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Eddie Izzard performs set for terrorist attack victim

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 [...]

Time Warner cable to cut Comedy Central tonight

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. [...]

Wall Street types turn to stand-up comedy

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 [...]

Tracy Morgan named “Man of the Year”

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 [...]