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Preview: Nick Swardson deals with a unique STD on tonight's Pretend Time

By | November 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm | One comment

On tonight's episode of Nick Swardson's Pretend Time (10 pm EST on Comedy Central), Nick confides in co-worker Gary (played by Harland Williams) about a colorful problem he has upon his junk. It reminds us of the age old question: was she worth it? Check it out. Nick...

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Ralphie May tells about his drug bust in new Atom.com video

By | November 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm | No comments

You may remember that in late September comedian Ralphie May was busted for possession of marijuana at Guam International Airport. No big deal, really. The Last Comic Standing alumn was fined less than $100 and was let go. And May was happy to talk about it to the press,...

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Nick Thune and Seinfeld writer join forces for NBC project

By | November 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments

It looks like rising comedian Nick Thune made a good impression with the suits at NBC after appearing as a recurring correspondent on The Jay Leno Show—not to be confused with the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Regardless, the sometimes guitar-wielding comic has joined forces...

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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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Scarlett Johansson proves her range on Saturday Night Live, but fails to help with laughs

By | November 15, 2010 at 10:36 am | No comments

It’s difficult when I have to write not-so-nice things about someone for whom I have a lot of professional respect. But this week’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by excellent actress Scarlett Johansson, was simply boring. Her acting skills were certainly present, as she...

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Denis Leary putting out book of tweets; good Twitter comedians are not

By | November 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm | 5 comments

Denis Leary is adding to the already giant stack of books written by comedians in 2010. In what feels like a strictly money making project, the comedian and actor has compiled his funnier tweets, had someone create illustrations around some of them and packaged them in...

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Sesame Street celebrates 41 years today; we celebrate Ernie, a comic genius

By | November 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm | One comment

Sesame Street is celebrating its 41st anniversary today. I know what you're thinking: Why are we writing about that? So, I'll tell you why. Although the show is an educational one for children, throughout its history, its used comedy to drive its lessons home and to keep parents...

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Tina Fey wins Mark Twain award, anwers fan questions; PBS will air event Sunday

By | November 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | No comments

Last night, comedy queen Tina Fey joined the ranks of Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and Bill Cosby as she was honored with the Mark Twain Prize in American Humor. As you could guess from the partial list of past recipients, Fey is the youngest -- she's 40 -- to snag the award; and...

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Charlie Murphy tells college crowd “Fuck You,” leaves the stage

By | November 8, 2010 at 11:23 am | 3 comments

Steve Martin once wrote, “Stand-up is seldom performed in ideal circumstances.” For stand-up comics, distractions abound, and I feel that Charlie Murphy would definitely agree. In this brief excerpt of only about one minute of actual performance, the audience at Grambling...

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