Thursday stand-up video: Chris Porter

By | November 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Finally, somebody who agrees that Red Bull and alcohol should never be mixed together. Check the clip below of Chris Porter at Skyline Comedy...

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Comedy Central coming to the Middle East

By | November 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm | No comments

Comedy Central Studios Arabia is the name of the new venture between MTV Networks International and twofour54 Located in the United Arab Emirates.  Besides focusing on original content like stand-up, sketch shows and sitcoms, the network will also adapt some of Comedy Central's...

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Michael Ian Black, Greg Giraldo film pilot for NBC, get tickets

By | November 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The Brits have done it again! The wildly popular island nation that offered up fabulous originals for fabulous Yank rip-offs like The Office, The Weakest Link, and Coupling (okay, maybe not Coupling) have now given us Have I Got News For You, a quiz show chock-full of...

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Stand-up comedy being used as the best medicine

By | November 11, 2009 at 11:21 am | No comments

It's been said, time after time, that laughter is the best medicine. Indeed, one would be hard pressed to find a skillful comedic wordsmith without his or her share of personal insecurities and biographical traumas. (See: Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, et al). But now, one...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Robert Buscemi

By | November 10, 2009 at 7:20 pm | No comments

From the Wheeler Opera House, comic Robert Buscemi tells about a time he had fun with the...

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Nick Swardson was born to be a star

By | November 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Well, at least that's what the title of his first starring feature, Born to be a Star, would have you believe. Set for release on Labor Day of 2010, the film will unfold a plot line that plays along the lines of "Napoleon Dynamite meets Boogie Nights" according to Swardson's...

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Doug Stanhope does the anti-comedy fest thing

By | November 10, 2009 at 5:38 pm | One comment

During a weekend of New York Comedy Festival shows at huge theater venues like Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, there was something different happening downtown and appropriately off the radar. Doug Stanhope was doing a five-show, three-night stand at Comix. Stanhope, a 20-year...

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Gabriel Rutledge on Live at Gotham this week

By | November 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm | One comment

Gabriel Rutledge is a stand-up comic from my town who is set to make his first nationwide television appearance. Rutledge taped an episode of Comedy Central's Live at Gotham this summer and will air nationwide this week on Nov 13. After abandoning a mediocre career in pizza...

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Monday stand-up video: Graham Elwood

By | November 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Graham Elwood confesses his confusion and distaste for how quickly things change on the...

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