Russell Brand wins Best Stand-up Comedian at British Comedy Awards

By | December 8, 2008 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Shortly after quitting his radio gig over a heated prank phone call scandal that got him and his co-host Jonathan Ross suspended, Russell Brand was honored at the British Comedy Awards as the Best Stand-up Comedian. Brand, who accepted his award via video link, thanked his...

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Monday stand-up video: Brian Regan

By | December 8, 2008 at 11:02 am | No comments

If there are such things as hit bits (like hit songs) this has got to be one of the contemporary classics: Brian Regan on Pop Tarts. Check it out. Brian Regan - How to Eat a Pop Tart More Funny Videos Comedians on Tour Get Funny Ringtones Stand-Up...

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Vote for best comedy album (Grammy style)

By | December 5, 2008 at 4:25 pm | No comments

Each year, the Grammy peeps drop a few nominees for the Best Comedy Album award. Usually it’s a time of scepticism, for me anyway. Why, you ask? Well, because we all know that there were tons of other amazing stand-up albums released that Grammy year. But I get it. Awards...

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Steven Wright to be inducted in hall of fame

By | December 5, 2008 at 1:00 pm | No comments

The city of Boston has created the Boston Comedy Hall of Fame, of which Steven Wright will be honored as the first inductee, reports new blog Boston Comedy. While there may not be an actual brick and mortar location for this historical hall of hilarity, honorees will be...

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Friday stand-up video: Jessica Kirson

By | December 5, 2008 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Comedian Jessica Kirson’s mom is a therapist, which leads to Kirson getting some great advice… sometimes. Check it out. .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('') !important;}.cc_links...

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Harland Williams lands TBS gig

By | December 5, 2008 at 8:56 am | No comments

Comedian Harland Williams has signed on with TBS to film a pilot wherein he’ll host a 30-minute show called The TBS Comedy Roadshow. Reuters reports: [the show] would travel around the country to historically significant regional or vaudeville theaters and use local talent...

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Russell Brand set to remake Dudley Moore flick

By | December 4, 2008 at 7:37 pm | No comments

British superstar comedian Russell Brand, who just filmed his first hour Comedy Central special, might star in a remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy Arthur. Moore played a drunken lothario set to inherit a fortune. From the Hollywood Reporter: Brand is meeting with scribes to...

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Grammy nod “would’ve put a skip in Carlin’s step”

By | December 4, 2008 at 2:57 pm | No comments

Last night, CBS broadcast a live special wherein the Grammy nominations for this February’s actual Grammy award show were announced. And of course with the usual music-related nominees, came this year’s nods for Best Comedy Album. The nominees are: Lewis Black,...

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Comedy Central to launch in New Zealand

By | December 4, 2008 at 1:41 pm | No comments

When you think of New Zealand and comedy, what are the first few things that come to mind? Flight of the Conchords for sure, right? Lewis Black has a bit about traveling to the island nation (listen below). But beyond that, there’s not too much. That may all change now,...

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