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Be a part of comedy history, get thee to Christian Finnegan’s DVD taping

By | October 17, 2008 at 11:52 am | No comments

Are you a fan of Christian Finnegan from Best Week Ever, Chappelle’s Show, MSNBC and your finer cities’ comedy stages? Do you like doing things for free? Then check out Finnegan’s two free show tapings at The Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia on Oct. 25 at...

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Lewis Black to be honored at theater festival

By | October 14, 2008 at 4:07 pm | No comments

As part of its 2008 Festival Gala, The Williamstown Theatre Festival will honor stand-up comedian and Daily Show regular Lewis Black. The annual gala will take place on Monday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Cipriani in New York City. Participants in the event will include Nate...

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Interview: Linda Smith, director of new talent at Carolines on Broadway

By | September 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm | No comments

Linda Smith is a seasoned writer and stand-up comedian who was nominated for three Emmys for her work as head writer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She is now the Director of New Talent at Carolines on Broadway and head of Carolines School of Comedy, a class for beginning...

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Eugene Mirman comedy fest comes to a rousing finale with surprise guests

By | September 29, 2008 at 3:40 pm | No comments

The mostly-deserted Gowanus district of Brooklyn rocked last night with the last show of The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. The festival, featuring a killer lineup comprised of the eponymous comedian and many of his hilarious friends, went on throughout last weekend at various...

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Interview: Comedian Chase Durousseau, winner of Houston’s Funniest Person contest

By | September 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm | No comments

Meet Chase Durousseau, the swiftly up-and-coming Houston comic who this year won the title of Houston’s Funniest Person. We caught up with Chase to talk about his victory, Houston’s comedy scene, and his next move. Since winning the title of Houston’s Funniest Person, how...

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NY Comedy Fest readies 26 shows, adds Sherri Shepherd

By | September 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm | No comments

In honor of the New York Comedy Festival’s fifth anniversary, organizers are producing a record 26 shows this year, including the return of the “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up” Contest. Sherri Shepherd, one of The Views’ co-hosts has also been recently added to the...

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Classic vancouver movie house re-opens as comedy theater, Janeane Garofalo christens the space

By | September 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm | No comments

In a time when many theatres are struggling to pay the bills, one theatre in Canada has figured out how to give the people what they want. The Rio Theatre, a 70 year old, 458-seat Vancouver institution, has found itself revamped by a new set of investors who believe that...

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Barack Obama stabs at comedy to get votes

By | September 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm | No comments

With the GOP hitting him harder than ever, it’s time for Barack Obama to get tougher. His strategy? Comedy. At least that’s how it seemed at a recent town hall meeting in Michigan. Obama garnered laughs from the crowd with a number of cutting remarks about John McCain and...

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Study finds that women love when dudes make self-deprecating jokes

By | September 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Leave it to the Irish to site witty humor as the key to seduction. Ireland’s The Independent just posted an article on the study findings of New Mexico anthropologist Gil Greengross. After a two-year examination of the art of seduction, she concluded that a self-deprecating...

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