Interview: Robert Buscemi, named best stand-up in Chicago

By | April 2, 2009 at 11:05 am | No comments

For the last few years, comedian Robert Buscemi has spent most of his time honing his stand-up comedy in one of the country’s major hubs for said artistic expression. The Chicago scene has embraced the man and all of  his odd musings onstage. In fact, the Chicago Reader...

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Thursday stand-up video: Robert Kelly

By | April 2, 2009 at 10:38 am | No comments

Comedian Robert Kelly loves his wife. He just doesn’t want to tell her every five seconds, and for good reason. Check it...

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Third season for Flight of the Conchords still possible

By | April 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm | No comments

Despite what the musical duo members were saying in September of last year about possibly wrapping up HBO’s Flight of the Conchords after two seasons, it seems there’s still hope for a third. But the UK’s Broadcast Now is telling a different story: But when...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Andy Sandford

By | April 1, 2009 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Remember when yogurt had no ulterior digestive tract motives? Comedian Andy Sandford does. Check it...

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Flight of the Conchords raises bread for struggling school

By | April 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm | No comments

Despite the naïve simpletons they portray themselves to be in HBO’s Flight of The Conchords, band members Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are actually quite smart. This must be in part thanks to the schooling they received in their native New Zealand, which is why when...

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George Lopez, Louis CK, Bill Engvall more to headline Chicago comedy fest

By | April 1, 2009 at 4:16 pm | No comments

As we reported in February of last year, TBS and Just For Laughs (of Montreal comedy festival fame) had teamed up to present the first stateside comedy festival with headliner Ellen DeGeneres. The Chicago festival now has announced the rest of their featured shows. They are to...

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Bill Cosby to be awarded the Mark Twain humor prize

By | April 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm | No comments

Some of comedy’s biggest names will be gathered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Oct as Bill Cosby is awarded the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Cosby, 71, has nine certified gold comedy albums and six that went platinum recording...

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Wanda Sykes heading to Fox for late-night gig

By | April 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm | No comments

To fill the void left by the recently canceled MadTV, Fox has signed veteran stand-up Wanda Sykes to host a late-night chat show. Expected to premiere in the fall, the show reportedly would better resemble Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time than a traditional network variety...

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Bill Cosby to receive Mark Twain prize in humor

By | April 1, 2009 at 11:57 am | No comments

Legendary comedian Bill Cosby will be the next honoree of the Mark Twain humor prize, given by the John Kennedy Center for Performing Arts each year. Cosby will be the 12th recipient of the award, which was bestowed upon George Carlin last year. The 71-year-old comedian – who...

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