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Inaugural LaughFest boasts Birbiglia, Cosby, Cho; will benefit cancer patients

By | February 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments

Grand Rapids, Michigan isn't exactly the first place you think of when you're mentally running down the nation's biggest stand-up comedy cities (you guys don't do that?). So, when I first heard a few months ago about a new comedy festival Gilda's LaughFest taking place in the...

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Video: Daniel Tosh poops sitting backwards

By | February 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 4 comments

I'm just going to come out and say it. I'm not as huge a fan of Tosh.0 as it seems most comedy consumers are. I like it! I like it! Don't yell at me. I think it's a good show. Since its debut two years ago, however, I've had a hard time separating what I knew about Tosh's...

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The threat is real: Larry King announces stand-up comedy dates

By | February 23, 2011 at 10:31 am | No comments

As you know, Larry King retired from his always-awkward, but for some reason well-respected chat show on CNN, Larry King Live, after 25 years at the helm. A month before that, we told you about Larry King's possible plans (threats?) to attempt a turn in stand-up comedy and in...

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Patrice O’Neal: Ready to challenge the mainstream

By | February 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments

There are few comedians more divisive than Patrice O'Neal. In fact, the only reason he hasn't ruffled more liberal feathers than he already has, is due to his lack of widespread mainstream exposure. But that's about to change with his first hour-long special Elephant in the...

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Patrice O'Neal's "Elephant in the Room" debuts Saturday, let's watch a Web-exclusive

By | February 17, 2011 at 11:54 am | No comments

This is a long-time coming, comedy fans. Patrice O'Neal will finally debut his own one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central this Saturday at 10 pm EST. I've already seen it and it doesn't disappoint-- unless you hate Patrice O'Neal or any comic who talks about incredibly...

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Do you want to hear Marc Maron say, "Aww…C'mon, Gallagher" over and over?

By | February 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments

It’s not my intention to beat a dead horse, but I just can’t stop re-listening to the Marc Maron – Gallagher interview. Yes, the one wherein the latter comedian storms out of Maron’s Portland hotel room where the interview was being recorded. Now, as I’ve written...

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Greg Giraldo benefit to be held at comedian's alma mater

By | February 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Hot on the heels of last week's huge benefit show at the Beacon Theater in New York for the family of Greg Giraldo, comes a two-night celebration of the well-loved comedian-- this time, it's going down at Columbia University, Greg's alma mater. From March 7 - 8, at the Ivy...

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Roseanne Barr inks reality show deal with Lifetime

By | February 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Confession time: In my youth I used to watch a great many original Lifetime movies. I don’t know why. It’s something I’m working out. The point is, I haven’t watched Lifetime in more than a decade, but the Network for Women (and formerly, me) just signed up Roseanne Barr...

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Ted Alexandro is prepping new album, gives a taste on Letterman

By | February 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments

Every time I catch Ted Alexandro live, the dude seems to be better than the last time I saw him. Throughout the years, Ted's material has gotten bit more dark, thoughtful and as a result all-around funnier and satisfying. It was a treat to see him last week at the Beacon Theater...

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