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A word about Greg Giraldo

By | September 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm | 12 comments

Chances are that by now you've read a lot of Internet chatter about Greg Giraldo. I've been reading the same things since this morning. I've purposely held off on posting anything because, I honestly think it's a private matter. However, I also honestly believe there's a certain...

Posted in: News, Opinion

Betty White is funny, yes, but can we stop with the whole 'it's funny because you'd never expect an old lady to say that' thing?

By | September 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments

I love Betty White. I really do. And not in that way that everybody loves her now because she was on Saturday Night Live and that Snickers commercial and Hot in Cleveland and that movie with Kristen Bell and whatever else. I love her because she was one-fifth of the main cast of...

Posted in: Audio/Video, Opinion

Interview: Irish powerhouse Tommy Tiernan hits New York this weekend

By | September 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm | No comments

Tommy Tiernan is one of the UK's most successful comedians. Sadly, he doesn't make it over to the good (bad?) old USA nearly enough. But, there's great news for a small portion of the country: he'll be in New York City at Comix this weekend. He'll be doing two show each on...

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Eddie Pepitone: Why you should follow him on Twitter and watch his web shows

By | September 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm | One comment

Eddie Pepitone. A comedian. An actor. A raconteur. The star of incredibly smart and funny web shows called Runyon and Les Chats on Funny Or Die. But I'll get back to the shows. First, I want to reflect a bit. I think it was 2005 when I first heard of and literally heard...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Robert Schimmel, 1950 – 2010: Never before seen, uncut video interview

By | September 6, 2010 at 12:17 am | No comments

The comedy world lost a legendary performer Friday. Robert Schimmel was 60 years old when he succumbed to injuries he sustained during an Aug. 26 car accident in Arizona. In the end, the details of his death are unimportant. What's important is that we remember what he...

Posted in: Features

Chris Hardwick and the post show video interview

By | August 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm | No comments

This past weekend, I had the chance to catch Chris Hardwick -- maybe you know him as @Nerdist on Twitter -- at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia. It was the first time I saw him live doing a proper headlining set and have to say, was impressed. He has a masterful command of an...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Exclusive video interview with comedian Ryan Singer

By | August 18, 2010 at 11:18 am | No comments

Like I say in this here video interview with comedian Ryan Singer, one of the best things about listening to so much comedy every year is that rare "comedy find." That's when you've never heard of a comedian but then you see or hear an album from said comedian, and are...

Posted in: Audio/Video, Interviews, News

Friday Frivolity: Tom Shillue's Pearle Vision commercial

By | July 23, 2010 at 11:07 am | No comments

One of the fun things about being a comedy nerd is that every now and again when you're watching TV -- let's say I was watching General Hospital on SoapNet with my wife last night -- you spot one of your favorite comedians in a commercial. The latest example (in my life,...

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

Exclusive video: Todd Barry airport interview

By | July 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Our coverage of the Just For Laughs comedy is almost done. But That didn't stop me from shoving my camera in Todd Barry's face at the airport here. He was kind enough to chat a bit about his fest experiences and his upcoming dates. Check out toddbarry.com for the...

Posted in: Interviews, News

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