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Spinal Tap movie on iTunes today

By | August 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm | No comments

A new short film, Stonehenge: ‘Tis a Magic Place, has been released on iTunes in honor of the 25th anniversary of This is Spinal Tap. The seven-minute short film follows the rock parody act making a pilgrimage to the ancient site of Stonehenge. “We all jumped at the...

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Hasan Minhaj: Giving comedy the college try

By | August 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments

At just 23 years old, Hasan Minhaj is clearly ahead of the comedy curve. Only two years removed from graduating UC-Davis — where he founded the stand-up/sketch comedy group Gridiron Gang — Hasan is starting to make a name for himself on the national stage. Last year, he...

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Buffalo comedians create comedy scene

By | August 24, 2009 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

We always love hearing about stand-up comedy striving in areas where there is little to no mainstream scene to speak of. The Buffalo News ran a cover piece following the story of eight year veteran Kristen Becker and her group of comedy underlings: Mark Walton, Rick Matthews...

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Kathy Griffin petitions to win Oprah’s acceptance

By | August 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 30 comments

Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight. So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary...

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Dave Foley stars in new web series

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Are you one of those people who goes into a panic before a big trip? Don’t you with there was someone you could turn to for detailed safety tips on how to plan for the smoothest trip possible? Look no further than The Sensible Traveler, the new web series starring Dave Foley,...

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Arlen Specter: closeted comedian?

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Continuing to further his reputation as an enigma wrapped in a mystery, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) pulled out some unexpected comedy chops while hosting a benefit show at the Pittsburgh Improv on Thursday. The senator, who made headlines earlier this year when he abruptly...

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Jay Leno promises more stand-up comedy

By | August 21, 2009 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Jay Leno Show will be an hour loaded with stand-up, rather than multiple celebrity guests. The late-night host is expected to deliver eight to twelve minutes of straight stand-up every night in his monologue. As reported, Leno will also be employing some top stand-up...

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Thursday stand-up video: Bret Ernst

By | August 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments

Today's clip comes from ComedyJuice.com and features Bret Ernst calmly discussing his disdain for a restaurant he once worked at. See more funny videos and funny pictures at...

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Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie to star in new FX series 'League'

By | August 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Set to air during fantasy football season is the latest FX comedy series "League" starring comics Nick Kroll and Jon Lajoie among others. The show will take a look at friendship, parenting, married life and "growing up through the prism of a fantasy-football league." The series...

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