Kathy Griffin petitions to win Oprah’s acceptance

By | August 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 30 comments

Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight. So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary...

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Dave Foley stars in new web series

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Are you one of those people who goes into a panic before a big trip? Don’t you with there was someone you could turn to for detailed safety tips on how to plan for the smoothest trip possible? Look no further than The Sensible Traveler, the new web series starring Dave Foley,...

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Arlen Specter: closeted comedian?

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Continuing to further his reputation as an enigma wrapped in a mystery, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) pulled out some unexpected comedy chops while hosting a benefit show at the Pittsburgh Improv on Thursday. The senator, who made headlines earlier this year when he abruptly...

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Jay Leno promises more stand-up comedy

By | August 21, 2009 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Jay Leno Show will be an hour loaded with stand-up, rather than multiple celebrity guests. The late-night host is expected to deliver eight to twelve minutes of straight stand-up every night in his monologue. As reported, Leno will also be employing some top stand-up...

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Thursday stand-up video: Bret Ernst

By | August 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments

Today's clip comes from ComedyJuice.com and features Bret Ernst calmly discussing his disdain for a restaurant he once worked at. See more funny videos and funny pictures at...

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Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie to star in new FX series 'League'

By | August 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Set to air during fantasy football season is the latest FX comedy series "League" starring comics Nick Kroll and Jon Lajoie among others. The show will take a look at friendship, parenting, married life and "growing up through the prism of a fantasy-football league." The series...

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Laurie Kilmartin: Five Minutes to Myself

By | August 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm | One comment

Laurie Kilmartin walks onstage, assumes the Larry Craig “wide stance,” and then crosses the line separating civility and comedy — not because she’s vicious but because it’s her job. Using a sharp tongue instead of a steak knife, the mom in Kilmartin carefully cuts...

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Joy Behar to launch new show with no depressing news

By | August 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Who needs all that View drama, anyway? Beginning on Sept. 29, fans of stand-up comedian Joy Behar's snarky comedic style will be able to catch the fiery comedienne on her brand new show - a venture dedicated to covering, in Behar's words, "non-depressing news." "We're not going...

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Comic documents every day of his first year doing stand-up

By | August 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm | One comment

Chris Schipper is a stand-up comic who started out just about 107 days ago and has been documenting his career daily on Youtube since day one. After bailing out moments before his first time up on stage, Schipper finally made it up on April 29, 2009. What is truly captivating...

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