Carlos Mencia yanked from Mardi Gras parade

By | February 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm | No comments

Carlos Mencia has been pulled from the list of celebrity float riders for New Orleans’ upcoming Mardi Gras parade. The reason? Turns out parade organizers got wind of his Hurricane Katrina joke repertoire. Krew of Orpheus, the parade producers told the Associated Press,...

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Twix contest offers aspiring comedians cash

By | February 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm | No comments

Mars Snackfood US and TWIX are offering one lucky college student a shot at a career in the comedy/entertainment business.  The sister companies announced yesterday that they are launching The Funniest College Student on Campus Contest, where the winner will receive a $3,000...

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Flight of the Conchords songs available after each episode

By | February 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Fans of Flight of the Conchords will be happy to know that starting with this Sunday’s episode, the songs you hear each week will be available the day after for download on iTunes. Let us break it down for you. Flight of the Conchords airs this Sunday on HBO. That means...

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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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