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MTV goes back to its roots with animated comedy “Good Vibes” starring Josh Gad

MTV goes back to its roots with animated comedy “Good Vibes” starring Josh Gad

By | November 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm | One comment

MTV has always been an innovator, but now they're going back to their roots. The network had Mike Judge bring back Beavis and Butt-head the hit animated show from the 90’s and had David Gordon Green create Good Vibes, a show that follows Beavis and Butt-head on Thursdays at...

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Louis C.K. works out material for his new special at the Comic Strip (Photo)

Louis C.K. works out material for his new special at the Comic Strip (Photo)

By | November 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm | One comment

I think it was Chris Rock who told me during an interview I did with him for the book on the history of The Comic Strip -- and I'm paraphrasing here -- that a comedy club to a comic is like a gym to an athlete. You go to a comedy club to work out. That's where you try out new...

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Brett Ratner receives lifetime achievement award as “Tower Heist” hits theaters tomorrow

Brett Ratner receives lifetime achievement award as “Tower Heist” hits theaters tomorrow

By | November 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Brett Ratner was recently honored at The Friars' Club in New York City during the third annual Friars' Club Comedy Film Festival produced by powerhouse Exec. Director Charlie Prince, and his team, including Director of Communications, Jaime Marsanico. The festival screened over...

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Carlos Mencia addresses weight loss onstage: I don’t have AIDS, he jokes

Carlos Mencia addresses weight loss onstage: I don’t have AIDS, he jokes

By | October 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 12 comments

Believe it or not, Carlos Mencia is the 17th of 18 children, and was born in Honduras. As an infant he was sent to the US to be raised by an aunt and uncle in the Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles," but went back to Honduras as a teenager to get away from the gang culture in his...

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Comedy Matters with Jimmy Fallon, Nick Cannon and more!

Comedy Matters with Jimmy Fallon, Nick Cannon and more!

By | October 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments

The Comic Strip hosted the 6th Annual NY’s Funniest Reporter Show, which was produced as always by Ryan McCormick and Mark Goldman of Goldman McCormick PR, and it was a super successful event. [caption id="attachment_38970" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Jeffrey...

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Judah Friedlander, Steven Wright, Tom Papa, more perform for Laugh For Sight

Judah Friedlander, Steven Wright, Tom Papa, more perform for Laugh For Sight

By | October 11, 2011 at 11:54 am | 2 comments

Comedy Matters doesn’t only talk about comics. It talks about the people who make the comedy world what it is, a wonderful place to be! Chris Mazzilli, owner of Gotham Comedy Club, is a special kind of guy and a very charitable man. I don't think it's any accident that there...

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Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:10 am | One comment

Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the...

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Comedy Matters with Woody Allen, Jon Stewart and more!

Comedy Matters with Woody Allen, Jon Stewart and more!

By | June 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Strip Action Richie Tienken is a very kind and caring man. He does lots of charity work, and recently did two major fundraisers, one for The Red Cross and the other for the American Diabetes Association. In conjunction with Karen Horn, an executive from The Red Cross,...

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Comedy Matters with Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock and more!

By | April 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm | No comments

Comic Strip Action Chris Rock, who got his start at The Comic Strip, made his Broadway debut in a hard-hitting and fantastic new show with one of the strangest names ever to hit Broadway, The Motherf**ker With The Hat. What's particularly funny to me as a comedy writer and...

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