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Alexandro, Kilmartin, Durst, Cummins kick off Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival

By | June 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_984" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Ted Alexandro"][/caption] ASPEN, CO – The second annual Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival kicked off last night in strong form, with a show featuring Ted Alexandro, Laurie Kilmartin, Will Durst and Dan...

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The Rooftop Comedy Festival begins

By | June 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm | No comments

Starting today and going through Sunday, I'll be in Aspen, CO attending the second annual Rooftop Comedy Festival, produced by our good friends at Rooftop Comedy. In addition to attending a mess of shows -- the likes of Ted Alexandro, Will Durst, Finesse Mitchell, Lisa Landry,...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Mike Dehu

By | June 10, 2009 at 8:39 am | No comments

Mike Dehu talks about phone calls from ex-flames and being treated differently because he's a New Yorker. Hidden House November 14,...

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Tonight: Bill Burr becomes first comedian on Conan’s “Late Show”

By | June 8, 2009 at 10:38 am | 2 comments

The reviews for Conan O'Brien's first few shows at the helm of The Tonight Show have been fairly positive. However, only time will tell if Conan's version of the late night monster will go down as one of the most relevant and influential shows in television history. Either way,...

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Live review: Demetri Martin

By | June 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 3 comments

Sticking a modern, Comedy Central-reared comedian with the “quirky” label has become something of an ironic cliche. In the case of Demetri Martin, however, cliche is the last description that could ever be comfortably affixed. Performing on May 15 sans opening act at the...

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Bill Cosby admits to plagiarizing George Carlin

By | June 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm | No comments

During Bill Cosby's latest appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, the legendary comedian admits to stealing a portion of fellow legend George Carlin's routine and "racing him out of the theater at night in an ongoing fevered competition," according to the Huffington Post....

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Adam Sandler rules out a return to stand-up comedy

By | June 2, 2009 at 8:14 am | One comment

Adam Sandler fans everywhere have been wondering the same thing: will his portrayal of a stand-up comic in his new upcoming Judd Apatow flick lead to a return to the medium that first got him noticed? Unfortunately, it seems we’ll have no such luck. The bearer of bad news was...

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Tim Meadows will host new TBS stand-up comedy show

By | May 29, 2009 at 8:43 am | One comment

Back in April, Punchline Magazine reported on the announcement of TBS’ upcoming Chicago comedy festival, AKA TBS Presents a Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs. Now, the network plans to take it one step further. The self-described “Very Funny” cable channel has just...

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Nick Swardson sketch show picked up for 6 episodes

By | May 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm | No comments

Gay Robot is finally making it to TV - albeit not as a live action series but as part of Nick Swardson’s upcoming sketch comedy show. Swardson announced yesterday via his Myspace blog that his show was picked up for six episodes. It’ll be my own sketch show with Gay...

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