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Oprah Winfrey looks for next big comedian

By | April 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments

Oprah Winfrey controls the entire universe. Doesn’t she? Answer. Yes. So it makes perfect sense that she is now looking to discover the next big stand-up comedian. The page on her official site wherein they ask for submissions pretty much reads like a list of things you...

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Showalter and Ian Black unleash the farting butterfly

By | April 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm | No comments

I hate fart jokes. I find them pedestrian, derivative and not nearly as highfalutin as I'd like my comedy. Except when Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black are sketching a fart joke. Then I like it fine. And really, the below preview from their upcoming Comedy Central show...

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Margaret Cho does nude interview

By | April 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm | No comments

In a new installment of video interviews, wherein New York City comedian Sara Benincasa grills comedians and other funny folks in a bathtub, stand-up legend Margaret Cho shares some suds with Sara. In doing so, the pair chat about Cho's incredible singing ability -- she's soon...

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Friday stand-up video: Mary Mack

By | April 24, 2009 at 10:18 am | No comments

Comedian Mary Mack's parents have been married for 48 years. And things are still going well. Kind of. Check it...

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Dane Cook launches iPhone application

By | April 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm | 3 comments

Master of promotion Dane Cook has just minutes ago unleashed the news about the launch of his new iPhone application, Dane Cook Global. The application allows you to directly communicate with Cook as well as watch videos, access exclusive photos, order his albums or single...

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Comedian Dante Nero not funny in Fighting

By | April 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm | No comments

Right now, New York comedian Dante Nero has a bigger physical build than he does a nationally known name. But that may change this weekend, as Fighting premieres at movie theaters across the country. Don't be surprised if this flick about underground street fighting hits No....

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Maria Bamford: Obsessively funny

By | April 22, 2009 at 9:29 am | 2 comments

Comedian Maria Bamford says she has a hard time being charming. Fuck charming. Charming isn't funny. You know what is? Everything Maria Bamford does. She only proves it further on her new Comedy Central album Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome. There are a few things about comedian...

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Audio interview: Paul F. Tompkins

By | April 21, 2009 at 11:04 am | No comments

I just interviewed Paul F. Tompkins for an upcoming episode of A Tight Five. Before that however, I introduced him to AudioBoo (who should be paying me for this exposure). AudioBoo allows you to record short audio podcasts on your iPhone. Check out a rather pleasant chat Paul...

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David Alan Grier makes ‘Dancing with the Stars’ watchable

By | April 18, 2009 at 1:40 am | No comments

For those of you, like me, who missed the whole David Alan Grier telling one of the judges on Dancing with the Stars to “eat a dick” thing, I wanted to, at this late hour, lazily embed some super-entertaining videos. I was never a huge Grier fan, though I did rather...

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