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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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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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