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Comedian Cameron Esposito on the overturn of DOMA, her girlfriend and the strength of family

Comedian Cameron Esposito on the overturn of DOMA, her girlfriend and the strength of family

By | June 28, 2013 at 10:58 am | One comment

Yesterday morning my dad called to say he was so, so happy for me and my girlfriend about the DOMA news. I asked him if he was happy for himself too, that he’d be able to see his daughter married. “I am so, so happy for me too." he said. He was the first person I talked to...

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12 jobs comedians had before they were famous: Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K. and more!

12 jobs comedians had before they were famous: Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K. and more!

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:00 am | 7 comments

As shocking as it may sound, not every comedian joked his or her way straight to stardom. Before they were making you laugh onstage, in movies and on television, they were working regular dead-end jobs-- you know, like most of us! From waiting tables to applying makeup to the...

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10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

By | June 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments

There's nothing like a great one line joke. Just like it takes planning and smarts to deliver an amazingly funny longform story, it takes special talent to write and deliver a short joke that will stick with an audience. Below, we've chosen 10 of our favorites one-to-few-line...

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Read: Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black blast each other on Twitter

Read: Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black blast each other on Twitter

By | May 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 29 comments

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good old-fashioned comedian Twitter spar-- although I feel this one between Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black has far less goodwill than Maron’s back-and-forth with Patton Oswalt last June. If you follow Maron even a little or have heard...

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Read deleted scenes from the ‘Community’ season finale (Photos)

Read deleted scenes from the ‘Community’ season finale (Photos)

By | May 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm | No comments

During the West Coast feed of Community’s season four finale, show producer and writer Megan Ganz tweeted out pages of script that were deleted from the broadcast version of the episode. “We had to trim 6 minutes out of the final cut,” she explains. So, for your...

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Denver comedy collective The Grawlix thrives without fleeing to the coasts

Denver comedy collective The Grawlix thrives without fleeing to the coasts

By | May 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments

Whether it’s Austin, Seattle or Detroit, every non-coast comedy scene deals with the same conundrum: You build a community of talented standups, and just when things are looking good, the scene’s most prominent comics ditch their home-town for the sink-or-swim world of L.A....

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An open love letter to Comedy

An open love letter to Comedy

By | April 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedy is beautiful. Killing in a night club is like orchestrating a symphony or painting a beautiful picture. Sometimes it’s also like a dude telling jokes about his dick to total strangers for money. For the moment I’d like to reflect on what stand-up is and why I...

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Bridgetown Diary: Inside Portland’s annual comedy festival (Daily updates)

Bridgetown Diary: Inside Portland’s annual comedy festival (Daily updates)

By | April 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm | 6 comments

PORTLAND -- Bridgetown is comedy Christmas. For the locals like me it usually starts a day early. Kickoff shows on the eve of the festival are filled to the brim with comedy nerds hoping that a comedian of note is in town early. It just so happens Bridgetown favorite Todd Glass...

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LaughFest photo gallery with Garfunkel & Oates, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, more! (Exclusive)

LaughFest photo gallery with Garfunkel & Oates, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, more! (Exclusive)

By | April 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm | No comments

For the third year in a row, I had the privilege of attending Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI, a 10-day festival featuring some of the biggest names in comedy as well as some of the best up-and-coming comics around the country. The proceeds of all the shows go to benefit...

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