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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

By | November 9, 2013 at 11:10 am | No comments

AUSTIN -- Day one of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest kicked off with sunny skies and cool, brisk air, which, for a moment, made me forget that I live in Texas, the hot-and-sweaty capital of the South. Yours truly will be in attendance for all three days of the...

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Keith Malley of Keith and the Girl releases 10th comedy album

Keith Malley of Keith and the Girl releases 10th comedy album

By | October 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm | 5 comments

Keith Malley is not your typical stand-up comedian. He does not grind it out at open mikes nor does he cut his teeth every weekend on the road. He does wax hilarious five days a week for over an hour on his long-running podcast, Keith and the Girl. In an interview with...

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Guest essay by Kathleen Madigan: When a Twitter photo with Newt Gingrich is just a Twitter photo with Newt Gingrich

Guest essay by Kathleen Madigan: When a Twitter photo with Newt Gingrich is just a Twitter photo with Newt Gingrich

By | October 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm | One comment

This is a picture of me and Newt Gingrich posing as Gap Models (meaning sad, hungry people staring into the distance away from one another). I like to take these because they make me laugh. A few weeks ago I was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and so was Newt. His...

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How Doug Stanhope deals with the death of two close friends: he goes onstage (Exclusive)

How Doug Stanhope deals with the death of two close friends: he goes onstage (Exclusive)

By | October 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 8 comments

"Brian Regan would have cancelled this show," says Doug Stanhope as he interrupts a rant during his live show at Levity Live in West Nyack, NY last night. "Somehow I feel like I am the only comic adequately prepared to do the show if your best friend died and/or killed himself...

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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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