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Jeff Dunham hits Forbes Power 100 list

By | July 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm | No comments

For maybe the first time ever, a puppet has reached Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Well, a puppet master, to be precise. As America's top-ranking force in the world of ventriloquist-based comedy, Jeff Dunham's considerable influence as an entertainer is beginning to hold sway with...

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Kathy Griffin will roast Joan Rivers, promises ‘verbal pap smear’

By | July 7, 2009 at 9:05 am | No comments

It's a match made in bitchy comedy heaven. Comedy Central has announced that Emmy and Grammy nominated Kathy Griffin - she of the D list - will serve as Roastmaster for Comedy Central's Roast of Joan Rivers, premiering Aug. 9. Here's what Griffin said about her upcoming dream...

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Larry the Cable Guy to release digital album on July 4th

By | July 1, 2009 at 11:03 am | No comments

Larry the Cable Guy, he of the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving country folk crowd, will celebrate the independence of our nation with Tailgate Party, his new stand-up special. A first of its kind digital download, the show will be featured exclusively online, courtesy of Basecamp...

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Martin Lawrence lines up TV projects

By | June 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence is flocking to TV, or are TV execs flocking to Martin Lawrence? Regardless of the syntax, the venerable stand-up vet's production company, Runteldat, is lining up a number of television projects for the fall '09 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In...

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Tonight: Bill Burr becomes first comedian on Conan’s “Late Show”

By | June 8, 2009 at 10:38 am | 2 comments

The reviews for Conan O'Brien's first few shows at the helm of The Tonight Show have been fairly positive. However, only time will tell if Conan's version of the late night monster will go down as one of the most relevant and influential shows in television history. Either way,...

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Live review: Demetri Martin

By | June 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 3 comments

Sticking a modern, Comedy Central-reared comedian with the “quirky” label has become something of an ironic cliche. In the case of Demetri Martin, however, cliche is the last description that could ever be comfortably affixed. Performing on May 15 sans opening act at the...

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Bill Cosby admits to plagiarizing George Carlin

By | June 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm | No comments

During Bill Cosby's latest appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, the legendary comedian admits to stealing a portion of fellow legend George Carlin's routine and "racing him out of the theater at night in an ongoing fevered competition," according to the Huffington Post....

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State of the State: cult MTV series finally coming to DVD

By | April 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm | No comments

Off-beatniks, take note: MTV's Bill Clinton-era sketch show, The State, will finally see a much-awaited surfacing on DVD. Beginning on July 14, the French won't be the only ones with a revolution to celebrate. (Bastile Day, anyone?) The quirky, catch-phrase producing sketch...

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Kathy Griffin debuts Bravo comedy special, hosts A-List Awards

By | April 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm | No comments

Kathy Griffin, comedy's reining queen of the D-List, moves up a few letter grades to host the A-List Awards on Bravo this Wednesday at 10/9c. The princess of all things anatomically plastic will also star in her sixth comedy special, She'll Cut a B*tch, airing Wednesday at...

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