Guest blog: Dov Davidoff's Christmas Unspectacular

By | December 14, 2009 at 11:25 am | No comments

He's got an hour stand-up special set to debut on Comedy Central early next year. But for now, comedian Dov Davidoff has something to say about Christmas. The best thing that ever happened to Christmas was “the letter.” It absolved us from any gift exchanging...

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Review: Saturday Night Live, Dec. 12

By | December 14, 2009 at 11:09 am | No comments

Dec. 12, 2009 -- Host: Taylor Lautner -- Musical Guest: Bon Jovi SNL shows no indication of letting up on the Tiger Woods jokes anytime soon. The tone was set with an "Adulterers Press Conference" cold open, in which politicians John Edwards (Will Forte), Mark Sanford (Jason...

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Flight of the Conchords will not return for third season

By | December 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm | No comments

Yesterday, the world of musical comedy lost a dear friend. Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement and James Bobin, co-creators of the HBO television series Flight of the Conchords, announced that the show would not be returning for a third season. Though rumored previously, they...

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Colbert, Carell and more to appear on Sirius XM Second City channel

By | December 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm | No comments

In commemoration of Second City’s 50th anniversary, the limited-run Second City Comedy Radio channel will be launching on Sirius XM radio this Saturday, Dec. 12th. The channel will coincide with the weekend-long celebration of the anniversary, and will feature backstage...

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Gervais to Golden Globe attendees: you’re in for a verbal lashing

By | December 10, 2009 at 5:36 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais is on a roll, and the Golden Globes are only the next on the series of stopping points for the rising star. Given what we already know about Mr. Original Office, it should probably come as a surprise to no one that he plans to treat his upcoming gig as host of the...

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Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Lounge launches comedy fest

By | December 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Submissions are now being accepted for the first Laughing Skull Comedy Festival to be held in Atlanta from March 3-7. If you have what it takes to be accepted to the festival, you will face a panel of three judges, representing top comedy industry, including Jeff Singer of the...

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Pauly Shore accuses brother of abusing their mother

By | December 10, 2009 at 11:24 am | No comments

Former box office draw and stand-up comedian Pauly Shore has filed a lawsuit against his older brother Peter, in which the comedian accuses him of abusing the mother of the two, Mitzi Shore - the owner of The Comedy Store and a comedy legend in her own right. According to...

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The 10 best comedy albums of 2009

By | December 9, 2009 at 10:29 am | No comments

This past year was an incredibly strong time for stand-up comedy albums. It wasn't easy for us to whittle down the list to just 10, but then what's the fun in including everyone in a list? Like our list last year, the below selections have nothing to do with how popular each...

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Todd Barry is in the charitable holiday spirit

By | December 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm | No comments

Comedian Todd Barry is offering a unique bundle of holiday cheer this season. Barry has posted an eBay auction where the highest bidder will win one ticket to Comedy Death Ray's Xmas Nativity Pageant and a personal phone call from Barry live on stage! The Xmas Nativity Pageant...

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