Browsing Posts of Author

National Lampoon, James Belushi partner with this fall’s Chicago Comedy Fest

By | February 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm | No comments

Producers Jason Brett and John Davies recently announced that the Chicago Comedy Fest will hit the city this fall. James Belushi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as well as National Lampoon have all signed on as partners to the fest. Set to take place on three stages at the...

Posted in: News

Clean comedian loves going green, vanilla ice cream, khakis

By | February 26, 2008 at 6:36 am | No comments

In the today’s New York Times, goody two-shoes comedian Dan Nainan brags about how he’s not like helping destroy the earth and stuff. Seems that despite him traveling by plane (jet fuel isn’t expensive, right?) to all corners of...

Posted in: News

Robert Schimmel: Comedy's best medicine

By | February 25, 2008 at 5:02 am | 2 comments

Veteran comedian Robert Schimmel knows a lot about loss. But it's because of that, he now knows exactly how to live. In his new memoir, Cancer on Five Dollars a Day, the cringe-worthy comic (one of Comedy Central's Top 100 stand-ups of all time), lets us tag along on a very...

Posted in: Features

Comedian Pete Dominick inks deal for daily, three-hour Sirius chat show

By | February 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm | No comments

Comedian Pete Dominick, current host of Sirius’ Comedy By Request on Raw Dog, has signed a deal with the satellite giant to host a daily, three-hour talk show. The as-of-yet officially titled show will air on Sirius’ new Indie Talk Channel. “It’s going to...

Posted in: News

Greg Proops: Politics unusual

By | February 18, 2008 at 8:11 am | 5 comments

There are few minds in stand-up comedy more complex than Greg Proops'. Sometimes it's a goofy place from where big words are expelled in the name of quick laughs. At other moments -- now more than ever -- a snarled path of incisive and wholly hilarious sociopolitical...

Posted in: Features

Comedian George Lopez vows to bow out at 55

By | February 15, 2008 at 7:50 am | No comments

In nine years, when comedian George Lopez turns 55, he’ll quit stand-up comedy because he doesn’t want to risk his health. The 46-year-old comic became a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation after he went through a kidney transplant in...

Posted in: News

Comic Strip Live sets its sights on Guinness World Record

By | February 13, 2008 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The Comic Strip Live in New York City will set out to set a Guinness World Record by hosting a 50-hour comedy show. From June 3 at 8:30 p.m. to June 5 at 10:30 p.m., the Upper East Side club will welcome more than 200 comics to their stage. Money will be raised from audience,...

Posted in: News

Stand-up comedy unites Muslims and Jews

By | February 13, 2008 at 10:58 am | No comments

As I do most Wednesday mornings, I was clicking through the virtual pages of the University of Florida’s newspaper The Independent Florida Alligator. While it’s by far my favorite periodical with an animal-inflected name (ever since Cat...

Posted in: News

Larry the Cable Guy auctioning off his pickup

By | February 12, 2008 at 1:15 am | No comments

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is auctioning off his 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. As part of eBay’s Giving Works program, a place on the auction site for non-profit charitable organizations, the truck will appear on the site...

Posted in: News

© 2011-2013 Laughspin. Some rights reserved. Hosted by ServInt