Comedy Central teams with The Onion for new sports show

By | November 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm | One comment

It’s about time. Comedy Central has just announced that they’ve ordered a pilot from The Onion for a half hour series based on their Onion Sports Network web videos. According to the lovely press release, “The as-yet untitled series will take on the whole universe of...

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Comedians of Chelsea Lately share their favorite holiday memories

By | November 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm | No comments

Whether you want to admit it to yourself or not, the holiday season is upon us. Halloween has past and it's time to put your slutty window washer costume away. Sad, we know. What's sadder, is that you, no doubt, have already started stressing out about dealing with your family...

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30th Seattle International Comedy Comp kicks off tonight

By | November 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm | No comments

It's that time of year again when 32 of the world's top ranked comics compete in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Now in its 30th year, the SICC kicks off tonight at the Columbia City Theater where the first round of 16 comics will vie for 5 spots in the...

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Michael Ian Black, Doug Benson and more launch WitStream

By | November 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm | No comments

WitStream, the new Twitter-like site that focuses on the tweets of comedians, enjoyed a festive launch on Monday night at Comix in New York City. Michael Ian Black, who co-founded the site, hosted the show. He was also on-hand throughout, critiquing the live feed of his peers’...

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Stephen Colbert sponsors U.S. speedskating Olympic team

By | November 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Still reeling from the failure of Barack Obama’s Chicago Olympics bid? It turns out another American is poised to forever change the face of the Olympic Games: Stephen Colbert. On Monday night’s show, Colbert announced that the Colbert Nation will be sponsoring the US...

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Amman to host second annual comedy festival

By | November 4, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

Between Dec. 4 and 10, members of the Arab comedy world (yes, they do exist) will gather for the second annual Amman Stand-up Comedy Festival 2009. It's a Orbit Showtime/New York Arab American Comedy Festival joint, and, according to Mr. Omar Maani, Amman's esteemed mayor, it...

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Cleveland has an annual comedy festival!

By | November 3, 2009 at 4:15 pm | No comments

This week marks the beginning of the 2nd annual Cleveland Comedy Festival running from Nov 4-6. The festival was created last year by a group of local comics who wanted to show off the prowess of their comedy community.Various shows and events will be taking place across four...

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Alan Zweibel talks Saturday Night Live, Larry Sanders and Garry Shandling

By | November 2, 2009 at 11:12 am | No comments

In four decades of comedy writing, Alan Zweibel’s work has provided an enormous range of good answers to the constantly shifting cultural question of “What’s funny?” From the mainstream to the bizarrely experimental, Zweibel has written a number of plays, novels,...

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Artie Lange makes another memorable late night appearance

By | October 30, 2009 at 10:44 am | No comments

Eyebrow-raising comedian Artie Lange was in top form in his recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. After years of delivering highly offensive and hilarious on Late Night With Conan, producers surely must know what they're in for when they book him. Still, it's hard...

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