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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm guests on Jimmy Pardo’s “Never Not Funny”

By | October 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm | No comments

Emmy-nominated actor Jon Hamm, better known to most cocktail and cigarette enthusiasts as TV's Don Draper, will return as a guest on Jimmy Pardo's popular podcast, Never Not Funny. Before his skirt-chasing, perpetual dick-itude stint on Mad Men, Hamm appeared as a frequent...

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Sandra Bernhard: Our favorite button pusher

By | September 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | No comments

Comedy icon Sandra Bernhard headlines Rooftop Comedy's Out Loud Comedy and Arts Festival -- running Oct. 7 - 10 -- in San Francisco. In in an interview with Punchline Magazine, the versatile force of nature tells all! Sandra Bernhard – actress, comedian, musican, pusher of...

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Featured review: Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time

By | September 27, 2010 at 11:24 am | One comment

Love him or loathe him, it’s hard to undermine the brilliant business savvy of one Nick Swardson. As an all-star comedian with a finger in nearly every piece of the industry pie (yes, I’d like to hope he’ll take that vaguely sexual syntax and run with it to the most...

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Nick Swardson’s Comedy Central series to hit iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Playstation

By | September 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm | No comments

If you're anything like us (and if you're reading this right now, well duh, you obviously are), your britches are itching for the premiere of the new Nick Swardson Comedy Central sketch series, Pretend Time. The morning after the debut on Oct. 12, while you're nursing your...

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‘Chelsea Lately’ comedian Mo Mandel scores sitcom deal with NBC

By | September 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm | No comments

Here's a little exciting news nugget for you: NBC has its fingers in the pie of a new series written by comedian Mo Mandel. It's a high concept show, reports Deadline, that centers around a collective of 20 somethings, who bide their time and make crucial decisions regarding the...

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Jay Leno, Dana Carvey, more to celebrate comedy club’s 50th anniversary

By | September 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | No comments

It's a Pasadena legend, and with 50 years in the biz under its built, we don't have any trouble seeing why. The "it" in question here is the Ice House Comedy Club, and on Sunday, Oct. 10, will celebrate its 50th year as a stand-up stalwart at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This...

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Tim and Eric wishing you happy holidays with live, national tour

By | September 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Okay, the title of this post might seem a little premature, particularly since we aren't talking about holidays like Labor or Yom Kippur. But look at it this way - now we have something holiday-related to look forward to that isn't also alcohol-related, and that thing is a new...

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Sneak peak: Ricky Gervais uses buddy Karl once again to get laughs on new show

By | August 26, 2010 at 10:34 am | No comments

Fresh off a string of recent career successes, Ricky Gervais is looking to keep his winning streak going with a new show on UK channel Sky1. In a doc-comedy (did we just coin a new genre here?) called An Idiot Abroad, Gervais and buddy Stephen Merchant have schemed to drop their...

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Michael Ian Black defends Obama, blasts Tea Party slander during stand-up set

By | August 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments

In case you haven't heard already, Michael Ian Black is a stallion. And if you sneak up behind him, chances are you'll be kicked. Hard. In the teeth. And balls. Case in point: Black's Saturday night tirade on a stand-up stage in Columbus, Ohio. After the subject of Obama was...

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