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Dave Chappelle getting sued by ex manager

By | April 24, 2008 at 7:43 pm | No comments

One of Dave Chappelle’s former managers, Mustafa Abuelhija is suing the comedian for money from a settlement deal the pair had made in 2005. From TMZ.com: The settlement called for Abuelhija to receive 10% of the profits from “Dave Chappelle’s Block...

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Christian Finnegan to record first stand-up DVD

By | April 24, 2008 at 12:02 pm | No comments

Comedian and Best Week Ever fave Christian Finnegan will record his first stand-up DVD. From an email he sent to his fans: So it’s (semi) official: I will be filming my very first stand up comedy DVD in the late Summer or early Fall of ’08. The...

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YouTube phenom inks deal with Comedy Central

By | April 24, 2008 at 7:35 am | No comments

We just got word that 17-year-old musical comedian YouTube phenom Bo Burnham will release a six-song digital EP from Comedy Central Records. Expect it to hit virtual stores in about six weeks. For now, check out some of Bo’s work...

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Final finalists finally chosen for Purina comedy contest

By | April 24, 2008 at 2:50 am | No comments

Online voting for the Purina Pet Comedy Challenge ended yesterday. At stake were two wild card winners and an invitation to perform with the previously announced eight finalists at the final live showdown on May 2 at The Pageant in St. Louis. Comedians Alex House of Philadelphia...

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Thursday Stand-up video: Sebastian Maniscalco

By | April 24, 2008 at 2:18 am | No comments

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco doesn’t like being dumped– especially over e-mail. Check it...

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Canadian government gives cash to comedy fest

By | April 23, 2008 at 9:50 am | No comments

It turns out the Canadian government actually helps support their comedy industry— like with money and stuff. The government’s Canadian Heritage kicked in $25,000 to help defray costs for this year’s Ha!ifax Comedy Festival,...

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Artie Lange helps raise $72,000 for fallen firefighter’s family

By | April 23, 2008 at 5:23 am | No comments

Comedian Artie Lange recently returned to his high school alma mater in New Jersey for a benefit performance that raised $72,000 for the son of Daniel Havyar, a former classmate and municipal firefighter. Lange drew 1,100 people to the Union High School auditorium last Thursday;...

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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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