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Arlen Specter: closeted comedian?

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Continuing to further his reputation as an enigma wrapped in a mystery, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) pulled out some unexpected comedy chops while hosting a benefit show at the Pittsburgh Improv on Thursday. The senator, who made headlines earlier this year when he abruptly...

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Joy Behar to launch new show with no depressing news

By | August 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Who needs all that View drama, anyway? Beginning on Sept. 29, fans of stand-up comedian Joy Behar's snarky comedic style will be able to catch the fiery comedienne on her brand new show - a venture dedicated to covering, in Behar's words, "non-depressing news." "We're not going...

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Lewis Black to guest star on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

By | August 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Lewis Black, comedy's most famous high-blood pressure funnyman, will guest star on CBS's hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. In a new season that begins airing on Monday, Sept. 21, Black will play a troubled professor at the show's Caltech University who has the misfortune of...

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Comedy Central orders more Tosh.0

By | August 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm | No comments

Execs at Comedy Central announced today that Tosh.0 will receive a significant shot in the arm, with additional episodes being ordered. The first six episodes for Daniel Tosh's hilarious topical series are scheduled to begin airing on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 pm EST. What's more,...

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Comedian uses Mormonism to her advantage

By | July 20, 2009 at 12:58 pm | 11 comments

To the naked eye, Mormonism and comedy seem to have as much of a natural relationship as peanut butter and pickles, but with a quick wit and a sharp sense of self, Elna Baker makes it work. For the 27 year old practicing Mormon comedian, life is a good: consistent stand-up...

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Conchords, Louis CK, Silverman snag Emmy nods

By | July 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments

Off beat musical stand-up comedians and now television stars Flight of the Conchords dominated the Emmy award nominations, announced today, snagging six nominations for their incredibly popular HBO series. The New Zealand outfit will face off against other comedian types in the...

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Greg Giraldo, Robin Quivers, more will roast Joan Rivers

By | July 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm | No comments

According to the folks over at Comedy Central, Joan Rivers is "in for a rippin.'" Boy, is she ever. With roasters like Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers and Whitney Cummings, looks...

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Fred Travalena memorial planned

By | July 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments

A public memorial for late Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Fred Travalena was announced by the comedian impressionist's family, to take place on Sat., July 18 at 1 pm. The event will be held at The Church of the Way, and confirmed attendees include Shirley MacLaine, Rip Taylor, and...

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Will Seinfeld’s new TV ad campaign work this time?

By | July 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm | One comment

Looks like Jerry Seinfeld is stepping into the spotlight again, but it's not what you think. Rather than a series about nothing, Seinfeld's new deal is definitely about something: a minuscule Australian building society, that is. Chortle reports that for the next two years, the...

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