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Just For Laughs announces Chicago comedy fest, Ellen DeGeneres signs on to perform

By | February 20, 2008 at 8:29 am | No comments

Just for Laughs, the organization behind the longest-running comedy festival in the world, held in Montreal each year, announced today that they, along with TBS, will bring a new festival to Chicago in the summer of 2009. The event, Just For Laughs: A Very Funny Festival, will...

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Comedian Pete Dominick inks deal for daily, three-hour Sirius chat show

By | February 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm | No comments

Comedian Pete Dominick, current host of Sirius’ Comedy By Request on Raw Dog, has signed a deal with the satellite giant to host a daily, three-hour talk show. The as-of-yet officially titled show will air on Sirius’ new Indie Talk Channel. “It’s going to...

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Jamie Kilstein to record comedy CD this weeked

By | February 19, 2008 at 11:22 am | No comments

New York Comedian, Jamie Kilstein, will be at the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago this weekend recording a new comedy CD. Kilstein is a regular club and theater headliner, was recently featured in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and has opened for talents like Dave Chappelle...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jeff Caldwell

By | February 19, 2008 at 9:08 am | No comments

Comedian Jeff Caldwell takes a logical look at George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. All you have to do is look at the numbers. Check it...

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Dartanion London, stand-up/improv mixologist

By | February 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm | No comments

According to The Daily, Dartanion London is a “local alt-comedy guru.” His weekly live comedy show, “Dart-Mondo,” is a hilarious blend of stand-up and improv, where following the comics’ sets, the team takes the stage to re-interpret the material...

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Damon Wayans and YouTube team up for new comedy experience

By | February 15, 2008 at 9:44 am | No comments

Comedian Damon Wayans will pair up with YouTube on Feb. 16 to debut “WayOutTV,” Wayans’ channel on the web site that will serve as a platform for new writers, directors, actors, producers and musicians. The channel will showcase...

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Comedian George Lopez vows to bow out at 55

By | February 15, 2008 at 7:50 am | No comments

In nine years, when comedian George Lopez turns 55, he’ll quit stand-up comedy because he doesn’t want to risk his health. The 46-year-old comic became a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation after he went through a kidney transplant in...

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Friday stand-up video: Rich Vos

By | February 15, 2008 at 5:02 am | No comments

Opie & Anthony Show regular Rich Vos has heard enough about the immigration debate. He’s got solutions. You may be surprised that the answers have been right in front of us. Check it...

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Chris Rock to appear at Bonnaroo

By | February 14, 2008 at 10:14 am | No comments

Chris Rock will perform at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Rock will do a special one-hour set on Bonnaroo’Â’s main stage in front of one of the largest audiences ever for a comedy show. The festival will be held June 12-15 on a 700-acre farm in...

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