Jay Leno guest edits American Way magazine

By | December 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm | One comment

Comedy fans flying on American Airlines in the month of January are in for a special treat. The airline’s in-flight Magazine, American Way, is featuring former Tonight Show and current Jay Leno Show host, Jay Leno. The issue’s centerpiece will be a special interview in...

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Comedy Central will not renew the Jeff Dunham Show

By | December 29, 2009 at 3:11 pm | No comments

Despite epically huge ratings and wave after wave of positive press and publicity, Comedy Central announced that it would not be renewing The Jeff Dunham Show, much to the chagrin of the show's die-hard fans and Dunham's rabid followers. This announcement presents something of...

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Live comedy DVD sales way up in the UK

By | December 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm | No comments

Comedy DVDs are hopping across the pond, as post-Xmas returns indicate that sales of live comedy films spiked way up in the UK gift-giving season. Releases from comedians like Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, and Russell Howard all saw a 38% spike in sales, as relative to figures...

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Doug Benson and Graham Elwood in 'The High Road' tonight on G4

By | December 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm | No comments

Doug Benson and Graham Elwood star in The High Road tonight at 8pm on the G4 network. Taped earlier this year, Benson hit the road with his comedic pal, Elwood for a two night tour in the Pacific Northwest. I was able to reach Doug briefly to ask what he is most proud of about...

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Wounded veteran heals himself through stand-up comedy

By | December 28, 2009 at 11:23 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_5138" align="alignright" width="150" caption="photo by Katie Hayes for NPR"][/caption] Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline’s life changed forever in 2007 when a roadside bomb in Iraq struck his vehicle. He spent months recovering in a hospital in San Antonio...

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Ricky Gervais is making me hate Elmo less (VIDEO)

By | December 23, 2009 at 1:16 pm | One comment

I hate Elmo. I really do. I have a one year-old son now and feel I'm finally allowed to have an official opinion on that little red monster from Sesame Street. Even though my son can't fully appreciate the educational lessons this children's television juggernaut teaches its...

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Joe Piscopo scouts for stand-up talent for new TV show

By | December 23, 2009 at 11:30 am | No comments

After Dark with Joe Piscopo, a new TV variety series filming next year, is holding an audition showcase Dec. 29th at The Joynt in Chicago. Dubbed “Jokes @ The Joynt,” performers will have the chance to earn a spot in the upcoming series, which will feature performances from...

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Larry the Cable Guy gives $1.2 million to children’s hospital

By | December 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments

The holiday spirit has found its way to “Larry the Cable Guy's” heart. Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is Dan Whitney, has made quite the charitable donation to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has pledged $1.2 million dollars to construct a...

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What if… Pandora Internet radio had a comedy section?

By | December 22, 2009 at 11:12 am | 2 comments

I can’t tell you how much I love Pandora. For the uninitiated, Pandora is a music service in which you identify a song or artist that you like and then Pandora will create a radio station based on elements found in that song or artist’s oeuvre. You then get to give those...

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