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Punching the Clown: Henry Phillips film shows uncomfortable side of comedy

By | November 15, 2010 at 11:17 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_16324" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Henry Phillips in Punching the Clown"][/caption] When I went to watch Punching the Clown, a new film from folk musician, comedian Henry Phillips, there was plenty to distract me from enjoying the it. The...

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Comedian Rob Delaney bares his soul, talks suicide, depression and laughter

By | October 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm | No comments

Vice magazine is currently running its “Larfs Issue,” which for those of you with proper kinds of grammar, means it’s all comedy. This month the publication, available in select cities in print and for free online, features humor articles and articles about humor from Bob...

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Jim David: Notorious F.A.G.

By | September 2, 2010 at 12:10 am | No comments

Jim David is a comedian. Clearly. The man has the confidence, charm and control that mark a veteran of the field; he's polished from years of experience. But to say he is clearly a comedian is also a critique. Under all of the experience lie jokes that while skillfully...

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Hannibal Buress: My Name is Hannibal.

By | July 8, 2010 at 11:58 am | 3 comments

Hannibal Buress can easily be admired for many things; but what holds his consistently funny act together is persistence. Persistence is the trademark of a skilled comic who can seamlessly move beyond observation and then delve into the furthest logical conclusion a situation...

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Chris Fairbanks: Fairbanks!

By | June 6, 2010 at 11:51 am | 2 comments

A misconception of stand-up is that it has to be about jokes. The set-ups, punch lines, bait and switch; but Chris Fairbanks moves beyond this. That's not to say he doesn’t deliver some hilarious turns and jokes, it’s rather the real meat of his comedy comes more from...

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Tina Fey to be presented with comedy award; Cosby, Carlin, Pryor are past honorees

By | May 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 4 comments

Tina Fey has recently been announced to be the 2010 recipient of the highly prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor; making her the youngest recipient ever for the award. She’s set to receive the prize Nov. 9 in Washington D.C., in a ceremony that in the past has seen...

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Laughing can reduce cases of heart disease, diabetes, says study

By | April 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm | No comments

We recently posted an item about a comedy benefit for children with HIV/AIDS, where performers like Ray Romano are set to raise money for the cause on May 1. It appears, however, that using comedy to fight disease can occur at an even more fundamental level. A recent study by...

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force celebrates 100th episode with live tour

By | April 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the Adult Swim refuge for the weird, high, and college-aged, is breaking free of its traditional television constraints –that’s right, they’re going on tour. Show co-creator Dave Willis (voicing Meatwad) and Dana Snyder (Master Shake) have been...

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Ray Romano, Kevin Nealon, more join to help children affected by AIDS

By | April 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm | No comments

Ray Romano will again be helping people laugh at AIDS-- in a way that is considered largely appropriate. On Saturday May 1, Romano will be headlining A Night of Comedy VIII, a fundraising event for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. The event, hosted by Doris Roberts...

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