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If I was a monologue writer…

By | June 12, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

This would be my two cents on this killer piece of news: Former Clinton scandal participants Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones have made a website, genniferandpaula.com, where people can download clips of the two women discussing their fabled pasts. Each clip costs $1.99. The...

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Jeff Foxworthy drops from Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100′; still has more money than God

By | June 11, 2008 at 7:44 am | No comments

In the wake of the long, crippling writers’ strike, Jeff Foxworthy has failed to make the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of highest paid celebrities this year. Wait a minute! Jeff Foxworthy used to be on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list?!?! It’s true. For years now, Jeff...

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The legendary Lenny Bruce returns

By | June 11, 2008 at 4:01 am | No comments

Lenny Bruce’s foul-mouthed, in-your-face comedy was too much for a lot of audiences in the ’60s, but an appearance in Sydney in 1962 marked an especially cold reception for the comedian. After his opening night set was deemed obscene and blasphemous by the Sydney...

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Comedians looking out for number one… and each other

By | June 9, 2008 at 8:37 am | No comments

Not that comedians are selfish (self-involved maybe), but an upcoming comedy show is in the works that will raise money not for tsunami victims or battered women, but for comedians. “This is long overdue” says Budd Friedman, founder of...

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Comedy show to benefit tornado victims

By | June 9, 2008 at 8:23 am | No comments

Denver club, Comedy Works will be hosting a special show to benefit the victims of the recent tornadoes that passed through Windsor, Colorado in Weld County. Many homes and businesses were badly damaged. The show will take place on Wednesday, July 9, with 100 percent of the...

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DC Comedy Fest adds screenplay and video contests

By | June 5, 2008 at 8:45 am | No comments

This year the DC Comedy Fest has upped the ante on staying fresh and discovering new talent. For the first time, the festival will feature a Comedy Screenplay/Teleplay Challenge, plus a Comedy Shorts Competition. Screenplay/teleplay finalists will have their work read by a...

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Is stand-up comedy and rock music first cousins?

By | June 4, 2008 at 6:08 am | No comments

There’s an interesting article in The Times Online by British comedian Phil Jupitus that investigates the connection between comedy and making music. In the early Nineties they said that comedy was the new rock‘n’roll, but it all goes much...

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Jim Beam takes a shot at comedy with Summer of Tears

By | June 2, 2008 at 4:22 am | No comments

Everybody knows guys who think they’re pretty funny after a taste… With this in mind, the folks at Jim Beam have decided to try something different this year: associate their brand with talented people who actually are quite funny. This year,...

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NYC Underground Comedy fest announces comedian mentorship contest

By | May 9, 2008 at 10:39 am | No comments

The NYC Underground Comedy Festival announced that starting May 29, Ha! comedy club will be hosting a weekly competition in which emerging comics compete for stage time and industry mentorship. Two winners will be chosen, a male and a female, and will be given two spots a week...

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