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Bill Cosby joins Robert Townsend comedy documentary

By | April 23, 2008 at 4:53 am | No comments

Bill Cosby will be part of Robert Townsend’s upcoming documentary, Why we Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy. Based on comedian and writer Darryl Littleton’s 2006 book Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to...

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Denver stand-up comedy scene has indie cred

By | April 23, 2008 at 3:20 am | No comments

Yesterday we reported about Hartford, CT’s rising stand-up comedy scene. Today, we wanted to bring your attention to another city that’s doing great things to bolster their comedy culture. To be more precise, its Denver’s Wrist Deep...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Sherry Sirof

By | April 23, 2008 at 1:38 am | No comments

Comedian Sherry Sirof breaks down the crucial differences between a Brazilian wax and the not-so-popular Israeli wax. Listen...

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For killer stand-up, look no further than… Hartford?

By | April 22, 2008 at 6:24 pm | No comments

Courant.com just did a piece recognizing Hartford, Connecticut for its thriving stand-up comedy scene. Writer, Ken Carlson reports that the area’s residents are highly interested in comedy and that promoters are able to draw big names with large, receptive...

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Lewis Black readies new album

By | April 22, 2008 at 1:34 pm | No comments

It’s turning out to be a huge year for Lewis Black. He’s got a popular weekly show on Comedy Central (Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil) and his second book, Me of Little Faith comes out June 3. Now we just got word that...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Josh Sneed

By | April 22, 2008 at 4:43 am | No comments

Comedian Josh Sneed has little patience for loud bulimics… and for Victoria Secret workers who just don’t get his sense of humor. Check it...

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Details emerge on Comedy Central’s new Mitch Hedberg album

By | April 21, 2008 at 1:26 pm | No comments

Details of the new Mitch Hedberg album – set for release on Sept. 9 from Comedy Central Records – are emerging. Comedy Central Records head Jack Vaughn told Punchline Magazine today that the album will contain 40-45 minutes of previously...

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PBS documentary examines Muslim American comedians, premieres May 11

By | April 21, 2008 at 7:48 am | No comments

Since April 2007, PBS has been airing its documentary series, America at a Crossroads, which examines the effects of 9/11 on the world. On May 11, Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age premieres at 10 pm EST as a continuing part of the series. Stand Up features the...

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New web series spoofs viral video boom

By | April 21, 2008 at 3:00 am | No comments

What hasn’t been spoofed yet in an online video? I’ll tell ya: Online videos. Joey Mandarino and David Young of the hilarious joeyanddavid.com have just come out with a new web series, Viralcom. The show, which parodies the success of short,...

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