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Steve Harvey to open BET-presented film fest

By | September 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm | No comments

The Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET, will launch its annual New York City film festival on Wednesday, Sept. 10 with the stand-up comedy performance film, Steve Harvey: Still Trippin’. Harvey is following up his previous stand-up film success that he found with...

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Comedy club in a phone booth hits England

By | September 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm | No comments

We’ve seen comedy in some strange places over the years, but this one ranks up there. The newest stand-up spot in Northeast England – and now the smallest comedy club in the world – is right inside a phone booth. The BBC taped a piece from the “gig in a phone box,”...

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HBO’s Flight of the Conchords coming to an end?

By | September 2, 2008 at 5:37 pm | No comments

HBO might lose another show as Flight of the Conchords its been reported that the show will most likely end after only two seasons. Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie said in a recent interview that they planned to end their popular show after 22 episodes. “The second...

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Andy Dick will not face sexual assault charges

By | September 2, 2008 at 1:24 pm | No comments

Part-time comedian Andy Dick will apparently escape some charges following his most recent arrest. Dick was arrested for allegedly exposing a random teenage girl’s breasts at a fast food spot in California. He was then booked for felony possession of a controlled substance,...

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Eddie Griffin’s make up/break up with hometown comedy club

By | August 27, 2008 at 2:11 pm | No comments

Comedian Eddie Griffin’s plan on making a triumphant return to his hometown of Kansas City was unexpectedly cancelled. The Kansas City native was scheduled to return to tape a segment for his upcoming VH1 reality show, Going for Broke. One segment called for him to settle a...

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Jerry Seinfeld becomes Microsoft pitchman

By | August 25, 2008 at 11:48 am | No comments

Jerry Seinfeld is set to be the main pitchman in a new $300 million Microsoft ad project, promoting the Windows Vista operating system. Seinfeld will be paid $10 million to appear in Microsoft commercials with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. But in a world where more and more...

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Andy Kaufman creation Tony Clifton lives on, will tour

By | August 22, 2008 at 4:29 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman has been dead for over 24 years, but his alter-ego is still going strong. Tony Clifton — the obnoxious Las Vegas lounge singer made famous by Kaufman — is returning this fall for a national tour. Clifton had been unseen since a brief appearance on Jimmy Kimmel...

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American comics reflect on Edinburgh comedy festival

By | August 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Every August, some of the top comedians from the U.S. and the UK head off to Scotland for the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, a subset of The Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. With The Fringe in full swing now, we spoke with a few comics who are at The Fringe for the...

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Russell Crowe to play Bill Hicks?

By | August 18, 2008 at 2:59 pm | No comments

It’s about time. Legendary comedian Bill Hicks may be the subject of a biographical film in the possibly-distant future. Russell Crowe revealed in a recent interview that he is in talks to portray the controversial comic, who died of lung cancer at the age of 32. “I...

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