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13 times Harry Shearer made Simpsons fans say ‘Exxxxxcellent!’

13 times Harry Shearer made Simpsons fans say ‘Exxxxxcellent!’

By | June 22, 2015 at 11:27 am | No comments

Doh! When it was recently announced that Harry Shearer would be leaving The Simpsons after 26 years, mega-fans were feeling a bit more than what a mere annoyed grunt could express. It's not just the fact that Shearer is departing – following what amounts to virtually an...

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Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart in lawsuit over 2014 car crash

Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart in lawsuit over 2014 car crash

By | June 1, 2015 at 11:22 am | No comments

Did the Walton family make a New Years resolution to be less cartoonishly evil or something? If so, it seems they've been really trying to stick by it. First, there was the announcement in February that Walmart would be raising its minimum wage for workers to at least $9 per...

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Margaret Cho: the PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

Margaret Cho: the PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

By | June 1, 2015 at 11:08 am | One comment

Oh, Margaret Cho. Whether she's psycho, or one bad mother, or charitably spreading her charity through charitable acts - like a little campaign you may have heard of, #BeRobin - the unstoppable comedian and actress never ceases to amaze, surprise, and blow audiences completely...

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Comedy saved me at my lowest point: Project UROK founder Jenny Jaffe helps teens deal with depression, suicidal thoughts

Comedy saved me at my lowest point: Project UROK founder Jenny Jaffe helps teens deal with depression, suicidal thoughts

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments

Comedian Jenny Jaffe’s childhood was anything but comical. During her high school years, she was diagnosed with a multitude of mental illnesses, which included her having extreme anxiety, OCD and suicidal thoughts. “It wasn’t something I talked to really anybody in my...

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21 Chris Farley life lessons: What we learned from the man who was Matt Foley

21 Chris Farley life lessons: What we learned from the man who was Matt Foley

By | May 6, 2015 at 9:40 am | One comment

This year Tommy Boy turned 20 years old. So, I promptly went out and bought a subscription to AARP Magazine. And then exclaimed “holy shnikes!” as any sensible Chris Farley fan would do. But for real, it’s really been 20 years? Seems like only yesterday we were...

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival

By | May 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm | No comments

I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that...

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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 | 5 comments

Hello. My name is Ron 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 | 17 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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