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Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

By | October 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm | One comment

When Mike Stanley made a fat joke in Ohio, a woman stood up and scolded him. Stanley responded, “Lighten up.” His debut album Tough Luck Chump is littered with jokes like these: occasionally mean and cruel, and definitely downright raunchy. So if adult humor like this is...

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Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

By | October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | One comment

How to describe Rory Scovel: think Bert Kreischer meets Anthony Jeselnik. That is, picture a storyteller, philosopher, and absurdist, whom you can’t quite decide whether he's a nice guy or a huge asshole. Either way, he’s pretty damn funny. And if that description sounds...

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Baron Vaughn: “Raised By Cable” (Review)

Baron Vaughn: “Raised By Cable” (Review)

By | October 10, 2011 at 10:13 am | 9 comments

Baron Vaughn’s debut album Raised By Cable is an hour-long set of highs and lows that will most likely polarize audiences. It’s not that you’ll either love it or hate it; it’s more that you’ll either find it highly interesting, or highly forgettable. The Las Vegas...

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Comedy club suing television show “Glee”

Comedy club suing television show “Glee”

By | September 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm | One comment

A comedy club in Oxford, England is taking legal action against Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment because of the show Glee. The comedy club—the Glee Club—was opened in 1994, and the name was trademarked in 2001. According to the Oxford Mail, the club's owner says, "There...

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Comedy Central will air hour-long “Colbert Report” with Radiohead

Comedy Central will air hour-long “Colbert Report” with Radiohead

By | September 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm | No comments

On Monday, Sept. 26, The Colbert Report will air a special one-hour episode at 11:30 pm ET and will feature indie rock darlings Radiohead. The show's format will be essentially be the same; however, the network has made room for expanded interviews and performances. The Thom...

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Joe DeRosa: “Return of the Son of Depression Auction” (Review)

Joe DeRosa: “Return of the Son of Depression Auction” (Review)

By | September 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm | 7 comments

Last year saw the release of several brilliant comedy albums, one of which was undoubtedly Joe DeRosa’s dark gem The Depression Auction. The album is filled with DeRosa’s characteristic angst and frustration. More important, though, The Depression Auction is, in a word,...

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Wyatt Cenac: “Comedy Person” (review)

Wyatt Cenac: “Comedy Person” (review)

By | August 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments

Wyatt Cenac’s debut album Comedy Person is smart, perceptive and witty— pretty much every characteristic one would ascribe to a stellar comedy album. Clocking in at over an hour long, the 13-track album covers a wide range of material while averting any lulls. It's easy to...

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Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

By | August 11, 2011 at 10:35 am | 2 comments

Comedian Lavell Crawford made a name for himself when he finished in second place on season five of Last Comic Standing. Crawford has parlayed that exposure into tremendous success. He recently filmed an episode of Comedy Central's ratings monster Workaholics, and has been a...

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AJ Finney: “My Brain Don’t Work No Good” (Review)

AJ Finney: “My Brain Don’t Work No Good” (Review)

By | August 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm | One comment

“The hardest part about killing a unicorn,” AJ Finney declares, “is sobering up after about three days and trying to explain to your neighbor why you’ve been shooting arrows through his motorcycle.” This is Finney in a nutshell: a self-affirmed idiot-boozehound with a...

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