Man uses stand-up comedy to cope with divorce

By | January 8, 2009 at 11:11 am | No comments

A recent article listing tips for people going through a divorce suggests dabbling in stand-up comedy. Could it be that publicly humiliating your former spouse behind their back to a crowd of strangers yeilds some therapeutic magic? It worked for this guy. “I took a class...

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Thursday stand-up video: Andy Ritchie

By | January 8, 2009 at 10:14 am | No comments

When you’re 12 years old, and a shark tears your arm off, you start to look at life a lot differently. Comedian Andy Ritchie explains. Check it...

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Why I stopped following Paul F. Tompkins on Twitter

By | January 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm | No comments

Paul F. Tompkins is a Twitter Maniac. I’ll never forget the day he first joined up because it was heavily promoted by John Hodgman. Within the first day, Twitterkins was quickly gathering followers and it appeared that a reply tweet from the funny man was not too far from...

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Former USC Gamecock dabbles in stand-up

By | January 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm | No comments

Marty Simpson, a former USC Gamecock kicker now gets his kicks - ha! get it? - onstage performing stand-up comedy. According to an interview with WisTV in South Carolina Marty says, “Telling jokes is way more nerve racking than kicking field goals.” He also states,...

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Wednesday stand-up video: John Evans

By | January 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm | No comments

Comedian John Evans educates his audience with a touching story about anal beads. Check it...

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Interview: Nick DiPaolo, Gary Gulman, Joe List headline Comics for a Cure benefit

By | January 7, 2009 at 11:13 am | No comments

Occasionally, you come across the kind of warmth and sincerity in the comedy community that can touch the heart (or place the heart should be) of even the most hardened cynic. Tracy Harding has no real links to the world of comedy or activism, but last year, after learning about...

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John Oliver’s BBC show reprimanded for use of “Jew”

By | January 6, 2009 at 4:04 pm | No comments

After British comic Frankie Boyle made what some listeners of Daily Show correspondent John Oliver’s BBC radio show thought was an anti-semitic comment, the station promised to monitor their comedy shows more strictly. That was the ruling announced today by the BBC Trust...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Marina Franklin

By | January 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm | No comments

Comedian Marina Franklin never understood the draw of the sassy black comedian. Lucky for us, Marina just knows how to be herself. Check it...

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Column: Comedy Matters with Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, more

By | January 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments

MY "BEST FRIEND" RICHARD BELZER So I’m at The Friars Club at the book party for Richard Belzer’s new book, I Am Not A Cop, which right away surprised me because I was certain he was—a cop, that is. As one who believes everything he sees on TV, as I’m sure you do, it...

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