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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival features Emo Phillips, Reggie Watts, David Cross, more

By | September 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm | No comments

For the third year in a row, alt comedy god Eugene Mirman is bringing his anti-comedy-festival comedy festival to the borough he calls home. This year’s festivities, which will run September 16-19, will once again be held at Union Hall in Park Slope and Bell House in Gowanus,...

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Judd Apatow talks comedy nerdness on WTF with Marc Maron

By | September 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Another booking coup for our favorite podcast: this week on WTF with Marc Maron, the comedian turned podcast king interviews writer/director Judd Apatow. In this special two-part interview, the second of which just went live online, Marc and Judd cover a range of topics,...

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Video: Conan O’Brien announces TBS show title

By | September 1, 2010 at 10:56 am | No comments

Holy crap, it’s September already! That means that November is just around the corner which, more specifically, means that Team Coco is gearing up for the big man’s triumphant return to television. So far, details on the new venture, aside from its place on TBS at 11 pm EST,...

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Philly Improv Theater scouts a new space

By | August 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | No comments

Since 2005, The Philly Improv Theater has served not only as the only longform improv training center in Philadelphia, but as the area’s strongest source of off-beat comedy shows. It’s grown into a full-blown comedy hub, fostering a comedy community comprised of its a huge...

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Comedian Hannibal Buress ejects lamp-wielding heckler

By | August 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm | One comment

Say what you what about Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s undisputed capitol of hipsterdom, but one thing it’s got going is smart, attentive people who are supportive of the arts. It’s known to New York comics as a fun place to put on a show, which is what makes the heckler in this...

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Video takes aim at comedy club booking practices

By | August 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm | 10 comments

Anyone who’s ever tried their hand at comedy knows how hard it is to find stage time – especially within the bureaucracy of the club system. This animated video, made with the help of Xtranormal.com, does a great job of breaking down the Catch-22 filled process of trying to...

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Comedians not allowed to perform political satire

By | August 25, 2010 at 10:45 am | No comments

Reuters reports that several hundred Brazilian comedians took part in a protest recently against the country’s censorship of political satire. The comics are members of the “right to ridicule” campaign, a group formed in response to a new amendment passed by The Supreme...

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Is Ricky Gervais already planning a movie about his upcoming series?

By | August 24, 2010 at 11:38 am | No comments

Ricky Gervais is already talking about the idea of making his new show into a movie – and the show hasn’t been shot yet! The UK’s Chortle reports that when asked about his future projects in a recent interview, comedian/actor/producer said: ‘Maybe we can do a film of...

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Comedian David Whitney headbutts heckler at Edinburgh Fringe

By | August 19, 2010 at 11:42 am | No comments

On a recent episode of Louie, we had the pleasure of seeing Louis C.K. rip apart a heckler onstage and then explain to her afterwards why he was within his rights to do so. Tuesday night in real-life Scotland, comedian David Whitney dealt with a similar situation in a much less...

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