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UK celebrates off-beat laughs with Not BBC Comedy Awards

By | January 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm | No comments

Everyone knows which network dominates most of Great Britain’s airwaves, so why not show some love for some funny stuff that’s a little off the beaten BBC path? The seventh annual Not BBC Comedy Awards was held recently across the pond. The winners are decided by fan votes,...

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As promised, Larry King attempts stand-up comedy (VIDEO)

By | December 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments

Last night on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno probed Larry King about his rumored plans to embark on a stand-up comedy tour. After minimal coaxing, the newly-retired broadcaster got up to do a few bits. He stressed that his normal act consists of storytelling. Since time was limited,...

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VIDEO: Matt Braunger is the grossest Casanova ever

By | December 16, 2010 at 11:11 am | No comments

Let’s face it: for most male stand-ups, playing a suave character is inherently funny-- because, comics are typically not-at-all suave, right? Well, comedian Matt Braunger takes this comic truth to the next level in the new video, Roy Fabcock. In addition to an...

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Al Pacino regrets not playing Lenny Bruce

By | December 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm | One comment

Here’s an interesting tidbit: in a recent interview with Larry King, Al Pacino revealed the one role he wishes he hadn’t turned down, and it’s that of a famous comedian. Check out the video below to see how Pacino wishes he had played Lenny Bruce in the movie Lenny – a...

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Brian Regan releases new album for download

By | December 8, 2010 at 11:06 am | 2 comments

Holy crap! You might have caught wind of this by now, but beloved, road warrior comic Brian Regan has just released his much anticipated second album (this doesn’t count his two hour-long Comedy Central specials). The new album, entitled All By Myself, is available for...

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Todd Barry to host Village Voice awards, pledges to take his anger out on winners

By | December 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm | One comment

The Village Voice just announced that the host of their first annual Web Awards will be none other than smooth-voiced comedy god, Todd Barry. Now, if you're one of the Todd's 73,597 Twitter followers, you know that he expressed interest in participating in this award show...

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Larry King is planning stand-up comedy tour

By | November 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments

In a recent interview with New York Magazine, veteran interviewer Larry King made a surprising statement about his plans for after the end of his long running talk show. “I’m funny,” said King. “I’m going to do stand-up. That’s what I love.” Now, most people who...

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The Improv holds national contest for comedians

By | November 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm | No comments

The Improv, the country’s biggest comedy club chain, has just unveiled a new contest for stand-up comedians around the country. The 5 Spot gives comics the chance to be flown out to LA to perform in front of the club’s national booker. So, let's get right to the details,...

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Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK, Ricky Gervais join forces for HBO special

By | November 11, 2010 at 11:08 am | No comments

That’s right. It sounds too good to be true – or at least, too famous to be true. But according to the UK’s Chortle, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK and Ricky Gervais have all signed on to tape Talking Funny, a one-time-only special covering an epic jaw sesh on the...

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