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Tuesday stand-up video: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

By | November 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm | No comments

This is a bit of a departure from our usual stand-up clip, but I thought it was too fun not to share. Here is Zach Galifianakis on his web series Between Two Ferns with Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien, and Andy Dick. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis from Between Two...

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Oprah looking for the next comedy sensation

By | November 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm | 3 comments

Being touched by the hand of Oprah is no small thing; in fact, it's not too far removed from clutching the hem of Christ's robe. And now, the queen of the bookstore is turning her attention to the world of stand-up comedy, in the hopes of discovering comedy's next big...

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TBS stand-up comedy series premieres Thursday

By | November 17, 2009 at 9:41 am | No comments

There’s about to be a lot more stand-up on cable TV, and it isn’t relegated to HBO or Comedy Central. Starting Nov. 19 , TBS will air The Very Funny Show, a series consisting of stand-up sets featuring headlining comics from around the country. The show will be hosted by...

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Friday stand-up video: Mike Baldwin

By | November 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 3 comments

I had the honor to help judge one of the MANY rounds of the Seattle International Comedy Competition last night and was wholly impressed by the 16 talented comics who turned out. Among them though, only Mike Baldwin (who went on to take first in the final five for the night)...

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Patton Oswalt proves storytelling prowess at NY Comedy Festival

By | November 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Have you ever seen one of those comics who tells really long stories, that might have been funny when they happened, but don’t really go anywhere onstage? Those people should see Patton Oswalt. Over the years, the short (look how tiny he looks in that not-so-great pic to the...

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Thursday stand-up video: Chris Porter

By | November 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Finally, somebody who agrees that Red Bull and alcohol should never be mixed together. Check the clip below of Chris Porter at Skyline Comedy...

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Comedy Central coming to the Middle East

By | November 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm | No comments

Comedy Central Studios Arabia is the name of the new venture between MTV Networks International and twofour54 Located in the United Arab Emirates.  Besides focusing on original content like stand-up, sketch shows and sitcoms, the network will also adapt some of Comedy Central's...

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Michael Ian Black, Greg Giraldo film pilot for NBC, get tickets

By | November 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The Brits have done it again! The wildly popular island nation that offered up fabulous originals for fabulous Yank rip-offs like The Office, The Weakest Link, and Coupling (okay, maybe not Coupling) have now given us Have I Got News For You, a quiz show chock-full of...

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Stand-up comedy being used as the best medicine

By | November 11, 2009 at 11:21 am | No comments

It's been said, time after time, that laughter is the best medicine. Indeed, one would be hard pressed to find a skillful comedic wordsmith without his or her share of personal insecurities and biographical traumas. (See: Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, et al). But now, one...

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