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12 day ‘Festival of Jewish Humor’ kicks off Feb 18

By | February 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm | No comments

The Penninsula  Jewish Community Center is ready to kick off the Festival of Jewish Humor, a 12 day event focused on helping others experience and learn about Jewish Comedy. The event will feature Stand-up comedy, discussions, an art exhibition, and more. Slated to perform...

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Kevin Bozeman to record DVD

By | February 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm | No comments

Comedian Kevin Bozeman will be recording his first DVD on Feb. 20 and 21 in his native Chicago. It’s happening at Zanies over the course of five shows that weekend. We asked Bozeman, who’s been seen on HBO and Comedy Central (see video below) what his audience could...

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Video: A who’s who of the NYC comedy scene

By | February 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm | No comments

I think I’m late on this, but you know… I can’t spend my life scouring YouTube for interesting stand-up comedy-related videos (Yes, I can). But sometimes I have to wait for another writer (thanks, Carla and CCInsider) to make me aware of interesting stand-up...

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Janeane Garofalo, Demetri Martin, Greg Giraldo, more raise money for autism education

By | February 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm | No comments

On Tuesday night, Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City hosted a benefit for The Brooklyn Autism Center that featured some of the biggest and brightest names in comedy gathering to rally support for the cause. This was no “oh, I recognize that guy” show. This was a...

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Bob Saget returns to network television

By | February 5, 2009 at 11:48 am | No comments

Stand-up comedian Bob Saget is returning to primetime network television. He’ll be playing a “cynical suburban dad” in the ABC sitcom Surviving Suburbia, reports the LA Times. What’s more is that the network is placing it right after Dancing With the Stars on 9:30 pm on...

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Bert Kreischer on the proper way to “finger blast” a lady

By | February 4, 2009 at 4:34 pm | No comments

This Sunday, Comedy Central will premiere Bert Kreischer’s one hour special, Comfortably Dumb. But if you can’t wait to hear some of Kreischer’s sage advice, say on the illicit drugs children should be using or how many times to black out a month or the best...

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Video: Rich Vos gets violated

By | February 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm | No comments

I spoke to comedian Rich Vos yesterday to try to set up a time to shoot an episode of A Tight Five (Punchline Magazine’s video web series wherein I interview comedians) and we got to talking about his horrendous teeth situation. You see, poor Vos is going through a series...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Lachlan Pattersin

By | February 4, 2009 at 11:39 am | No comments

Comedian Lachlan Patterson gives us some disturbing insight into how he deals with getting over an ex-girlfriend. Check it...

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Video: What a pre-interview looks like at the Danny Lobell Show on ComicalRadio.com

By | February 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm | No comments

A few weeks ago, our friends at comicalradio.com (on which I do a weekly Punchline Magazine news update every Friday at 1:15 pm EST) invited me to participate in what they called the Comedy Web Wars. Basically it was a comedy-themed trivia game wherein the folks that run...

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