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New Kevin Pollak web series Vamped Out lacks laughs

By | April 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments

Kevin Pollak’s new web series Vamped Out premiered this week on Babelgum. But for someone who was named one of the top 100 comedians of all time by Comedy Central, this faux documentary about a real life vampire certainly lacks any jokes. The documentary focuses on Alowisus...

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Behind the scenes of the Conan O’Brien deal with TBS, George Lopez played huge role

By | April 12, 2010 at 5:11 pm | No comments

With the recent news on Conan O’Brien’s return to late night television in the fall, one of the most noticeable aspects is that George Lopez will be getting his show bumped to midnight. This certainly is reminiscent of the way things went down at NBC, when O’Brien was...

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Comedian Sara Benincasa’s show about agoraphobia coming to book, film form

By | April 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm | One comment

Comedian Sara Benincasa gained internet fame with her cartoonishly hilarious Sarah Palin impressions, and subsequent vlog. Palin later released a book, and thus, Benincasa is now doing the same (though it has nothing to do with the former Alaskan governor). With the continuing...

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Jimmy Carr invades television commercials to hilarious effect

By | April 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm | No comments

British television’s Channel 4 recently had a Comedy Gala that featured stand-up comedians. Like American television, they eventually had to cut to commercial breaks. But unlike American TV, they came up with the brilliant idea to keep the laughs coming during a commercial...

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Dave Chappelle buys shopping center

By | April 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm | One comment

Dave Chappelle hasn't been the high-profile star of the comedy he once was; he's done the occasional string of shows or surprise appearance, but largely, he's been keeping to himself. So what exactly has he been up to when since he's not regularly slinging jokes onstage? Would...

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George Lopez, Fred Armisen start work on Smurfs movie

By | April 7, 2010 at 10:22 am | No comments

Move over Avatar, there’s a new 3-D movie about blue people on the way. But instead of being freakishly tall, these characters are a bit on the short side. That’s right, The Smurfs movie is officially under production, and it is choc-full of comedy greatness. Sony and...

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Former Improv owner hopes to make Phoenix the ‘nation’s comedy capital’

By | April 2, 2010 at 10:13 am | No comments

We all know the hotbeds for stand-up comedy: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago…Phoenix? That’s the game plan for an Arizona businessman, who is opening up a 600-seat comedy venue this fall. Stand Up Live will be one of the biggest comedy venues in the country, which...

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Zach Galifianakis will return in Hangover 2

By | March 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | One comment

After months of deliberations, it was only a matter of time before a deal was struck. Thankfully, The Hangover 2 is finally happening. And yes, your favorite “three best friends” are all on board. Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and of course the breakout star of the movie, Zach...

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Ellen DeGeneres immortalized in comic book, helps Humane Society

By | March 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Who’s your favorite comic book character? Perhaps it’s Superman, Spiderman or Batman? Catwoman or the Silver Surfer? Well that decision just got a lot harder, as a new comic book hero has been announced. It’s Ellen DeGeneres! That’s right, everyone’s women aged...

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