Is ‘Seriously, Who Farted?’ Nick Swardson’s stand-up swan song?

By | October 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments

Nick Swardson likes to tell the media how eager he is to quit stand-up comedy -- he told me point blank a few months ago -- and focus all his attention on feature films. He should really reconsider. Not that a successful run as a scene-stealing thespian should be anything but...

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Louis CK, Stephen Colbert, more join for veterans benefit

By | October 8, 2009 at 10:34 am | No comments

For the third year in a row, the New York Comedy Festival is hosting a star-studded event to honor our nation’s veterans. Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation happens Wednesday, Nov 4 at New York City's Town Hall. The show will feature the...

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Lenny Bruce auction begins Oct. 13

By | October 7, 2009 at 5:48 pm | No comments

Lenny Bruce lives! Well, at least, his stuff does. From Oct. 13 - 28, fans of the original blue-streak comedian can bid on a few of the man's rare collectibles and personal items, including, "Bruce family photos, personal letters, a type writer from his early years, his bedroom...

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Greg Proops: Elsewhere

By | October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm | No comments

The Great White Snark, Greg Proops, seizes pop culture in his jaw and punctures suck-up politicans, effed-up celebs and clueless civilians on Elsewhere, his furiously funny new CD from A Special Thing Records. Sit back from your CD player when listening to avoid being sprayed...

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Comedy veterans Firesign Theatre reunite for live dates

By | October 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm | One comment

Do you miss the days when sketch groups really knew how to get things done? Legendary troupe The Firesign Theatre, reuniting after a long hiatus, is booked for a set of live dates in Southern California to celebrate “Nick Danger’s 40th birthday.” The show takes its name...

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Comedians join to create iPhone apps

By | October 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm | One comment

Award-winning writer and creator of VH1's Best Week Ever Fred Graver has created a new company, iLarious. The company’s goal is to enable a team of comedy pros to deliver top-notch humor content right to your iPhone. “Our initial business plan came down to three words,”...

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Bill Bellamy returns this week on Who’s Got Jokes?

By | October 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm | No comments

Comedian Bill Bellamy is back on television this week, with the new season of the TV One series Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? The original comedy-competition, starting Oct. 10, series will feature celebrity guest judges each episode including Ray J, Evander Holyfield and...

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Brit comic Milton Jones releases first DVD

By | October 6, 2009 at 9:18 am | One comment

Good news for you witty Anglophiles. Milton Jones, the quickly-rising comedian known throughout the UK for his oddball one-liners, just released his first stand-up DVD. English audiences know Milton from BBC Radio 4’s Another Case Of Milton Jones and ITV’s For One Night...

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Steve Martin: I don't have a reason to do stand-up comedy

By | October 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Ed. note: This interview is reprinted with permission from rooftopcomedy.com. I remember watching Steve Martin’s Wild and Crazy Guy on a crinkly VHS tape, while sitting on my parent’s bedroom floor. I was just a little fat kid at the time. My parents were at work, as they...

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