Opinion

Michael Ian Black gets paid to Tweet; you have a problem with that?

By | June 30, 2010 at 10:55 am | 5 comments

Those of you who follow Michael Ian Black on Twitter may have noticed recently that some of his Tweets seem to be less funny and more like… advertisements. That’s because they are. The longtime comedian has embraced the advertising dollar. And, when you have more than 1.5...

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Did Last Comic Standing comedian steal a joke from an actress? Watch the videos.

By | June 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 10 comments

Stealing a joke is a serious crime in the stand-up community. And these days, with the onslaught of social media, it’s easy to get caught doing it. And now the latest accusations of thievery are based around Last Comic Standing. Last week comedian Jason Weems made it to the...

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Comedian Joe DeRosa shares secrets of seduction on Atom.com video

By | June 25, 2010 at 11:33 am | No comments

Just this week, comedian Joe DeRosa released his debut album, The Depression Auction, on Comedy Central Records. At this point it's available digitally only. I know some of Comedy Central's digital-only releases have gone on to be released traditionally with packaging (if the...

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Punchline Magazine gets sneak peek inside Louie C.K.’s new FX show

By | June 23, 2010 at 10:53 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_12314" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Louis C.K. arrives at Carolines in New York for the premiere party for his FX show "Louie.""][/caption] On Monday night, Louis CK walked the red carpet at Carolines with many of his co-stars in...

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Tosh.0 returns to Comedy Central tomorrow; celebrate with a sneak peek

By | June 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm | No comments

Bulletin! Comedy Central's Tosh.0 is kicks of its summer season tomorrow at 10:30 p.m. EST. For those unfamiliar with the show -- who are you? -- it is like America’s Funniest Home Videos, except the show is actually funny. Comedian Daniel Tosh, hosts serving you the...

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Presumably super smart Ivy League dingleberry rips off Patton Oswalt

By | May 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm | 3 comments

Patton Oswalt has been ripped off— again! On April 30 – not even a month ago – Oswalt blogged on his MySpace page about a "comedian” named Nick Madson who stole a large portion of his material, including the bit “Physics For Poets.” The online comedy community went...

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Ricky Gervais defends joke to Down Syndrome group; but was it even necessary?

By | May 25, 2010 at 9:42 am | 14 comments

Scottish newspaper Daily Record jumped on Ricky Gervais’ case on May 23 for using the term “mong” in a bit onstage he did during his a recent UK tour stop. He was referring to Britain’s Got Talent champion singer Susan Boyle. For those of you who, like myself, had no...

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Dave and Jay Tell You Things: A simple, simply funny web series returns

By | May 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm | No comments

I have done the impossible! That’s right, I have folded a fitted sheet! How is that possible? Well, it’s all thanks to the professional help of comedians Dave Siegel and Jay Larson from Dave And Jay Tell You Things. Dave And Jay Tell You Things -- returning June 7 -- is...

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Never watched Lost? Comedian Sara Benincasa hasn't either, but she breaks it down anyway

By | May 21, 2010 at 10:29 am | No comments

Of all the Lost spoofs, interviews and commentary online in anticipation for the show's finale this Sunday, I kind of like this one the best. It's simple and hilarious. And comes from the point of view of comedian Sara Benincasa, who -- like me -- has never seen an episode of...

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