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Comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson join VH1 metal show

By | November 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm | No comments

VH1 Classic has made a bold mood with That Metal Show, which combines the classic talk show, round table discussion format with the world of Heavy Metal. The show will be hosted by Eddie Trunk, who will lead weekly discussions with celebrity guests regarding all things...

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Russell Brand resigns from BBC after radio suspension

By | October 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm | No comments

Russell Brand is really making his mark. The controversial up and coming comedian joined the likes of The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, and even solo Paul McCartney, when he was suspended by the BBC after an Oct. 18 broadcast where he and radio co-host Jonathan Ross left crude...

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Funniest accountant to be named in November

By | October 28, 2008 at 11:55 am | No comments

There isn’t much comedy to be found in the act of crunching numbers. Or is there? On Nov. 6, Atlanta is having its fourth annual Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant contest. Ten accountant contestants were chosen at an audition in September, and were then sent to a...

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Jerry Lewis totally loves making homophobic comments

By | October 27, 2008 at 3:10 pm | No comments

This post is an anniversary of sorts; about time last year, Jerry Lewis was under fire for using an anti-gay slur on live television. This post will be similar to that one… At a recent news conference in Sydney, a TV reporter for Network Ten asked his opinion of the sport...

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Jo Koy inks deal with Comedy Central

By | October 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm | No comments

Comedy Central has inked a deal with comedian Jo Koy to tape a one-hour comedy special during this year’s New York Comedy Festival. The taping will take place on Nov. 6 and will air some time in early 2009. “We’ve been tracking Jo Koy for a while and we saw him...

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RooftopComedy and Current TV Join Forces

By | October 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm | No comments

The heavily user-generated Current TV has joined forces with RooftopComedy, a San Francisco based company devoted to broadcasting stand up comedy throughout the web, to create a weekly TV series showcasing young comedic talent. The proposed series focus on showcasing topical...

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Comedian Rudy Ray Moore dies at 81

By | October 22, 2008 at 11:26 am | No comments

Rudy Ray Moore, a comedian and filmmaker credited as a huge influence on generations of hip hop artists, just died at the age of 81. Moore made the bulk of his films throughout the 1970’s, and though critics were dismissive of his work at the time, he struck a chord with a...

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Ray Romano, Kevin James, Jay Leno rally to support comedian in need

By | October 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm | No comments

Laughter can certainly be the best medicine… Or, in the case of Comedy To The Max, the best way to pay for said medicine. In the wake of comedian Max Alexander’s battle with chronic kidney disease and recent transplant, a group of his friends are hosting a comedy show to...

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New York Times columnist takes a stab at stand-up

By | October 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm | No comments

New York Times columnist Harry Hurt III recently joined the ranks of George Plimpton, Ann Curry, and other investigative reporters in taking a scholarly stab at stand up comedy. In a recent “Executive Pursuits” segment of the Time’s Business section, Hurt describes a...

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