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Kate Micucci of comedy team Garfunkel & Oates lands Fox sitcom

By | August 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm | No comments

Looks like another buzzed-about comedian is about to make the jump to the small screen. Hollywood Reporter reported that Kate Micucci of the hilarious musical comedy duo, Garfunkel & Oates has been cast in Raising Hope, a new sitcom on Fox. "Micucci originally landed the...

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Comedian sells jokes on roadside

By | August 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm | 3 comments

Comedian Don Hepner spent 13 years as a road comic and once performed comedy on network TV's The Gong Show. More recently though, gigs have been harder to find. So the resourceful comedian found a new way to get paid for comedy, bolster his fan base and get people talking:...

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Adult Swim’s ‘Delocated’ returns with a delightfully goofy vengeance

By | August 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm | No comments

What’s that? You’ve been missing your favorite mock reality show about the daily trials of a ski-masked man who moves his family New York City in search of the limelight? You're in luck. Veteran writer/performer Jon Glaser returns to Adult Swim this month with the second...

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Actress Melissa Peterman lands sitcom on CMT, preps comedy album

By | August 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm | One comment

Best known for her popular role on the show Reba and for her hosting gig on CMT’s The Singing Bee, actress Melissa Peterman has just been cast in another sitcom; but this time, it's her own. Working Class, a family comedy about a blue-collar family that moves to the suburbs,...

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Joel McHale, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Brian Regan to headline New York Comedy Festival

By | August 4, 2010 at 11:52 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_10861" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Joel McHale"][/caption] It’s that time of year again when New Yorkers start gearing up for five nights of high profile, holy-crap-look-who-showed-up comedy. The 2010 New York Comedy Festival, running from...

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Todd Barry jams with Mates of State for The AV Club

By | August 3, 2010 at 11:21 am | No comments

It’s no secret that silk-voiced, piss-your-pants-funny comedian Todd Barry has a few tricks up his sleeve. One such trick is his ability to hold it down as a drummer, as he’s shown numerous times at shows with Yo La Tengo. More recently, Barry turned up as a session man for...

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Carlos Mencia opens Mexican restaurant

By | August 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 4 comments

Heading to Galveston, TX any time soon? If so, you could be one of the first customers at Maggie Rita’s Mexican Grill and Bar, the newest eatery opened by comedian Carlos Mencia. This is the third restaurant for the ethically-questionable comic, after opening restaurants in...

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Carnival cruise ships use stand-up comedy to attract vacationers

By | July 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments

Carnival cruise ships just got a little bit funnier (on purpose). The company just announced Punchliner Comedy Clubs, a series of on-ship comedy venues to be incorporated into a number of their vessels this year. Comedians will perform 35 minute shows located on the boat's aft...

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NPR’s Fresh Air has a Mississippi problem courtesy of Louis C.K.

By | July 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments

Mississippi Public Broadcasting announced earlier this week that it was dropping Terry Gross’ Fresh Air interview program due to “recurring inappropriate content.” There were several different theories going around as to what might have offended the people of Mississippi,...

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