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Conan O’Brien’s response to Conan writer Andrés du Bouchet’s Twitter rant is perfect

Conan O’Brien’s response to Conan writer Andrés du Bouchet’s Twitter rant is perfect

By | April 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments

Conan O'Brien took to Twitter to respond to one of his staff writer's public war on late night comedy. Andrés du Bouchet (@dubouchet)has been a writer for O'Brien since 2008 when the red-headed comedian was at NBC on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. du Bouchet stayed on...

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TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy

TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy

By | April 16, 2015 at 10:18 pm | One comment

TIME magazine released its twelfth-annual TIME 100 today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And, while many familiar names from the arenas of politics and business were featured, some of comedy's best and brightest stars also received honorable mentions...

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Ricky Gervais vs Rebecca Francis: Comedian calls out hunter for posing next to giraffe she killed

Ricky Gervais vs Rebecca Francis: Comedian calls out hunter for posing next to giraffe she killed

By | April 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 4 comments

Comedian Ricky Gervais is hilarious on television, in films and on stage. But when it comes to social media, he has found a greater use for online tools like Facebook and Twitter: to bring awareness to the mistreatment of wild animals. On April 13, the Derek creator and star...

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How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

By | April 15, 2015 at 11:13 am | 4 comments

Hello. My name is Rob Babcock and I'm a comic in Los Angeles. Last year I went on a coast-to-coast tour for three months. I hit 34 cities, did 82 shows and drove 12,023 miles in a 1975 Mercedes Benz named Harvey. (If you want to see photos, search #benzit on instagram. Or you...

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Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set

Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set

By | April 15, 2015 at 10:03 am | 2 comments

When even the star of Fat Albert is calling his integrity into question, things might really be over for Bill Cosby, career-wise. During a stand-up show at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Kenan Thompson, who played the titular character in the film adaptation of Cosby's...

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Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

By | April 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 17 comments

You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to...

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Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

By | April 13, 2015 at 9:21 am | 4 comments

I will be the first to say it. I love the word “free.” Not paying for stuff gets me super wet. Sometimes I go onto the “FREE” section of Craigslist and pleasure myself to pictures of wooden pallets and piles of dirt. I will also be the first to admit that while...

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Golden Girls Legos happening, probably (Photo Gallery)

Golden Girls Legos happening, probably (Photo Gallery)

By | April 8, 2015 at 5:07 pm | No comments

If the Lego Movie taught us one thing it’s to embrace your individuality, break from the mold (and the Krazy Glue) and to tell your dad where he can go, what with his sociopathic structured playtime with a child’s toy. That movie sure has benefited my Lego prowess while...

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Chris Rock calls attention to racist cops; posts selfie every time he is pulled over

Chris Rock calls attention to racist cops; posts selfie every time he is pulled over

By | April 8, 2015 at 10:24 am | No comments

It's hard to read the news these days without encountering one infuriating story after another about white cops getting away with killing unarmed black people. While it's certainly true that not every cop is racist, there has been an unprecedented amount of brutality and...

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