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Zach Galifianakis on All My Children?

By | January 31, 2009 at 10:18 pm | No comments

Word from Paul F. Tompkins via his Twitter feed, is that Zach Galifianakis will appear on the soap opera All My Children. Is this news true? Perhaps. I don’t think Tompkins is a liar, though he is a jokester and all. But I’m willing to believe it. I’m willing...

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Preview: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

By | January 30, 2009 at 10:18 am | No comments

When the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival was conceived in 2001, its goal was modest: Its creators wanted to produce quality sketch shows for students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and local audiences. Since that time, the festival has grown...

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Video: Judy Gold deals with a meltdown

By | January 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm | No comments

While Judy Gold was taping a recent episode of the Best Week Ever-esque show Smoking Gun TV for TruTV, she was interrupted by a phone call. Why? It seems, her two sons were in the middle of a meltdown. With the help from some stellar animation, Judy allows us to share this slice...

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From the archives: Video interview with Ted Alexandro

By | January 28, 2009 at 8:29 am | No comments

Ted Alexandro has been one of the most well-respected comedians of the last 10 years. He's been seen in two half hour Comedy Central specials, self-released the album, As Much As You Want and is the type of comedian young comics look up to. That's why we were so pleased to snag...

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Bobcat Goldthwait reinvents himself at Sundance

By | January 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm | No comments

For the better part of this decade, stand-up comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has become a respected, if not odd, part of Hollywood, having contributed his talents to Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Man Show, not to mention his even larger...

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From the archives: Video interview with Mitch Fatel

By | January 19, 2009 at 9:16 am | No comments

While we're prepping brand new episodes of our video interview series, A Tight Five (Robert Schimmel, Marc Maron and Eugene Mirman are all coming up) we figured we'd remind you all of some of our favorite comedian interactions.  In this episode, the physically dimunitive but...

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Must see: Lewis Black’s TV spots for Aruba

By | January 14, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

I’m not what you’d consider well-traveled. But I did go to Aruba on my honeymoon three years ago. Having gone to the Jersey Shore all my life for vacation, seeing blue water and white beaches for me was like a Southern Cali resident’s first snow. Now that...

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Comedy Central goes HD, time to rejoice er something

By | January 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm | No comments

Well it’s about time, Comedy Central! You know, the other day I was thinking. Some of my favorite stand-up specials are Comedy Central productions: Zach Galifianakis’ Comedy Central Presents, Demetri Martin’s hour-long special, Person, Greg Giraldo’s two...

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Nick Di Paolo: Funny How?

By | January 12, 2009 at 2:27 am | No comments

Midway through a two-minute bit about how he abhors Rosie O’Donnell, veteran Nick Di Paolo gives a quick anti-disclaimer to the packed room listening to him record his latest comedy album: “This ‘ain't According to Jim. This is a comedy club. Buckle up. This is the only...

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