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Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

By | May 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 3 comments

Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be...

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

By | May 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 10 comments

ABC programming chief Paul Lee gave people a taste of the network's diverse slate of comedies for the 2014-15 season at its upfront presentation to advertisers. It showed off comedies starring black actors, hispanic females and a chubby Thai kid that saves ABC from any...

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Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin kick off Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival (Recap)

Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin kick off Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival (Recap)

By | April 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN – If the third time’s the charm, then the third year of Austin’s rapidly growing Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has the c-word turned up to 30. And who better to kick off this third-year charm offensive than Demetri Martin– he of the understated charisma...

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Austin Comedian Kat Ramzinski brutally attacked, will still perform at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

Austin Comedian Kat Ramzinski brutally attacked, will still perform at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

By | April 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments

Easter night is generally reserved for eating crappy chocolate-shaped bunnies and making sexual ‘He Is Risen’ puns-- but this was not the case for Austin, Texas comic, Kat Ramzinski who was brutally attacked while walking home on April 20. Ramzinski says a silver minivan...

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Stephen Colbert inspires #CancelColbert hashtag on Twitter, because people hate context (Video)

Stephen Colbert inspires #CancelColbert hashtag on Twitter, because people hate context (Video)

By | March 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm | No comments

If the misinformed #CancelColbert campaign teaches us anything, it should be that the premise of a joke is just as important as its punch line. Twitter erupted Thursday evening when The Colbert Report's official Twitter page tweeted a joke from Wednesday night's episode. On the...

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‘Broad City’ and ‘Legit’ are the future of television comedy and here’s why

‘Broad City’ and ‘Legit’ are the future of television comedy and here’s why

By | March 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments

In 12 days, How I Met Your Mother will reach its expiration date after nine seasons and 208 episodes, the television equivalent of a long and prosperous life. Fear not, fan-clubbers: Although your favorite show is being put out to pasture, CBS will continue to milk the cash cow...

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South By Southwest comedy, days 5 and 6: Chris Gethard gets naked, Superego gets weird (Photos)

South By Southwest comedy, days 5 and 6: Chris Gethard gets naked, Superego gets weird (Photos)

By | March 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – The city of Austin is well known for its quirky eccentricity, as reflected in its mostly official motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” And South by Southwest has a tendency to exacerbate said weirdness, particularly where the comedy scene is concerned. Today, I have two...

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South By Southwest comedy, day 4: Sinbad kills it, Jim Breuer gets real and more

South By Southwest comedy, day 4: Sinbad kills it, Jim Breuer gets real and more

By | March 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – To borrow the words of the great philosopher Ice Cube, today was a good day. The story kicks off on Tuesday with some serendipitous moments only possible at an event like SXSW, where the city of Austin’s innate quirkiness morphs into something produced and promoted...

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South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

By | March 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – Okay, forewarning: there was too much legit Sunday night to be able to comprehensively share all of the laughs with you, dear readers, but I will do my damnedest to offer the highlights. Checked out three shows, all in a row, and lived to tell the tale....

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