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Bernie Mac not in very critical condition

By | August 3, 2008 at 10:11 pm | No comments

Despite many conflicting reports, comedian Bernie Mac’s publicist Danica Smith assured the public today that the 50-year-old is doing better after being hospitalized for pneumonia. When asked about a published report that Mac is in “very, very critical” condition,...

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MTV: We’re so scared of what Russell Brand may do; let’s hire him!

By | August 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm | No comments

Only a week after we addressed English comedian Russell Brand’s controversial onstage sex prank, MTV announced that he would host this year’s VMAs. It seems that the execs at MTV are somewhat nervous of Brand’s potential antics and included an odd addition when telling...

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Comedian Ahmed Ahmed subject of new documentary

By | July 30, 2008 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Arab-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed is the subject of a new Hollywood documentary, Ahmed, Say Something Funny. The film chronicles the comedian “struggling against the odds” to succeed in the entertainment industry. “I’m always looking for people who are a little...

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Jimmy Dore: Waging war on stupidity

By | July 30, 2008 at 3:46 am | No comments

In this time of national turmoil, political fear and uncertainty – laughing yet? –emerges a voice of reason, of strength and of hope. Not Obama, you silly geese. Even better: Citizen Jimmy – comedian Jimmy Dore – premieres his one-hour Comedy Central special this week....

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Australian comedy clubs shutting down

By | July 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm | No comments

Sydney is losing some entertainment with the closure of two of its highest-profile comedy clubs.    The Comedy Store in Parramatta closed last week and the future of The Comedy Store in The Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park is also in serious doubt. Both clubs are owned...

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13-year-old stand-up comedian to play Edinburgh festival

By | July 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Most kids would be nervous about a school talent show at 13. Not Eros Vlahos. The 13-year-old stand-up comedian is set to be one of the stars of this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Festival. London native Eros will perform his Problem Child show at the Sweet Teviot Place venue...

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Louis CK’s UK tour off to a shitty start

By | July 28, 2008 at 12:23 pm | No comments

We covered Louis C.K. “crossing the pond” in part due to his friendship with Ricky Gervais. He has now started his one-month tour of the U.K. From what he wrote on his website, it seems like his Hilarious tour didn’t get off to a great start: So now it started, here in...

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Comedian Russell Brand apologizes for onstage sex prank

By | July 18, 2008 at 12:23 am | No comments

English comedian Russell Brand has received criticism for a sex attack prank he did during a recent stand-up performance. Brand called police while onstage in Northampton on July 12 and said he had seen someone he felt might fit the description of a man wanted for sexually...

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Ricky Gervais stand-up special to air on HBO

By | July 15, 2008 at 1:31 am | No comments

We know Ricky Gervais is doing stand-up sets in the U.S. for only the second time this month, with dates in New York and L.A Now, we’ve got better news. It turns out HBO will tape his stand-up performance at Madison Square Garden and will air the special in November. It’s...

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