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Review: Alex Koll– “Wizard Hello”

By | May 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm | One comment

On his debut album, Wizard Hello, comedian Alex Koll immediately pulls the audience into his mystical world, presenting himself as a wizard (of course) and describing the ins-and-outs of "wizard comedy," which apparently involves telling jokes to magical crystals. From there,...

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Comedian Mike Epps gets served legal papers during performance; let’s watch

By | May 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm | No comments

I’m pretty sure every stand-up comic has plentiful stories of being heckled in comedy clubs, but Mike Epps' experience at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas takes the onstage interruption to a whole new level. During his stand-up set, Epps was served legal papers...

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Friars’ Club improv and sketch competition entry deadline is tomorrow

By | May 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm | No comments

Hey, improv and sketch performers – want to be famous and rich? If so, maybe consider getting an MBA and going into finance. But, if you want another, less soul-crushing option, the 2011 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival sketch and improv competition is open for...

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Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Tom Papa talk comedy on SiriusXM

By | May 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm | No comments

As if Jerry Seinfeld weren’t ubiquitous enough in the comedy world, it seems that this week, he’s dipping his toe in a whole plethora of new media platforms. Today, his new website and comedy archive JerrySeinfeld.com launched. And, on top of that, SiriusXM announced that...

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T-shirt company launches comedian t-shirt line for charity; Maria Bamford kicks it off

By | May 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm | One comment

One of the best things about comedy is that it builds community. There’s something about watching a comic, whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or in a club surrounded by a few friends and many strangers, that connects us. Shared laughter builds bridges,...

Posted in: Interviews, News

Ted Nugent will run for president– on ‘The Simpsons’

By | May 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm | No comments

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Ted Nugent running our country. Aside from being perhaps the most testosterone-filled Oval Office in history, I like to imagine that instead of wearing a tiny flag pin on his lapel, he’d wear red, white, and blue camo all the time,...

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Official Jerry Seinfeld website launches Friday

By | May 4, 2011 at 11:27 am | 3 comments

Though nary a mention of the internet went by in the hey days of Seinfeld, it looks like Jerry’s really joining the 21st century. The New York Times reports that, starting Friday, JerrySeinfeld.com will debut as a source for a whole plethora of recorded stand-up comedy...

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Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Community’s paintball finale

By | May 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm | No comments

On Community, last season’s masterful “Modern Warfare” episode, featuring a no-holds-barred paintball match, was a huge win. And, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: Community will air a two-part, similarly paintball-filled season finale beginning this Thursday. Get...

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Interview: Demetri Martin’s ever-growing comedy portfolio

Interview: Demetri Martin’s ever-growing comedy portfolio

By | May 2, 2011 at 10:19 am | No comments

Delving into a stand-up comedian’s creative process is often a mixed bag at best. Creating, tweaking, and performing a joke is an incredibly subjective experience, so communicating what that experience is like usually leaves something to be desired. Sometimes, though, we get...

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