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Artie Lange to become mayor?

By | August 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm | One comment

A Howard Stern fan has started a write-in campaign mayorartie.com to elect Artie Lange as the next mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey. A special election will be held in November to replace Mayor Peter Cammarano, who served only 30 days before he was arrested in a major corruption...

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Comedy becomes more viable work option in recession

By | August 10, 2009 at 10:47 am | 2 comments

It seems that during this recession there has been an increased number of amateurs in entering the world of stand-up comedy. With high unemployment rates  and therefore less financial risk for some, more and more wannabe comics are choosing to enter the fray. "If you're...

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Woman is first to earn stand-up comedy degree

By | August 6, 2009 at 11:41 am | 3 comments

Hannah George has become the first woman to graduate with a degree in stand-up comedy. George studied at Southampton Solent University in the South of England, the only university in the world to offer a degree in stand-up. The three-year-old program covers the history of...

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Chris Rock documentary will hit theaters

By | August 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm | One comment

Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired the rights to Chris Rock’s new comedic film, Good Hair a documentary that examines hair culture in the black community. The comedian travels all over the country—and even to India—to explore the ways in which...

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Are free tickets the answer for comedy clubs during the recession?

By | August 5, 2009 at 10:45 am | 2 comments

While some comedy clubs have been forced to switch formats or even close due to the economic downturn, Stanford and Sons Comedy Club in Kansas City continues to thrive. The club continues to have packed crowds for its shows, drawing audiences at pre-recession levels. Their...

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Michael Moore plans comedy festival

By | August 3, 2009 at 11:36 am | No comments

Filmmaker Michael Moore announced plans to organize a comedy festival in Traverse City, Michigan, where he lives. Moore will co-organize the event with comedian Jeff Garlin, star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival will take place over...

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Andy Kaufman Award seeks unique stand-up talent

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:05 am | No comments

The fifth annual Andy Kaufman Award Competition is underway. The Competition serves as a showcase for up-and-coming comedians, as well as a celebration honoring the work of Andy Kaufman. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kaufman’s death. Prospective contestants must...

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Comedian gives stand-up crowds a chance to find love

By | July 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_1751" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Helen Hong"][/caption] When Comix in Manhattan first asked Helen Hong, TV producer and stand-up comedienne, to host a show that would attract an Asian crowd, Hong was pessimistic. “An Asian comedian...

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Katt Williams gun charges dropped

By | July 27, 2009 at 11:53 am | No comments

Manhattan prosecutors have dropped gun charges against comedian Katt Williams. The comedian was arrested last November when police spotted three guns in his convoy. A representative from the DA’s office said prosecutors dismissed the case against Williams because they...

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