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Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief

Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief

By | August 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 4 comments

As news of Robin Williams' apparent suicide quickly spread online tonight, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their deep sadness and to encourage us to treat depression seriously. Below is a selection of those tweets. Williams was 63. My mother committed suicide at...

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An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping

An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping

By | June 4, 2014 at 11:57 am | 5 comments

I’ve made the mistake of sleepwalking through my life. Who hasn’t? No, I don’t mean like Mike Birbiglia did. Or, does? What I mean is my focus had been fixed on the not-as-important things – career status, where I thought I’d be and might not be at this point, what...

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Maya Angelou dies at 86, once said ‘Against the cruelties of life, one must laugh’

Maya Angelou dies at 86, once said ‘Against the cruelties of life, one must laugh’

By | May 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments

Maya Angelou, celebrated author, poet, professor, dancer, musician, public speaker and activist, died today in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Angelou was 86 years old. Truly a groundbreaking artist, Angelou rose to prominence after the 1969 publication of her memoir...

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Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you'd get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in...

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LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist phone call to V. Stiviano spurs #BoycottClippers hashtag: 13 funniest Twitter responses

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist phone call to V. Stiviano spurs #BoycottClippers hashtag: 13 funniest Twitter responses

By | April 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm | 7 comments

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is currently being investigated for making incredibly racist statements during a phone call to his girlfriend V. Stiviano, who, ironically is black and Mexican. The recorded was unearthed by TMZ last night and ever since the Internet...

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Preview: Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns with Kids in the Hall, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, more!

Preview: Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns with Kids in the Hall, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, more!

By | April 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm | 2 comments

The moon towers of Austin are the last of their kind in the world. Purchased secondhand from the city of Detroit in 1894, the towers were designed for no more threatening a purpose than to illuminate the city-- an early example of nighttime municipal electricity. But when they...

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Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love

Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love

By | February 26, 2014 at 11:04 am | 17 comments

Last year a group of Sacramento-based comics and I drove to San Francisco to hit some open mics and pizza shops. I’ve been to plenty of open mics, so I was more excited about the pizza. Not just because I’m a glutton, but because pizza places don’t usually stink of awkward...

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Ron Burgundy’s guide to dress for success (Infographic)

Ron Burgundy’s guide to dress for success (Infographic)

By | December 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm | No comments

We assume a lot of you will be headed to the theaters tomorrow to check out Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. But before you do, our favorite fake news anchor -- or is he real? we can't tell anymore! -- has a few tips about the way you should dress. Below, we present to you Ron...

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The story of the tattoo of Ron Burgundy fighting a shark (Photo)

The story of the tattoo of Ron Burgundy fighting a shark (Photo)

By | December 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm | No comments

This past May, photos from the set of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues surfaced, showing the franchise’s news anchor hero Ron Burgundy fighting a shark (see below). Well, we’re only nine days away -- seven, if you get the Superticket -- from finding out why exactly Burgundy...

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