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Maria Bamford: Plan B

By | March 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm | No comments

Invisible sentries flank most comedians it seems, guarding them from revealing all of their personality to the audience. Watching Maria Bamford, on the other hand, is like witnessing a full-body scan: She bares her busy brain and every pore and insecurity in Plan B, the DVD,...

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Revision3 and Rooftop Comedy bring back ‘ROFL’

By | February 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm | No comments

OMFG! ROFL is back on Revision3.com. Comedian Alex Koll, a performer in the prestigious “New Faces” showcase at last year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, is now the host of the weekly comedy show, named one of iTunes’ top 20 podcasts in 2009 “No one delivers...

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Daily Show’s Rob Riggle scores pilot deal with CBS

By | February 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm | One comment

Looks as if another Daily Show With Jon Stewart alum, former correspondent Rob Riggle, may graduate to prime time. CBS has greenlit the pilot for Team Spitz, an ensemble comedy about a pompous high school football coach (Riggle), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tackling...

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Isaac Witty: Zero Balance

By | February 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm | No comments

With a name like Isaac Witty, you’d have, no, you’d better be funny, especially when telling not one, not two, but three consecutive cell phone jokes, the 21st century equivalent of the 20th century stand-up standby: the airline-food lament. It sounds like an improbable way...

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10 years of Blue Collar Comedy to be documented on CMT

By | February 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm | No comments

America’s favorite stand-up com-hicks, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy (hilarious guys and bright businessmen laughing all the way to the ATM) will reunite to reminisce about 10 years of their comedy phenomenon, the Blue Collar Tour, on two TV specials...

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Broad Comedy starts month-long run

By | January 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm | No comments

If you like your comedy broad — and by that we mean women’s snarky take on life, politics and saving yourself for Jesus instead of Him saving you — then consider checking out Broad Comedy, the acclaimed sketch-comedy show coming to the Acme Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles...

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Magners Comedy Festival kicks off in Boston next week

By | January 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | No comments

The Sawx haven’t sucked in years, so what’s there to laugh at in Boston now? How about this: the Magners Comedy Festival, which lands at Tommy’s Comedy Lounge and Nick’s Comedy Stop, both on Warrenton Street, for eight shows over three nights, from Feb. 4–6. The...

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Paula Poundstone to host Art Directors Guild awards

By | January 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm | No comments

It’s not exactly the Oscars gig, but the always entertaining Paula Poundstone will be center stage when she hosts the Art Directors Guild 14th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Young Frankenstein star Gene...

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Ryan Singer: How to Get High Without Drugs

By | January 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm | No comments

Although less incendiary than the explosive Lenny Bruce and more homespun than the irascible Bill Hicks, Ryan Singer nonetheless shares DNA with those great comic commandos, each of whom shot from the lip with howitzers. On How to Get High Without Drugs (Rooftop Comedy...

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