Eddie Murphy to play Richard Pryor in biopic

By | February 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy legend Eddie Murphy has reportedly signed on to play even bigger comedy legend Richard Pryor in a film about the latter comic. The $25 million film is being produced by Fox Searchlight (Slumdog Millionaire) and will be directed bu Bill Condon, under which Murphy...

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Robin Williams takes tour to Broadway

By | February 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm | No comments

For the past few months, Robin Williams has been hitting large venues for his Weapons of Self-Destruction tour. And now Williams is set to do five shows of his stand-up on Broadway, at the Neil Simon Theatre. The shows will run April 28, 29 and May 1-3. Tickets go on sale...

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After proven innocent, Chris Rock faces new civil charges

By | February 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm | No comments

You may remember that year Chris Rock ran into some Daddy troubles. In August, Hungarian model Monica Zsibrita filed a civil suit against the stand-up comedian, alleging he raped her and fathered her child. Two DNA tests later, it was proven that Rock wasn’t the father; and no...

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Friday stand-up video: Ty Barnett

By | February 27, 2009 at 11:30 am | No comments

Comedian Ty Barnett knows a little something about life. For instance, he knows that a pregnant woman shouldn’t be stripping. Check it...

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Seinfeld producing new reality show

By | February 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm | No comments

Jerry Seinfeld is creating and executive producing a new reality show for NBC. The show will be called “The Marriage Ref,” and according to the show’s press release, will “feature opinionated celebrities, comedians and sports stars who will candidly comment,...

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Greg Behrendt: A bookish comedian dude

By | February 26, 2009 at 7:04 am | One comment

As a best-selling relationship book author, a devoted husband and father and host of a SOAPnet dating advice show, comedian Greg Behrendt's touchy-feely side is a huge asset. But don't be fooled. Behrendt's a total dude. And a funny one at that. A lot of people are really...

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Gospel Music Channel to launch new clean comedy series

By | February 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm | No comments

Ha! Stand-up for Clean Comedy launches March 7 on the Gospel Music Channel. The new family friendly series will feature stand-up comics, sketches, and bits from the clean comedy scene.  Ha! will be hosted by “Mr. Clean” himself, Jonathan Slocumb who frequently opens...

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Kathy Griffin will pen her memoirs

By | February 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm | No comments

So, at what point do you stop making a career out of being a non-celeb? Is it after you play Carnegie Hall or after your reality series is a huge hit or after your fistful of stand-up comedy specials air or after guest starring in what seems like every popular sitcom or is it...

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Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ extended again

By | February 25, 2009 at 12:39 pm | No comments

Mike Birbiglia, fast becoming one the best known stand-up comedians in the country (recent appearances on The View, Letterman, everything), has yet again pushed his career forward in a huge way. His one-man, off-Broadway show Sleepwalk with Me, which was extended to March has...

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