Magners Comedy Festival kicks off in Boston next week

By | January 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm | No comments

The Sawx haven’t sucked in years, so what’s there to laugh at in Boston now? How about this: the Magners Comedy Festival, which lands at Tommy’s Comedy Lounge and Nick’s Comedy Stop, both on Warrenton Street, for eight shows over three nights, from Feb. 4–6. The...

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Was Conan responsible for the Leno late night debacle?

By | January 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments

We’re not sure how many of our readers watch the Oprah Winfrey Show, even when someone like Jay Leno guests on the chat fest. So, in the event, you didn’t catch his interview yesterday with Lord Oprah, Nikki Finke over at Deadline.com has provided the entire transcript for...

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Tracy Morgan to appear in Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial

By | January 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_6484" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Tracy Morgan practices his one-two punch on the set of the Volkswagen “Punch Dub” Super Bowl ad. photo provided by Volkswagen"][/caption] Volkswagen just announced a new ad campaign that will feature the...

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Robert Schimmel talks cancer, genital wigs on Joy Behar Show tonight

By | January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm | No comments

I've been liking Joy Behar's new show on HLN, mostly because of the amount of great stand-up comedy guests she incorporates. One night, I saw Rich Vos sitting next to famous magazine editor Bonnie Fuller; it was an odd combo. Next week, she'll have on Susie Essman, Sarah...

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Did Apple not know about this MadTV sketch before launching the iPad?

By | January 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm | No comments

So tech heads -- Mac-heads, especially -- the world over yesterday enjoyed a non-sexual (hopefully) orgasm when Apple honcho Steve Jobs paraded out his newest evil monster toy. As we're sure you all know, it's called the iPad; you see, it looks like a note pad but acts exactly...

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Comedy fundraiser held for convicted Amanda Knox

By | January 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 64 comments

All over the US, vigils and rallies of support continue to be held in honor of Amanda Knox, the 22-year-old Seattle student who was, on Dec. 4, convicted of the first degree murder of her British flatmate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in Perugia,...

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Tom Hanks making movie about Leno and Letterman

By | January 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 7 comments

In the midst of NBC’s highly-publicized late night shuffle, development is underway on a movie about several of the players involved. William Knoedelseder‘s book, I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era is being adapted for the screen...

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Patton Oswalt, Tim and Eric, and Bob Odenkirk to appear in wine documentary

By | January 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm | No comments

Here's a most unusual matching for you: Patton Oswalt, Tim (Heidecker) and Eric (Wareheim), Bob Odenkirk, and... Maynard James Keenan?! Yes, you read that right: four of this generation's biggests comedy stars (and Gen X, in Odenkirk's case) will appear alongside each other in a...

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Steve Martin, Eddie Izzard sign book deals

By | January 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm | No comments

It’s a great news day for all you literate, comedy-loving fans. Respected comics Steve Martin and Eddie Izzard are both signed up to release books to be published this year. Details below! Comedian Eddie Izzard is slated to release a book in September chronicling his...

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