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Bravo signs Griffin for another season

By | November 24, 2008 at 10:47 am | No comments

In the wake of shows like Project Runway ditching Bravo for new deals with other networks, Bravo has locked down Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List for another season. The crowd-pleasing comedienne’s new contract includes one new season of her reality show (its fifth),...

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Comedy site caters to lunch breaks

By | November 21, 2008 at 11:51 am | No comments

Are you reading this while surfing the web during your lunch break? According to Nielsen in 2008, the majority of working people do most of their internet surfing at work during this much needed chunk of afternoon downtime, usually between 11 and 2. Enter...

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Columbus, OH picks its funniest comedian

By | November 19, 2008 at 6:01 pm | No comments

The Columbus Comedy Competition named its funniest comedian last night in a hugely successful final performance. The show took place at the the Columbus Funny Bone, where the contest’s finalists performed their sets to a jam packed house (people were practically on top of each...

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Mike Birbiglia rings NADSAQ bell

By | November 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Finally, some good news out of the stock market! Yesterday morning, the start the day’s trading was signaled by New York comedian Mike Birbiglia, and broadcast across the net via live feed. For those of you who are bigger fans of comedy than you are of stock exchange, each...

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HBO premieres Ricky Gervais special, DVD to come

By | November 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm | No comments

This past weekend, HBO aired Ricky Gervais: Out of England – The Stand-Up Special. The performance was taped earlier this year at Madison Square Garden. Unique for a comedian in this day and age, Gervais didn’t start performing live until after success on television. He made...

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First Middle Eastern comedy fest hits in December

By | November 14, 2008 at 12:18 pm | No comments

Who says no good news comes out of the Middle East? The City of Amman in Jordan has just announced plans to launch the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival, the first stand-up comedy festival ever to hit that part of the world. The event is scheduled to run from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5 at...

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Top comedians honor George Carlin

By | November 12, 2008 at 6:22 pm | No comments

George Carlin’s vast influence on comedy continues to be celebrated in the wake of his June passing. Comedians gathered in Washington DC this week to present him posthumously with the Mark Twain Prize, one of America’s highest honors for writers and humorists. Denis Leary,...

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‘The Office’ meets the New York Comedy Festival

By | November 11, 2008 at 2:12 pm | No comments

It sure feels great to get out of The Office… Sunday night, The New York Comedy Festival hosted B.J. Novak and Friends at Town Hall. It was a night of alternative comedy spirit performing for a mainstream crowd. The show was hosted by fast-rising NYC comedian and new SNL...

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Comedians prep for Obama, The Onion is clearly ready

By | November 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm | No comments

This may be a generalization, but I think it’s safe to say the majority of comedians are politically pleased with the election of Barack Obama. Comedically on the other hand, it’s no secret that the man presents a bit of a problem. Comedians across the country are trying to...

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