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Stephen Colbert sponsors U.S. speedskating Olympic team

By | November 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Still reeling from the failure of Barack Obama’s Chicago Olympics bid? It turns out another American is poised to forever change the face of the Olympic Games: Stephen Colbert. On Monday night’s show, Colbert announced that the Colbert Nation will be sponsoring the US...

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Artie Lange makes another memorable late night appearance

By | October 30, 2009 at 10:44 am | No comments

Eyebrow-raising comedian Artie Lange was in top form in his recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. After years of delivering highly offensive and hilarious on Late Night With Conan, producers surely must know what they're in for when they book him. Still, it's hard...

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Comedy Central picks up Nick Swardson sketch show

By | October 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm | No comments

The fine folks over at Comedy Central announced today that Nick Swardson - he of the cherub-faced/devilish-eye gleam comedy dichotomy - will be premiering a brand new sketch series with the network, to debut in 2010. Having already had success with both his stand-up specials...

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Ricky Gervais tapped to host Golden Globes

By | October 28, 2009 at 10:52 am | No comments

In the wake of a few recent box office disappointments (didn't take The Invention of Lying long to go the way of the cotton gin, did it?), Ricky Gervais will be adding a more surefire endeavor to his resume: Golden Globes host. In a press statement, the head-honcho of the...

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Leno, Rock, Griffin, more come together for Sam Kinison tribute

By | October 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm | One comment

EPIX, a new premium cable channel announced that it will air a tribute show for the late comedian, Sam Kinison. Sam Kinison: Back from Hell will feature interviews and performances by Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, and Denis Leary among others. "We're...

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Eddie Izzard talks marathons and women’s clothing

By | October 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments

Eddie Izzard recently paid a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Izzard proved himself to be a formidable, guest with a colorful interview that managed to be funny throughout while covering a wide range of topics. We have two clips embedded below. Enjoy those 30 second...

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John Oliver to host stand-up show for Comedy Central

By | October 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm | No comments

Daily Show fans rejoice; you’re about to see even more of John Oliver. The affable British comedian will be hosting a series of stand-up comedy shows to be aired on Comedy Central later this year in a series called John Oliver and Friends. Guests will include heavy hitters...

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Paul Provenza will host new series on Showtime

By | October 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 2 comments

Ever wish there was a place to see comedians talk about their craft besides awkward episodes of Inside The Actors Studio (sorry, Poehler)? In 2010, Showtime is unveiling Behind The Green Room Door, a new chat series hosted by Paul Provenza that will feature different comics...

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Is ‘Seriously, Who Farted?’ Nick Swardson’s stand-up swan song?

By | October 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments

Nick Swardson likes to tell the media how eager he is to quit stand-up comedy -- he told me point blank a few months ago -- and focus all his attention on feature films. He should really reconsider. Not that a successful run as a scene-stealing thespian should be anything but...

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