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“The Office” inspires real-life paper company’s web series

By | February 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm | No comments

Though The Office’s Dunder Mifflin has had trouble pushing paper on clients in a digitally-driven, more paperless world, one real paper company is using digital content to its advantage. Sappi Fine Paper has launched an online comedy web series called Off Register to market...

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Big Brown Comedy Hour showcases “brown” comedians

By | January 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm | No comments

Comedy’s long been a space where the marginalized have had an opportunity to have candid conversations about their outsider status, and, ideally, connect with and educate the audience. Historically, that’s been especially true for black and Jewish comics, but these days,...

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Jesse Eisenberg, Nicki Minaj push SNL to one of its best episodes of the season

By | January 31, 2011 at 10:30 am | No comments

Too often SNL feels like it’s made up of recycled parts, as if more time was spent trying to fit the week’s guests into already planned parts rather than putting together sketches specifically for the guests on hand. This week, however, was different. While it wasn’t a...

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Comedian Charlie Callas dies at 86

By | January 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm | No comments

Charlie Callas, a stand-up comedian who worked in television, film, and onstage for 50 years, passed away Thursday in Las Vegas at age 86. He had an enviably active career in show biz: Callas regularly appeared on variety shows in the 1960s and made over fifty appearances on The...

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VIDEO: Tracy Morgan says Sarah Palin is good masturbation material

By | January 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm | No comments

Can we all agree that Tracy Morgan really isn't all that funny in the classical sense-- and that we laugh at him mainly because he says stupid shit? Of course, we can't agree on that. But, I'm saying it anyway. Here's the latest example of Tracy's magic. TNT invited him to talk...

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Video interview: Inside the Macy’s window with Mike Birbiglia

By | January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | No comments

You can't sleepwalk with him this time but you can watch comedian Mike Birbiglia sleep- and you don't even have to stalk his bedroom window! Nope, you just have to stalk the Macy's window where he's living for the next few days. The Sleepwalk With Me author began his stay in...

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Kyle Cease debuts short film "Cervix" for Atom.com

By | January 27, 2011 at 11:41 am | 2 comments

Besides being a well-known stand-up comedian -- and inciting controversy with his comedy bootcamp (RIP?) -- Kyle Cease and his brother, Kevin have been, for years, making some pretty funny videos. A brand spanking new one just debuted at Atom.com. It's called Cervix. It's below....

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Comedians launch tour to promote sobriety, seek funds for documentary

By | January 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm | No comments

One of my favorite web entities these days is Kickstarter, an organization that facilitates crowd-sourced fundraising for projects of any and all varieties. That’s no exaggeration: users can help support films, the invention of edible and vegan cups, even a grilled cheese food...

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Brilliant student uses brilliance to create robot comedian

By | January 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm | 3 comments

First, a robot that can beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy!, and now a robot that performs stand-up comedy? At a recent presentation, Carnegie Mellon robotics student Heather Knight unveiled a joke-telling robot named Data. Far from simply being a tape recording of a comedy routine,...

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