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Last Comic Standing, Season 6; episode four: live blog

By | June 12, 2008 at 4:53 pm | No comments

8:44 We’re in Minneapolis today, kids for some more auditions– the Acme Comedy Company to be exact; it’s a stellar club that gets excellent comics all year round. Pete Lee has a pretty solid set; he gets passed. Alex Thomas: though I was a bit scared of his...

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If I was a monologue writer…

By | June 12, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

This would be my two cents on this killer piece of news: Former Clinton scandal participants Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones have made a website, genniferandpaula.com, where people can download clips of the two women discussing their fabled pasts. Each clip costs $1.99. The...

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Get a muthafuckin’ Chris Rock Father’s Day card, bitch!

By | June 12, 2008 at 10:03 am | No comments

I was at a Hallmark store last night picking up a Webkinz – the turtle – for a friend’s daughter when I realized how much of a shitty son I would be if I didn’t pick up a Father’s Day card for my father and grandfather (I figured my brother...

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Ricky Gervais coming back to the States for stand-up gigs

By | June 12, 2008 at 4:55 am | No comments

While Ricky Gervais is not best known as a stand-up comedian, the original Office creator’s recent success in the field can’t be disputed. Following his first two stand-up tours, Animals and Politics, Gervais’ 2007 show Fame shattered the record for...

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George Carlin to receive Kennedy Center award

By | June 12, 2008 at 4:36 am | No comments

Legendary comedian George Carlin will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center in November. It’s a well-deserved honor for the 71-year-old, who just performed his 14th HBO special, It’s Bad For Ya. “They’ve named me for...

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Thursday stand-up video: Gerry Dee

By | June 12, 2008 at 4:23 am | No comments

Comedian Gerry Dee began his life of racism very young. But he didn’t mean it. Check it...

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Jim Gaffigan returns tomorrow in ‘My Boys’

By | June 11, 2008 at 8:40 am | No comments

Jim Gaffigan – we call him Gaffers, ‘round here – will return tomorrow in the second season premiere of TBS’ comedy My Boys. If you’ve never seen the show, it’s basically about a...

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Jeff Foxworthy drops from Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100′; still has more money than God

By | June 11, 2008 at 7:44 am | No comments

In the wake of the long, crippling writers’ strike, Jeff Foxworthy has failed to make the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of highest paid celebrities this year. Wait a minute! Jeff Foxworthy used to be on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list?!?! It’s true. For years now, Jeff...

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Joke fodder for stand-up comedians: Nail gun misfires, nail lands in guy’s head

By | June 11, 2008 at 4:35 am | No comments

Since a lot of comedians like to keep things fresh by throwing in topical jokes and segues into their acts, we figure we’d help them out today. Just an hour ago, Agence France-Presse reported about a Kansas man who, while building a deck, ended up with a two-inch nail in...

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