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Video proof that Fred Willard would be the best college dean ever

By | September 13, 2010 at 11:21 am | No comments

School is well underway, but before wasting another minute studying, be sure to check out this welcome message from Dean of Students Fred Willard. The brilliant comedian is known for, among other things, his recurring role as pious Hank MacDougall (Everybody Loves Raymond). As...

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Ellen DeGeneres struts down the fashion runway for high-end designer

By | September 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm | No comments

From her early stand-up to syndicated daytime talk show, everyone loves Ellen. (We’ll just brush that whole American Idol fiasco under the rug.) The very funny comedienne is always full of surprises, and surprise us she did, complete with confetti, at last night’s Richie...

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Barack Obama’s chief economist is a comedian, has appeared on the Daily Show

By | September 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments

Austan Goolsbee, President Obama’s Chief Economist on the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, is set to take over as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, according to the Washington Post. But if you think all government officials—especially economists—are boring,...

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Sklar Brothers verbally spar in ‘Legend of Neil’ episode

By | September 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm | No comments

Look who paired up for a minisode of Legend of Neil on Atom.com…it’s the Sklar Brothers! In the tradition of typical sibling rivalry and brotherly love, the football-loving duo find themselves partially frozen with nothing more to talk about than just that. Of course,...

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Middle Eastern Comedy Festival to honor Jake Gyllenhaal

By | September 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm | One comment

Champions of Middle Eastern culture, Ronnie Khalil and Ryan Shrime are set to reinvent last year’s highly successful Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, to be held in Los Angeles, Oct. 4-7, 2010. The event will showcase stand-up comics of Middle Eastern descent, including Arabs,...

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Bo Burnham inks deal for MTV show pilot

By | September 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm | One comment

Bo Burnham, just back from Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, seems to have everything but free time lately. MTV has ordered a pilot for a new sitcom to be written and produced by the young comic. At the age of 20, Burnham has already toured the world, recorded a half-hour...

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