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Watch vintage clips of Kevin Pollak, Bill Maher, more on “An Evening at the Improv”

Watch vintage clips of Kevin Pollak, Bill Maher, more on “An Evening at the Improv”

By | November 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm | No comments

While people keep watching and posting Richard Pryor's ubiquitous Live on the Sunset Strip on their Facebook wall, the time has now come to take a deeper look into the history of stand-up comedy. Hulu has just added 52 episodes of A&E's An Evening at the Improv to its roster...

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Jay Larson: “Self-Diagnosed” (Review)

Jay Larson: “Self-Diagnosed” (Review)

By | November 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm | No comments

As the catalog of comedy albums expands every Tuesday, the traditional format of the one-hour live stand-up show as an album fades away-- to the delight of comedy fans and nerds everywhere (or at least this reviewer). Though there's been a handful of non-traditional comedy...

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Who’s crazier– Mike Tyson as Herman Cain or Herman Cain as Herman Cain? (Video)

Who’s crazier– Mike Tyson as Herman Cain or Herman Cain as Herman Cain? (Video)

By | November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm | One comment

The 2012 Presidential Election is undoubtedly going to be the inspiration for plenty of great comedy. How can we tell? Funny or Die has made their own Politics page to "cover" the race for office and killed it right from the start by enlisting none other than Mike Tyson as...

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The Laughspin Interview: Who is Shelby Fero?

The Laughspin Interview: Who is Shelby Fero?

By | November 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments

As Twitter and web videos become more pervasive, new non-traditional comedy stars are emerging, building a noticeable following. In the case of recently-turned 18-year-old Shelby Fero, she has taken advantage of the groundswell in comedy on the Internet. She's built up a...

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Comedian Nick Vatterott wins Andy Kaufman Award

Comedian Nick Vatterott wins Andy Kaufman Award

By | November 9, 2011 at 11:27 am | 6 comments

While Will Ferrell recently earned one of comedy's highest honors in the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, there's another prestigious comedy award that isn't as well known, but, arguably, just as intriguing. Every year, the Andy Kaufman Award is given to comedians that...

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Watch Patton Oswalt guest star on Eddie Pepitone’s live-action comic strip, Puddin’

Watch Patton Oswalt guest star on Eddie Pepitone’s live-action comic strip, Puddin’

By | November 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | No comments

Some of you might be familiar with the daily live action comic strip Puddin' starring comedian Eddie Pepitone. In routinely gets thousands of views every day on YouTube and it deserves more-- it's one of the top running web series, especially after being featured in Spin's...

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Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal explain their bizarre Adult Swim series, “The Heart, She Holler”

Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal explain their bizarre Adult Swim series, “The Heart, She Holler”

By | November 7, 2011 at 10:59 am | 2 comments

Remember when Adult Swim released a sizzle reel for his their new series The Heart, She Holler -- starring Patton Oswalt -- and how many that watched, though enthralled, echoed a "WTF?" around the Internet? After screening the whole series at the Silent Movie Theater in...

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Andres Du Bouchet: “Naked Trampoline Hamlet” (Review)

Andres Du Bouchet: “Naked Trampoline Hamlet” (Review)

By | October 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments

Comedian Andrés Du Bouchet's Naked Trampoline Hamlet is one of the most innovative comedy albums of the last few years. Conan staff writer Du Bouchet has gotten to where he is in the comedy world through his mastery in absurdist humor, which fleshes itself out beautifully on...

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Watch Zach Galifianakis return to late night– Conan and Kimmel style

Watch Zach Galifianakis return to late night– Conan and Kimmel style

By | October 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm | No comments

Though it took the movie Puss in Boots to do it, Zach Galifianakis (he plays Humpty Dumpty in the animated flick) has gone back out on the late night circuit this week. Unlike when he was hosting Saturday Night Live a few months ago, Galifianakis has a little more room to be up...

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