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Tracy Morgan to appear in Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial

By | January 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_6484" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Tracy Morgan practices his one-two punch on the set of the Volkswagen “Punch Dub” Super Bowl ad. photo provided by Volkswagen"][/caption] Volkswagen just announced a new ad campaign that will feature the...

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Robert Schimmel talks cancer, genital wigs on Joy Behar Show tonight

By | January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm | No comments

I've been liking Joy Behar's new show on HLN, mostly because of the amount of great stand-up comedy guests she incorporates. One night, I saw Rich Vos sitting next to famous magazine editor Bonnie Fuller; it was an odd combo. Next week, she'll have on Susie Essman, Sarah...

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Did Apple not know about this MadTV sketch before launching the iPad?

By | January 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm | No comments

So tech heads -- Mac-heads, especially -- the world over yesterday enjoyed a non-sexual (hopefully) orgasm when Apple honcho Steve Jobs paraded out his newest evil monster toy. As we're sure you all know, it's called the iPad; you see, it looks like a note pad but acts exactly...

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Comedy fundraiser held for convicted Amanda Knox

By | January 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 64 comments

All over the US, vigils and rallies of support continue to be held in honor of Amanda Knox, the 22-year-old Seattle student who was, on Dec. 4, convicted of the first degree murder of her British flatmate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in Perugia,...

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Tom Hanks making movie about Leno and Letterman

By | January 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 7 comments

In the midst of NBC’s highly-publicized late night shuffle, development is underway on a movie about several of the players involved. William Knoedelseder‘s book, I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era is being adapted for the screen...

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Patton Oswalt, Tim and Eric, and Bob Odenkirk to appear in wine documentary

By | January 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm | No comments

Here's a most unusual matching for you: Patton Oswalt, Tim (Heidecker) and Eric (Wareheim), Bob Odenkirk, and... Maynard James Keenan?! Yes, you read that right: four of this generation's biggests comedy stars (and Gen X, in Odenkirk's case) will appear alongside each other in a...

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Steve Martin, Eddie Izzard sign book deals

By | January 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm | No comments

It’s a great news day for all you literate, comedy-loving fans. Respected comics Steve Martin and Eddie Izzard are both signed up to release books to be published this year. Details below! Comedian Eddie Izzard is slated to release a book in September chronicling his...

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Michael Ian Black weighs in on Conan O’Brien situation

By | January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am | 4 comments

While some members of Team Coco are undoubtedly going to be out for the blood of Black, comedian/professional pitchman Michael Ian Black does raise some pretty decent (and certainly thought-provoking) questions with his blog post on the whole late night debacle. Taking a...

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Larry the Cable Guy to host History Channel show

By | January 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments

Dan Whitney, aka Larry the Cable Guy, will be filming episodes for a new History Channel show during his current five-month national tour. Tentatively titled, The United States of Larry, the show will find the hugely successful blue collar comedian criss-crossing the nation...

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