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Video interview: Tammy Pescatelli

By | March 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments

Earlier today, I caught up with Tammy Pescatelli, who's in Grand Rapids to perform at Laugh Fest. You probably know Tammy from her appearances on Last Comic Standing and more recently as the star of her own reality show on WEtv, A Stand Up Mother, which will return in a few...

Posted in: Audio/Video, Interviews, News

Video interview: Sean Kent hates Anderson Cooper

By | March 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 3 comments

Earlier this evening I caught up with comedian Sean Kent and couldn't help but ask him about Anderson Cooper, whom he verbally destroys on his stellar album Waiting for the Rapture. He's in Grand Rapids to perform at Laugh Fest; and I'm here to shove a camera in the faces of...

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Dane Cook's broadway debut pushed back a year

By | March 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm | One comment

Stand-up comedy fans eager to check out mega-popular comic Dane Cook in his Broadway debut this Spring will have to wait another year. The Hollywood Reporter explains that a crucial financial backer of the show Neil LaBute's Fat Pig has unexpectedly took their money and...

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Video interview: Dan Cummins at Laugh Fest

By | March 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm | No comments

So while I'm here in Grand Rapids, MI checking out Laugh Fest -- whose lineup boasts the likes of Betty White, Bill Cosby, Mike Birbigla and Stephen Lynch -- I thought I should try to catch up with some of the other comics performing. Tomorrow night, the fest is hosting a...

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Video: Todd Barry was to star opposite Natalie Portman in Aronofsky flick

By | March 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm | No comments

I think we all can agree that Todd Barry is one of comedy's best assets and greatest underdogs. But today, a little more of the world is going to see the man. Check out the newly posted Funny Or Die video below, wherein Todd and director Darren Aronofsky with whom Barry worked...

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Video: Backstage with Morgan Murphy, Jen Kirkman, Kristen Schaal

By | March 14, 2011 at 10:58 am | No comments

Over the weekend, I dropped by the Women in Comedy Festival, which was going down in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The third annual event, which ran from March 9 - 13 hosted comedy panels, workshops and of course shows-- lots of shows covering stand-up, sketch and...

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Video: Just because we love Maria Bamford…

By | March 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm | One comment

Part of the life of a successful comedian on the road is constantly promoting your gigs-- whether it be on early morning radio or on local news stations. Every once in a while its fun to take a look at how some of that goes down. Today, we caught one of our faves Maria Bamford...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies

Chris Rock talks crack, gangsta rap, more: an excerpt from Neil Strauss' new book

By | March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm | No comments

Few journalists have logged more hours picking celebrity brains as six-time New York Times best-selling author Neil Strauss has. He’s hung with, and ultimately written about the likes of legendary rock band Motley Crue, pornstar-turned-mainstream success Jenna Jameson and...

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VIDEO: Comedian Rachel Feinstein goes grandma on R&B star Ginuwine

By | March 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Fast-rising comedian Rachel Feinstein recently debuted her stellar 30-minute stand-up special on Comedy Central; we'll see her on the network again, thankfully, when she joins Amy Schumer, Marina Franklin and Nikki Glaser in what has been dubbed The Smarter Sex Stand-up Comedy...

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