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Maysoon Zayid: Comedian without borders

By | May 26, 2008 at 1:52 am | One comment

Comedian Maysoon Zayid knows no borders. Onstage, her jokes find their way into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, her traditional Palestinian father and the facts that she's Muslim, has cerebral palsy and is still a virgin in her early 30s. Offstage, she spends time in the West...

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My first time: revenge, and a dream comes true thanks to stand-up comedy

By | April 2, 2008 at 4:12 am | No comments

It wasn’t the endless hours of Comedy Central worship that inspired it. It wasn’t the constant encouragement, or the idolization of all things comedy; it wasn’t even the overdue enactment of a lifelong dream come true. No,...

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Jon Reep: More Wilco, less Toby Keith

By | March 3, 2008 at 3:53 am | 2 comments

Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep has made a name for himself as the high-energy, lovable hillbilly from North Carolina. But as you'll soon discover, the comedian embraces all collars, not just the blue kind. Though his name is not exactly household yet, you've no doubt...

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‘State’ alums Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter do D.C.

By | February 11, 2008 at 5:00 am | No comments

A holy house of worship, erected to provide God’s chosen people with prayer and enlightenment, does not immediately seem like an appropriate venue for dick and doody jokes. But then again, maybe Washington, DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue...

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Lavell Crawford: Huge man; huge laughs

By | January 7, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

Mainstream television viewers may know the corpulent comedian from last season's Last Comic Standing on NBC. But this 18-year comedy veteran is no overnight success. With his sights on Hollywood and a new Comedy Central special airing on Feb. 22, Lavell Crawford is about to take...

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Rodney Carrington: Ten gallon comedy

By | November 12, 2007 at 11:03 am | No comments

Comedian Rodney Carrington has a pair of gold albums, a hilarious new book and thousands of adoring fans-- not to mention a movie-writing partner in Toby Keith. But at the end of the day, the Texas native is just a down-home, simple dude that wants to make you laugh. Beer,...

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