Comedy Central picks up Nick Swardson sketch show

By | October 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm | No comments

The fine folks over at Comedy Central announced today that Nick Swardson - he of the cherub-faced/devilish-eye gleam comedy dichotomy - will be premiering a brand new sketch series with the network, to debut in 2010. Having already had success with both his stand-up specials...

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French comic sued for anti-semitism

By | October 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm | No comments

A French stand-up comedian came under harsh criticism and legal woes after a controversial stunt went sour at a recent show. Dieudonné  M'bala M'bala was fined € 20,000 (US$ 30,000) for inviting convicted holocaust denier Robert Faurisson on stage and honoring him with a...

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NC comedy club celebrates 10,000th show

By | October 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm | No comments

Think New York and LA are the only two city’s with long-running comedy clubs? Guess again. Goodnight’s, of Raleigh, North Carolina just celebrated its 10,000th show on Saturday. The milestone was commemorated with a show by Jon Reep, a comedian who got his start at...

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Ricky Gervais tapped to host Golden Globes

By | October 28, 2009 at 10:52 am | No comments

In the wake of a few recent box office disappointments (didn't take The Invention of Lying long to go the way of the cotton gin, did it?), Ricky Gervais will be adding a more surefire endeavor to his resume: Golden Globes host. In a press statement, the head-honcho of the...

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Bill Cosby awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | October 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Bill Cosby joined the ranks of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Billy Crystal and Steve Martin Monday night at the Kennedy Center as he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Besides his iconic 80's sitcom, The Cosby Show, he has released six platinum  comedy...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jasper Redd

By | October 27, 2009 at 11:54 am | No comments

Jasper Redd always makes it on my lists of favorite comics. Here he is ironically appearing at Crackers Comedy Club explaining where Whopper Jr's come...

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Monday stand-up video: Katie Hughes

By | October 26, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

Katie Hughes gives an excellent, albeit brief, book report on a recent Christian romance novel she just...

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Soupy Sales dies at the age of 83

By | October 23, 2009 at 11:07 am | 2 comments

You know the old cliché of a comedian getting a pie in the face? That wasn’t always a cliché. It became one only after Soupy Sales, who just passed away at the age of 83, got countless laughs out of it. Sales was a pioneer of slapstick comedy, and cracked up audiences of all...

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Leno, Rock, Griffin, more come together for Sam Kinison tribute

By | October 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm | One comment

EPIX, a new premium cable channel announced that it will air a tribute show for the late comedian, Sam Kinison. Sam Kinison: Back from Hell will feature interviews and performances by Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, and Denis Leary among others. "We're...

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