Wednesday stand-up video: Kristen Schaal

By | August 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm | No comments

There is no way to best prepare you for this clip. Kristen Schaal is joined on stage by Kurt Braunohler in a bit that involves song, dance, and pretending to be a...

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Are free tickets the answer for comedy clubs during the recession?

By | August 5, 2009 at 10:45 am | 2 comments

While some comedy clubs have been forced to switch formats or even close due to the economic downturn, Stanford and Sons Comedy Club in Kansas City continues to thrive. The club continues to have packed crowds for its shows, drawing audiences at pre-recession levels. Their...

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Michael Moore plans comedy festival

By | August 3, 2009 at 11:36 am | No comments

Filmmaker Michael Moore announced plans to organize a comedy festival in Traverse City, Michigan, where he lives. Moore will co-organize the event with comedian Jeff Garlin, star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival will take place over...

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Comedy Matters with Mitch Fatel, Finesse Mitchell, Kevin Spacey

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:26 am | One comment

TEN THINGS I LIKE ABOUT LARRY MILLER In 1999, Touchstone Pictures released Ten Things I Hate About You starring among others, the late Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Gabrielle Union, and the great Larry Miller who played the strict Dad, Walter Stratford. Ten years later, it’s...

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Bob Biggerstaff: Enjoy Guys!!

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:18 am | No comments

In addition to caddies to lug their golf clubs, boys to hand them their bats and their own cooks, dishwashers and launderers (what females call “wives” and what the swinish guys who still reside in male chauvinist pigsties call “significant bothers”), men now have a...

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Andy Kaufman Award seeks unique stand-up talent

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:05 am | No comments

The fifth annual Andy Kaufman Award Competition is underway. The Competition serves as a showcase for up-and-coming comedians, as well as a celebration honoring the work of Andy Kaufman. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kaufman’s death. Prospective contestants must...

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Monday stand-up video: Tony Woods

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:00 am | No comments

Our clip today comes from Rooftop Comedy and was selected by Funny People co-star Eric Bana. I found it amusing that he chose a comic joking about kangaroos - animals native to his home turf. Does this mean he always prefers comedy about...

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Eddie Izzard runs 30 miles a day for charity

By | July 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm | No comments

A Scottish band once had a hit about walking 500 miles. Leave it to an English comedian to run 1,000. Eddie Izzard will be running 30 miles a day for seven weeks, circling the UK, to raise money for Sport Relief - a biennial charity from Comic Relief that aids the world’s...

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New service offers insurance to comedians

By | July 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments

It’s hard to pursue comedy full time, and even harder to find health coverage when you decide to go for it. Thanks to the National Association of Comedians, things are about to get a little easier for the working comic. The recently launched organization provides the...

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