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Video: Demetri Martin’s comedic doppelganger?

By | June 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm | No comments

So when I was watching the college stand-up competition at RooftopComedy’s festival in Aspen this past weekend, I couldn’t help but be incredibly distracted by one of the finalist’s uncanny resemblance in style to Demetri Martin. Usually, I think it’s a...

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From the archives… Greg Giraldo: Born to Mock

By | June 3, 2008 at 8:54 am | No comments

(Originally published Dec. 2005) Comedy saved him from the clutches of corporate law. Now, who's going to save the world from Greg Giraldo? Moments before Greg Giraldo arrives on the New York City set of his show, the producers fill no fewer than seven stage monitors with a...

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The Aspen RooftopComedy Festival: “Rooftop After Dark”

By | May 31, 2008 at 7:09 am | No comments

ASPEN, CO — That final show of the night, Rooftop After Dark, showcased some of the fest’s most offbeat, crude and absurd comics. Cincinnati-based Tyrone Hawkins – small in stature, large in presence – broke the late crowd...

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The Aspen RooftopComedy Festival: “Rooftop at Large”

By | May 31, 2008 at 6:21 am | No comments

ASPEN, CO — The middle show last night at the Aspen RooftopComedy Festival – Rooftop at Large – showcased some of the bigger names the site has on their long list of comedian videos. LA-by-way-of-Kansas City comic Chris Porter came to the...

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The Aspen RooftopComedy Festival: “Best and Brightest”

By | May 31, 2008 at 5:39 am | No comments

ASPEN, CO — Since its launch nearly three years ago, San Francisco-based RooftopComedy.com has been the little comedy site that could. They’ve made a name for themselves by hosting and maintaining thousands of hours of exclusive stand-up comedy clips from...

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Lebanese comedian creating a thriving stand-up scene

By | May 28, 2008 at 7:52 am | No comments

While most of us know that stand-up comedy is an American tradition (having been invented here) its reach is worldwide. And when I say worldwide, I’m not just talking about American comics making a dent across the sea (read: Chris Rock breaking UK comedy show...

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Audio fun: Comedians deal with the audience

By | May 19, 2008 at 1:34 am | 4 comments

At the most basic level, a stand-up comedian's job is to make his or her audience laugh. So what happens when the audience acts out, making the comic's job as difficult as possible. Listen up to find out. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you've been to your share...

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And now for something not related to stand-up comedy… because we can

By | May 7, 2008 at 9:30 am | No comments

ATTENTION: There is no stand-up comedy connection to this post. I’m not one to spend a whole lot of time online watching made-for-Internet short form programming. And the last video game I played in the comfort of my own home was probably Tecmo Super Bowl for...

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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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