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“Book of Mormon” radio channel coming to Sirius XM

By | June 9, 2011 at 11:17 am | 2 comments

This weekend South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be launching a limited-run channel on SiriusXM satellite radio to support their critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon Radio channel will feature interviews with the show's...

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Amy Poehler and UCB launches ‘secret evil’ plan on SiriusXM

By | June 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm | One comment

SiriusXM radio’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel is launching an exclusive weekly show that will feature live sets recorded at the legendary Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. The show will boast live sketch, improv and stand-up performances on channel 99 (Raw Dog Comedy.) The show...

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Jerry Seinfeld drops in for a surprise London performance

By | June 2, 2011 at 11:42 am | No comments

Comedy fans at the Comedy Store in Piccadilly Circus last night were in for quite a surprise. After an hour of the regular Wednesday night improv at the Comedy Store, Jerry Seinfeld was brought on stage to a surprised audience, gave him a standing ovation. He performed for half...

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Sarah Silverman snags television script deal

By | June 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm | No comments

Emmy award winner Sarah Silverman is certainly busy these days. She just signed a script deal with Imagine Television, reports The Hollywood Reporter. On the television front, Silverman is most well known for Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program which aired for three...

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First ever Maine comedy festival announced; Myq Kaplan among performers

By | May 31, 2011 at 11:28 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_6737" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Myq Kaplan"][/caption] Maine-born but Los Angeles based comic Ian Harvie is planning Maine’s first ever comedy festival. The festival will take place over three days, two nights, and five shows with over...

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Sarah Silverman will perform in Israel

By | May 31, 2011 at 11:19 am | One comment

Sarah Silverman will perform at Tel Aviv, Israel's Wahl Amphitheater on June 25th. The Jewish-American comedian will be there starting on June 21st for the third annual Israeli Presidential Conference at the Jerusalem International Convention Center. Last April, Jim Gaffigan...

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Professor answers the question: Why is gross-out humor so funny?

By | May 31, 2011 at 9:54 am | 2 comments

MSNBC’s The Body Odd blog has published an article about the psychology and science of why gross-out humor resonates with audiences. Peter McGraw, assistant professor of marketing and psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder says, “humor is elicited by the...

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Jim Carrey to be named “Funniest M.F.” at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards

By | May 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm | No comments

Canadian-born comedy legend Jim Carrey will be awarded the “Funniest M.F.” award at this year’s Guys Choice Awards, presented by Spike TV. Beginning his mainstream career on In Living Color in the early 90’s, Jim quickly made a name for himself portraying notable leads...

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Eugene Mirman buys ads to embarrass cable company; likens them to Stalin

By | May 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm | No comments

If you’re familiar with Eugene Mirman’s body of work you know, by now, that he doesn’t take too kindly to a company’s poor quality of customer service-- Chase bank and Delta airlines are two of his past corporate enemies. Well, Mirman moved a few weeks ago and was not...

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