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Comedians launch tour to promote sobriety, seek funds for documentary

By | January 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm | No comments

One of my favorite web entities these days is Kickstarter, an organization that facilitates crowd-sourced fundraising for projects of any and all varieties. That’s no exaggeration: users can help support films, the invention of edible and vegan cups, even a grilled cheese food...

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Doug Benson, George Lopez, Dana Gould take part in “Tweet The Joke”

By | January 26, 2011 at 11:18 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_5203" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Doug Benson"][/caption] Aside from being an outlet for inane and narcissistic status updates, Twitter is a first-class outlet for stand-up comedians, whether they’re making punchy jokes or interacting with...

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Brilliant student uses brilliance to create robot comedian

By | January 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm | 3 comments

First, a robot that can beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy!, and now a robot that performs stand-up comedy? At a recent presentation, Carnegie Mellon robotics student Heather Knight unveiled a joke-telling robot named Data. Far from simply being a tape recording of a comedy routine,...

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Preview the new episode of Comedy Central’s SportsDome

By | January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am | No comments

As an occasional and less-than-hardcore fan of sports, I’m always thrilled to find sports shows that don’t analyze ad nauseum the mundane nuances of gameplay. Fortunately, Comedy Central's new show The Onion Sports Network's SportsDome lampoons that obsessive world of...

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Mike DeStefano to debut one-man show “Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy”

By | January 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm | One comment

They say that a difficult, tumultuous life is prime fuel for comedy. If that’s the case, then Mike DeStefano has more than enough to last a lifetime. Drawing on a rough past that includes drug addiction, the loss of his wife, and an HIV diagnosis, DeStefano will move from his...

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North Carolina Comedy Arts Fest kicks off Feb. 2

By | January 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm | No comments

North Carolina does a few things well: college basketball, medical research, tobacco farming, and barbecue. And, apparently, comedy. Starting in the beginning of February, The Triangle will be host to the 11th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. With over a thousand...

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Greg Proops, Bill Engvall will help generate laughs for GSN

By | January 19, 2011 at 11:43 am | One comment

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Greg Proops"][/caption] When I think of the Game Show Network (GSN), a few things come to mind: Gene Rayburn's incredibly trendy suits on the Match Game, Richard Dawson requesting kisses on the cheek from every female...

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Rob Riggle, UCB and HP join for interactive YouTube improv comedy webcast

By | January 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm | One comment

If the past few days of snow and cold are any indication, most of the country is probably not enthusiastic about going outside until July. But being hermits doesn’t mean we don’t want entertainment, right? Luckily, some new comedy is heading our way on Jan. 21, and no one...

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Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates lands HBO pilot deal

By | January 14, 2011 at 11:33 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_16655" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Riki “Garfunkel” Lindhome and Kate “Oates” Micucci"][/caption] HBO’s comedy lineup might be getting more musical in the near future. Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, who comprise the musical-comedy...

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