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Stephen Colbert interview airs today on Sirius’ ‘Pete’s Big Mouth’

By | March 13, 2008 at 8:44 am | No comments

Stephen Colbert will appear today at 4 p.m. EST on comedian Pete Dominick’s new Sirius chat show, Pete’s Big Mouth (2-5 p.m.) on Indie Talk, channel 110. Here’s some snippets from the taped interview: Stephen Colbert if he was...

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Thursday stand-up video: Bob Marley

By | March 13, 2008 at 6:14 am | No comments

It’s the little things in life that make comedian Bob Marley happy. Check it...

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Lewis Black’s ‘The Root of all Evil’ premiere: 30 second review

By | March 12, 2008 at 7:06 pm | No comments

Not surprisingly, Lewis Black is a natural host and effective facilitator, though some of his one-line retorts fell flat. Greg Giraldo, arguably the most underrated comic of our time, argued that the Catholic Church was more evil than Oprah Winfrey, whom comedian Paul F....

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Comedy Central boasts Daniel Tosh, Opie & Anthony, Nick Swardson, more in new slate of shows

By | March 12, 2008 at 10:07 am | No comments

Comedians Daniel Tosh, Nick Swardson, David Alan Grier, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Ian Black along with radio jocks Opie and Anthony all figure prominently into Comedy Central’s development plans this year, according to execs at the cable giant. Tosh is...

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RooftopComedy’s National College Comedy Competition semifinalists, pt 1

By | March 12, 2008 at 9:15 am | No comments

The first round of Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition is almost complete. There’s only a handful of schools left in the web site’s nationwide search to find the funniest college comedians in the fields of both sketch and stand-up. For more...

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Portland-area hobos gay for Brett Favre, thanks to Green Bay comedian

By | March 12, 2008 at 8:46 am | No comments

A bit of funny, kinda sad news from Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival: It seems festival performer and comedian Nick Mortensen had high hopes of distributing a few t-shirts he had made to some of the larger names at the fest. But his “Gay for...

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San Francisco Chronicle asks: What is laughter and why do it?

By | March 12, 2008 at 7:44 am | No comments

There’s an in-depth, interesting piece in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that tries to define what laughter is and why it is we laugh. Comedians Will Durst, Paula Poundstone and Emo Philips, among others, are quoted throughout the story. But if...

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Wednesday stand-up clip: Mick Betancourt

By | March 12, 2008 at 4:00 am | No comments

Comedian Mick Betancourt doesn’t just tell jokes; he offers helpful life tips. Tip one: taking acid before a Christmas party isn’t smart. Check it...

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Harry Potter author plans stand-up comedy book

By | March 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm | No comments

In a fairly nebulous article in the UK’s Daily Mirror today, it was reported that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is planning to write a book “about a stand-up comedian.” It’s unclear whether that means...

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