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Artie Lange signs a deal for second book

By | November 13, 2008 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Artie Lange’s first book, Too Fat to Fish was just released Tuesday. And already his publisher Spiegel & Grau (a part of Random House) has signed up the stand-up comedian and Howard Stern Show star to write a second, according to New York’s Daily News. Official sales...

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Thursday stand-up video: Emily Heller

By | November 13, 2008 at 11:06 am | No comments

I like this bit a lot. It’s simple but smart. Comedian Emily Heller deftly explains why having a “no dog- pooping” sign on your perfectly manicured front lawn doesn’t make much sense. Check it...

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Top comedians honor George Carlin

By | November 12, 2008 at 6:22 pm | No comments

George Carlin’s vast influence on comedy continues to be celebrated in the wake of his June passing. Comedians gathered in Washington DC this week to present him posthumously with the Mark Twain Prize, one of America’s highest honors for writers and humorists. Denis Leary,...

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Weinstein Company announces new Cheech and Chong movie

By | November 12, 2008 at 3:46 pm | No comments

Great news for Cheech and Chong fans! The Weistein Company announced today that they will be partnering with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong to produce the The Cheech and Chong Concert Movie. The new movie will portray a live concert experience of the Cheech & Chong: Light Up...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Pat Dixon

By | November 12, 2008 at 10:17 am | No comments

We’ve all tried to figure out ways we can stay in bed longer in the morning. Comedian Pat Dixon has come up with an ingenious idea– for guys only. Check it...

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A live stand-up comedy webcast is a calculated risk

By | November 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm | No comments

What if a comedy club broadcast performances live via webcam? I recently witnessed such a feat thanks to the Off The Hook Comedy Club at Captain Briens. Although it was enthralling and entertaining, I ultimately feel that a comic opting to share a set in this way is taking a...

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‘The Office’ meets the New York Comedy Festival

By | November 11, 2008 at 2:12 pm | No comments

It sure feels great to get out of The Office… Sunday night, The New York Comedy Festival hosted B.J. Novak and Friends at Town Hall. It was a night of alternative comedy spirit performing for a mainstream crowd. The show was hosted by fast-rising NYC comedian and new SNL...

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Butterfinger Comedy Showdown finale happens Wednesday

By | November 10, 2008 at 5:12 pm | No comments

The first annual Butterfinger Comedy Showdown is going down Nov 12 at the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA. Up for grabs is a coveted “Big Shot” award, a chance to launch a stand-up career, and serious industry bragging rights. The original online contest...

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Patton Oswalt’s next victim: Popeyes’ Big Easy Chicken Bowl?

By | November 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm | No comments

Since the release of his latest album, Werewolves and Lollipops, Patton Oswalt’s tirade about KFCs “Famous Chicken Bowl” bowl meal and how it’s a symbol of everything wrong with America, has become one of his best known bits. If you’re not familiar...

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