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Monday stand-up video: Geoff Tate

By | September 15, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

If you’re a sucker for cheesy movie references and light-hearted Republican bashing, you’ll like this bit by Geoff Tate. If not, well. maybe you’re a beard...

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Notes from the Boston Comedy Festival, but mostly…Tony Clifton

By | September 15, 2008 at 11:06 am | No comments

I had planned to make this entry the first in my very ramshackle attempt at covering the contest portion of the Boston Comedy Festival - where $10,000 prize money and industry exposure is up for grabs - as it unfolds. And, I did manage to catch about half of the first...

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Woman gives birth at comedy club

By | September 12, 2008 at 12:25 pm | No comments

The Big Kahuna Comedy Club in Oregon had a memorable night last week when a woman went into labor during a show and had her baby delivered in the club. The woman, Jacquee Arzadon, had been a regular at the club during her pregnancy. “It was a nice, smoke-free environment...

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Italian comic insults Pope; risks being jailed for five years

By | September 12, 2008 at 12:02 pm | No comments

Italian comedian Sabina Guzzanti may be put on trial in Rome for insulting the Pope, according to London’s Guardian newspaper. Guzzanti, known for her take-offs of the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, risks being jailed for up to five years due to a speech she...

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Friday stand-up video: Cy Amundson

By | September 12, 2008 at 10:37 am | No comments

Some people just always need to be the center of attention. But with life getting more and more extreme how do you grab everyone’s gaze away from world chaos? Comedian Cy Amundson fills us...

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Ron White arrested on marijuana possession

By | September 11, 2008 at 2:46 pm | No comments

Ron “Tater Salad” White was arrested in Vero Beach, Fla., on Wednesday on possession of marijuana. According to officials, an anonymous caller tipped them off that a plane arriving at the Vero Beach airport carried a passenger in possession of illegal drugs. Police...

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Boston stand-up vet Steve Sweeney to be honored at city’s comedy fest

By | September 11, 2008 at 12:05 pm | No comments

The 9th annual Boston Comedy Festival kicks off this Sunday with a new annual tradition.The Festival features seven days of shows from some rising stars in stand-up, culminating with a Finals where the top 8 comics will compete for a $10,000 prize. But this year, the Festival...

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Video: J. Chris Newberg wants to give Jennifer Aniston a baby

By | September 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm | No comments

In a Comedy.com original, musical comedian J. Chris Newberg offers some options to the baby-hungry Jennifer Aniston. Check it...

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Barack Obama stabs at comedy to get votes

By | September 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm | No comments

With the GOP hitting him harder than ever, it’s time for Barack Obama to get tougher. His strategy? Comedy. At least that’s how it seemed at a recent town hall meeting in Michigan. Obama garnered laughs from the crowd with a number of cutting remarks about John McCain and...

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