Jim Norton, DL Hughley to join cast of new Leno show

By | August 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm | No comments

Can Jay Leno’s new primetime comedy/talk show rescue NBC from ruin? Who knows. But one thing is certain: comedy will be the priority, with a slightly diminished focus on the talk. NBC has announced that The Jay Leno Show, set to air at 10PM 5 days a week, will feature a cast...

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Woman is first to earn stand-up comedy degree

By | August 6, 2009 at 11:41 am | 3 comments

Hannah George has become the first woman to graduate with a degree in stand-up comedy. George studied at Southampton Solent University in the South of England, the only university in the world to offer a degree in stand-up. The three-year-old program covers the history of...

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Chris Rock documentary will hit theaters

By | August 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm | One comment

Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired the rights to Chris Rock’s new comedic film, Good Hair a documentary that examines hair culture in the black community. The comedian travels all over the country—and even to India—to explore the ways in which...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Kristen Schaal

By | August 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm | No comments

There is no way to best prepare you for this clip. Kristen Schaal is joined on stage by Kurt Braunohler in a bit that involves song, dance, and pretending to be a...

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Are free tickets the answer for comedy clubs during the recession?

By | August 5, 2009 at 10:45 am | 2 comments

While some comedy clubs have been forced to switch formats or even close due to the economic downturn, Stanford and Sons Comedy Club in Kansas City continues to thrive. The club continues to have packed crowds for its shows, drawing audiences at pre-recession levels. Their...

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Michael Moore plans comedy festival

By | August 3, 2009 at 11:36 am | No comments

Filmmaker Michael Moore announced plans to organize a comedy festival in Traverse City, Michigan, where he lives. Moore will co-organize the event with comedian Jeff Garlin, star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival will take place over...

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Comedy Matters with Mitch Fatel, Finesse Mitchell, Kevin Spacey

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:26 am | One comment

TEN THINGS I LIKE ABOUT LARRY MILLER In 1999, Touchstone Pictures released Ten Things I Hate About You starring among others, the late Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Gabrielle Union, and the great Larry Miller who played the strict Dad, Walter Stratford. Ten years later, it’s...

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Bob Biggerstaff: Enjoy Guys!!

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:18 am | No comments

In addition to caddies to lug their golf clubs, boys to hand them their bats and their own cooks, dishwashers and launderers (what females call “wives” and what the swinish guys who still reside in male chauvinist pigsties call “significant bothers”), men now have a...

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Andy Kaufman Award seeks unique stand-up talent

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:05 am | No comments

The fifth annual Andy Kaufman Award Competition is underway. The Competition serves as a showcase for up-and-coming comedians, as well as a celebration honoring the work of Andy Kaufman. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kaufman’s death. Prospective contestants must...

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