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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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J.B. Smoove developing sitcom for Fox

By | January 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm | No comments

As a huge fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and perhaps bigger fan of the show’s recurring character Leon Black, I was thrilled to see that Fox developing a project starring J.B. Smoove. Smoove and Aaron Shure (writer-producer of The Office) have collaborated with Shawn Levy,...

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Richard Pryor, Steven Wright, Aziz Ansari, more part of art exhibit

By | January 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm | No comments

It's time for comedy and traditional art fans to unite! Gallery1988’s latest group show, the comedy-centric “Is This Thing On?” opens Friday in Los Angeles. Here's the deal: 100 artists have created pieces portraying some of the most recognizable and notorious comedians--...

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