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Wednesday stand-up video: Dean Edwards

By | October 22, 2008 at 10:35 am | No comments

If given the chance, comedian Dean Edwards would probably reject a job as a superhero. After all, you can’t save everyone. And plus, some people shouldn’t be saved. Check it...

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Sarah Silverman gets no respect in London

By | October 21, 2008 at 12:40 pm | No comments

At a headlining show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday, Sarah Silverman was brutally heckled into coming back onstage after performing only 40 minutes. When she returned, however, the crowd was treated to a Q&A session instead of more material, according to the...

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Stand-up comedy coming to Ugandan reality show

By | October 21, 2008 at 11:00 am | No comments

Ugandan comics, get ready for the latest African reality show, “Stand Up Uganda.” The Last-Comic-Alike show will borrow from other successful reality TV formats, specifically the use of judges, live audiences and viewers’ votes. The esteemed M-net Programming...

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Jon Stewart is mean to Sarah Palin during stand-up show, the Weekly Standard gets sad

By | October 21, 2008 at 9:33 am | No comments

At a stand-up performance Friday at Boston’s Northeastern University, Jon Stewart shared some insights on the republican’s current presidential campaign, punctuating his comments with a hearty “fuck you” to Sarah Palin. As pointed out by Comedy Central’s Indecision...

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Ray Romano, Kevin James, Jay Leno rally to support comedian in need

By | October 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm | No comments

Laughter can certainly be the best medicine… Or, in the case of Comedy To The Max, the best way to pay for said medicine. In the wake of comedian Max Alexander’s battle with chronic kidney disease and recent transplant, a group of his friends are hosting a comedy show to...

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Video: Lisa DeLarios

By | October 20, 2008 at 2:01 pm | No comments

So I caught Maria Bamford this weekend at Comix in New York. Needless to say, she was amazing. More on that later. For now, I wanted to post a short clip of Austin, TX comedian Lisa DeLarios who was one of Bamford’s openers. She’s got a subtle wit and a great mind....

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New York Times columnist takes a stab at stand-up

By | October 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm | No comments

New York Times columnist Harry Hurt III recently joined the ranks of George Plimpton, Ann Curry, and other investigative reporters in taking a scholarly stab at stand up comedy. In a recent “Executive Pursuits” segment of the Time’s Business section, Hurt describes a...

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Judge orders Andy Dick to wear alcohol monitoring bracelet

By | October 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Judgment rains down on Andy Dick this week after he previously pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor battery and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. As part of a plea deal, the drug possession charge was dropped. The judge sentenced Dick to three years’...

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Video: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at the final Presidential debate

By | October 20, 2008 at 9:09 am | No comments

When will it get old? As in, when will Triumph the Insult Comic Dog harassing and making fun of “important” people on national television stop being funny? I submit that it will always be funny. Long live Triumph. If you haven’t seen it already, check out his...

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