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Eugene Mirman launches second comedy fest

By | September 15, 2009 at 10:42 am | No comments

How often do some of the world’s coolest comics get together for a wild comedy romp in one of the world’s coolest places? The answer, since last year's Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, is at least once a year! Eugene Mirman is launching his second annual eponymous comedy...

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Starz documentary highlights stand-ups on the big screen

By | September 10, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

They say the days of success in stand-up leading to big time deals could be on the decline. However, Comics on Screen, a new documentary airing on the Starz network, tells the stories of a handful of comedians who got their lucky breaks in Hollywood through live comedy. The...

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Ellen DeGeneres named new American Idol judge

By | September 9, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 2 comments

Is one of America's sweethearts ready to go tit-for-tat with one of America's smartest asses? (Ok, so Simon Cowell is British). Fans of veteran stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres will find out this season, when the comedian will join American Idol as the  fourth judge....

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Brit GQ names Michael McIntyre Comedian of the Year

By | September 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments

Across the pond, at least one major comedian is making one hellofva splash. Brit Michael McIntyre, a superstar in England but virtually unknown in the States, was named Comedian of the Year by the prestigious British GQ magazine in the mag's annual Men of the Year awards...

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Todd Barry shows you how to fill your soap dispenser

By | September 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm | No comments

The other day, I used YouTube for something I never thought I would: to learn something. Specifically, I wanted to learn how to fix a leaky shower knob. In the end, all the tutorials didn't explain anything properly and proved useless. This video below, however, shot by Todd...

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A comedy scene grows in Milwaukee

By | September 9, 2009 at 11:01 am | No comments

While the Midwest has a great reputation as a hotbed for killer tunes, it’s typically seen as little bit of a dud when it comes to live comedy (minus Minnesota, which has an excellent scene). But the temperatures are changing. Case in point: The Stand Up at Mikey’s Skylight...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jasper Redd

By | September 8, 2009 at 8:23 am | No comments

I just learned why money is racist. Thanks, Jasper Redd for enlightening...

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Monday stand-up video: Kevin Shea

By | September 7, 2009 at 8:21 am | No comments

Kevin Shea explains why he is avoiding his rich friend to a crowd at the Go Bananas Comedy...

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Mike Epps will host BET hip-hop awards

By | September 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm | One comment

The BET Hip Hop Awards has enlisted comedian, Hangover star and Def Comedy Jam stalwart to host its 2009 ceremony. The show will be taped on Oct. 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. "We are very happy to be coming back to 'The A' for the fourth go at the BET...

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