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Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

By | October 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm | One comment

Sometimes a crowd just isn’t on your side. Sometimes, timing isn’t on your side. And sometimes, the powers combine, and the time you’ve chosen to record your comedy album happens to be a time when the crowd doesn’t want to listen to or laugh at your jokes. This seems to...

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Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival announces lineup, Jim Gaffigan set to headline

Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival announces lineup, Jim Gaffigan set to headline

By | August 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm | No comments

Jim Gaffigan will headline the sixth annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, set to take over venues around Asheville, NC from Aug. 14 to 18. The hugely popular comedian  will play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Thursday as part of “The America Tour,” and Ryan...

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Doug Stanhope shares a fan’s suicide note

Doug Stanhope shares a fan’s suicide note

By | August 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments

Doug Stanhope may have outdone himself in stomping on taboos with the post on his blog (and to his email list) today. He opened with a brief and fitting memorial to his friend and fellow comedian Frank Lunney, who, as Stanhope puts it, “croaked” in his sleep early last month...

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Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Katey Sagal and more will roast Roseanne on Comedy Central (Video)

Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Katey Sagal and more will roast Roseanne on Comedy Central (Video)

By | July 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm | No comments

UPDATE: Aug. 2 -- Comedy Central has just announced the final additions to the dais: roast veteran Gilbert Gottfried and newcomers Ellen Barkin and Wayne Brady will be on hand to poke fun of the iconic comedian. ----------------- This weekend’s highly-anticipated Comedy...

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Modern Family cast wants $200,000 an episode

Modern Family cast wants $200,000 an episode

By | July 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm | No comments

The first table read for the heavily Emmy-nominated Modern Family’s fourth season is scheduled for tomorrow, but the stars may not show up. The six adult actors of the ABC sitcom have yet to secure contracts with producer 20th Century Fox. Sources say that representatives...

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Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb declare winner in ‘Today’ comedian contest (Video)

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb declare winner in ‘Today’ comedian contest (Video)

By | July 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm | 4 comments

In the second of its monthly “Quest for the Best” segment, NBC’s Today chose the best stand-up comedian. With Al Roker emceeing and surprise celebrity judges (and seasoned comedy experts...?) Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb presiding, three lucky up-and-coming comics made...

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Comedian powered greeting card line launches

Comedian powered greeting card line launches

By | July 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm | No comments

Seattle stand-up staple David Crowe is breaking into the greeting card game -- and inviting other comics to join him. Co-created with gift and greeting card company Compendium, Inc., Frank & Funny is the only greeting card line written completely and exclusively by...

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Robin Williams will play Eisenhower, mis-diagnosed patient in two new movies

Robin Williams will play Eisenhower, mis-diagnosed patient in two new movies

By | July 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm | No comments

Robin Williams has been cast for two consecutive indie features, to begin production in the coming months. He’s set to play President Dwight Eisenhower in Lee Daniels’ The Butler alongside a star-studded cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave,...

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Jeff Daniels addresses Dumb and Dumber sequel rumor (Video)

Jeff Daniels addresses Dumb and Dumber sequel rumor (Video)

By | July 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm | No comments

We’ve been jerked around on this news for a year and a half now, so what can we really expect? Jimmy Fallon posed this question to Jeff Daniels last night on Late Night, hoping to once and for all settle the flip-flopping news reports of a possible sequel to the classic comedy...

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