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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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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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