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Comic Strip Live sets its sights on Guinness World Record

By | February 13, 2008 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The Comic Strip Live in New York City will set out to set a Guinness World Record by hosting a 50-hour comedy show. From June 3 at 8:30 p.m. to June 5 at 10:30 p.m., the Upper East Side club will welcome more than 200 comics to their stage. Money will be raised from audience,...

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RooftopComedy searches out funniest college students in national competition

By | February 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm | No comments

RooftopComedy.com has announced their first annual National College Comedy Competition. The five month long event kicks off Friday, February 15 at Harvard University and will hit 31 other colleges from now until May when the semi-finals and finals arrive in Aspen,...

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Steve Carrell’s nod to Dane Cook: “I would fail miserably as a stand-up comedian”

By | February 13, 2008 at 12:22 pm | No comments

As Steve Carrell was promoting the Australian premiere of Dan in Real Life, he admitted that being funny in a scripted series like The Office or a movie is drastically different than being funny live onstage. He claims, “I would fail miserably as a stand-up...

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Stand-up comedy unites Muslims and Jews

By | February 13, 2008 at 10:58 am | No comments

As I do most Wednesday mornings, I was clicking through the virtual pages of the University of Florida’s newspaper The Independent Florida Alligator. While it’s by far my favorite periodical with an animal-inflected name (ever since Cat...

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Comedy Central dons its viking helmet

By | February 12, 2008 at 6:55 pm | One comment

Comedy Central is going North– way North. Later this year, Comedy Central (MTV Networks) plans to launch a new channel in Scandinavia. The channel will start broadcasting in Sweden and will then rollout programming in Norway, Denmark and Finland. With the increased...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Pat Brown

By | February 12, 2008 at 4:40 am | No comments

Rising comic Pat Brown goes to extremes to help her chances landing a man in Atlanta, a city not known for its singles...

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Larry the Cable Guy auctioning off his pickup

By | February 12, 2008 at 1:15 am | No comments

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is auctioning off his 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. As part of eBay’s Giving Works program, a place on the auction site for non-profit charitable organizations, the truck will appear on the site...

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Writer’s Guild of America – awards in comedy

By | February 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm | No comments

The WGA held its annual Writer’s Guild of America Awards last week at the prestigious weekend general membership meeting in Los Angeles, CA. While award categories range from Original Screenplay to Television Graphic Animation, lets face it, we really only care about the...

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Monday stand-up video: Nick Thune

By | February 11, 2008 at 8:17 am | No comments

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