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Chris Maddock: Point of Entry (Review)

Chris Maddock: Point of Entry (Review)

By | August 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments

If you aren’t familiar with the comedy of Chris Maddock, you may want to get to know him a little better as he’s quickly making a name for himself on the national comedy circuit. The Minneapolis-based comedian recently released his debut comedy CD Point of Entry via Stand...

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New Daniel Tosh show ‘Brickleberry’ provides ammunition for fake outrage enthusiasts (Review)

New Daniel Tosh show ‘Brickleberry’ provides ammunition for fake outrage enthusiasts (Review)

By | August 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments

Let me give all the fake outrage enthusiasts a head start on their Change.org petitions, their Facebook protest groups and their calls to television execs concerning Comedy Central’s new animated series Brickleberry. Here are the things about which you’ll be outraged: the...

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James Adomian: ‘Low Hangin Fruit’ (Review)

James Adomian: ‘Low Hangin Fruit’ (Review)

By | August 10, 2012 at 8:53 am | No comments

Comedian and actor James Adomian is no stranger to the stand-up spotlight, having been featured in the top 10 on season seven of Last Comic Standing as well having toured the nation performing with A-list comedians and at left-wing and progressive political events...

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Adam Cayton-Holland, Mike Drucker, Will Weldon highlight New Faces, group 2

Adam Cayton-Holland, Mike Drucker, Will Weldon highlight New Faces, group 2

By | July 28, 2012 at 10:49 am | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Maybe I’m sick and twisted or just simply near laugh-impenetrable because of the sheer number of live comedy shows, albums, specials, books and DVDs I consume throughout the year, but a well-written suicide joke delivered at the start of your set at the start of a...

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David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

By | July 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Last night, the 20 New Faces of this year's Just For Laughs showcased their wares. As is the case every year, it's one of the highlights of the weeks-long event. Split into two groups, both shows were masterfully hosted by comedy veteran Alonzo Bodden, who was a New...

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A few thoughts on the Del Close Marathon and the original UCB crew’s closing performance

A few thoughts on the Del Close Marathon and the original UCB crew’s closing performance

By | July 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments

For 14 years, improv comedians nationwide have flocked to New York City for one weekend to celebrate the best of their craft and the founding father of long form improv, Del Close. The Del Close Marathon was started by the original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade and the...

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Doug Benson: ‘Smug Life’ (Review)

Doug Benson: ‘Smug Life’ (Review)

By | July 5, 2012 at 11:41 am | No comments

The Comedy King of the Stoners is back this year with an intriguing experiment. Doug Benson released his double CD, Smug Life, this week through Comedy Central Records. Here's the deal: He recorded two shows, as usual on 4/20 (hehe), at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue,...

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Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

By | June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm | No comments

“I’m a San Francisco native. I come from a left-wing, Jewish intellectual family,” Nato Green sums up himself, and, unintentionally, his stand-up act on his debut album The Nato Green Party, released through Rooftop Comedy Productions. The...

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Robert Duchaine: ‘Offensive…And Not In A Good Way’ (Review)

Robert Duchaine: ‘Offensive…And Not In A Good Way’ (Review)

By | June 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm | One comment

Comedian Robert Duchaine’s new album Offensive…And Not In A Good Way is a candid, blunt look inside of the mind of a veteran, workhorse comedian. A touring comic who's a regular in rooms throughout Las Vegas, Duchaine began a career as a stand-up after realizing that the...

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