David Cross: Drunk on the power of comedy

By | August 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm | One comment

Comedy nerds, rejoice! David Cross's relative absence from your world is over. He's back with a new book, a new tour and the same attitude. For the past year or so, David Cross fans, and there are many, have been going through withdrawal. Aside from a one-off live appearance...

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Rooftop Comedy strikes airline deal

By | August 27, 2009 at 11:57 am | One comment

Rooftop Media just announced a distribution deal with digEcor, a major in-flight entertainment provider, to bring the Rooftop Comedy Channel to commercial flights. Rooftop Comedy, which tapes live stand-up comedy shows every night, will have their content available on Hawaiian...

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Stand-up comedy thrives in Africa

By | August 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy is alive and well in Africa. The only full-time comedy club in the continent — Parker’s —recently held a comedy festival and contest. The Nando’s Jozi Comedy Festival in South Africa featured a handful of promising amateurs. The winner, Nqoba Ngcobo,...

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Video interview: Josh Sneed

By | August 26, 2009 at 11:31 am | 2 comments

Another video interview from our trip to Aspen this summer, this one features Cincinnati-based comedian Josh Sneed. We get to talking about his recently-released Comedy Central Records CD Unacceptable, singing songs about comedians and more. Make sure you watch until the end to...

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Video interview: Josh Sneed

By | August 26, 2009 at 10:32 am | No comments

CLICK HERE to watch the video. Another video interview from our trip to Aspen this summer, this one features Cincinnati-based comedian Josh Sneed. We get to talking about his recently-released Comedy Central Records CD Unacceptable, singing songs about comedians and more. Make...

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Spinal Tap movie on iTunes today

By | August 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm | No comments

A new short film, Stonehenge: ‘Tis a Magic Place, has been released on iTunes in honor of the 25th anniversary of This is Spinal Tap. The seven-minute short film follows the rock parody act making a pilgrimage to the ancient site of Stonehenge. “We all jumped at the...

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Hasan Minhaj: Giving comedy the college try

By | August 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments

At just 23 years old, Hasan Minhaj is clearly ahead of the comedy curve. Only two years removed from graduating UC-Davis — where he founded the stand-up/sketch comedy group Gridiron Gang — Hasan is starting to make a name for himself on the national stage. Last year, he...

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Buffalo comedians create comedy scene

By | August 24, 2009 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

We always love hearing about stand-up comedy striving in areas where there is little to no mainstream scene to speak of. The Buffalo News ran a cover piece following the story of eight year veteran Kristen Becker and her group of comedy underlings: Mark Walton, Rick Matthews...

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Kathy Griffin petitions to win Oprah’s acceptance

By | August 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 30 comments

Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight. So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary...

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