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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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Saudi comedians make Mubarak the butt of their jokes

By | February 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_18184" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Mubarak: the butt of jokes in the Middle East"][/caption] I'm sure you've been following news of the riots in Egypt in some capacity. The situation there is insanely serious – there have been reports of...

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Conan scribe, Huffington Post contributor team up for Funny or Die series; Andy Richter guests

By | February 10, 2011 at 11:05 am | One comment

The best thing about a web series is that it can be unabashedly surreal and hilarious – and a new series on Funny or Die is no different. Guy Nicolucci, erstwhile Conan writer and current Huffington Post contributor, released the first episode of The Ghost of Tom Carvel and a...

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Iranian refugee is “female comedian of the year”; talks women’s rights, racism

By | February 10, 2011 at 10:27 am | One comment

When I think of how refugees acclimate to a new home nation, stand-up comedy isn’t the first method that comes to mind. But, for Zinat Pirzadeh, an Iranian refugee who now resides in Sweden, performing comedy has provided her with an outlet to discuss some uncomfortable,...

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Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Adam Carolla headline South Beach Comedy Festival

By | February 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_79" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Bill Burr"][/caption] LeBron James isn’t the only one taking his talents to South Beach. The sixth annual South Beach Comedy Festival is going down soon, featuring some well-known comedians – Doug Benson,...

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Comedian becomes spokescomic for bowling clothes

By | February 9, 2011 at 10:27 am | No comments

Many of the most iconic comedians in recent memory have signature onstage looks: George Carlin wore black shirts, Louis C.K. wears black shirts and jeans, Jerry Seinfeld wears a jacket and tie. With that consistency, it was only a matter of time before a clothing company...

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Indie comedy show turns into film; Gaffigan, Maron, Garofalo show support

By | February 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm | One comment

If I’m a sucker for one kind of movie, it’s the comedy documentary. Sadly, it’s not the most common genre, but a new trailer has just been released for a film that will please any comedy nerd. Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!, by Liam McEneaney and Victor Varnado,...

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Second City comedy matriarch dies at 80, taught Belushi, Murray, Farley

By | February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm | No comments

Sad news from Chicago today. Joyce Sloane, matriarch of Second City, passed away at 80. She’s responsible for discovering and cultivating some of comedy’s greatest talents, including John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, and Bill Murray. Associated with Second City for...

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Ricky Gervais was a David Bowie-like pop star; let’s watch!

By | February 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm | One comment

Before Ricky Gervais was making waves with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he was fronting a 80s British New Wave group, Salon recently pointed out. Seriously. The group, called Seona Dancing, enjoyed some modest success across the pond before breaking up in...

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