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Scott Adsit: 'I've kept my crap level pretty low.'

By | July 2, 2010 at 1:33 pm | No comments

OK, subletting an apartment in New York City with only a bed to sleep in and an apple in the refrigerator to munch on sounds more tragic than triumphant. But pull back, observe the panoramic picture, realize those seemingly desolate circumstances will vanish in the sec it takes...

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Nathan Timmel: Smarter Than Your Average Idiot

By | June 20, 2010 at 6:03 pm | No comments

If Garrison Keillor, aka Mr. Prarie Home Companion, had a blue streak, he would be Nathan Timmel, less a conventional comedian and more an insightful and often raunchy raconteur. On his chummy, chatty (self-released) CD, Smarter Than Your Average Idiot, Timmel blends childhood...

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Tom Segura: Thrilled

By | May 26, 2010 at 10:47 am | 6 comments

Do not be deceived by the white suit Tom Segura wears on the cover of Thrilled: This comic is one dark dude. But he’s light enough, endearing enough and downright wacky enough to mock Mexicans, midgets, men and women without sounding like a fulminating Tea Party candidate or a...

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Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space

By | April 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm | No comments

A loopy hour-long lecture with hilarious punch lines describes Talking Monkeys in Space, the latest CD from the always voluble and volcanic Joe Rogan. Consider this release from Comedy Central Records, Comedy 303, a master class in creative joke writing from Rogan, whose...

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Ricky Gervais will host Golden Globes again next year

By | April 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm | One comment

Brit wit Ricky Gervais, who’s on TV almost as much as Everybody Loves Raymond reruns these days, will host the Golden Globes for the second consecutive year, when NBC presents the award-season kickoff on Jan 16. “I can’t believe they invited me back after the awful things...

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Brian Posehn: Daddy Weirdest

By | April 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm | One comment

If HGTV ever launches an adult channel, who better to host “Do-It-Yourself Sex” than Brian Posehn, the apparently frequent star of his own, well, one-man sex show. The virtually shameless longtime comedian takes the modern comic’s staple joke, masturbation, to a hilarious...

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Simon King: Unfamous Comedian

By | April 13, 2010 at 10:13 am | 4 comments

Dear java junkies and caffeinds of all kinds: To survive that, oh, one minute when Starbucks closes to clean the coffee machines and drag the bulging moneybags to the bank, may we suggest you mainline the adrenaline teeming from Unfamous Comedian, the Robin Williamsian–wild...

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Myq Kaplan: Vegan Mind Meld

By | March 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm | One comment

An amalgam of mischief, sarcasm and brains, Myq Kaplan puts the “smart” in smart-ass. Proof, you demand! Just listen to Vegan Mind Meld, his astute, fun and oh so funny new CD from the label Live at Comix (in affiliation with BSeenMedia). On this release, available on April...

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Amy Schumer enlists Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, more to make fun of her

By | March 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Comedians are the Amish of entertainers: always gathering to selflessly support each other. But instead of raising a barn together, the magnanimous comics in the video below (including Darrell Hammond, Jessica Kirson, Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Nick Thune and Ardie Fuqua) assemble...

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