Man fatally shot at Virginia comedy club

By | February 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm | No comments

The Virginian-Pilot reports that police responded late last night to a call about a fight taking place at the Virginia House of Comedy in Virginia Beach, VA. While en route they were informed via radio that shots had been fired at the club. The victim of the shooting, Neal...

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Monday stand-up video: Prescott Tolk

By | February 2, 2009 at 1:57 pm | No comments

We enjoy starting off your week with a nice contemporary potty joke. This one comes from comedian Prescott Tolk. Check it...

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Stand-up comedy in Pakistan: One comic's story, Part 2

By | February 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm | One comment

Editor's note: On Jan. 22 we ran the first part of Pakistani comedian Sami Shah's first person account of trying to break through as a stand-up in his home city of Karachi. To catch up, you can read that first part here. This is the second and final entry from...

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Zach Galifianakis on All My Children?

By | January 31, 2009 at 10:18 pm | No comments

Word from Paul F. Tompkins via his Twitter feed, is that Zach Galifianakis will appear on the soap opera All My Children. Is this news true? Perhaps. I don’t think Tompkins is a liar, though he is a jokester and all. But I’m willing to believe it. I’m willing...

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Video: Bill Hicks’ previously banned performance on Letterman last night

By | January 31, 2009 at 12:07 pm | No comments

As we mentioned yesterday, David Letterman was planning on showing a performance by Bill Hicks he had decided not to air in 1993 because it was too controversial. Last night, he made good on his promise, having Bill’s mom, Mary on the show, apologizing profusely for his...

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Lewis Black, Charles Grodin team up for Children’s Health Fund benefit

By | January 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm | No comments

Photos by Traci Gilland. Last night, the first Annual Children’s Health Fund benefit show was held at Gotham Comedy Club in New York the event was the brainchild of actor Charles Grodin, a CHF advisory board member. The night opened with Grodin singing an earnest rendition...

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Boston comedy fixture sues club owner

By | January 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm | No comments

  Boston stand-up comedy staple Steve Sweeney is suing the owner of Boston’s most popular comedy space, the Comedy Connection (which recently moved to the Wilbur Theatre). At the heart of lawsuit is Sweeney’s claims that Bill Blumenreich reneged on a deal that...

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Bill Hicks’ banned last performance on Letterman tonight

By | January 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm | No comments

Viewers of Late Show with David Letterman tonight will be treated to legendary stand-up comedian Bill Hicks’ last video taped performance– a performance that was supposed to air on Letterman’s show in 1993 but was banned by the talk show host and his...

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Friday stand-up video: Tom Papa

By | January 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Comedian Tom Papa has a problem with people– all people, it seems. It’s not every day you hear a rant-filled Papa. Check out this clip, which was recorded at Punchline Magazine’s third anniversary show at Comix in New York in October of last year. For more...

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