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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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Tuesday stand-up video: Robert Buscemi

By | November 10, 2009 at 7:20 pm | No comments

From the Wheeler Opera House, comic Robert Buscemi tells about a time he had fun with the...

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Nick Swardson was born to be a star

By | November 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Well, at least that's what the title of his first starring feature, Born to be a Star, would have you believe. Set for release on Labor Day of 2010, the film will unfold a plot line that plays along the lines of "Napoleon Dynamite meets Boogie Nights" according to Swardson's...

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Doug Stanhope does the anti-comedy fest thing

By | November 10, 2009 at 5:38 pm | One comment

During a weekend of New York Comedy Festival shows at huge theater venues like Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, there was something different happening downtown and appropriately off the radar. Doug Stanhope was doing a five-show, three-night stand at Comix. Stanhope, a 20-year...

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Gabriel Rutledge on Live at Gotham this week

By | November 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm | One comment

Gabriel Rutledge is a stand-up comic from my town who is set to make his first nationwide television appearance. Rutledge taped an episode of Comedy Central's Live at Gotham this summer and will air nationwide this week on Nov 13. After abandoning a mediocre career in pizza...

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Monday stand-up video: Graham Elwood

By | November 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Graham Elwood confesses his confusion and distaste for how quickly things change on the...

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Comedy Central teams with The Onion for new sports show

By | November 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm | One comment

It’s about time. Comedy Central has just announced that they’ve ordered a pilot from The Onion for a half hour series based on their Onion Sports Network web videos. According to the lovely press release, “The as-yet untitled series will take on the whole universe of...

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30th Seattle International Comedy Comp kicks off tonight

By | November 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm | No comments

It's that time of year again when 32 of the world's top ranked comics compete in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Now in its 30th year, the SICC kicks off tonight at the Columbia City Theater where the first round of 16 comics will vie for 5 spots in the...

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Michael Ian Black, Doug Benson and more launch WitStream

By | November 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm | No comments

WitStream, the new Twitter-like site that focuses on the tweets of comedians, enjoyed a festive launch on Monday night at Comix in New York City. Michael Ian Black, who co-founded the site, hosted the show. He was also on-hand throughout, critiquing the live feed of his peers’...

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