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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Tuesday stand-up video: Pat Dixon

By | July 22, 2008 at 8:25 am | No comments

Joining a cult may seem like bad idea… until you learn about all the perks. Comedian Pat Dixon lets you in on a secret. Check it...

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Chris Rock returns to HBO with new stand-up special

By | July 22, 2008 at 8:15 am | No comments

Chris Rock will return to HBO with a new stand-up special this year. The 90-minute show, Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger will premiere Sept. 27 and will feature live footage from performances in South Africa, New York and London. From I wanted to do the type of...

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