Shane Mauss: Jokes to Make My Parents Proud

By | March 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm | One comment

Sometimes, being juvenile can be a good thing. While often associated with being crass, on the other hand, when done right, there can be a childlike charm that proves good-natured and simultaneously devious. Shane Mauss is all of those things. On Jokes to Make My Parents Proud...

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Ricky Gervais podcast lends hope to earthquake survivor in Chile

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

If laughter is enough of a remedy to stave off even the after effects of an 8.8 earthquake, then perhaps the world's top geologists will want to take a second to talk things over with Ricky Gervais. In an email to the Brit comedian, who recently saw his hit podcast, The Ricky...

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Spike TV searching for comedian to host late night talk show

By | March 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 9 comments

Hey, comics: Spike  TV may  be looking for you to host a late night talk show.  The network has begun a nationwide talent search for an "every man" kind of comic to host a project currently in development. Unlike the typical Hollywood and celebrity focused program, this late...

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Interview: Michael Ian Black book turns into stage production

By | March 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments

The other night as I was walking through the Union Square area of Manhattan, something caught my attention; it was a poster advertising a theater production based on Michael Ian Black’s 2008 collection of essays My Custom Van. Read our review of the book here. I was surprised...

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Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg join forces for comedy tour

By | March 9, 2010 at 10:32 am | No comments

Everything that comes out of Snoop Dogg's mouth is patently hilarious, particularly if those words are accompanied by a thick cloud of exhaled, acrid smoke. Therefore, it should come as a surprise to no one that the Doggfather will be teaming up with comedian Mike Epps for a...

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Lawyer tries to sell Redd Foxx’s life story to pay off comedian’s debts

By | March 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm | No comments

Most people recognize Redd Foxx from the 70’s series Sanford and Son, but before and after his success on TV, the lateactor made his name as a groundbreaking stand-up comic. A staple on the Las Vegas circuit, Foxx paved the way for luminaries like Richard Pryor and Eddie...

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It’s official: Betty White confirms Saturday Night Live appearance

By | March 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm | No comments

The web has spoken! Betty White confirmed to People that she will in fact be making an appearance on Saturday Night Live in the near future. For those of you not up to speed, a Facebook campaign urging the 88-year-old comedy veteran to appear on America’s favorite sketch show...

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Aziz Anzari’s Raaaaaaaady has a new target of contempt: Justin Bieber

By | March 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm | No comments

In Aziz Ansari's newest contribution to his ongoing viral presence, his character Raaaaaaaandy seems to have developed some beef with teen pop sensation and YouTube music star Justin "Bieb" Bieber. Raaaaaaaandy claims that Bieber under the guise of being a sweet kid, stole his...

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Natasha Leggero: Funny, with pants or without

By | March 8, 2010 at 11:06 am | No comments

Natasha Leggero just keeps turning heads. A prolific stand-up performer whose intelligent musings earned her a regular seat on Chelsea Lately, she'll appear on Comedy Central's new post-apocalyptic series Ugly Americans premiering March 17. She also has a starring role in an...

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