Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

By | January 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm | No comments

Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year...

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John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show

By | January 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm | No comments

People planning to watch John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show may want to reserve their own sofas to assure getting a good seat to this comedy-show equivalent of an all-star game. The lineups for the series, which premieres Friday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central, are teeming with...

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Carlos Mencia and Cedric sign sitcom deals with ABC

By | January 6, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments

Comedians Carlos Mencia and Cedric the Entertainer have inked sitcom deals with the ABC network. Mr. Mencia’s show will center on a his life in a large immigrant family. Mr. The Entertainer’s show will focus on his character, a retired baseball player working as a radio...

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Dave Attell to host porn awards

By | January 6, 2010 at 10:21 am | One comment

Every year the AVN Awards celebrate the work of movers and shakers (and squirters!) of the adult industry. This year’s ceremony will be like no other, with veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell acting as the host – along with adult video stars Kirsten Price and Kayden...

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Adam Carolla pilot picked up by NBC

By | January 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Adam Carolla, The Man Show and podcast host extraordinaire, recently had a new television pilot picked up by NBC. Though no name has yet been provided for the show, it is said to be about a contractor (Carolla) who seeks to rebuild his life after a divorce. The show is...

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Drew Carey pledges $1 million to Livestrong, with Twitter provisions

By | January 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm | No comments

Who knew that Drew Carey was such a philanthropist? The big guy with the goofy glasses (much missed since his proported Lasik eye surgery) has pledged to donate one million dollars (yes, you should be hearing a Dr. Evil voice when you read that) to Livestrong, should his...

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Today: Michael Ian Black to make fun of others for charity

By | January 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Warning: I will be making fun of people from 2-3 EST. Expect LOTS of tweets from me and one cumming smurfs joke. - Michael Ian Black, via Twitter. The warning came through yesterday from MIB that he would be making fun of his Twitter followers as a way to raise money for The...

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Comedy year in review, audio! Because reading hurts sometimes

By | January 5, 2010 at 10:42 am | No comments

Every few months I chat with comedian and host Brian Mollica on his super podcast Behind the Bricks. His new episode just went live on You should check it out, and all his other work. For your convenience and for my ego, I've embedded the newest episode...

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Subway supports comedians in new campaign

By | January 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | No comments

It’s about time Subway got behind someone besides Jared. The sandwich giant has just teamed with MTV Networks to launch Subway Fresh Buzz, a new website that will promote up and coming artists. The site will feature profiles, performances and other exclusive content from 20...

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