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Andy Andrist: Dumb it Down for the Masses

By | January 10, 2006 at 8:04 am | No comments

No matter how anti-status quo we consider typical alternative comics today, the truth is they rarely turn on their audience so much that they make the customers cringe or squirm in their seats. Although listeners can't see the audience at the Skyline Comedy Club in Appleton,...

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Judy Gold: Breaking the Sterotypes

By | January 9, 2006 at 7:29 am | No comments

The versatile comic spent five years traveling the country interviewing Jewish mothers. By her journey’s end she had enough material for her one-woman show and, in the process, learned a lot about herself. By Dylan P. Gadino It’s not too hard...

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Zach Galifianakis: Look Who it Isn't

By | January 7, 2006 at 12:50 pm | No comments

There are three possible conclusions one can render about Zach Galifianakis by the end of Look Who It Isn't : Galifianakis is egomaniacal to the point of dragging us through his successful career; Galifianakis, as he writes on the DVD's back cover, really does think failure is...

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D.C. Benny: Funny Mother Flower

By | January 3, 2006 at 8:22 am | No comments

In an effort to convince the audience that they are really just talking to friends, not performing a string of premeditated jokes, some comics stock their sets with bits based on believable premises. The idea is that whether these bits are pure fiction, 100 percent true or a...

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Greg Giraldo: Born to Mock

By | December 19, 2005 at 7:46 am | No comments

Comedy saved him from the clutches of corporate law. Now, who’s going to save the world from Greg Giraldo? By Dylan P. Gadino Moments before Greg Giraldo arrives on the New York City set of his show, the producers fill no fewer than seven stage monitors...

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Mitch Fatel: The Power of Panties Compels Him

By | December 5, 2005 at 12:06 pm | One comment

The veteran Tonight Show guest's hilarious new album proves his love for women. But at the end of the day, he really just wants to tell jokes -- and see some panties. Mitch Fatel is a tired man, having spent the previous night at his sister's suburban-New York house,...

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Jim Gaffigan:

By | November 28, 2005 at 7:32 am | No comments

A small-town cake-loving boy from Indiana, Jim Gaffigan moved to New York and quickly found success in standup, television and movies. Now, he's on the road and ready for a new Comedy Central special. By Jennifer L.M. Gunn There are a few things you can gather about Jim...

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Dane Cook: All Aboard the Dane Train

By | November 7, 2005 at 8:20 am | No comments

With a gold record in hand, film roles a plenty and a new book, Dane Cook is poised to become this generation's most influential comic. By Dylan P. Gadino There’s a sturdy yet playful register in Dane Cook’s voice as he strides...

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Daniel Tosh: Life in the Tosh Pit

By | November 7, 2005 at 7:58 am | No comments

Beach bum Daniel Tosh drops his first album after 11 years of stand-up. Now will his parents drop him? By Dylan P. Gadino The way he tells it, Daniel Tosh had no future in the real world. He wasn't that bright and showed little motivation. We think he's just being overly...

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