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Watch Christian Finnegan talk America’s decline, dining alone and more on “Conan”

Watch Christian Finnegan talk America’s decline, dining alone and more on “Conan”

By | November 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm | No comments

Our love affair** with Christian Finnegan dates back to 2005, when we first interviewed the quickly-rising comedian. The following year, we asked him to review his debut album, Two For Flinching. And he did! And it was hilarious. In 2009, he agreed to let us photograph him in...

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Chelsea Handler inks a deal that will keep her on E! through 2014

Chelsea Handler inks a deal that will keep her on E! through 2014

By | November 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm | No comments

After years of stellar ratings within desirable demographics, an incredible cross-platform visibility and mentoring a small army of up and coming stand-up comedians, it should come as no surprise that E! has renewed Chelsea Handler’s contract through 2014. The new deal all...

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Pamela Anderson will be the Virgin Mary on comedian Russell Peters’ holiday special

Pamela Anderson will be the Virgin Mary on comedian Russell Peters’ holiday special

By | November 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm | No comments

Former Playboy Playmate and (the original?) sex-tape star Pamela Anderson is set to perform in a re-imagining of the Nativity story on CTV and The Comedy Network’s (Canada’s Comedy Central equivalent) A Russell Peters Christmas Special. The role she’s set to perform? Yep,...

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Watch Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling backstage, honoring Robert Downey Jr.

Watch Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling backstage, honoring Robert Downey Jr.

By | November 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm | One comment

Where are we at on Mel Gibson these days? Is it ok to not hate is very existence anymore? It seems Hollywood – the moral compass of the world – has forgiven him for his past bouts of sexism, anti-semitism and psychological abuse layed upon his former wife. The dude can act,...

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Listen to Donald Glover’s interview about Childish Gambino

Listen to Donald Glover’s interview about Childish Gambino

By | November 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | No comments

You're no doubt fully aware that stand-up comedian, actor and Community star Donald Glover is also an accomplished musician. Today, he released his first proper album, titled Camp, under his hip-hop alias Childish Gambino. He sat down with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on...

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Watch vintage clips of Kevin Pollak, Bill Maher, more on “An Evening at the Improv”

Watch vintage clips of Kevin Pollak, Bill Maher, more on “An Evening at the Improv”

By | November 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm | No comments

While people keep watching and posting Richard Pryor's ubiquitous Live on the Sunset Strip on their Facebook wall, the time has now come to take a deeper look into the history of stand-up comedy. Hulu has just added 52 episodes of A&E's An Evening at the Improv to its roster...

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Gilda’s LaughFest adds Sinbad, Bob and Tom showcase, $10k stand-up contest, more

Gilda’s LaughFest adds Sinbad, Bob and Tom showcase, $10k stand-up contest, more

By | November 15, 2011 at 5:00 am | 4 comments

Having already named a long list of headlining and up-and-coming stand-up comedians last week, Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI early today announced a second round of talent, including veteran comedian Sinbad. The second annual festival will run from March 8 - 18. Ticket...

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At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

By | November 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm | One comment

Louis C.K. doesn’t need an opener. “Fuck it,” he said, soon after he stepped onstage at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Nov. 11, as part of the New York Comedy Festival. “What’s the point?” The same sentiment can applied to the entirety of Louis’s...

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“30 Rock” takes the place of “Community” and more changes in comedy at NBC

“30 Rock” takes the place of “Community” and more changes in comedy at NBC

By | November 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm | One comment

NBC, the network responsible for most of today’s watch-worthy comedies, just announced that it would be shuffling some of its sitcoms around. And at first glance, the changes make sense. Let’s get the most important facts out of the way. Despite what you may have heard on...

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