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Dave Chappelle is working on two new projects

Dave Chappelle is working on two new projects

By | September 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments

Dave Chappelle has been crushing it on the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity tour (aside from a minor hiccup in Hartford). In one of his first interviews in years with Vegas Seven, the comedy giant let slip that he's working on two undercover projects that he's really excited...

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Dave Chappelle wanted to call Hartford audience a bunch of ‘crackers’ (Audio)

Dave Chappelle wanted to call Hartford audience a bunch of ‘crackers’ (Audio)

By | September 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm | 7 comments

Although a recent crowd in Hartford made it rather challenging for Dave Chappelle to deliver his set – and so he didn’t – the following dates on the Oddball Comedy & Oddities Festival (of which Chappelle’s a part) have gone well for him. But during his Chicago set...

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Dave Chappelle didn’t bomb in Hartford as a comedian; Hartford bombed as an audience

Dave Chappelle didn’t bomb in Hartford as a comedian; Hartford bombed as an audience

By | August 30, 2013 at 8:03 am | 145 comments

Last night, Funny or Die's traveling show, the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, swung through Hartford, Connecticut. And this morning, comedy fans woke to reports of the festival's headliner Dave Chappelle "bombing" and being "booed off stage." I wasn't there. But based on...

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Mitch Fatel on Air Force colonel who calls act ‘depravity shrouded in comedy’ (Exclusive)

Mitch Fatel on Air Force colonel who calls act ‘depravity shrouded in comedy’ (Exclusive)

By | August 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 18 comments

It seems Colonel Mark K. Ciero, a vice commander of the United States Air Force, is not a fan of comedian Mitch Fatel. Earlier this month the well-respected, veteran comedian performed at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England. He did a series of shows, in fact-- shows with plenty...

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Watch this robot do comedy and feel your soul die an unbearable death

Watch this robot do comedy and feel your soul die an unbearable death

By | August 19, 2013 at 11:09 am | 4 comments

If you’d like to lose all faith in science and continue to question why the world’s most brilliant people waste time and money researching bullshit, please read on. For the second time ever, a robot has been created and then set loose on a comedy club stage— because, uh,...

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When comedians heckle comedians, no one wins– especially when the heckler is slightly homophobic

When comedians heckle comedians, no one wins– especially when the heckler is slightly homophobic

By | August 13, 2013 at 11:36 am | 6 comments

I did a show on recently at a local club. There was a newer comic on the bill as well-- a newer comic but a grown man. Like probably 40. His set was pretty unintelligible-- just a lot of general yelling about thick butts and how sexy he finds them. And not in a clever way. I...

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Patton Oswalt writes on rape jokes, heckling and joke stealing

Patton Oswalt writes on rape jokes, heckling and joke stealing

By | June 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 6 comments

Patton Oswalt on Friday posted a lengthy missive that had comedy fans chattering all weekend. The three-part “Closed Letter To Myself About Thievery, Hecking and Rape Jokes” found the always-introspective Oswalt amidst a heightened degree of self-revelation and theory. In...

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Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

By | June 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm | No comments

CHICAGO -- While there is still Bill Maher and a handful of smaller shows tonight, last night's Bob Newhart performance and the round of killer stand-ups at Stage 773, pretty much wrapped up the Just For Laughs-- Chicago festival. With a surprise set by Maria Bamford, some...

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Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal, more!

Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal, more!

By | June 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm | One comment

CHICAGO -- In the absence of a high profile hockey game and a bombastically hyped thunderstorm, day four of Just For Laughs Chicago was a heavily attended night of wildly different styles of comedy. After seeing Seth Meyers, Hannibal Buress and Al Madrigal deliver some palatable...

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