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Is nude stand-up comedy the next big thing?

By | July 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm | No comments

It’s been said that doing standup comedy can feel like being naked on stage.  Well, now there’s a club in NYC that takes this comparison to the next level. The UK’s Telegraph wrote about the People’s Improv Theatre in Chelsea, which offers a weekly Naked Comedy...

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Boston Comedy Festival: Celebrating Laughs – Past, Present and Future

By | July 23, 2008 at 11:12 am | No comments

Earlier this year, The Roots performed on The Daily Show. Capping off an especially hilarious 20 minutes of mid-Democratic Primary satire, the band’s three primary members unleashed a rockin’ version of “The Star Spangled Banner” and then proceeded to smash...

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Louis CK crosses the Pond – with a little help from his friend

By | July 23, 2008 at 11:08 am | No comments

Louis CK has just landed an endorsement that’s allowing him to finally break through to British audiences: and endorsement from Ricky Gervais. According to the British actor/comedian, CK is “The funniest stand-up working America.” The two have been mutual admirers of each...

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Comedy club owner wants to fine Jesse Jackson for using n-word

By | July 21, 2008 at 8:28 am | No comments

When Michael Richards caused a national stir by using the N-word at his LA’s Laugh FActory, club owner James Masada joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson in condemning the incident. Masada instituted a $50 fine for any time the word was used on his stage. Now that Jackson has...

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Richard Lewis wants to give the gift of himself to Ohio State

By | July 16, 2008 at 9:35 am | No comments

Richard Lewis hasn’t forgotten his roots. In a recent interview with The Columbus Dispatch, the 61 year old comedian discusses wanting to give his archives to Ohio State University, his alma mater. “It’s very costly to make archives,” Lewis says,...

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Stand-up DVD production to increase + Jeff Dunham for the holidays

By | July 14, 2008 at 8:04 am | No comments

Image Entertainment, a major production/distribution company, has just made a deal to increase their support and promotion of comedy. They’re reaffirming their relationship with comedy producers Levity Productions, to distribute up to seven additional titles of their projects...

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When well-paid professionals turn to stand-up comedy

By | July 9, 2008 at 8:32 am | No comments

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Jerry Seinfeld can afford to get sued, but does he deserve to?

By | June 23, 2008 at 3:23 am | No comments

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Kids do say the darndest things… but does that make them comedians?

By | June 19, 2008 at 5:14 am | No comments

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