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Artie Lange talks rehab, radio, getting back to comedy and more! (Video)

Artie Lange talks rehab, radio, getting back to comedy and more! (Video)

By | April 27, 2012 at 10:12 am | No comments

Comedy Juice, run by LA comic Mark Serittella, is now a regular show at Gotham, every Tuesday night at 10 P.M. I heard that my buddy Artie Lange was going to come in to do a guest spot so I packed up my video equipment and ran down in hopes of catching up with him. I hadn’t...

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Kevin Hart lends his talents to African American news site

Kevin Hart lends his talents to African American news site

By | January 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm | 3 comments

The Grio.com is the first African-American video news site, specifically geared towards bringing stories of interest to that community. Launched by NBC News, it's editorial mission is to be the primary news source for the Black community on a national level. February is Black...

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Mike Birbiglia preps for ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ premiere at Sundance

Mike Birbiglia preps for ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ premiere at Sundance

By | January 16, 2012 at 11:53 am | No comments

Comedian and pro story-teller Mike Birbiglia came to the Comic Strip in New York City (photo above) to shoot a segment for the Sundance Film Festival, going down later this month. Word got out that he was coming and the place got real packed, real quick. Back in 2008, Mike...

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Inside Patrice O’Neal’s ‘going home’ services

Inside Patrice O’Neal’s ‘going home’ services

By | December 7, 2011 at 11:28 am | 5 comments

The comedy world is still in shock from the passing of the great Patrice O'Neal. I attended the services for Patrice Monday at the Park Avenue Christian Church, on 85th Street and Park Avenue in New York City. I purposely did not use the word "funeral" because the program for...

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Comedians come together to honor the late Mike DeStefano (Video)

Comedians come together to honor the late Mike DeStefano (Video)

By | November 28, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

Sometimes people say the comedy world is a cold world filled with backstabbing and people getting screwed over. Cris and Paul Italia, and Patrick Milligan of Cringe Humor proved that to be false recently. As part of the New York Comedy Festival, they held a tribute to Mike...

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Multi-city comedy benefit featuring Maron, Papa, Quinn and more raises money for Haiti

Multi-city comedy benefit featuring Maron, Papa, Quinn and more raises money for Haiti

By | November 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm | One comment

Jodi Lieberman, Amber J. Lawson and Zoe Friedman are three powerhouses in the world of comedy, and I'm proud to say I know them all! They teamed up to create Transforming The World Through Comedy, a philanthropic organization simply known as TWT, because they said they wanted to...

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Ricky Gervais on possibly hosting the Oscars: “I’d be fired immediately”

Ricky Gervais on possibly hosting the Oscars: “I’d be fired immediately”

By | November 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Last night, as part of the New York Comedy Festival, multi-faceted, award winning comedian Ricky Gervais was the guest of honor at a fascinating and highly-entertaining conversation at 92Y, moderated by Bill Carter of The New York Times. Gervais, of course, along with his...

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Inside the Andy Kaufman Awards with Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts and more

Inside the Andy Kaufman Awards with Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts and more

By | November 11, 2011 at 11:23 am | One comment

Andy Kaufman was one of the most unusual, most talented, and most creative comics ever to hit the stage. He left us too young, but his memory certainly lives on. Manager/producer Wayne Rada, (who also books CB’s Comedy Club), produced the 7th Annual Andy Kaufman Awards at...

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No joke: Tracy Morgan pulls off dramatic role in “Son Of No One”

No joke: Tracy Morgan pulls off dramatic role in “Son Of No One”

By | November 7, 2011 at 11:31 am | No comments

Most people in the entertainment industry acknowledge that it's harder to do comedy than drama. But when you're used to being funny, sometimes it's hard to be serious-- or to be taken seriously. Richard Belzer crossed over successfully in his work on television as Det. John...

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