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Video: Dan Quayle’s son sucks at stand-up comedy

By | April 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Usually, whenever politicians try on a stand-up comedy mantle in a public forum, they crash and burn. This case is no exception. Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Arizona, 3rd District), son of potatoe-spellin’ former VP Dan Quayle, offered a few jokes at the annual Congressional...

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Comedian Mike Birbiglia nominated for theater award

By | April 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | No comments

I love seeing comedians getting recognition in less stand-up-focused realms – it’s like the real world acknowledges there’s cool shit happening in the weird, wild world of comedy. So we have good news today from the Off-Broadway League: Mike Birbiglia’s been nominated...

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Will Arnett starring with Christina Applegate in NBC comedy pilot

By | March 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Fresh off the unfortunate demise of Fox’s Running Wilde, Will Arnett is back in the network television club. He’ll be starring opposite Christina Applegate in an NBC single camera comedy pilot executive produced by Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels and written by Emily...

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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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