Portland’s Funniest contest starts tonight

By | March 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Portland’s Funniest Professional contest kicks off  8:30 tomorrow night at the Comedy Connection with host, Spanky. Now in its 16th year, the PFP is an amateur stand up comedy competition open to anyone who thinks they have a great 3-5 minute set and have no more than...

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March is ‘Break Room Live’ month

By | March 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm | No comments

In honor or Punchline Magazine producing Marc Maron’s one-man show Scorching the Earth this month in New York (get tickets here), we’re going to give you, our readers, a weekly glimpse inside Marc’s newish Air America show Break Room Live, co-hosted by Sam Seder. Keep in...

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Friday stand-up video: Jamie Lissow

By | March 5, 2009 at 11:40 am | No comments

The New York Times crossword puzzle is a challenge for most people. Comedian Jamie Lissow is no different. Check it...

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Thursday stand-up video: Jim Florentine

By | March 5, 2009 at 11:33 am | No comments

Next time a woman with a glass eye asks you out, don’t say no. Comedian Jim Florentine tells you why. Check it...

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Robin Williams in intensive care, says report

By | March 5, 2009 at 12:26 am | No comments

As we recently reported, Robin Williams canceled four of his tour dates in Florida due to health problems. The Miami Herald just reported that the 57-year-old comedian has checked into a Miami hospital with heart problems. Another site, drudgesiren.com, a companion site to The...

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Robin Williams cancels shows for health reasons

By | March 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm | No comments

On the heels of an announcement that he would take his current comedy tour to Broadway in late April and early May, veteran stand-up Robin Williams has canceled shows in Florida. A press release on Williams’ official site today explains that “Williams was experiencing...

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Joel McHale stars in NBC pilot

By | March 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm | No comments

In Hollywood, it’s pilot season, California’s equivalent of spring. Potential series sprout like dandelions across the TV landscape, and one of the prospects, the Sony/NBC-Universal comedy project Community, stars comedian Joel McHale, the hilarious host of The Soup on...

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Bo Burnham: Self-titled

By | March 4, 2009 at 2:28 pm | 9 comments

Without help from a bloodhound or its wizardly digital equivalent, Google, I may have found the sole teenager in America these days who can speak in longhand, not the BTW, OMG! LOL! shorthand prevalent in class, online, everywhere. That said, I must admit this fossil is LMAO...

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Ray Romano and others support AIDS foundation

By | March 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm | No comments

Saturday, March 14 will mark the ninth annual “Night of Comedy,” a benefit for the Children Affectedy by AIDS Foundation. The event takes place at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, and will be hosted by Everybody Loves Raymond’s Doris Roberts. Roberts will be joined...

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