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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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Comedians set to perform at 35,000 feet for Comic Relief charity

By | February 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_18394" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Jack Whitehall"][/caption] Air travel never fails to provide fodder for comedy, whether it’s the theater of airport security, the unpleasantness of being locked in a small space with two hundred people for...

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CMT and Rooftop Comedy team up for Next Big Comic contest

By | February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm | No comments

It’s voting time, America. CMT – yes, the country music channel – has partnered with Rooftop Comedy for CMT’s “Next Big Comic” competition for the second year, and they’ve narrowed the pool of comedians down to eight finalists. Check out and vote on the...

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Michael Showalter gives us Project Top Chef Model on Atom.com

By | February 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm | No comments

With so many competition-based reality shows on TV these days, it’s impossible to watch them all. Enter Project Top Chef Model. This video, produced by Michael Showalter, combines and parodies pretty much every competition show that Bravo has, and the contestants – played...

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Kathy Griffin will do stand-up comedy on Broadway

By | February 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm | One comment

Want to see some comedy on Broadway that isn’t “Spiderman”? Kathy Griffin announced yesterday that she’s performing eight stand-up comedy shows on Broadway called “Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony,” beginning March 11 and running through March 19. If I didn’t know any...

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Sinbad lands reality show deal for WEtv

By | February 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm | One comment

I don’t care who knows it: Jingle All The Way is one of my favorite kitschy holiday movies, owing largely to the hilarious bickering between Ahnold and Sinbad. Sadly, the governator hasn’t had the time to take many new roles, but in two months, long-time stand-up comedian...

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