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Bill Cosby joins Instagram, the Internet rejoices (Video)

Bill Cosby joins Instagram, the Internet rejoices (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm | No comments

It turns out it's never too late to teach a funny old dog new tricks! 76-year old comedy legend Bill Cosby opened an Instagram account this week while appearing at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. He posted his first two images before going on stage in front of a very...

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Comedy Central greenlights Key and Peele animated series, expands fourth season

Comedy Central greenlights Key and Peele animated series, expands fourth season

By | March 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm | No comments

On the heels of a stellar third season of Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele’s hit sketch comedy show, Comedy Central is wisely doubling down on the massively popular duo. The network announced today that they’re not only expanding Key & Peele’s already-announced fourth...

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South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes

South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes

By | March 12, 2014 at 11:14 am | No comments

AUSTIN – Day 3 of South by Southwest was tightly packed with more comedy delights. Like a really, really thick sausage that kind of sprays hot juice on you when you bite into it because the casing is so strained and taut from the vast amounts of meat inside. (Side note: I...

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Kevin McDonald, Jackie Kashian and more heading to the Green Gravel Comedy Fest

Kevin McDonald, Jackie Kashian and more heading to the Green Gravel Comedy Fest

By | March 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm | No comments

All sorts of comedy-related festivals have been popping up: musical comedy festivals, podcast festivals, sketch fests and the like. A new comedy festival in Iowa running March 28 - 30, is excited to present what has been branded as "alternative comedy" to the masses. The Green...

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South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

By | March 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – Okay, forewarning: there was too much legit Sunday night to be able to comprehensively share all of the laughs with you, dear readers, but I will do my damnedest to offer the highlights. Checked out three shows, all in a row, and lived to tell the tale....

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Conan O’Brien, David Cross, Bill Burr, many more to appear on new season of Maron on IFC

Conan O’Brien, David Cross, Bill Burr, many more to appear on new season of Maron on IFC

By | March 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm | One comment

IFC's hit comedy series Maron will finally return for eager viewers for a second season in May-- and with a line-up of stellar guest stars. Marc Maron's semi-autobiographical show about a comedian with new-found success hosting a podcast out of his garage creates and sabotages...

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Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

By | March 10, 2014 at 11:08 am | One comment

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins might be the star of his own network sitcom! The comedian has been cast in Brian Gallivan's single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. He will play an overworked father dreaming of being "on vacation all year" by uprooting his family from the city and moving...

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SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

By | March 10, 2014 at 10:29 am | No comments

AUSTIN – South by Southwest 2014 kicked off to… rain. And cold. Apparently the polar vortex gods do not discriminate between the great white north and the usually milder environs of Texas, to the chagrin of every SX patron trying to escape winter on March 8. One of those...

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With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

By | March 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm | No comments

Seventeen years after the season one premiere of South Park on Comedy Central, the once-humble animated series has turned into one of the largest comedy franchises of all time. Its creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have gone on to produce movies, a Broadway hit (Book of...

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