Enormously popular British comedian Eddie Izzard performed a 90-minute stand-up set for a hospitalized victim of November’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. Will Pike had been recovering form his injuries — the 28-year-old broke three of his vertebrae, both his arms and shattered his pelvis — for weeks in a South London hospital. During that [...]
Comedian Bryan Gutmann doesn’t have what you’d call a healthy respect for personal trainers. Check it out.
Starting tonight Time Warner and Bright House Networks customers will be losing Comedy Central and 18 other channels from their TV’s. Other channels include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Spike and TV Land. Just in time for the new year it appears that the pull is not coming from the cable companies but rather from Viacom Inc. [...]
This weekend, Punchline Magazine is presenting Marc Maron’s Scorching the Earth in New York, his one man show about lost love, divorce, anger and all that soul-bearing fun stuff! Here are the details: Saturday, Jan. 3 at 10 pm The Green Room at 45 Bleecker (NYC) Advance tickets are $12.50. Get them here. Tickets at the box office are [...]
Comedian Andi Smith wasn’t always the positive-thinking, glass-half-full type of gal. Check it out.
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 Money This Year I don’t need another pair of [...]
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 article profiles Michael [...]
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 the mind to enhance life.” As Man of the Year, Morgan will act [...]
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 the Stand-Up Comedy Festival to fit [...]