staggering comic legacy-- one that paved the way for women in comedy. Carroll,...

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Indianapolis comedy club shuts its doors this weekend

By | December 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm | One comment

Morty's Comedy Joint in Indianapolis, Ind., will forever shut its doors this Sunday, Jan. 3rd. The club has been in operation since August of 2006 and has seen a wide host of comics cross its stage. Morty's has had a long tradition of discounted tickets and ticket giveaways, and...

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Laughing Skull comedy fest submission deadline tomorrow

By | December 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm | No comments

The deadline to submit your video to the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (skullfestival.com) is fast approaching. Comics have until midnight on Dec. 31st to submit their five minute video to be reviewed by judges. As it is traditional in the industry to wait until the very last...

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Wounded veteran heals himself through stand-up comedy

By | December 28, 2009 at 11:23 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_5138" align="alignright" width="150" caption="photo by Katie Hayes for NPR"][/caption] Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline’s life changed forever in 2007 when a roadside bomb in Iraq struck his vehicle. He spent months recovering in a hospital in San Antonio...

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Larry the Cable Guy gives $1.2 million to children’s hospital

By | December 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments

The holiday spirit has found its way to “Larry the Cable Guy's” heart. Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is Dan Whitney, has made quite the charitable donation to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has pledged $1.2 million dollars to construct a...

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