I had planned to make this entry the first in my very ramshackle attempt at covering the contest portion of the Boston Comedy Festival - where $10,000 prize money and industry exposure is up for grabs - as it unfolds. And, I did manage to catch about half of the first preliminary at the Hard [...]
The Big Kahuna Comedy Club in Oregon had a memorable night last week when a woman went into labor during a show and had her baby delivered in the club. The woman, Jacquee Arzadon, had been a regular at the club during her pregnancy. “It was a nice, smoke-free environment where we could go while I was [...]
Italian comedian Sabina Guzzanti may be put on trial in Rome for insulting the Pope, according to London’s Guardian newspaper. Guzzanti, known for her take-offs of the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, risks being jailed for up to five years due to a speech she made to at left wing rally in July. Referring to the [...]
Some people just always need to be the center of attention. But with life getting more and more extreme how do you grab everyone’s gaze away from world chaos? Comedian Cy Amundson fills us in.
Ron “Tater Salad” White was arrested in Vero Beach, Fla., on Wednesday on possession of marijuana. According to officials, an anonymous caller tipped them off that a plane arriving at the Vero Beach airport carried a passenger in possession of illegal drugs. Police found White on board alone besides the pilot and was in fact [...]
The 9th annual Boston Comedy Festival kicks off this Sunday with a new annual tradition.The Festival features seven days of shows from some rising stars in stand-up, culminating with a Finals where the top 8 comics will compete for a $10,000 prize. But this year, the Festival will now be presenting the “Boston Comedian of the Year” award. [...]
In a Comedy.com original, musical comedian J. Chris Newberg offers some options to the baby-hungry Jennifer Aniston. Check it out.
With the GOP hitting him harder than ever, it’s time for Barack Obama to get tougher. His strategy? Comedy. At least that’s how it seemed at a recent town hall meeting in Michigan. Obama garnered laughs from the crowd with a number of cutting remarks about John McCain and the recent addition of Sarah Palin to [...]
We’re one step closer to having a comedian in the U.S. Senate, with SNL alum Al Franken winning the Democratic Senate primary in Minnesota. Franken easily won the seven-way competition, earning nearly 70 percent of the vote. The comedian will now face incumbent Republican senator Norm Coleman in the general election. State republicans have already dug [...]