Maria Bamford stars in new Target ads, watch ‘em here

By | November 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm | 8 comments

“March Madness” is on Prozac compared to the insanity of Black Friday, the starting line of the hysterical holiday- shopping season. In a series of pre-Christmas commercials for Target, our fave manic comic, Maria Bamford, gets us thinking in, well, present tense. Check out...

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Jimmy Pardo’s ‘Never Not Funny’ plans nine-hour broadcast for charity

By | November 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm | No comments

Fans of Never Not Funny, rejoice! The high-profile podcast in its fourth year, hosted by comedian Jimmy Pardo, will be running a staggering nine hour live "Pardcast-a-thon" on Friday, Nov. 27 from 9pm to 6am Pacific time. But this isn't just rambling - indeed, the marathon...

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Thursday stand-up video: Mary Van Note

By | November 19, 2009 at 2:20 pm | No comments

Getting stuck in customs is the worst and Mary Van Note isn't afraid to let those Canadians know how she feels about...

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Comedy Central locks down John Oliver stand-up comedy series

By | November 19, 2009 at 11:26 am | No comments

Remember a few weeks ago when we reported on a series of stand-up tapings being hosted by John Oliver? You’re about to see the fruits of those tapings, and then some. Comedy Central has ordered six one-hour episodes of the series, which is appropriately titled John Oliver’s...

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Mike Epps introduces promotional Facebook application

By | November 18, 2009 at 5:08 pm | No comments

Mike Epps has introduced a neat little Facebook widget for fans to share and experience bits from his newest DVD Under Rated & Never Faded. The application has some interactive features that allow fans to watch clips, read his Twitter feed, purchase the DVD from iTunes or...

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George Carlin: The comedy legend’s daughter talks to Punchline Magazine about his ‘Last Words’

By | November 18, 2009 at 10:28 am | No comments

After decades of setting the bar for stand-up comedy, George Carlin displayed a rare bit of bad timing by dying last year, just as we needed him most. In a career that included over two dozen comedy records, 14 HBO hour specials and three books, it’s remarkable to think how...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

By | November 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm | No comments

This is a bit of a departure from our usual stand-up clip, but I thought it was too fun not to share. Here is Zach Galifianakis on his web series Between Two Ferns with Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien, and Andy Dick. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis from Between Two...

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Oprah looking for the next comedy sensation

By | November 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm | 3 comments

Being touched by the hand of Oprah is no small thing; in fact, it's not too far removed from clutching the hem of Christ's robe. And now, the queen of the bookstore is turning her attention to the world of stand-up comedy, in the hopes of discovering comedy's next big...

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TBS stand-up comedy series premieres Thursday

By | November 17, 2009 at 9:41 am | No comments

There’s about to be a lot more stand-up on cable TV, and it isn’t relegated to HBO or Comedy Central. Starting Nov. 19 , TBS will air The Very Funny Show, a series consisting of stand-up sets featuring headlining comics from around the country. The show will be hosted by...

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