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Nick Thune: Will strum for laughs

By | February 19, 2010 at 5:33 am | One comment

Nick Thune did not necessarily get into stand-up on purpose. From emceeing bar mitzvahs to covering Enrique Iglesias, his career is one built on unconventional routes and an ever-necessary lack of ambition that led him not by pursuit, but by nature to success in the comedy...

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Louis CK new FX show announces debut date

By | February 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments

While we all knew since August of last year that Louis would be debuting a brand new sitcom type show on FX called Louie, it wasn't until today that the network said when the fun would begin. Fittingly, the network chose April 1 -- April Fool's Day -- at 10 pm to expose the...

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Arj Barker: LYAO

By | January 22, 2010 at 12:08 am | No comments

While listening to LYAO, the new album from Arj Barker, it was hard for me to keep track of how often I found myself doubled over in laughter, hands on my head, shouting, “It’s so stupid!” Yet, to me, this is one of the best signs of great comedy: jokes that are so...

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Steve Harvey named new host of Family Feud

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 6 comments

Steve Harvey –one of The Original Kings of Comedy, the star of The Steve Harvey Show, Me and the Boys, and the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show– will be taking over as the host of Family Feud this coming fall. For the next four seasons of the show, Harvey...

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Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

By | January 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm | No comments

Aziz Ansari, a new star in the comedy world, offers an album of confident, fast-paced, and though at times overly energetic, hilarious and unconventional material. Though he rose into the limelight partly on the merits of a little character called RAAAAAAAANDY, who appears in...

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Adam Carolla pilot picked up by NBC

By | January 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Adam Carolla, The Man Show and podcast host extraordinaire, recently had a new television pilot picked up by NBC. Though no name has yet been provided for the show, it is said to be about a contractor (Carolla) who seeks to rebuild his life after a divorce. The show is...

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Kristin Key: Where the Cab Takes You…

By | January 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Kristin Key, a Texas native and veteran of Last Comic Standing, has a comedic quality that is equally destructive and beneficial: she’s a people pleaser. On Where the Cab Takes You, her second album, Key offers slice of life jokes (and songs) about getting drunk, getting high,...

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Joe Piscopo scouts for stand-up talent for new TV show

By | December 23, 2009 at 11:30 am | No comments

After Dark with Joe Piscopo, a new TV variety series filming next year, is holding an audition showcase Dec. 29th at The Joynt in Chicago. Dubbed “Jokes @ The Joynt,” performers will have the chance to earn a spot in the upcoming series, which will feature performances from...

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Daniel Tosh signs Comedy Central CD/DVD and tour deal

By | December 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm | No comments

In addition to the recent news that Tosh.0 Daniel Tosh’s Internet-delving, viral video-showing Comedy Central series, had been renewed for a second season -- a record 25 episodes were ordered, marking the largest single season pick-up ever by the network -- today it was...

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