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Donald Glover launches interactive comedy tour, releases new rap video

By | February 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm | No comments

Do you want to know what it’s like to be Donald Glover? Well, his new nationwide tour will get us a little closer to understanding the Donald Glover experience The IAMDONALD Tour is an interactive event involving live music, comedy and videos, as well as Glover’s rapping...

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Video: Richard Lewis has severe emotional issues and therefore hasn’t seen any Oscar contenders

By | February 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm | No comments

With the “Best Picture” category of the Oscars now nominating 10 movies instead of five, it’s hard to get a sense of which are serious contenders and which are just… not. But never fear, because Richard Lewis is here to help. Check this Funny or Die exclusive to see...

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David Cross will return to your television as Todd Margaret; IFC renews ‘Poor Decisions’

By | February 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | No comments

David Cross fans, this one’s for you: IFC has just renewed The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a second season of six episodes, to begin airing in October. If you haven’t seen it, the show centers on – surprise – Todd Margaret, a man who talks his way...

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Fred Armisen on Portlandia: “We’re not lampooning Portland; we’re celebrating it”

By | February 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm | No comments

One of the smartest, weirdest comedies on TV these days is the Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein collaboration Portlandia, on IFC. The show offers vignettes about life in Portland, Oregon, the progressive hipster haven home to many people we encounter on a regular basis: the...

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Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant embarks on comedy tour

By | February 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | One comment

You might know the work more than the man, but all that’s about to change. Stephen Merchant, also known as the co-creator of The Office, Extras, and a frequent collaborator with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington, is embarking on his first ever stand-up comedy tour called...

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Kevin Hart lands Fox pilot, readies concert film, becomes rapper

By | February 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 2 comments

Kevin Hart is taking his comedy from the road to your television set. The enormously popular comedian will be starring in a new single-camera pilot for Fox called Little in Common, about three families involved in little league sports. The series, according to Deadline, focuses...

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Morgan Murphy, Kristen Schaal, more headline Women in Comedy Festival

By | February 23, 2011 at 11:46 am | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_18635" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Morgan Murphy, punks!"][/caption] Hey, New England comedy fans! Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival is around the corner, and they’ve just released the lineup and schedule for the event. Some of the many...

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Dane Cook provides levity on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

By | February 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments

As a show about home remodeling, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition can be an unexpected tearjerker. At least, I’ll admit – begrudgingly – to getting a little misty eyed if I happen to catch a particularly moving episode. But the show does offer moments of levity. In last...

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Laugh Factory coming to Chicago, taking over former Lakeshore space

By | February 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm | No comments

Chicago, the longtime home of sketch and improv comedy fixtures like Second City and iO, will gain another institution in the near future. The Hollywood-based Laugh Factory will be opening a location in the former northside home of the Lakeshore Theater, according to the Chicago...

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