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Comedy Death Ray gives to LA Food Bank this holiday season

By | November 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm | One comment

Comedy Death Ray announced the 9th Annual ANNUAL XMAS NATIVITY PAGEANT at the UCB Theater - LA to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Tickets for the Dec 14 spectacular goes on sale Sun, Dec 5 at noon with 100% of the proceeds going to the food bank. With more than 1.6...

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Fox developing sitcom for Owen Benjamin

By | November 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Owen Benjamin may star in his own half-hour sitcom for Fox, written by comedy veteran Marsh McCall. McCall is executive producing the show with producer Bill Haber, a former agent and CAA co-founder, along with Peter Principato among others. Benjamin will star as a...

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Rob Riggle, Robert Smigel develop comedy for CBS

By | November 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm | No comments

Stand-up favorite and former Daily Show correspondent, Rob Riggle is in development with CBS for a new half-hour comedy. According to Deadline, this marks the third consecutive holding deal between Riggle and CBS. Why all the fuss over this Marine Corps Captain turned funny man?...

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This week in comedy podcasts

By | September 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm | One comment

I listen to a seemingly overwhelming amount of comedy podcasts each week. I look forward to these shows like I look forward to payday. Each one is like my Vestibulocochlear nerve just cashed a check and had its mom drop it off at the arcade in the mall. I guess my...

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Paul F. Tompkins podcast to hit iTunes Aug 1

By | July 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm | One comment

Mark your calendars everyone. The first episode of the hugely anticipated podcast from Paul F. Tompkins is complete. The Pod F. TomPkast was recorded this week at TV/Film Composer, Eban Schletter's studio. Chances are, many of our readers are familiar with Schletter's work on...

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Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns returns with Steve Carell

By | July 29, 2010 at 11:55 am | No comments

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galfianakis, a.k.a. the greatest web series of all time, is back. The latest episode hit the interwebs today with a very prepared Steve Carell as guest. If you have insecurities about the size/shape of your nose as I do, ready yourself for some...

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France invades comedy tweets

By | July 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Every morning I like to check Twitter to find out what the scuttlebutt was while I was sleeping. I'll start to reply to someone but quit mid-tweet when I realize that nobody remembers what they updated 9 hours ago. Today, I was both delighted and insanely frustrated to find a...

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Getting closer to God through stand-up comedy

By | May 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm | One comment

The Rev. Susan Sparks has the inside scoop on how preachers can better connect with their parishioners - which would presumably help those church goers connect with God. The secret? Stand-up comedy. Sparks, as Tennessean.com reports, is a former trial lawyer turned American...

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Backyard comedy at its finest

By | May 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

Remember how Highlights Magazine would have one picture on the front cover and then an almost identical picture on the back but whacky things going terribly wrong? Well the video I watched today of Daniel Songer is the Back Cover of Highlights Magazines of Stand-up Comedy. I...

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