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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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10 things we learned from Aziz Ansari’s interview for SiriusXM’s ‘Unmasked’

10 things we learned from Aziz Ansari’s interview for SiriusXM’s ‘Unmasked’

By | July 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Although Aziz Ansari is known for his high-baller-wannabe character, Tom Haverford on NBC's Parks and Recreation, he is and has been primarily a stand-up guy. Really. The 29-year-old has been doing stand-up for over 10 years, saying, "Stand-up is the backbone of everything I...

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Louis C.K. goes on hilarious Twitter insult spree (Image gallery)

Louis C.K. goes on hilarious Twitter insult spree (Image gallery)

By | June 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments

Louis C.K. Has a pretty active “web presence.” He has a long history of posting on comedy message boards, and not just to promote stuff either (read his particularly interesting back-and-forth with Doug Stanhope on Google Groups from 2005, if you haven't yet*). He's happy to...

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Louis C.K. and Doug Stanhope once had an amazing chat about staying healthy, not dying

Louis C.K. and Doug Stanhope once had an amazing chat about staying healthy, not dying

By | June 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm | 4 comments

Before there was Twitter and before Facebook had a stranglehold on our lives, there was Google Groups. There still is Google Groups -- basically low-rent message boards -- but, you know, not a lot of people use them (relatively speaking). But back in August of 2005 one such...

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Read: Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron bust each others’ balls on Twitter

Read: Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron bust each others’ balls on Twitter

By | June 8, 2012 at 11:00 am | 4 comments

Oh, Twitter: it’s the gift that keeps on giving to the comedy world. And last night, it gave in a big way, when Marc Maron picked a fight discussion faux fight with Patton Oswalt. This sort of reminds me of what we've all been told about the back table at the Comedy Cellar in...

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Check out this amazing Dan Harmon tribute from Russian ‘Community’ fans

Check out this amazing Dan Harmon tribute from Russian ‘Community’ fans

By | June 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm | No comments

A few minutes ago, ousted Community creator and executive producer Dan Harmon tweeted the following: "I lost my job but I won the cold war! Holy cats." Accompanied with his words was the below image. Holy cats,...

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