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Jeff Dye: Plays well with others

By | May 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm | One comment

If there's a fast track to comedy success, Jeff Dye has found it. While still living in Seattle, Jeff earned an opportunity that allowed him to bypass the first audition round of season six of Last Comic Standing-- a competition he would ultimately take third place in. And now,...

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Comedian's televised autism joke outrages viewers

By | April 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm | 8 comments

Did this comic take it too far when joking about autistic kids? Australian comic Russel Kane has viewers of the show Good News Week, recorded during the Melbourne comedy festival, enraged over a comment he made on the air regarding children with autism. Here's what went...

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Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Podcast hits home

By | April 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm | No comments

Comedy nerd is a term that has been used to describe me. I don't know if that's a fair assessment but I do love comedy. Watching it, talking about it, writing it - I even love just listening to other people talk about it. I feel like it's safe to assume that most the readers...

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Denis Leary to launch Rescue Me Comedy Tour, the sequel

By | April 13, 2010 at 4:30 am | No comments

Adam Ferrera and Lenny Clarke will join Denis Leary next month as he launches the Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2. Leary, who co-created and stars in Rescue Me, held a similar tour last summer and plans to hit 11 cities, starting with a show May 22 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and...

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Giraldo, Ansari, DeGeneres to headline TBS' Just For Laughs festival

By | March 24, 2010 at 10:23 am | One comment

"Very Funny" Festival: Just For Laughs presented by TBS is returning to Chicago this June for its second annual event. Boasting heavy hitters like Greg Giraldo, Aziz Ansari, Jim Norton, Ellen DeGeneres, Cedric The Entertainer, Denis Leary, and Russell Peters, the festival will...

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Tool's Maynard James Keenan: sketch comedy frontman?

By | March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Tool frontman, Maynard James Keenan recently compared his latest touring show Puscifer to Saturday Night Live or Adult Swim, stating that this new live event has more in common with those two than it does with Metallica. Keenan then told the Lansing State Journal that  he was...

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And then there were none (comedians): Sinbad fired from 'Apprentice'

By | March 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm | No comments

Comedians are some of the hardest working people I know. Let me preface that. Successful comedians are some of the hardest working people I know. So why is it that comics on Celebrity Apprentice can not catch a break with Donald Trump? Last night on the show, Sinbad was chosen...

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Comedian faces human rights tribunal over heckler fight

By | March 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm | 6 comments

Back in May 2007, comedian Guy Earle introduced the next comic during the open mic at Zesty's Restaraunt in Vancouver, Canada. A couple strolled in toward the end of the show, sat down at the front of the stage, and proceeded to heckle Earle. Offensive words were launched from...

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Spike TV searching for comedian to host late night talk show

By | March 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 9 comments

Hey, comics: Spike  TV may  be looking for you to host a late night talk show.  The network has begun a nationwide talent search for an "every man" kind of comic to host a project currently in development. Unlike the typical Hollywood and celebrity focused program, this late...

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