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Margaret Cho, Behrendt and Murphy to release DVDs

By | July 22, 2009 at 11:50 am | No comments

Image Entertainment has acquired three live stand-up comedy performances from comedians Margaret Cho, Charlie Murphy and Greg Behrendt. The specials will each be released on DVD in November. “These latest acquisitions are part of Image’s commitment to bringing the best...

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Russell Brand will host MTV awards again

By | July 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | No comments

Russell Brand will return as host of the MTV Video Music Awards. The British comedian hosted the ceremony last year with Britney Spears, bringing in a record number of over 23 million viewers for the network. He also made headlines for mocking the Jonas Brothers. “This year...

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Robin Williams to tape HBO special

By | July 13, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

HBO has announced its plans for a new Robin Williams comedy special.  The special will be filmed during his November show at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington.  The stand-up performance—Williams’ fifth for HBO—is part of Williams’ “Weapons of...

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ABC plans new primetime stand-up comedy show

By | July 9, 2009 at 11:34 am | No comments

ABC is in the process of developing a new reality competition show, The Fast & The Funniest, where comedians will have to be "funny on the fly."   The show will feature a group of stand-ups as they race across the country competing in challenges and performances.  The...

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Jimmy Pardo: Classic comedy done right

By | June 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm | One comment

Veteran stand-up, trailblazing podcaster and brand new warm-up comedian for the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Pardo is going to make you laugh-- one way or another. Jimmy Pardo was once a young kid from Chicago who dreamed of becoming the next Johnny Carson. Today,...

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David Brenner celebrates 40 years in comedy

By | June 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian David Brenner is celebrating his 40th year in comedy with a national stand-up tour. “Leave ‘Em Laughing” features some of Brenner’s greatest jokes and routines from over the years. “I’m including everything from birth up to five minutes ago,” he...

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Biologist turns to stand-up comedy

By | June 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm | No comments

Tim Lee graduated with honors from University of California-San Diego, earning a degree in biology. He then studied at UC-Davis to receive a doctorate in ecology. After a few years working in the research science field, he decided to make the unusual transition to stand-up...

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Matt Kirshen: I Guess We’ll Never Know

By | June 9, 2009 at 10:33 am | No comments

There are many stand-up comics who are funny, but not exactly made-for-TV. Some comics have the likability for television, but might be a bit lacking in terms of quality humor. Few possess both traits. Enter Matt Kirshen, the 29-year-old comic who looks 16 (“I can go...

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Mitch Fatel, Doug Benson, more star in new G4 show

By | May 28, 2009 at 11:22 am | No comments

Some of the top working stand-up comedians in the country will be starring in G4’s new TV series, The International Sexy Ladies Show. The show will air funny and provocative TV/DVD clips of women from Spain, Russia, Japan, Italy, and more. The clips will feature...

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