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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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Tammy Pescatelli brings reality show A Stand Up Mother to WEtv; it’s preview time!

By | January 12, 2011 at 10:40 am | One comment

I'm always floored by the demanding schedules my favorite comedians undertake for their craft. Traveling, performing, schmoozing, promoting; it’s grueling work for anyone. A new reality show may shed some light on what that lifestyle is really like. Tammy Pescatelli, a...

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Comedy Central, MTV Networks create The Comedy Awards

By | January 12, 2011 at 10:31 am | No comments

I think I speak for many of us when I say award shows often don’t give comedy its proper due. Take this year’s Golden Globe nominations, for example: among the nominees for best motion picture (comedy or musical) are Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist, neither of which is...

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NASCAR star Michael Waltrip tries comedy; Henry Cho, Jon Reep show support

By | January 7, 2011 at 11:03 am | One comment

Move over, Positive K: a new stand-up comedian who's not a stand-up comedian is joining the circuit. Michael Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will be debuting a stand-up comedy act in Kansas City, Missouri, later this month. Now, at first, it’s hard to see the...

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90s rapper Positive K attempts stand-up comedy; let’s watch!

By | January 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Whenever I see a story about an artist crossing over into a new mode of expression – acting to singing, writing to acting, acting to directing – I tend to react with a mix of surprise, interest, and skepticism. Perhaps that’s because I came of age in Chicago during that...

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Patton Oswalt embarks on book tour

By | January 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm | No comments

As you may know, Patton Oswalt’s new book of comedic essays, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, was released this week. Much of the tome is a personal memoir – he discusses his teenage summers working at a Cineplex, snow forts, and playing Dungeons and Dragons – but readers will...

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Jack Black announces new Tenacious D album is in the works

By | January 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm | One comment

Tenacious D fans, rejoice! Jack Black has revealed that the comedy-rock duo is in the midst of recording its yet-untitled third studio album, likely to be released by the end of the year. Accordingly, not too many details of the new album are available, but Black has...

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