Friday stand-up video: Maria Bamford

By | July 25, 2008 at 8:06 am | No comments

Comedian Maria Bamford knows how to please a crowd. She knows that her way-odd, nut bag humor isn’t for everyone. That’s why she always comes prepared with material better suited for the drooling masses. Check it...

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Last Comic Standing, Season 6, Episode 10: live blog

By | July 24, 2008 at 8:13 pm | No comments

8:10 Yea, the competition resumes on the right foot–without Paul Foot, who apparently forgot to pack his punchlines before flying from the U.K. to the USA. Foot Syndrome seems to be plaguing all the comics at the beginning of this episode, except for one yarmulke yuk from...

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Bonus stand-up video of the day: Adi Blotman

By | July 24, 2008 at 6:03 pm | No comments

Yeah, we just mentioned her briefly in the last post, but we thought this clip deserved its own. Enjoy. stand up...

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Misogyny affecting amateur Chicago comedy scene

By | July 24, 2008 at 5:57 pm | No comments

Timeout Chicago just did a feature on the city’s amateur comedy scene, describing is as misogynistic, often borderline-hateful environment. “…most comedians admit that the open-mike circuit is a breeding ground for the worst offenders: rape jokes, the casual use of...

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New England sports takes a crack at stand-up comedy

By | July 24, 2008 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Tomorrow is the premiere of the New England Sports Network’s new stand-up comedy show, Comedy All-Stars. The show will run every Friday after Red Sox coverage – that’s about 10:30 pm – and will feature some of the country’s better known comics performing onstage at...

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Thursday stand-up video: Jonathan Pace

By | July 24, 2008 at 10:34 am | No comments

Comedian Jonathan Pace introduces you to a new word: “shit-piper.” Do you want to know what it means? We think you do. Check it...

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Is nude stand-up comedy the next big thing?

By | July 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm | No comments

It’s been said that doing standup comedy can feel like being naked on stage.  Well, now there’s a club in NYC that takes this comparison to the next level. The UK’s Telegraph wrote about the People’s Improv Theatre in Chelsea, which offers a weekly Naked Comedy...

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Boston Comedy Festival: Celebrating Laughs – Past, Present and Future

By | July 23, 2008 at 11:12 am | No comments

Earlier this year, The Roots performed on The Daily Show. Capping off an especially hilarious 20 minutes of mid-Democratic Primary satire, the band’s three primary members unleashed a rockin’ version of “The Star Spangled Banner” and then proceeded to smash...

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Louis CK crosses the Pond – with a little help from his friend

By | July 23, 2008 at 11:08 am | No comments

Louis CK has just landed an endorsement that’s allowing him to finally break through to British audiences: and endorsement from Ricky Gervais. According to the British actor/comedian, CK is “The funniest stand-up working America.” The two have been mutual admirers of each...

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