British comic Ken Campbell dies

By | September 1, 2008 at 1:26 pm | No comments

British comedian Ken Campbell, who was seen onstage only three days ago at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival, died yesterday at the age of 66. According to The Independent, he was found dead at his home in Epping Forest, Essex. No cause of death has been reported. From The...

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Monday stand-up video: Jeremy Essig

By | September 1, 2008 at 9:59 am | No comments

Comedian Jeremy Essig doesn’t love kids. But would he go as far as kicking them to prove his dislike for them? Check it...

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Friday stand-up video: Tracey Ashley

By | August 29, 2008 at 11:28 am | No comments

Comedian Tracey Ashley knows someone who tried to overdose on birth control pills. That’s commitment. Check it...

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Video: Paul Mecurio’s ‘Unreliable Intelligence’ at the DNC

By | August 28, 2008 at 3:57 pm | No comments

Daily Show veteran, and comedian Paul Mecurio has been in Denver the last few days filming a web series called Unreliable Intelligence. In the first episode below, Mecurio explains what political spin is and in the process, annoys people. In the second episode (after the jump),...

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DL Hughley: Def Comedy Jam was the best and worst thing to happen to black comedy

By | August 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm | No comments

In an interview published today in suburban Chicago’s Beacon News, DL Hughley claims that HBO’s hugely popular stand-up series, Def Comedy Jam – which ran from 1992 – 1997 – has become a bittersweet benchmark for black comedy. “Def Jam was the best and worst...

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Kevin Hart named new host of Comic View

By | August 28, 2008 at 11:44 am | No comments

BET’s Comic View where many black comedians have gotten there start, is getting a face lift in the fall Kevin Hart style. The show’s new title will be Comic View: One Mic Stand and is hyped to be an even fresher, hipper, stylistic version than the original.  The new...

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Thursday stand-up video: Tom McNaughton

By | August 28, 2008 at 10:50 am | No comments

Comedian Tom McNaughton envisions a time where washing your hands in a public restroom won’t be considered mandatory. Your genitals, however, would be another story. Check it...

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Video: Eugene Mirman reports from the DNC

By | August 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm | No comments

Comedian Eugene Mirman is in Denver with all the other serious reporters covering the Democratic National Convention. It’s almost as if these conventions are just huge jokes, huh? [Grabbed from Comedy Central Insider via...

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Eddie Griffin’s make up/break up with hometown comedy club

By | August 27, 2008 at 2:11 pm | No comments

Comedian Eddie Griffin’s plan on making a triumphant return to his hometown of Kansas City was unexpectedly cancelled. The Kansas City native was scheduled to return to tape a segment for his upcoming VH1 reality show, Going for Broke. One segment called for him to settle a...

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