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Ted Alexandro opines on Kobe Bryant's presumed raping style

By | July 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival I got to interview a bunch of great comics. So we'll be rolling out those interviews from time to time. Here's the first, this one with Ted Alexandro, wherein we talk about pirates, Ted's dark mind...

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Larry the Cable Guy to release digital album on July 4th

By | July 1, 2009 at 11:03 am | No comments

Larry the Cable Guy, he of the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving country folk crowd, will celebrate the independence of our nation with Tailgate Party, his new stand-up special. A first of its kind digital download, the show will be featured exclusively online, courtesy of Basecamp...

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Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal + The Color Purple?

By | June 30, 2009 at 10:55 am | No comments

Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal bowed for about a minute and a half in appropriate mock theatricality as they took the stage together for a rare co-headlining show at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on June 27. The Flight of the Conchords co-stars didn’t fill the 1,200 seat venue,...

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Monday stand-up video: Masha Tivyan

By | June 29, 2009 at 12:11 pm | No comments

Masha Tivyan can not only pull off a solid set at Comix in NY, but also an excellent looking green frilly...

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David Brenner celebrates 40 years in comedy

By | June 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian David Brenner is celebrating his 40th year in comedy with a national stand-up tour. “Leave ‘Em Laughing” features some of Brenner’s greatest jokes and routines from over the years. “I’m including everything from birth up to five minutes ago,” he...

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Comedians featured in Twitter book

By | June 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Eugene Mirman"][/caption] It's no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country's best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn't come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on...

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Martin Lawrence lines up TV projects

By | June 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence is flocking to TV, or are TV execs flocking to Martin Lawrence? Regardless of the syntax, the venerable stand-up vet's production company, Runteldat, is lining up a number of television projects for the fall '09 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In...

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Punchline Magazine wins best comedy publication award

By | June 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm | No comments

While in Aspen covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival last week, I had the pleasure of accepting the award for Best Online Comedy Industry Publication. It was the second year in a row Punchline Magazine has won that honor. The award is voted on by the more than 3,000...

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Friday stand-up video: Jeff Dunham

By | June 19, 2009 at 11:37 am | No comments

Is it any surprise that the Jeff Dunham tops the Myspace Comedian List? Really, its a surprise whenever Dunham doesn't top a list like this. All debates aside, Dunham is a master. Not only at his craft but at marketing and packaging his image as well. Anyone in the business...

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