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Video: Tilda Swinton needs to be ‘sent back to hell’

By | June 2, 2011 at 11:52 am | No comments

Before any explanation is given, the comedy sketch video below already has the best reference of Tilda Swinton easily of 2011, possibly of this decade. The fantastic LA-based sketch comedy show, The Midnight Show, puts forth another hilarious piece with Hal Rudnick and Heather...

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Review: Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” is the best alternative to blockbuster comedies

By | May 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments

At nearly every theater that was playing The Hangover Part II across the country, lines looped around the theater and stretched down the street amounting to record breaking box office take over the Memorial Day Weekend. This was not the case for Woody Allen's latest film,...

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Norm Macdonald has a book club!

By | May 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm | No comments

As of yesterday, @NormsBookClub on Twitter is where Norm Macdonald will reportedly announce and discuss various pieces of literature with his current 3,000 followers on that account.  The first book assigned is All The King's Men by Robert Warren Penn. It's unclear whether...

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Watch comedian T.J. Miller (as Green Lantern) and friends rip on superhero movies

By | May 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Tired of Hollywood rolling out more comic book movies, one right after the other, feeding off of built-in audiences? Certainly, Green Lantern, Superman, Wolverine are getting tired of it, at least, when it comes to Hawkman. In this hilarious video from Frog Island Films, TJ...

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Punchline Magazine poll: Where do you want your live comedy?

By | May 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm | 3 comments

In an article about a rise in independent comedy shows in LA, Brand X writes, "...these gatherings serve as proof that Angelenos want to see fresh new comics without having to pony up for a two-drink minimum, and that they’re willing to travel a little farther down Sunset to...

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Adam Carolla steals Guinness World Record away from Ricky Gervais

By | May 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm | 5 comments

After challenging Ricky Gervais, who he jokingly called a communist, Adam Carolla and his podcast, broke the Guinness World Record for most downloads of a podcast, shattering the number Gervais once owned as the most. Carolla got to astonishing 59,574,843 downloads from 2009 to...

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Amazing new video shows the outing of a joke thief

By | May 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 50 comments

"There is only one rule in comedy: You don't steal jokes." says Eric Gruber, host of the Mostly Normal Show at the Hollywood Improv Lab. Gruber at his own show outed former comedian Jason Garrett who stole, with no change in phrasing or performance, jokes from late comedian...

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Will mainstream awards shows ever give comedies the respect they deserve?

By | May 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 6 comments

[caption id="attachment_23236" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Woody Allen: Our only hope?"][/caption] In a recent article outlining what movies were the "talk of the festival" at Cannes this year, the Los Angeles Times mentioned Woody Allen's comedy Midnight In Paris....

Posted in: Opinion, TV/Movies

Interview with Lynn Shawcroft, Mitch Hedberg’s wife

Interview with Lynn Shawcroft, Mitch Hedberg’s wife

By | May 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm | One comment

With his unfortunate passing in 2005, Mitch Hedberg has gained almost a legendary status in the comedy world. His jokes are quoted constantly and the influence of his writing and delivery are undeniably stamped on the current landscape of stand up comics today. His widow, who is...

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