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Paula Poundstone: The mother of all comedians

By | July 23, 2007 at 9:54 am | No comments

Unlike most comics, who leave wake-up calls for dinnertime, Paula Poundstone typically rises before the son -- and the daughters, too, for that matter. She needs every precious second to do her "real job -- raising two lively teenage girls (Toshia, 16, and Allie, 13) and an...

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Tom Green: Spinning a New Web of Comedy

By | July 23, 2007 at 9:34 am | No comments

Three years after MTV dropped his show, Tom Green --with backing from ManiaTV -- installed a half-million-dollar broadcast studio in his living room. Hundreds of thousands of Tom Green fans now clamor each night not for their remotes, but instead for their keyboards and...

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Doug Stanhope: Out of Darkness Comes Comedy

By | July 16, 2007 at 9:31 am | No comments

Comedian Doug Stanhope knows a thing or two about hard living and hard truths. But are the masses ready for his scathing brand of stand-up comedy? We'll see who's still standing after his new Showtime special, No Refunds premieres next month. by Dylan P. Gadino I photos below...

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Ty Barnett: Wise beyond his (comedy) years

By | July 9, 2007 at 9:26 am | No comments

He may have only five solid years of pro stand-up experience behind him, but Ty Barnett -- season four's Last Comic Standing runner-up -- has already made many lasting impressions. By Jessica Agi Although he's been a full-time comic for just five years, Chicago-native Ty...

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Behind the Scenes at LateNet with Ray Ellin: Comedy's evolution is in full effect!

By | July 9, 2007 at 8:54 am | No comments

When the late-night talk-show format meets stand-up comedy and the Internet, a new breed of variety show is born. And with the help of Gilbert Gottfried and Fran Drescher, hilarity ensues. by Dylan P. Gadino | Photos by Kevin Duffy Since its launch, DailyComedy.com has been...

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Patton Oswalt: Comedy Compels Him

By | July 5, 2007 at 9:22 am | One comment

Before Patton Oswalt was Spence on The King of Queens or a rat in Pixar's Ratatouille, he was just a stand-up comedian. Fortunately for us, his new album Werewolves and Lollipops, is proof that will never change. By Dylan P. Gadino Comedian Patton Oswalt is in...

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Steve Trevino: Breaking the Mold

By | June 25, 2007 at 9:17 am | No comments

Having shattered ties with former mentor Carlos Mencia, stand-up comedian Steve Trevino is gaining momentum on his own, playing to packed clubs and earning himself a hefty fan base the old fashioned way -- by busting his ass Interview and photos by Alana Grelyak Stand-up...

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Paul Mecurio: How I Single-handedly Stopped a Train and Lived

By | June 18, 2007 at 8:48 am | No comments

Superman may have been more powerful than a locomotive, but the Man of Steel never did what I did last week -- single-handedly stop Amtrak. How did I pull off this act of heroism? Was I like that mythical woman everyone always talks about who lifted a car off her son, saving...

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Christopher Titus: All in the Family

By | June 11, 2007 at 8:40 am | One comment

Comedian Christopher Titus has never made a secret of his highly dysfunctional family life. But he's yet again embraced the hurt and created something incredibly funny and strangely poignant -- this time for a new Comedy Central album. Interview and Photos by Alana...

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