Ricky Gervais Show entertaining, but no more than the podcast

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments

The Ricky Gervais Show premieres airs every Friday at 9 pm EST on HBO. One of the biggest surprises about HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show comes during the end credits of each episode. That’s where you find out that it takes 17 animators to bring to visual life, Gervais’...

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Obama chooses Jon Stewart over Stephen Colbert

By | February 22, 2010 at 10:24 am | No comments

If there’s one thing Obama has succeeded at across the board from day one, it’s having a sense of humor about himself. He’s appeared on Leno, Letterman, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and even performed in a pre-taped sketch on The Colbert Report. But in a recent...

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Nick Thune: Will strum for laughs

By | February 19, 2010 at 5:33 am | One comment

Nick Thune did not necessarily get into stand-up on purpose. From emceeing bar mitzvahs to covering Enrique Iglesias, his career is one built on unconventional routes and an ever-necessary lack of ambition that led him not by pursuit, but by nature to success in the comedy...

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Jay Leno bandleader and announcer exit Tonight Show

By | February 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm | One comment

More troubles for Jay Leno continue to abound. It was announced in the Hollywood Reporter that Leno's longtime bandleader, Kevin Eubanks, would be making an exit from the new, revamped version of the Tonight show when Leno's incarnation returns on March 1. Also parting ways...

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Judah Friedlander is 'spectacular' on Sesame Street

By | February 18, 2010 at 9:54 am | No comments

One of the advantages of being up at 7 a.m. every morning, due to having a one year old? You're always one of the first people to find out when your favorite comedians turn up on Sesame Street. This morning the mighty World Champion Judah Friedlander graced my television set as...

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Last Comic Standing alum Alonzo Bodden will host Travel Channel's 'America's Worst Drivers'

By | February 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm | One comment

Veteran comedian Alonzo Bodden, who’s been much more visible to the masses ever since his 2004 foray into NBC’s Last Comic Standing – first as a contestant, then as a judge – is the co-host of a new show on the Travel Channel. The show is called America's Worst Drivers;...

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Oscars are worth watching with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin on hosting duties

By | February 15, 2010 at 11:54 am | No comments

Am I dreaming? Am I actually entertaining the idea of watching the entire Oscars this year? Answer: Yes. Comic veterans Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are set to host the 2010 Oscars. Together! Both actor/comics have solidified their hero-status in the comic hall of fame with...

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Comedy Matters with Russell Peters, Kevin Hart and more

By | February 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm | No comments

The Phenomenon That Is Russell Peters Russell Peters is not just a comedian. He’s a phenomenon, and that’s a hard word to type more than once! I’ve often referred to him as The Messiah of Comedy, because he has such a diverse audience and makes people of all...

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Jim Gaffigan will star opposite Pierce Brosnan and Ed Harris

By | February 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm | 3 comments

Beloved comic Jim Gaffigan is slated to star in the up-coming film Salvation Boulevard alongside veteran actors Pierce Brosnan and Ed Harris. The flick is about a former Deadhead-turned-born-again Christian on the run from zealous members of his mega-church who are trying to...

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