Rodney Winfield funeral services tonight and tomorrow

By | February 18, 2009 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Rodney Winfield, comedy legend and native to St. Louis, died Monday,February 9. A funeral service will be held today at the Ronald L. Jones Funeral Home. Winfield, who was originally discovered by Richard Pryor, began recording comedy albums for Stax Record after being honorably...

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Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter return to Comedy Central

By | February 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm | No comments

Comedy Central announced today that they have picked up a series starring comedians Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter. The show, Michael and Michael Have Issues is set to premiere in July. The show features the pair “as the hosts of their own fictitious sketch show....

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10 things that ruin stand-up comedy shows

By | February 18, 2009 at 1:12 pm | No comments

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve been to a stand-up comedy show recently. Maybe you even had a stellar time at said show. When we have a good experience at a show, we sometimes take for granted all the physical prep and planning producers do to make a night...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Eugene Mirman

By | February 18, 2009 at 7:03 am | One comment

In a new installment of our video series A Tight Five, we sit down with alt-comedy master Eugene Mirman. It's a big year for the Russian born comic. Last week, his book The Will To Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life was released. He can be seen for the second year in the new season...

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UK comedian smashes fan’s cell phone

By | February 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm | No comments

The UK’s Independent just ran a story on a British stand-up’s brush with the law. The comedian Lee Hurst, was performing a show last Fall in Guildford, Surrey, UK, when he spotted an audience member with his cell phone out, seemingly taping him. The comedian approached that...

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Aisha Tyler interviews herself

By | February 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm | No comments

The folks at the Comedy Central Insider posted this revealing — and funny — interview with Aisha Tyler. But get this. She interviews herself! We don’t know how they did it. We can only guess they cloned Aisha real quick-like. Anyway, Aisha Tyler is Lit: Live at...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Eddie Gossling

By | February 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Comedian Eddie Gossling examines the anatomy of inebriation. Pay attention and you just might learn...

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Monday stand-up video: Maria Bamford

By | February 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm | No comments

In honor of Presidents Day our friends at RooftopComedy splashed their front page with Prez-related videos. In honor of them doing that in honor of President’s Day, we’re embedding one of said videos. That video — it’s of Maria Bamford! — is below....

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Kamikaze comedy is hilarious

By | February 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm | No comments

The peeps at Comedy.com recently launched an original series called Kamikaze Comedy. No, it’s not when a stand-up pilots a plane and deliberately crashes into strategic targets (like an IHOP) so as to take out the enemy and thus martyr himself. Although that would be...

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