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Why Charlie Chaplin is still important to comedy 36 years after his death

Why Charlie Chaplin is still important to comedy 36 years after his death

By | March 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 3 comments

On Sunday it will have been 38 years since Charlie Chaplin received his knighthood. Sure, he received it a little late into his life, but he was a knight nonetheless – even if it was only for two years. So, skipping over those controversial issues that plagued Chaplin’s name...

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Comedy show heckler falls on fence, ends up bloody mess (Photos)

Comedy show heckler falls on fence, ends up bloody mess (Photos)

By | February 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 5 comments

Guest post by Graham VanBach. Most people don’t know that Tucson, Arizona has a fun little comedy scene full of a bunch of local guys that love comedy as much as those that sit around the “Cellars” and the “Factories” on the coasts. We only have two consistent open...

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The decay of the influential comedian: four types of comics you should avoid

The decay of the influential comedian: four types of comics you should avoid

By | February 6, 2013 at 11:15 am | 16 comments

Periodically stand-up comedians will go through the rigors of the newspaper interview in which the writer will ask the inevitable question about our comedy influences to complete the article. Citing people like Pryor, Carlin and Hicks is a lot more sexy than Captain Rowdy, Danny...

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Live blog: Comedy Central election night party!

Live blog: Comedy Central election night party!

By | November 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm | No comments

8:39 pm ET Oh, hey. It's Dylan. I'm at the official Comedy Central Election Night party in New York City. Times Square to be exact. The Edison Ballroom to be super exact. I've got to say, this is some pretty swanky shit. There's fancy finger food all around, spinning star...

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50 Shows in 50 states: Three real comics book their own tour, set their own rules (Tour Diary)

50 Shows in 50 states: Three real comics book their own tour, set their own rules (Tour Diary)

By | November 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm | 7 comments

The Biggest Tour Ever Ever is Kristine Levine, Morgan Preston and Andrew Ouellette. They are going for the world record of 50+ shows in 50 states all in 50 days. The initial idea is to get into the gritty bits of America and bring them something they would never see...

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Open thread: Who and what was Louis C.K. texting during the Emmys?

Open thread: Who and what was Louis C.K. texting during the Emmys?

By | September 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm | 12 comments

As you know, Louis C.K. snagged two Emmys on Sunday-- one for his FX show Louie and another for his trailblazing, self-released stand-up comedy special Live at the Beacon Theatre. And if you know anything about Louis, you know he's not your typical Hollywood figure. And despite...

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Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

By | September 24, 2012 at 10:56 am | 2 comments

Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day,...

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Comedian and father Julian Kross writes first honest book about parenting (Excerpts)

Comedian and father Julian Kross writes first honest book about parenting (Excerpts)

By | September 18, 2012 at 11:52 am | No comments

As a father of two, I can attest to the gross number of pointless new parenting books published each year. But here's the deal: new parents are so fucking scared of damaging their kids either psychologically or physically or both, that even the most cynical to-be moms and dads...

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Three weeks on tour with Doug Stanhope: Notes (and photos) from a grateful comedian

Three weeks on tour with Doug Stanhope: Notes (and photos) from a grateful comedian

By | September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm | 8 comments

Last month I did a run of shows opening for Doug Stanhope on the Southeast leg of the Big Stink Comedy Tour. Along with Junior Stopka from Chicago, Greg the road manager, and Bingo (Doug’s lovely girlfriend), we spent three weeks doing 17 shows in 19 days. We performed in...

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