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Comedy Exposition with Sean O’Connor, Sean Patton headed to Chicago

Comedy Exposition with Sean O’Connor, Sean Patton headed to Chicago

By | April 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm | One comment

Move over, Just For Laughs and make way for The Comedy Exposition! Chicago learned last year that it would not be hosting another TBS-sponsored Just For Laughs Chicago festival in 2014. A staple of the comedy festivals circuit, JFL Chicago debuted in 2009 as another showcase...

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Steve Carell’s celebrity game show ‘Riot’ boasts Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Mayim Bialik, more!

Steve Carell’s celebrity game show ‘Riot’ boasts Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Mayim Bialik, more!

By | April 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Steve Carell's celebrity improv game show Riot has been ordered to series and will feature famous guests including Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and Carell himself! Originally developed under the name Slide Show, Riot has a regular cast of contestants playing improv games with...

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Ben Roy’s ‘No Enlightenment in Sobriety’ is motivational misery, salve for misanthropic minds (Review)

Ben Roy’s ‘No Enlightenment in Sobriety’ is motivational misery, salve for misanthropic minds (Review)

By | April 13, 2014 at 11:37 am | No comments

If you follow modern stand-up comedy even casually, youʼre probably aware that booze and drugs arenʼt celebrated today like they once were. Humor superstars like Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron and Russell Brand have all become disciples of sobriety, bemoaning their dark years...

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Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

By | April 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments

After years of cementing his reputation as an unapologetically crass and thick-skinned comic of late-night cable TV – first with Comedy Central's Insomniac and later with Showtime's Dave's Old Porn – Dave Attell was a natural selection to host Comedy Central's first...

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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015

By | April 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm | No comments

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015. It's official, so everyone can stop with their absurd lists of possible replacements for Letterman. As you are likely aware, Letterman announced his retirement plans last week on Late Show. Of course we're...

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Oxygen’s ‘Funny Girls’ follows rising Los Angeles comedians in male dominated world of comedy

Oxygen’s ‘Funny Girls’ follows rising Los Angeles comedians in male dominated world of comedy

By | April 10, 2014 at 11:31 am | No comments

Oxygen wants to show the nation how tough it is to be a female stand-up comedian with its new docuseries Funny Girls (working title). The series showcases up-and-coming female comics in Los Angeles as "they strive to break the glass ceiling in the male-dominated comedy...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Green on board for comedy shows

Microsoft’s Xbox One: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Green on board for comedy shows

By | April 8, 2014 at 9:50 am | No comments

Microsoft is getting serious about creating original programming for its Xbox One. Xbox Entertainment Studios has turned to Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera and Seth Green for comedy shows to stream on the video game-turned-entertainment console, which currently retails for about...

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Watch: HBO’s Silicon Valley, first full episode for free

Watch: HBO’s Silicon Valley, first full episode for free

By | April 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm | One comment

Silicon Valley, HBO’s newest original comedy series, premiered last night on the cable behemoth. But if you missed it or if you don’t have HBO, the network is offering the first episode for free viewing. And we’ve lovingly embedded it below. The series Silicon Valley...

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John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

By | April 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm | One comment

Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to...

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