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Tom Rhodes: Live in Paris

By | May 5, 2006 at 8:08 am | No comments

Armed with a stoner-meets-intellectual vibe, Tom Rhodes is an enigmatic character for sure. On one hand, he maintains an alluring contempo-hippie mystique. From his stand-up material, you can tell he goes with the flow; you can tell he's in love with life and with people and...

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Eugene Mirman: En Garde, Society!

By | May 2, 2006 at 12:31 pm | No comments

If there's really such a thing as alternative stand-up comedy, then New York City comic Eugene Mirman is pretty damn close to the forefront of that scene. It's not that he blows paint from his ass between bits or babbles nonsensically to form a stream of hip faux jokes just cool...

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Russ Meneve: Stray Doggie Style

By | April 20, 2006 at 12:27 pm | No comments

Delivering concise jokes, at times with an air of faux misogyny, it's as if there’s an understated, snarky frat boy inside Russ Meneve. Joke by joke, bit by bit, he lets the little sneak out, constantly minding himself, however, never allowing his act to topple...

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Ron White: Let Him Tell You a Story

By | February 7, 2006 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

On the heels of a wildly successful new CD, this Blue Collar comic is set to unleash a DVD, a book and an animated series. It seems this Tater Salad is far from spoiling. Six years ago, Ron White was a Dumpster dweller. At least he was the day he realized he had thrown out --...

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Lisa Lampanelli: Highly Insulting!

By | February 5, 2006 at 7:25 pm | No comments

Stand-up comic Lisa Lampanelli has made a career out of insulting us. So why do we keep coming back for more? On her new CD, DVD and Comedy Central one-hour special, this Howard Stern favorite gives us plenty of reasons. By Dylan P. Gadino How are things with you? Oh,...

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Mike Birbiglia: Two Drink Mike

By | February 1, 2006 at 12:00 am | No comments

On his sophomore stand-up disc, Mike Birbiglia admits he's not much of a political comedian. And that's probably a good thing. It seems he's got too many smiles in him to effectively execute a string of bitter, scathing tirades on the country's current political climate. But...

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Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale

By | January 29, 2006 at 12:53 pm | No comments

Over the years, Jim Gaffigan has used three major themes in his stand-up act: food, his appearance and what he describes as the “inner voice." These tools and the way in which Gaffigan fashions jokes from them have made him one of the nation's most popular stand-up comedians,...

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Just for Laughs: A Look Back (2006)

By | January 28, 2006 at 8:22 am | No comments

Reflecting on this year’s edition of the world’s biggest comedy festival By the time my parents caught Bill Cosby: Himself on HBO and committed one of its showings to videotape, I was nine years old. I had never before seen a television...

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Marc Maron: Tickets Still Available

By | January 10, 2006 at 12:24 pm | No comments

At the start of Tickets Still Available, Marc Maron opines about how he's tired of comedy albums that are simply funny, that there should exist at least one that makes listeners uncomfortable and sad. Midway through the hour-long disc, you realize he was only half...

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