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Jeffrey Ross announced as contestant on Dancing with the Stars

By | August 25, 2008 at 10:43 am | No comments

Jeffrey Ross, who just premiered his first one-hour Comedy Central special on Aug 22, has been announced as one of the new contestants of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. He’ll be partnered with pro dancer Edyta Sliwinska. In related news, the Roast Master General will...

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Video: Patton Oswalt is a talented bullfrog, says Greg Giraldo

By | August 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm | No comments

From the fine folks at the Comedy Central Insider comes this wee interview with Greg Giraldo talking about being a fake lawyer on Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil and making fun of other fake lawyers like Patton Oswalt, Andy Daly and your mom. I know I’m...

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Andy Kaufman creation Tony Clifton lives on, will tour

By | August 22, 2008 at 4:29 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman has been dead for over 24 years, but his alter-ego is still going strong. Tony Clifton — the obnoxious Las Vegas lounge singer made famous by Kaufman — is returning this fall for a national tour. Clifton had been unseen since a brief appearance on Jimmy Kimmel...

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Interview: Geoff Brousseau

By | August 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm | No comments

In my quest to highlight Seattle’s cream of the crop, I would be demonstrating complete comedy nescience if I were not to mention Geoff Brousseau. With his unique style of self loathing material, Brousseau is without a doubt a staple of the Seattle comedy scene. Gearing up...

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Video: Kirk Cameron proves comedy could happen on accident

By | August 22, 2008 at 11:43 am | No comments

Years ago, Kirk Cameron — you know him as the lovable but always-in-trouble Mike Seaver from Growing Pains — found Jesus. We mean, really found him… like he found the shit out of him. More recently, he’s been known as the former teen sitcom star who pops...

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Friday stand-up video: Eddie Gosling

By | August 22, 2008 at 10:11 am | No comments

What do public bathrooms and wizardry have in common? Nothing. But that doesn’t stop comedian Eddie Gosling from talking about it. Check it...

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American comics reflect on Edinburgh comedy festival

By | August 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Every August, some of the top comedians from the U.S. and the UK head off to Scotland for the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, a subset of The Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. With The Fringe in full swing now, we spoke with a few comics who are at The Fringe for the...

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Joke fodder: Assemblyman too stupid not to e-mail his 19-year-old mistress about his lame desires

By | August 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm | No comments

Sometimes we find articles online that aren’t at all about stand-up comedy but we still feel compelled to tell you about them. When that happens, we force the concept of stand-up comedy unto the article in question, thereby rationalizing that we still are on point; that is,...

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Thursday stand-up video: Ryan Singer

By | August 21, 2008 at 10:46 am | No comments

Some girlfriends just don’t have a good sense of humor. Comedian Ryan Singer’s, however, proves otherwise, but will she use her power for good? Check it...

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