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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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Earthquake: About Got Damm Time

By | October 17, 2005 at 1:01 pm | No comments

If well-paced and finely crafted jokes are what you look for in a stand-up comedian, then Earthquake is not for you. But if you're into the bottom line, then Earthquake will do just fine. In About Got Damm Time , the former Nathaniel Stroman, armed with an unstoppable energy,...

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Tom Papa: Calm, Cool & Collected

By | October 13, 2005 at 12:22 pm | No comments

Veteran performer Tom Papa, known nationally from his many appearances on late-night talk shows and as the frequent opening act for Jerry Seinfeld, has finally put his best bits on tape. Though his debut disc, Calm, Cool & Collected will seem a bit short -- 35 minutes -- for...

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Brian Regan: I Walked on the Moon

By | October 12, 2005 at 12:19 pm | No comments

The only thing missing from Brian Regan's legendary 1997 live CD is visuals. Now with the release of his debut DVD, I Walked on the Moon , his flexing brows, rapidly shifting eyes and cool-meets-dork swagger are documented in his performance at The Improv in Irvine,...

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Stephen Lynch: The Craig Machine

By | September 25, 2005 at 12:34 pm | No comments

Since Adam Sandler put his goofy songs on tape for his 1993 debut album, it seemed the doors would open wide for singing comedians. And perhaps they did -- though not wide enough for most people to actually notice. But hardcore standup fans started to pay attention seven years...

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Mike Birbiglia: Don't Hate Him Because He's Normal

By | September 15, 2005 at 12:16 pm | No comments

The pizza-obsessed, bear-fearing boy from Massachusetts is developing his own Comedy Central series, prepping a new album and headlining a winter tour. So what's next? Scrabble, anyone? By Dylan P. Gadino Though he's the one that requested the sound guy turn up the volume,...

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Carlos Mencia: Look Out World, Mencia's Got Your Number

By | September 15, 2005 at 8:08 am | One comment

Whether taking on racial stereotypes or his 'beaner' heritage, Carlos Mencia is not afraid to tell you what's on his Mind. By Dylan P. Gadino Spending a few days in New York City has Carlos Mencia teeming with adrenaline. The sturdy veteran comic is here promoting his Comedy...

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Dane Cook: Retaliation

By | July 10, 2005 at 8:29 am | No comments

That Dane Cook is a silly bitch. He says so himself on the first disc of his sophomore album, Retaliation. More than that, however, Dane Cook is a rock star. Granted, if you've seen him live you know that he comes right out and says he wants to be one. Though on his new album he...

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