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Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers to host ESPYs

By | April 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm | No comments

Saturday Night Live head writer and "Weekend Update" newsman Seth Meyers will host the 18th annual ESPY Awards, airing July 14th on ESPN. This is set to be the first time since the 2003 ESPYs that the ceremony will be broadcast live, making Meyers an even more ideal host given...

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Lakeshore Theater, forerunner in comedy, set to close April 10

By | April 2, 2010 at 11:54 am | One comment

It’s amazing what a good venue can do. In the 1970’s, venues like the Comedy Store and the Improv inspired a comedy boom, brought public attention to the now legendary Andy Kaufman, David Letterman and Richard Lewis, and helped change what it meant to be a comedian....

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Pete Lee becomes CMT, Rooftop Comedy’s ‘Next Big Comic’

By | March 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm | No comments

Congratulations are in order for comedian Pete Lee, the winner of CMT (that’s right, Country Music Television) and Rooftop Comedy’s search for the Next Big Comic. Having survived through five weeks of stiff competition based on online voting, Lee earned himself a spot in the...

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Nick Thune and Kool Keith combine powers for Dick Towel video

By | March 17, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

Sometimes the universe lines up in a special kind of way. At least, that is the only explanation I have for the video I just watched, appropriately titled “Dick Towel” – a music video that combines the FX show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the hilarious Nick Thune,...

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Maria Bamford headlines Women in Comedy Festival

By | March 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm | No comments

Coming up March 24 - 28, ImprovBoston will be hosting the second annual Women in Comedy Festival, a festival dedicated to showcasing female comedy in stand-up, sketch and storytelling. Headlined by Maria Bamford and featuring Jackie Kashian and Bonnie McFarlane, the festival is...

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Shane Mauss: Jokes to Make My Parents Proud

By | March 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm | One comment

Sometimes, being juvenile can be a good thing. While often associated with being crass, on the other hand, when done right, there can be a childlike charm that proves good-natured and simultaneously devious. Shane Mauss is all of those things. On Jokes to Make My Parents Proud...

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Bob Odenkirk is lawyer Saul; you better call him

By | March 3, 2010 at 10:06 am | No comments

Viral marketing! Who loves it? Mostly –the internet. Also –American Movie Classics. Indeed, to garner attention for the third season of AMC’s Breaking Bad (premiering March 21 at 10pm), a website has been created for the beloved and recurring shady lawyer character Saul...

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UCB founders Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts talk about their new Spike comedy, ‘Players’

By | March 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm | No comments

Matt Walsh, co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade and actor in films such as The Hangover and the brilliant UCB Comedy Central series, is returning once again to television with the new half hour comedy "Players", debuting tomorrow at 10:30 pm EST on Spike. The show...

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Aziz Ansari’s Raaaaaaaandy drops ‘Aaaaaaaagry’ on the masses

By | February 25, 2010 at 11:37 am | One comment

Raaaaaaaandy, the alter-ego of comedian-on-the-rise Aziz Ansari, has applied his passion for dancing, comedy, and rap-making to the most logical conclusion: a comedy/hip hop mixtape. Well aware of the faults of most comedy-rap (that it’s not funny), to correct these...

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