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Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes but more accurate — Aug. 8 – 14

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes but more accurate — Aug. 8 – 14

By | August 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Aries: Hey, you know how you like whistling that solo from that Scorpion’s song, “Winds of Change?” This week I want you to work on never doing that again. It’s really fucking annoying. Your lucky element is Paladium. Taurus: This week I want you to fly like an eagle....

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The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

By | August 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments

As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of...

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Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

By | August 1, 2011 at 9:49 am | No comments

Aries: Adam Sandler is going to offer you a lead role in his new movie. Turn it down. I still want the time back I spent watching the trailer for Grown Ups. And, you’re not going crazy, Rob Schneider really has been following you. He’s hoping to piggyback his way onto the...

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Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

By | July 27, 2011 at 10:10 am | 2 comments

We know how much everyone loves lists! On the eve of Montreal's New Faces showcase (starting tonight), Variety released its annual list of Top 10 Comics to Watch. Each year, Variety tends to be a great indicator of the industry's best young stars in the world of comedy. So let's...

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Eleven comedy web shows that should be television shows

Eleven comedy web shows that should be television shows

By | July 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm | 6 comments

When it comes to developing comedy show for television, with the exception of Louie, there is hardly any unilateral decision making that allows for something that is "just good" to be on the air. Demographics, built-in markets, censors, programming and more unfortunately factor...

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Five movies that will restore your faith in romantic comedies

Five movies that will restore your faith in romantic comedies

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm | One comment

If you've happened to catch even just the trailers for most romantic comedies, let's say, in the last decade, you've probably soured on the entire genre. Even now, as studios childishly duke it out by having their versions of the "anti-romantic comedy" (No Strings Attached,...

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Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

By | July 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments

It seems every season there's a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone...

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Greg Proops: The Punchline Magazine interview

Greg Proops: The Punchline Magazine interview

By | July 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm | No comments

Greg Proops has seemingly done it all. He's famous for doing improv on British-turned-American series Whose Line Is It Anyway? He's earned a more concentrated and dedicated fanbase through constant touring as a stand-up. He often pops up on the tele-- most recently on Chelsea...

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A musical message from comedian Ted Alexandro

A musical message from comedian Ted Alexandro

By | June 30, 2011 at 10:57 am | No comments

In early June, comedian Ted Alexandro and Hollis James released "Kiss Our American Ass," an ode to the death of Osama Bin Laden. It was poignant, touching and even musically competent. So, now, in honor of the most patriotic weekend -- it's the 4th of July soon, you...

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