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Bill Hicks documentary starts screening tomorrow at SXSW

By | March 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Anyone heading to Austin tomorrow this year’s South By Southwest festival? If so, this flick is definitely a must: American: The Bill Hicks Story. This documentary covers the life and career of the infamously brilliant and subversive comic who died way before his time. It’s...

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Lawyer tries to sell Redd Foxx’s life story to pay off comedian’s debts

By | March 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm | No comments

Most people recognize Redd Foxx from the 70’s series Sanford and Son, but before and after his success on TV, the lateactor made his name as a groundbreaking stand-up comic. A staple on the Las Vegas circuit, Foxx paved the way for luminaries like Richard Pryor and Eddie...

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It’s official: Betty White confirms Saturday Night Live appearance

By | March 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm | No comments

The web has spoken! Betty White confirmed to People that she will in fact be making an appearance on Saturday Night Live in the near future. For those of you not up to speed, a Facebook campaign urging the 88-year-old comedy veteran to appear on America’s favorite sketch show...

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Rosie O’Donnell, Sharon Osbourne, Rachel Dratch to guest on Logo’s ‘Big Gay Sketch Show’

By | March 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm | One comment

Are you one of those people who hasn’t caught any episodes of The Big Gay Sketch Show but has heard great things? Now’s your chance to get a taste of what is now one of only three sketch comedy troupes currently on television. The Logo network’s well-regarded sketch...

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Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer says Sarah Palin’s Tonight Show comedy routine was ‘lame’

By | March 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | No comments

It’s about time Sarah Palin got judged as an entertainer, since that's what she mostly is. Last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, comedian/writer/Spinal Tap God Harry Shearer gave his professional opinion of the recent set of jokes the former governor of Alaska...

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Michael Showalter announces cancellation of Comedy Central show on Twitter

By | March 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm | No comments

This will come as a huge bummer for all you die hard fans of awkward-laugh-masters Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black. After much speculation, Showalter announced the Michael and Michael Have Issues' cancellation on his Twitter. “To all who were fans of Michael &...

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The Office’s Craig Robinson to host Last Comic Standing

By | February 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm | One comment

Hollywood Reporter just announced that Craig Robinson, best known as Darryl the loading dock guy on NBC’s The Office, will host the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. "Last Comic Standing has been a consistent success with both viewers and critics, and we can't wait to...

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Comedian Bret Ernst to host dating show on Oxygen

By | February 25, 2010 at 3:48 pm | One comment

Comedian Bret Ernst, who's profile has risen in recent years, thanks, in part to his appearance on Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show movie, will be the host of Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, a new reality show set to air on the Oxygen network. The series, which is a...

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Bo Burnham first to record under Comedy Central, Live Nation’s new alliance

By | February 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm | No comments

As Punchline Magazine reported earlier this month, Comedy Central and the House of Blues music venue chain are teaming up to create Comedy Central’s House of Comedy Live from House of Blues. Comedy Central is producing a series of monthly live stand-up shows to occur at House...

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