Comedy Matters with Bobby Lee, Jeffrey Ross and more

By | September 7, 2009 at 10:25 am | No comments

CHRIS ROCK STEPS UP In 1986, Chris Rock was discovered at the Comic Strip by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy. The story goes that Chris was setting up chairs and cleaning up in exchange for stage time, in a deal he made with Lucien Hold, the legendary manager of the club....

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Monday stand-up video: Kevin Shea

By | September 7, 2009 at 8:21 am | No comments

Kevin Shea explains why he is avoiding his rich friend to a crowd at the Go Bananas Comedy...

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Mike Epps will host BET hip-hop awards

By | September 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm | One comment

The BET Hip Hop Awards has enlisted comedian, Hangover star and Def Comedy Jam stalwart to host its 2009 ceremony. The show will be taped on Oct. 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. "We are very happy to be coming back to 'The A' for the fourth go at the BET...

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Matt Braunger: Soak up the laughs

By | September 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm | No comments

Matt Braunger has had the deep respect of his LA and Chicago comedy scene contemporaries for years. But thankfully, with a powerful, albeit brief stint on MadTV, a new album on Comedy Central Records and a robust tour schedule, the Oregon native has become a national hit. Go...

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Comedy Central and USO team up to distribute 'comedy kits'

By | September 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm | No comments

Comedy Central and the USO have teamed up with a new program called PVT Jokes. The program aims to deliver comedy kits to forward operating bases (FOBs) as well as U.S. military hospitals at home and overseas. These kits will feature DVD's like the Comedy Central Roasts of...

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Video interview: Andi Smith

By | September 2, 2009 at 11:52 am | One comment

In this freshly edited interview -- shot during this summer's Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival -- I get to talking with comedian Andi Smith about her two seasons on Last Comic Standing, her creepy male fans and how she earns extra cash working on porn sites. Be sure to pick up...

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New book chronicles a golden age of comedy

By | September 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm | No comments

“Think the comedy club scene is tough now? You should have been there in the 70’s!” That’s what your father would say if he was a comic who’d cut his teeth at The Comedy Store, LA’s premiere club for up and coming comics in the late 1970’s. Some of comedy’s...

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Steve Mazan: Comedian’s David Letterman dream comes true

By | September 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | 13 comments

Not even cancer can stop comedian Steve Mazan from achieving his goal of appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman. Where does time go is the one question that even Alex Trebek, sometimes more condescending know-it-all than Jeopardy! answer man, can’t explain. Not...

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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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