Katt Williams gun charges dropped

By | July 27, 2009 at 11:53 am | No comments

Manhattan prosecutors have dropped gun charges against comedian Katt Williams. The comedian was arrested last November when police spotted three guns in his convoy. A representative from the DA’s office said prosecutors dismissed the case against Williams because they...

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Just For Laughs: Tommy Tiernan is a force

By | July 25, 2009 at 12:04 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Tommy Tiernan is a force. He’s a goddamn force. Spend an hour watching Ireland’s biggest comedian and you couldn’t disagree—unless you’re dead inside. His performance at the Imperial Theatre Friday night for the Just For Laughs festival yielded a partial...

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Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 1

By | July 24, 2009 at 9:32 am | One comment

MONTREAL -- Though there is what seems like an infinite number of shows programmed each night at Just For Laughs, what I find most important about the festival – from the prospective of a site that covers what’s new and great in comedy – are the New Faces shows. As you...

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Just For Laughs: The shuttle chat with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

By | July 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Ok, so I'm here in Montreal prepping for tonight's fine comedy shows at Just For Laughs. But first I had to get to the hotel, ya know? Me and the wife shared a shuttle with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane; they're married if you didn't know. The four of us...

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Wednesday amateur stand-up video: Max Goldberg

By | July 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm | No comments

Whew! The week is almost over and I will have watched my yearly quota of amateur stand-up. Today's clip was sent to me my Max Goldberg, who now holds the imaginary title of Best Clip I've Found So...

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Minneapolis to allow more stand-up comedy in bars

By | July 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments

Minneapolis continues to be my favorite city I’ve never been to. The home of Bob Dylan, The Replacements, Prince, Semisonic and The Replacements (they’re my favorite band, ok?) has just adjusted its city licensing laws to allow more stand-up comedy in its local bars. The...

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Are we too easily offended by crass jokes?

By | July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm | No comments

A few weeks ago Larry Muhammed, a Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) writer got in touch with me to see if I would answer a few questions about comedy, more specifically if people just couldn't take a crass joke these days. The final article took a slightly different turn,...

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Margaret Cho, Behrendt and Murphy to release DVDs

By | July 22, 2009 at 11:50 am | No comments

Image Entertainment has acquired three live stand-up comedy performances from comedians Margaret Cho, Charlie Murphy and Greg Behrendt. The specials will each be released on DVD in November. “These latest acquisitions are part of Image’s commitment to bringing the best...

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Tuesday amateur stand-up video: Josh Lebowitz

By | July 21, 2009 at 3:12 pm | One comment

Watching 100 amateur stand-up videos in 5 days very well may be my best horrible idea ever. Today's clip comes from Josh Lebowitz at the Seabiscuit Cafe in the Outer Sunset district of somewhere. Please note how the audience seems to be compiled of only the two people who came...

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