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How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

By | April 15, 2015 at 11:13 am | 4 comments

Hello. My name is Rob Babcock and I'm a comic in Los Angeles. Last year I went on a coast-to-coast tour for three months. I hit 34 cities, did 82 shows and drove 12,023 miles in a 1975 Mercedes Benz named Harvey. (If you want to see photos, search #benzit on instagram. Or you...

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Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

By | April 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 16 comments

You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to...

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Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

By | April 13, 2015 at 9:21 am | 4 comments

I will be the first to say it. I love the word “free.” Not paying for stuff gets me super wet. Sometimes I go onto the “FREE” section of Craigslist and pleasure myself to pictures of wooden pallets and piles of dirt. I will also be the first to admit that while...

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Luisa Omielan thigh gap video goes viral. Comedian gets 8 million views on Facebook!

Luisa Omielan thigh gap video goes viral. Comedian gets 8 million views on Facebook!

By | April 9, 2015 at 10:10 pm | No comments

British comedian Luisa Omielan is, like her hero Beyoncé, bold and unafraid. Unafraid of enjoying the shit out of a high-calorie dinner, unafraid of "upgrading" her self-esteem, and COMPLETELY unafraid of de-pantsing herself, onstage, on camera, right in the middle of the...

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Terrifying Lucille Ball statue needs to be removed!

Terrifying Lucille Ball statue needs to be removed!

By | April 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm | No comments

Now here's one from the truly freaky files. By now, most every American with basic access to cable television or a standard Internet hookup is well familiar with I Love Lucy. Even more so than her show, it's easy to visualize images of her iconic face: it's been almost 26 years...

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Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.

Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.

By | March 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm | One comment

I haven’t slept in over a week purely in anticipation for that one phone call. That one phone call that would change my life even more than Frozen did. You see, with Jon Stewart’s recent announcement of leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, I thought I was a clear...

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Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd

Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd

By | March 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm | 4 comments

Another day, another troll-explosion on Twitter. This one, in particular, was aimed at a very public and well-known female figure with the audacity to make jokes or have an opinion. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting the damn vote. But this time, those who have their...

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Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby me’

Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby me’

By | March 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm | 2 comments

Why does it sometimes seem like almost no one is safe from the claws of the Cosb-er these days? In a new interview with Esquire, cover girl Chelsea Handler (buck-naked, alongside cover boy Nick Offerman, in the mag's "Women and Men" issue) shared a particularly creepy experience...

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How to be a cool comedy show producer

How to be a cool comedy show producer

By | March 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 3 comments

Hey there. Before we get started, let me clarify the title of this post. This is not how to produce a cool comedy show as in, your show will be the new cool popular indie show that comedians are desperate to get on because they think a spot on the show means they “made it”...

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