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Comedian Juston McKinney inks development deal with Denis Leary’s Apostle and IFC

Comedian Juston McKinney inks development deal with Denis Leary’s Apostle and IFC

By | February 9, 2012 at 11:47 am | No comments

Stand-up comedian Juston McKinney may be taking his web series Hosed to a new, cable television audience if all goes according to plan. McKinney signed a deal with Denis Leary’s production company Apostle, in which his Web series Hosed would be developed for IFC, which is...

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Watch Bill Burr’s ‘critically acclaimed’ tour of Santa Monica and Venice

Watch Bill Burr’s ‘critically acclaimed’ tour of Santa Monica and Venice

By | February 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments

Bill Burr should have his own show on the Travel Channel. If you're wondering what a surly red-head from Massachusetts would say about places he would visit, wonder no more. Burr, with the help from skilled video comedy journo Thomas Attila Lewis, has made web videos where he...

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Watch comedian John Roy nail Neil Diamond and more on ‘Conan’

Watch comedian John Roy nail Neil Diamond and more on ‘Conan’

By | February 8, 2012 at 9:37 am | No comments

At times, one can watch a stand-up set on late night TV and think, "That's so funny. Why did I never think of that topic that way?" Many times, acute observations on society are so deftly hidden within the framework of jokes that many casual observers have no idea of the work it...

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Watch a comedian totally mess with a passed out guy in the front row

Watch a comedian totally mess with a passed out guy in the front row

By | February 7, 2012 at 10:11 am | No comments

Everyone reading these words, no doubt understands, that a comedian's life is not all huge, roaring crowds and cable television specials. There's ups and downs-- mostly downs. The trick, it seems, to survive such a recursive career path is to take those low points and have fun...

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Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

By | February 7, 2012 at 9:42 am | One comment

The late, legendary comedian Robert Schimmel wrote an entire book about his battle with late-stage cancer and how comedy helped him beat the disease. And now, whether he knows it or not, Chicago resident Miles Austrevich has taken a page from Schimmel's book. The 19-year old has...

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Watch Will Ferrell in a fake beer commercial for ‘Casa de mi Padre’

Watch Will Ferrell in a fake beer commercial for ‘Casa de mi Padre’

By | February 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm | No comments

As you may have already saw this morning, Will Ferrell continued his starring role in the low budget series of commercials for Old Milwaukee. Well, here's your second Will Ferrell beer commercial-related post of the day. In this one, he and Efren Ramirez -- co-stars in the...

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Ray Romano and Kevin James announce stand-up comedy tours

Ray Romano and Kevin James announce stand-up comedy tours

By | February 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm | No comments

Two old friends who got their start on stand-up comedy stages and later found nearly unparalleled success on television are heading back to their roots. Both Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond fame and Kevin James of King of Queens fame, will set out on live comedy tours;...

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Listen to a sample from Tenacious D’s new album

Listen to a sample from Tenacious D’s new album

By | February 6, 2012 at 11:48 am | No comments

Be forewarned. The next Tenacious D album, Rize of the Fenix, will be coming out in May, complete with an over-the-top phallic album cover. And fans of The D have been waiting to bang their heads and laugh ever since Pick of Destiny didn't live up to its expectations five...

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The Laughspin interview with comedian Susan Burke, co-writer of Sundance standout ‘Smashed’

The Laughspin interview with comedian Susan Burke, co-writer of Sundance standout ‘Smashed’

By | February 6, 2012 at 9:59 am | 18 comments

Rare is the moment when we catch the seminal moments in the careers of comedians and entertainers in general when things perhaps started in their favor. And with the breaking news that the movie Smashed, after its showing at the Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Sony...

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