Pete Lee becomes CMT, Rooftop Comedy’s ‘Next Big Comic’

By | March 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm | No comments

Congratulations are in order for comedian Pete Lee, the winner of CMT (that’s right, Country Music Television) and Rooftop Comedy’s search for the Next Big Comic. Having survived through five weeks of stiff competition based on online voting, Lee earned himself a spot in the...

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Nick Thune and Kool Keith combine powers for Dick Towel video

By | March 17, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

Sometimes the universe lines up in a special kind of way. At least, that is the only explanation I have for the video I just watched, appropriately titled “Dick Towel” – a music video that combines the FX show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the hilarious Nick Thune,...

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Conan O'Brien in talks to create documentary from his live tour

By | March 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm | No comments

First the live Conan O'Brien tour becomes official and now this: Deadline Hollywood, who's not in the habit of getting things wrong, has just reported that Coco is in early talks to produce a documentary film around his 30-city tour. Mike Fleming writes on the site: "Planning...

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Tracy Morgan will return as host of SyFy's 'Scare Tactics'

By | March 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm | No comments

It's hard to believe that a cable channel that boasts four different ghost hunting shows would even employ a guy like Tracy Morgan. But they did. And they're doing it again. It was announced today that the stand-up comedian and 30 Rock star will return as the host of the hidden...

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Comedian Carol Leifer fired from Celebrity Apprentice

By | March 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm | No comments

The other day, we introduced you to the two comedian contestants on this season of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Well, in one episode's time, the comic representation as been cut in half, as the Donald axed comedian Carol Leifer on Sunday. Sinbad is now the lone comedian...

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Maria Bamford headlines Women in Comedy Festival

By | March 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm | No comments

Coming up March 24 - 28, ImprovBoston will be hosting the second annual Women in Comedy Festival, a festival dedicated to showcasing female comedy in stand-up, sketch and storytelling. Headlined by Maria Bamford and featuring Jackie Kashian and Bonnie McFarlane, the festival is...

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Larry David says more Curb Your Enthusiasm might happen

By | March 16, 2010 at 9:52 am | No comments

Every time a season of Larry David’s genius meta-comedy series comes to an end, fans fear it will be the last they’ll see of it. It certainly looked that way three seasons ago, when a season finale had David making a trip to heaven. The future of the series has seemed...

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Maria Bamford: Plan B

By | March 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm | No comments

Invisible sentries flank most comedians it seems, guarding them from revealing all of their personality to the audience. Watching Maria Bamford, on the other hand, is like witnessing a full-body scan: She bares her busy brain and every pore and insecurity in Plan B, the DVD,...

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Leslie Jones: Just wants to make you laugh

By | March 15, 2010 at 11:32 am | No comments

Katt Williams was just looking for another female comic for his now-legendary It's Pimpin Pimpin tour. What he got was Leslie Jones, a powerhouse presence onstage. The proof is in her new DVD Problem Child. Comedian Leslie Jones has no reason to be intimidated by the...

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