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British comedian fondles woman onstage: did he go too far? Um, yeah.

By | May 1, 2008 at 6:43 am | No comments

The UK’s Guardian today has a rather disturbing account of a recent theater show put on by Brithish comic Johnny Vegas. Perhaps unknown here in the States, Vegas is a highly successful and famous performer across the pond. Apparently, the 36-year-old comic (real...

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The Birthday Party Douche: a true story of one man’s run-in with comedian Eddie Brill

By | April 29, 2008 at 5:47 am | No comments

I try hard most times not to be a comedy snob. But sometimes it’s just too darn tempting. On Saturday I went to see Tom Papa’s early show at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. I got to the venue rather early. So the rest of my party and I took...

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Flight of the Conchords: Self-titled

By | April 22, 2008 at 6:37 am | No comments

Ever since Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for the best-heavy-metal performance Grammy in 1989, the Recording Academy's decisions have meant very little to people with half a clue about the record-making business. So it was no surprise that with a five-song EP, Flight of the...

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John Oliver: Terrifying Times

By | April 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm | No comments

Skeptics leery of why John Oliver has landed a one-hour Comedy Central special -- arguably the current holy grail of a comic's resume -- hear this: long before he was The Daily Show's go-to correspondent, Oliver was an insightful, well-spoken and very funny stand-up...

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Exclusive photos from Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

By | April 14, 2008 at 5:06 am | No comments

Photos by TRACI GILLAND Robert Smigel and Triumph ...

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Bobby Collins: Mr. New York

By | April 10, 2008 at 9:10 pm | No comments

Half way through his latest album, Bobby Collins thankfully crosses the line of what's appropriate -- even in terms of topics generally tackled on the stand-up stage, a place where what's considered the norm would make the average office worker cringe. With great earnestness,...

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Greg Fitzsimmons still hates Dave Navarro

By | April 8, 2008 at 2:55 am | No comments

If you’ve caught Greg Fitzsimmons recently – either live onstage or on his weekly Sirius satellite radio show – you know he has a bit of a problem with guitarist Dave Navarro. You might also know that the problem started in...

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Robert Kelly: Cringe comedy with a side of sensitive

By | April 1, 2008 at 6:05 am | 5 comments

Just the Tip isn't just the name of comedian Robert Kelly's new Comedy Central album; it's also where the former Tourgasm star's career is headed. Ok, and it's a reference to one of his dick jokes. But there's a lot more to this tough Boston native. Robert Kelly is a bit...

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Response to Variety’s ‘Why standups are sitting out primetime’: How bedraggled can stand-up be?

By | March 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Variety’s Brian Lowry posted a column titled “Why standups are sitting out primetime” last Friday, which partly explored the idea that as of late, comedians have been landing game show host jobs as opposed to sitcom deals. I say...

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