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30th Seattle International Comedy Comp kicks off tonight

By | November 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm | No comments

It's that time of year again when 32 of the world's top ranked comics compete in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Now in its 30th year, the SICC kicks off tonight at the Columbia City Theater where the first round of 16 comics will vie for 5 spots in the...

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Cleveland has an annual comedy festival!

By | November 3, 2009 at 4:15 pm | No comments

This week marks the beginning of the 2nd annual Cleveland Comedy Festival running from Nov 4-6. The festival was created last year by a group of local comics who wanted to show off the prowess of their comedy community.Various shows and events will be taking place across four...

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Tony Clifton to host Andy Kaufman Award showcase

By | October 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm | No comments

We caught wind earlier this morning that the 5th Annual Andy Kaufman Award showcase will be hosted by none other than longtime Kaufman rival, Tony Clifton. Clifton, who was originally discovered by Kaufman in 1969 while performing in a seedy lounge in Las Vegas was revealed to...

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French comic sued for anti-semitism

By | October 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm | No comments

A French stand-up comedian came under harsh criticism and legal woes after a controversial stunt went sour at a recent show. Dieudonné  M'bala M'bala was fined € 20,000 (US$ 30,000) for inviting convicted holocaust denier Robert Faurisson on stage and honoring him with a...

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Bill Cosby awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | October 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Bill Cosby joined the ranks of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Billy Crystal and Steve Martin Monday night at the Kennedy Center as he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Besides his iconic 80's sitcom, The Cosby Show, he has released six platinum  comedy...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jasper Redd

By | October 27, 2009 at 11:54 am | No comments

Jasper Redd always makes it on my lists of favorite comics. Here he is ironically appearing at Crackers Comedy Club explaining where Whopper Jr's come...

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Monday stand-up video: Katie Hughes

By | October 26, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

Katie Hughes gives an excellent, albeit brief, book report on a recent Christian romance novel she just...

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Leno, Rock, Griffin, more come together for Sam Kinison tribute

By | October 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm | One comment

EPIX, a new premium cable channel announced that it will air a tribute show for the late comedian, Sam Kinison. Sam Kinison: Back from Hell will feature interviews and performances by Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, and Denis Leary among others. "We're...

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Tuesday Stand-up Video: Nick Swardson

By | October 20, 2009 at 11:37 am | No comments

For many comics, having your set taped by a fan with a camera phone has become commonplace. Depending on your consistency and perpetuance for having killer sets, this may or not be a good thing. For Nick Swardson, it's just...

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