Morgan Murphy: The evolution of a comedy mind

By | October 13, 2009 at 10:46 am | No comments

Former Jimmy Kimmel show writer and current scribe for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Morgan Murphy recently uprooted her life as a well-respected comedy upstart in the Los Angeles comedy scene to head to New York. But will the East Coast embrace her quirky sensibilities? Yes,...

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David Cross announces cable special

By | October 9, 2009 at 4:08 pm | No comments

David Cross just announced plans to immortalize his current stand-up tour in the form of a taped special. The announcement was made on the comedian’s official Facebook Page (not to be confused with his impersonated Twitter page). The taping will take place in Boston and air...

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Paul Provenza will host new series on Showtime

By | October 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 2 comments

Ever wish there was a place to see comedians talk about their craft besides awkward episodes of Inside The Actors Studio (sorry, Poehler)? In 2010, Showtime is unveiling Behind The Green Room Door, a new chat series hosted by Paul Provenza that will feature different comics...

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Is ‘Seriously, Who Farted?’ Nick Swardson’s stand-up swan song?

By | October 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments

Nick Swardson likes to tell the media how eager he is to quit stand-up comedy -- he told me point blank a few months ago -- and focus all his attention on feature films. He should really reconsider. Not that a successful run as a scene-stealing thespian should be anything but...

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Louis CK, Stephen Colbert, more join for veterans benefit

By | October 8, 2009 at 10:34 am | No comments

For the third year in a row, the New York Comedy Festival is hosting a star-studded event to honor our nation’s veterans. Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation happens Wednesday, Nov 4 at New York City's Town Hall. The show will feature the...

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Lenny Bruce auction begins Oct. 13

By | October 7, 2009 at 5:48 pm | No comments

Lenny Bruce lives! Well, at least, his stuff does. From Oct. 13 - 28, fans of the original blue-streak comedian can bid on a few of the man's rare collectibles and personal items, including, "Bruce family photos, personal letters, a type writer from his early years, his bedroom...

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Greg Proops: Elsewhere

By | October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm | No comments

The Great White Snark, Greg Proops, seizes pop culture in his jaw and punctures suck-up politicans, effed-up celebs and clueless civilians on Elsewhere, his furiously funny new CD from A Special Thing Records. Sit back from your CD player when listening to avoid being sprayed...

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Comedy veterans Firesign Theatre reunite for live dates

By | October 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm | One comment

Do you miss the days when sketch groups really knew how to get things done? Legendary troupe The Firesign Theatre, reuniting after a long hiatus, is booked for a set of live dates in Southern California to celebrate “Nick Danger’s 40th birthday.” The show takes its name...

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Comedians join to create iPhone apps

By | October 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm | One comment

Award-winning writer and creator of VH1's Best Week Ever Fred Graver has created a new company, iLarious. The company’s goal is to enable a team of comedy pros to deliver top-notch humor content right to your iPhone. “Our initial business plan came down to three words,”...

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