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Guest blog: Comedian Marla Schulz’s five New Year’s resolutions

By | December 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm | No comments

I Plan To Stay Healthy I have no choice. I can’t afford health care. Every time I visit an “in-network” doctor my claim gets kicked back. The last one was from my gynecologist. I didn’t know having a vagina was considered a “pre-existing condition.“ I Will Save...

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Wall Street types turn to stand-up comedy

By | December 30, 2008 at 11:24 am | No comments

It turns out this economic downturn has done more than just put people out of jobs. According to a recent New York Times article by Hannah Seligson, the huge amount of job loss in the financial sector has caused people to go for it in the realm of arts and entertainment. The...

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Tracy Morgan named “Man of the Year”

By | December 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm | No comments

An African-American group, Jack and Jill of America, has named comedian Tracy Morgan as their Man of the Year. According to their official site, the group “is a family organization that provides cultural, social, civic and recreational activities that stimulate and expand...

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Mayor declares Amman stand-up comedy festival to be annual event

By | December 23, 2008 at 6:49 pm | No comments

This morning I was reading Al Bawaba - as I do everyday- and was pleased to read that the Amman Stand-up Comedy Festival will now be an annual event. The announcement came from Mayor Omar Maani after its first debut ever in the Middle East. The Greater Amman Municipality adopted...

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Spotted: Carrot Top at Penn Station, NYC

By | December 23, 2008 at 4:29 pm | No comments

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Punchline Magazine presents the ‘Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown’ madness contest!

By | December 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm | No comments

Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown 2009 has begun. My fantasy football team was a bust this year and March Madness is a long time coming, so we have come up with a new contest. Punchline Magazine presents The “Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown” Madness!...

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ManiaTV launches new talk show, ‘Barbequay with Jonah Ray’

By | December 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm | No comments

Jonah Ray will star in ManiaTV’s new web talk show, Barbequay with Jonah Ray. Created by writer Mason Steinberg (Crank Yankers, Andy Milonakis Show) and comic Jonah Ray, the talk show will set itself apart from other similar formats by throwing a party for each of special...

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Monday stand-up video: Dave Waite

By | December 22, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

Comedian Dave Waite has some sombering news: jeans day at work is complete bullshit. Check it...

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New Jersey picks its college comedy king

By | December 19, 2008 at 1:14 pm | No comments

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Monmouth University hosted the Championship Finals of the “New Jersey King or Queen of Campus Comedy.” The contest featured contestants from 40 of the state’s colleges competing for laughs in front of a live audience. The team of judges rated the...

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