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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Tony Clifton: Andy Kaufman’s spirit carries on

By | December 7, 2009 at 10:21 am | One comment

In the late 1970s, the late legendary comedian Andy Kaufman met and befriended Las Vegas lounge act Tony Clifton-- or so the story goes. Shortly after that, however, we all learned that Andy was Tony... maybe. Either way, Tony's back in the spotlight just in time for the...

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Ricky Gervais animated series coming to HBO

By | December 7, 2009 at 10:08 am | 5 comments

Ricky Gervais has a new animated series coming to HBO in February and Channel 4 in the spring, based on his enormously popular podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show. HBO ordered 13 half hour episodes, which will center on Gervais’s hapless and eccentric producer Karl Pilkington, as...

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Best of Spike Jones on DVD Dec. 12

By | December 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm | No comments

On Dec. 12, The Best of Spike Jones, a best-of compilation of The Spike Jones Show, will be released on a three-DVD box set from Infinity Entertainment Group. For those unfamiliar with Spike Jones (not Spike Jonze, who is quite different), Jones was the exalted “Master of...

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New Jersey searches for state’s best college comedian

By | December 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm | No comments

The Stress Factory comedy club in New Brunswick, NJ, has joined forces with the New Jersey Comedy Festival (NJCF) to showcase the best college comics in the state. The NJCF has searched nine college campuses with an additional stop at the Stress Factory to find the funniest and...

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Comedy Central’s Hot List with Aziz Ansari, Kumail Nanjiani and more on Sunday, watch previews

By | December 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm | No comments

This Sunday at 10 pm EST, Comedy Central is it's stand-up comedy special Comedy Central's Hot List, featuring killer sets from nine of today’s hottest young comedians. In the meantime, you can preview clips from each comedian on Comedy Central’s Hot List website. The special...

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Louis CK’s ‘Hilarious’ will be first stand-up concert film at Sundance

By | December 3, 2009 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments

For Louis C.K., 2010 may turn out to be merely an extension of 2009. The in-demand comic, was recently seen on the big screen in The Invention of Lying and on the small screen in a recurring role on Parks and Recreation, will premiere his stand-up concert film, Louis C.K.:...

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