Mike Birbiglia rings NADSAQ bell

By | November 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Finally, some good news out of the stock market! Yesterday morning, the start the day’s trading was signaled by New York comedian Mike Birbiglia, and broadcast across the net via live feed. For those of you who are bigger fans of comedy than you are of stock exchange, each...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jon Fisch

By | November 18, 2008 at 11:41 am | No comments

Though it seems we’ve gotten rid of Sarah Palin, comedian Jon Fisch delivers some sad news: she’s never going away. Check it...

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Offensive women talking dangerously at Zipper Factory Dec 5, 6

By | November 17, 2008 at 6:09 pm | No comments

Eve Ensler of The Vagina Monologue fame is co-producing Offensive Women: Talk is Dangerous that is scheduled to appear at The Zipper Factory theater Dec 5 and 6 at 8pm. The all female comedy show that dubs itself as a rock-n-roll, no holds barred event features: Julie Goldman,...

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Katt Williams show at Comedy Festival cancelled

By | November 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm | No comments

Katt Williams’ Nov. 20 at The Colosseum as part of TBS Comedy Festival has been cancelled, a rep for the comic told Punchline Magazine today. On Nov. 15, Williams publicist Yvette Shearer released a statement that said, in part, “Following an arduous 300 shows and an...

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Monday stand-up audio clip: Daniel Tosh

By | November 17, 2008 at 3:40 pm | No comments

Here’s a little treat for you all to start your week off right– some Daniel Tosh that isn’t included on his album, True Stories I Made Up. In it, Tosh expounds on his own personal version of Katrina and much more. Check it out. Read our interview with Daniel...

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HBO premieres Ricky Gervais special, DVD to come

By | November 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm | No comments

This past weekend, HBO aired Ricky Gervais: Out of England – The Stand-Up Special. The performance was taped earlier this year at Madison Square Garden. Unique for a comedian in this day and age, Gervais didn’t start performing live until after success on television. He made...

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Monday stand-up video: Carlos Alazraqui

By | November 17, 2008 at 11:33 am | No comments

Comedian Carlos Alazraqui (of Reno 911! fame) reads from the modern day book of the Lord: Thrasher magazine. Check it...

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Video: Wanda Sykes comes out officially

By | November 16, 2008 at 11:51 pm | No comments

At a Nov. 15 rally to support the abolishment of Proposition 8 (which banned gay marriage in the California), Wanda Sykes came out of the closet publicly, telling an excited crowd that she’s gay. She also announced that she had married her girlfriend on Oct. 25, days...

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Weekend links

By | November 16, 2008 at 11:38 am | No comments

Here are a few morsles to moisten your stand-up comedy news reading pallet. Andy Woodhull is crowned the Butterfinger Comedy Showdown winner. It  is always fun (annoying) to read others’ Top Comics lists. Hey, The Recorder, Daniel Tosh hasn’t been new to the scene...

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