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Maria Bamford, Nick Swardson, more to perform at Comic-Con for Comedy Central

By | July 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm | One comment

Comedy Central will travel with some of its comedian stars to San Diego’s ultra popular comic book convention and general nerdfest Comic-Con on July 23 and 24th. In addition to panels with the producers, writers, and cast of both Ugly Americans and Futurama, Comedy Central is...

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Comedy Central launches UK DVD label, signs Jim Jefferies

By | July 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Comedy Central’s British arm has formed their own DVD label, which will continue to expand Comedy Central’s relatively new presence overseas by signing and promoting UK comedians. The first two DVDs, Jim Jefferies’ Alcoholocaust and Stewart Lee’s If You Prefer a Milder...

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The Onion launches broadcast from the future on iTunes

By | July 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm | No comments

This week The Onion released the broadcast they’ve been hyping up all summer: the Onion News Network Future channel, a 12 minute news broadcast from the year 2137. This is the Onion’s first time using paid content, as the special is available via iTunes for $1.99. The...

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Larry David turns 63 today; we lazily embed a video in honor of that

By | July 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm | No comments

The Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator turned 63 today, so we hope you remembered to get him a card. However, it needs to get in his hands today, or else you run the risk of the birthday statute of limitations running out. Explanation...

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Friars Club awards $20,000 to improv and sketch groups

By | July 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm | No comments

Last Friday and Saturday marked the first ever Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition (FrISC). Held at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, FrISC showcased the best five improv and sketch groups from over a hundred submissions. At the end of each night, a panel of judges voted...

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Patton Oswalt, Greg Behrendt, more comedians will play Bumbershoot festival

By | July 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm | No comments

The Seattle music and arts festival Bumbershoot recently announced its jam-packed comedy lineup for the September event. Boasting both national acts and up and coming comedians, Bumbershoot will have a comedy stage South, West, and North in addition to its main music stage and...

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Aisha Tyler pulls Jack Bauer-like moves in the name of recycling

By | July 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm | No comments

Aisha Tyler stars in a new video short about recycling in order to promote the new Dream Machine program, which turns your recycling into jobs for war veterans (we're still not quite sure how that happens). In the video, one of her friends tries to throw out a water bottle in...

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Comedian violates Megan’s Law, surrenders

By | June 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm | 9 comments

Marco Arturo Quintero, 29, who performs stand up around the Sacramento area, surrendered himself to the police yesterday after having a warrant out for his arrest. The warrant was issued because Quintero violated Megan's Law by not registering his new home address, according to...

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Comedian Russell Peters awards $20,000 to student

By | June 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm | No comments

Comedian Russell Peters awarded his first scholarship to Randy Adams, a graduate of North Peel Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. The North Peel Scholarship, which we covered earlier this year, is designed to help a student of Peters' alma mater by providing up to $20,000...

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