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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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Janeane Garofalo: Liberally speaking

By | March 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

For more than two decades, comedian Janeane Garofalo has made us think as much as she has made us laugh. Thankfully, 2008 will see our favorite funny socio-political critic film a new stand-up DVD and continue touring the nation's finer comedy friendly venues: she's at Comix in...

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Phil Mazo: Pervert

By | March 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm | No comments

The bulk of the material on Pervert is no-doubt cringeworthy, but comedian Phil Mazo wraps it up in such a smartly written, deftly constructed package that by the end of his nearly 40-minute set, you can't help but like him -- regardless of how much of a sick fuck he is. In...

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From the Punchline Magazine archives: The Root of all Evil's Lewis Black

By | March 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm | No comments

He may be pissed off, but Lewis Black has his reasons. Punchline Magazine spent some time with the future stand-up comedy legend to see what makes him tick and ticked. In the process, we found a softer side of the surly man in black. (Originally published on...

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