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Lee Camp: Chaos For The Weary

By | February 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm | No comments

As perceptive and profane and profound as Lee Camp can be, he really does not represent a generation of new comic as much as the regeneration of an old one: George Carlin. Lucky him! Lucky us! His antic and intensely interesting new CD from Stand Up! Records, Chaos for the...

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Video: Satirists replacing “N-Word” in Huckleberry Finn with “R-Word”

By | February 11, 2011 at 11:22 am | 2 comments

NewSouth Books, Inc. wants to literally rewrite history by replacing the “N-word” with the (oh, yeah, less offensive) word “Slave” in revised copies of the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Why stop there, say Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, who want to substitute the...

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Auggie Smith: Smell The Thunder

By | January 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm | 2 comments

Luckily, the armistice in the war of words these days muzzles our combative Congress, not comedians. Even luckier for us humor-hungry civilians, our irascible representatives have yet to enact fun-control laws, thereby not depriving the rabble of Auggie Smith and other amusing...

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Ricky Gervais show heading to the Science Channel

By | December 10, 2010 at 11:12 am | No comments

Wanna see the world without the incalculable airfare or the unscheduled proctological exams by TSA agents? Then set your arse down on your davenport and tune in to the Science Channel in January to watch An Idiot Abroad, a documentary series from Brit wit Ricky Gervais. The...

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Maria Bamford rekindles her Christmas ad campaign for Target

By | November 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm | One comment

Maria Bamford holiday ads are becoming just as traditional as a Christmas tree, a Hanukkah bush and getting hammered on eggnog. (“Ho-ho-ooh, my head hurts, Santa!”). Bamford follows up her hilarious series of Black Friday TV ads for Target from last year with more comical...

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Kristen Schaal shops at the FAO Schwarz of sex toys (VIDEO)

By | September 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm | No comments

Thanks to The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex (Chronicle Books), by comedian Kristen Schaal and Daily Show With Jon Stewart writer Rich Blomquist, erotically challenged adults can finally learn all the dirty little secrets…from knowledgeable folks other than those wise and wanton...

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We're funny, too: What if Disney turned to porn to solve its financial woes?

By | September 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Editor's note: Listen, we're not usually the one's trying to make you laugh. And, honestly, we're not going to make a habit out of it because, frankly, we respect comedians too much to try to tread on their ground. But this just had to be done. So, hopefully you get a few laughs...

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Kevin Camia: Kindness

By | August 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm | No comments

Hate to agree with Grouchy Old Pinheads Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, but it really is time to “take back America” — from them and the rest of their oilier-than-the-Gulf-Coast ilk. Apparently Kevin Camia agrees, because he amusingly pierces the pompous and ostentatious, the...

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Robert Buscemi: Palpable

By | August 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm | No comments

Not that Robert Buscemi deceives the IRS when he writes “comedian” on the occupation line of his tax return; it’s just that his overriding job is engineer of his nonstop train of thought. On Palpable, his new release from Rooftop Comedy Productions, the paradoxical...

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