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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 2

By | March 14, 2011 at 9:56 am | No comments

AUSTIN-- Unsurprisingly, day two of SXSW’s comedy offerings did not disappoint. The evening began with a live Comedy Death Ray Radio podcast taping featuring none other than Pee-Wee Herman creator Paul Reubens. Anyone hoping to see a live interview with Pee-Wee would be...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 1

By | March 13, 2011 at 9:51 am | No comments

AUSTIN-- South by Southwest’s comedy offerings began last night and blended the best of comedy and nerdery. Kicking off the night was a doubleheader of Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies” podcast, first featuring guests Anthony Jeselnik, Kevin Pollak and Dave Foley. In...

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Nick Cannon to release musical comedy album; listen to a track here

By | March 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm | One comment

Man, Nick Cannon’s come a long way since his start on Nickelodeon’s All That. Turns out, in addition to being a comedian, he’s trying on the musician mantle. PerezHilton tells us that accompanying his upcoming stand-up comedy special will be a musical comedy album called...

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Funny Or Die launches sketch comedy contest

By | March 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm | No comments

Sketch comedy’s a difficult beast to wrangle. We frequently see examples of the top notch sketch comedy success stories – just take a look at The Second City’s alumni list and the cast of Saturday Night Live or SCTV. That means there are also hundreds, maybe trillions, of...

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Kristen Schaal is U.S. president in the new National video

By | March 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm | No comments

There’s something about seeing comedians in music videos that just tickles me to no end. Following the New Pornographers’ “Moves” video, which featured cameos by every comedian ever, the National have just released a music video starring Kristen Schaal and Mad Men’s...

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Doug Stanhope recorded new album and DVD at former Nazi hangout in Norway

By | March 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm | One comment

Generally, when we think of settings for comedy shows, a few kinds of venues come to mind: a small club, a bar, a theater, something like that. Doug Stanhope’s new live CD/DVD package, however, takes us to a unique space: an abandoned sewing machine factory turned German...

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Louis C.K. to be named Comedy Person of the Year

By | March 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 4 comments

It’s always satisfying when people get what they deserve, whether good or bad – and this guy certainly gets what he deserves. Louis C.K. will be named comedy person of the year by the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal this July. He’s made a name for himself as the...

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David Koechner chats with Sarah Silverman, Kristen Bell, more for College Humor series

By | March 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm | No comments

You can pretty much do anything you want on the Internet, which is why – these days, anyway – I prefer a good web series to a regular old TV series. “Always Open with David Koechner” is no different. Each episode is a three-minute chat with a different comedian, actor...

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Christian comedian suing Real Housewives producers

By | March 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_19146" align="aligncenter" width="429" caption="Hey, look. It's comedian Jeff Allen and Ann Coulter from 2004."][/caption] Normally, we wouldn’t expect to see a collision between uber-wholesome stand-up comedy and The Real Housewives of New Jersey,...

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