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Marlon Wayans in talks to play Richard Pryor

By | October 14, 2009 at 9:10 am | No comments

Comedian Marlon Wayans is in discussions to portray Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the legendary stand-up. Eddie Murphy, who was previously linked to the project, has reportedly dropped out. News outlets have confirmed that Wayans wowed director Bill Condon with a...

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Comedians join to create iPhone apps

By | October 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm | One comment

Award-winning writer and creator of VH1's Best Week Ever Fred Graver has created a new company, iLarious. The company’s goal is to enable a team of comedy pros to deliver top-notch humor content right to your iPhone. “Our initial business plan came down to three words,”...

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Bill Bellamy returns this week on Who’s Got Jokes?

By | October 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm | No comments

Comedian Bill Bellamy is back on television this week, with the new season of the TV One series Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? The original comedy-competition, starting Oct. 10, series will feature celebrity guest judges each episode including Ray J, Evander Holyfield and...

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Kyle Cease comedy bootcamp adds comedic star power

By | September 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments

The Stand-up Bootcamp with Kyle Cease, a 60-hour intensive comedy workshop, opened enrollment this week. What makes this bootcamp unique is the group of established comics that have agreed to join Kyle Cease’s project. Louie Anderson, Jon Lovitz, Steve Byrne, Alonzo Bodden and...

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Rooftop Comedy strikes airline deal

By | August 27, 2009 at 11:57 am | One comment

Rooftop Media just announced a distribution deal with digEcor, a major in-flight entertainment provider, to bring the Rooftop Comedy Channel to commercial flights. Rooftop Comedy, which tapes live stand-up comedy shows every night, will have their content available on Hawaiian...

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Stand-up comedy thrives in Africa

By | August 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy is alive and well in Africa. The only full-time comedy club in the continent — Parker’s —recently held a comedy festival and contest. The Nando’s Jozi Comedy Festival in South Africa featured a handful of promising amateurs. The winner, Nqoba Ngcobo,...

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Spinal Tap movie on iTunes today

By | August 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm | No comments

A new short film, Stonehenge: ‘Tis a Magic Place, has been released on iTunes in honor of the 25th anniversary of This is Spinal Tap. The seven-minute short film follows the rock parody act making a pilgrimage to the ancient site of Stonehenge. “We all jumped at the...

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Hasan Minhaj: Giving comedy the college try

By | August 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments

At just 23 years old, Hasan Minhaj is clearly ahead of the comedy curve. Only two years removed from graduating UC-Davis — where he founded the stand-up/sketch comedy group Gridiron Gang — Hasan is starting to make a name for himself on the national stage. Last year, he...

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Jay Leno promises more stand-up comedy

By | August 21, 2009 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Jay Leno Show will be an hour loaded with stand-up, rather than multiple celebrity guests. The late-night host is expected to deliver eight to twelve minutes of straight stand-up every night in his monologue. As reported, Leno will also be employing some top stand-up...

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