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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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Sam Kinison friend claims late comedian fathered ex-wife’s child

By | February 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 3 comments

The life of a stand-up comedian is rarely squeaky clean, and sometimes it turns into a bit of a scandal, even if said comedian hasn’t been around for years. The late Sam Kinison’s former friend and opening act, Carl La Bove, has reportedly obtained DNA evidence to show that...

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Laura Prepon will play Chelsea Handler + first look at “After Lately”

By | February 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm | One comment

In January, we told you folks about one of Chelsea Handler’s many projects, a pilot for NBC inspired by her own exploits from her 20s as told in Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. And the ball’s started rolling on the casting front for that show: Laura Prepon, most...

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MTV Networks announce Comedy Awards nominees

By | February 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 5 comments

Award season is not over yet! Comedy Central and MTV Networks have just announced the nominees for the first ever Comedy Awards, which will air April 10 on all of MTVs networks. Some mainstream favorites unsurprisingly garnered several nominations, like 30 Rock and The Office,...

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Human Giant’s Rob Huebel cast in Fox pilot, “Family Album”

By | February 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm | No comments

Human Giant fans, rejoice! Though FX passed on a sci-fi comedy pilot starring Rob Huebel, Robert Ben Garant, and Thomas Lennon, Huebel was just cast in a single-camera pilot for Fox. According to Deadline, the pilot, Family Album, tells the tale of a stubborn family man who...

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