Comedy year in review, audio! Because reading hurts sometimes

By | January 5, 2010 at 10:42 am | No comments

Every few months I chat with comedian and host Brian Mollica on his super podcast Behind the Bricks. His new episode just went live on behindthebricks.com. You should check it out, and all his other work. For your convenience and for my ego, I've embedded the newest episode...

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Subway supports comedians in new campaign

By | January 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | No comments

It’s about time Subway got behind someone besides Jared. The sandwich giant has just teamed with MTV Networks to launch Subway Fresh Buzz, a new website that will promote up and coming artists. The site will feature profiles, performances and other exclusive content from 20...

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Kristin Key: Where the Cab Takes You…

By | January 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Kristin Key, a Texas native and veteran of Last Comic Standing, has a comedic quality that is equally destructive and beneficial: she’s a people pleaser. On Where the Cab Takes You, her second album, Key offers slice of life jokes (and songs) about getting drunk, getting high,...

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Detroit comedy fest film set for release; Lewis Black headlines 2010 fest

By | January 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm | No comments

A film documenting behind-the-scene and on-stage antics of the second annual Detroit International Comedy Festival, “Laugh Detroit,” will be released this Tuesday, Jan. 5. The documentary is a product of filmmaker Jim Dudek, who is a resident of Berkley, MI. - a suburb of...

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Groundbreaking comedian Jean Carroll dies at 98

By | January 4, 2010 at 10:16 am | No comments

Revolutionary comedian Jean Carroll has passed away at her home in White Plains, NY. Carroll died on Jan. 1, just five days short of her 99th birthday, reports the New York Times. She leaves behind a staggering comic legacy-- one that paved the way for women in comedy. Carroll,...

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Indianapolis comedy club shuts its doors this weekend

By | December 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm | One comment

Morty's Comedy Joint in Indianapolis, Ind., will forever shut its doors this Sunday, Jan. 3rd. The club has been in operation since August of 2006 and has seen a wide host of comics cross its stage. Morty's has had a long tradition of discounted tickets and ticket giveaways, and...

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Laughing Skull comedy fest submission deadline tomorrow

By | December 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm | No comments

The deadline to submit your video to the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (skullfestival.com) is fast approaching. Comics have until midnight on Dec. 31st to submit their five minute video to be reviewed by judges. As it is traditional in the industry to wait until the very last...

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Confessions of a joke stealer: One comic's story

By | December 30, 2009 at 10:34 am | One comment

[Editor's note] This past summer comedian Jeff Nichols released his memoir: Trainwreck: My Life as an Idoit for Simon and Schuster. Nichols grew up in Manhattan surrounded by fairly traditional family and friends. But having dyslexia, a speech impediment and the tiniest amount...

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Jay Leno guest edits American Way magazine

By | December 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm | One comment

Comedy fans flying on American Airlines in the month of January are in for a special treat. The airline’s in-flight Magazine, American Way, is featuring former Tonight Show and current Jay Leno Show host, Jay Leno. The issue’s centerpiece will be a special interview in...

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