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Craig Robinson joins cast of flick “Rapturepalooza” as Anti-Christ

By | March 31, 2011 at 11:53 am | No comments

Most of the news surrounding NBC’s The Office lately has involved Steve Carell’s departure and the mystery of his replacement (who is not Will Ferrell). But here’s a tidbit about another one of the show’s stars. Craig Robinson, who plays Darryl, will portray the...

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Andrew “Dice” Clay lands role on HBO’s “Entourage”

By | March 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm | No comments

Andrew Dice Clay’s back in the news, and not just for railing against Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood meltdown. He’ll be appearing regularly in the next season of Entourage in a cartoon series within the show’s storyline, joined by Kevin Dillon’s Johnny Drama. Since his...

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Win a dinner with Demetri Martin

By | March 28, 2011 at 9:44 am | No comments

I’ve heard of authors offering incentives for pre-ordering and buying their books, but this one’s a new one to me. Demetri Martin is offering quite a prize to one lucky person who pre-orders his new book, This is a Book, by Monday afternoon: a dinner date. He’s...

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Six rules to being a good stand-up comedy audience

By | March 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_19790" align="alignright" width="150" caption="W. Kamau Bell"][/caption] A bad stand-up comedian can be pretty unpleasant, but even worse is a bad stand-up comedy audience. I'm sure many of us have had the experience of sitting near some special few who...

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South By Southwest Comedy recap: Day 6 (the final day)

By | March 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | No comments

Well folks, SXSW 2011 has come to an end. Saturday marked the final day of the 9-day festival and the stellar stand-up comedy showcases and performances put the week to pasture in the best way possible. Slight change for tonight’s recap: we’re sparing you the nitty-gritty...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 5

By | March 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm | No comments

AUSTIN-- The penultimate night of SXSW festivities began with a one-two-three punch: three comedy shows, one venue, one night. It was also the first evening of comedy shows for the music segment of the festival, the interactive segment having shut down last Tuesday. So, instead...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 4, with Ansari, Maron, Benson and more

By | March 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN-- The fourth and final day of comedy events during SXSW Interactive (more comedy comes this weekend) kicked off with a taping of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Before the guests took the stage, Maron chatted a bit about his time in Austin and at SXSW. And man, did he have...

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New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world

By | March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm | No comments

Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the show, John Oliver was in town for...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 3

By | March 15, 2011 at 8:55 am | One comment

AUSTIN-- Day three began with perhaps the most appropriately titled podcast for the SXSW crowd: Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Before bringing out their special guest, Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira chided Austin residents’ penchants for the ironic mustache. The...

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