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David Brenner celebrates 40 years in comedy

By | June 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian David Brenner is celebrating his 40th year in comedy with a national stand-up tour. “Leave ‘Em Laughing” features some of Brenner’s greatest jokes and routines from over the years. “I’m including everything from birth up to five minutes ago,” he...

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Comedians featured in Twitter book

By | June 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Eugene Mirman"][/caption] It's no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country's best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn't come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on...

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Martin Lawrence lines up TV projects

By | June 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence is flocking to TV, or are TV execs flocking to Martin Lawrence? Regardless of the syntax, the venerable stand-up vet's production company, Runteldat, is lining up a number of television projects for the fall '09 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In...

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Punchline Magazine wins best comedy publication award

By | June 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm | No comments

While in Aspen covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival last week, I had the pleasure of accepting the award for Best Online Comedy Industry Publication. It was the second year in a row Punchline Magazine has won that honor. The award is voted on by the more than 3,000...

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Friday stand-up video: Jeff Dunham

By | June 19, 2009 at 11:37 am | No comments

Is it any surprise that the Jeff Dunham tops the Myspace Comedian List? Really, its a surprise whenever Dunham doesn't top a list like this. All debates aside, Dunham is a master. Not only at his craft but at marketing and packaging his image as well. Anyone in the business...

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Gervais, Morgan, Maher to headline New York Comedy Fest

By | June 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm | No comments

It’s just been announced that Ricky Gervais, Tracy Morgan and Bill Maher will headline the sixth anuual New York Comedy Festival. The festival will be held Nov. 4 to Nov. 8. Gervais and Morgan will both perform shows at Carnegie Hall, while Maher will perform at NYU’s...

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Artie Lange gets blackballed

By | June 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm | 6 comments

Artie Lange was a regular guest on Late Night With Conan O’Brien throughout the show’s 16 year run. The literal embodiment of the term, “brutal honesty,” Lange’s appearances were known for their jaw dropping moments of candor, including references to his own binge...

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Thursday stand-up video: Zach Galifianakis

By | June 18, 2009 at 11:27 am | No comments

My original plan for the week was to pull the stand-up videos of the day from the Myspace Top Comedian list. Well, number two on the list is Liquidgeneration.com which amusingly (and annoyingly) has no stand-up comedy clips. While I try to figure out exactly what this is, watch...

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Shaquille O'Neal, Codeblack to release 'All-star Comedy Jams'

By | June 17, 2009 at 11:41 am | No comments

Shaquille O'Neal, in collaboration with Codeblack, is producing the All-star Comedy Jams series for Showtime. Part of the networks Laugh Out Loud comedy initiative, the first installment of this series is set to premiere tonight at 10pm. On the program tonight will be Cedric...

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