Chris Rock will pen new book

By | January 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm | No comments

Chris Rock will write an as-yet-untitled book full of  “comedic observations,” Grand Central Publishing announced today. It will be Rock’s second crack at publishing; he first released Rock This! — mostly a compilation of his stage bits — in 1997,...

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Comedy Central goes HD, time to rejoice er something

By | January 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm | No comments

Well it’s about time, Comedy Central! You know, the other day I was thinking. Some of my favorite stand-up specials are Comedy Central productions: Zach Galifianakis’ Comedy Central Presents, Demetri Martin’s hour-long special, Person, Greg Giraldo’s two...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jesse Joyce

By | January 13, 2009 at 11:19 am | No comments

No one said committing suicide was easy. Comedian Jesse Joyce relates a real-life harrowing tale to prove that point. Check it...

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Lisa Lampanelli not scared to make fun of Barack Obama

By | January 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm | No comments

President Elect Barack Obama has thus far gone unscathed in the comedy world. Lisa Lampinelli is eager to turn that around in her upcoming appearance at the South Beach Comedy Festival this month in Miami and her soon to air HBO special, Long Live the Queen on Jan 31. Lampenelli...

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Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown update: The Ladies of the Top 20

By | January 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Let’s face it, the Stand-Up Showdown is a sausage fest. The deep honor of being part of the Top 20 - and thus having your half-hour special re-aired during the Stand-Up Showdown Marathon - has mostly always gone to the guys. Yet, every year there seems to be a few ladies...

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Steve Martin lays down bluegrass album

By | January 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm | No comments

It ends up Steve Martin lost the arrow but hung on to the banjo. On Jan. 27, the actor/writer/comedian will release an album of bluegrass music. The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo will be available exclusively through Amazon for the first 90 days of its release. The...

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Monday stand-up video: Dwayne Perkins

By | January 12, 2009 at 11:59 am | No comments

There’s comes a time in a man’s life when he realizes he’s never going pro. Comedian Dwayne Perkins testifies. Check it...

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Robert Schimmel: Life Since Then

By | January 12, 2009 at 3:34 am | One comment

When the moment is right (as they say on those way more creepy than sexy Cialis commercials), most people shut the boudoir door and bolt it behind them. Not comedian Robert Schimmel. During his hour-long sex act, he flings open the door and virtually invites spectators into his...

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Nick Di Paolo: Funny How?

By | January 12, 2009 at 2:27 am | No comments

Midway through a two-minute bit about how he abhors Rosie O’Donnell, veteran Nick Di Paolo gives a quick anti-disclaimer to the packed room listening to him record his latest comedy album: “This ‘ain't According to Jim. This is a comedy club. Buckle up. This is the only...

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