Shandling, Stewart, Black, Belzer, and others announced for Carlin tribute

By | September 16, 2008 at 11:39 am | No comments

The Kennedy Center has announced some of the participants honoring the late George Carlin at the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor event on Nov. 10. So far, the list includes: Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Garry Shandling, Lily Tomlin, Denis Leary, Joan Rivers, Lewis Black, Richard...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Chad Daniels

By | September 16, 2008 at 10:32 am | No comments

After you watch this, we know what you’re going to say. Comedian Chad Daniels is a disturbed, violent man. Maybe so. But he’s hilarious. And as it turns out, he’s also a really good husband. Check it...

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Kevin Hart: A (comic) view from the top

By | September 16, 2008 at 10:17 am | One comment

With a new hosting gig on BET's Comic View: One Mic Stand, work on seven movies this year alone and his very own one hour Comedy Central special arriving next year, comedian Kevin Hart is a man you need to know now. Comedian Kevin Hart is popping up everywhere these days....

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Tom McCaffrey: Lou Diamond Phillips?

By | September 15, 2008 at 3:48 pm | No comments

From the look of things, Tom McCaffrey is just another weed freak with a burgers-and-fries body, the sort of inert stoner who considers pushing his luck a strenuous cardio workout. Maybe this is why Mom told us never to judge a comic by his CD cover…or something like...

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Video: Laura Silverman, Jason Nash

By | September 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm | No comments

Sometimes simple is hilarious. I was poking around Facebook last night and found this gem with comedian Jason Nash and Laura Silverman. It’s like Nash is putting on a clinic here as to how to be a total douche but completely likable. Well done,...

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Police chief moonlights as a stand-up comedian

By | September 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Dan Haueter has been a police officer since 1992 and New Waterford’s police chief since 1996. Now you can add stand-up comic to his resume. The Ohio police chief will perform his first paying gigs next weekend at Funny Farm Comedy Club in Niles, OH. Haueter, 36, has long...

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Monday stand-up video: Geoff Tate

By | September 15, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

If you’re a sucker for cheesy movie references and light-hearted Republican bashing, you’ll like this bit by Geoff Tate. If not, well. maybe you’re a beard...

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Notes from the Boston Comedy Festival, but mostly…Tony Clifton

By | September 15, 2008 at 11:06 am | No comments

I had planned to make this entry the first in my very ramshackle attempt at covering the contest portion of the Boston Comedy Festival - where $10,000 prize money and industry exposure is up for grabs - as it unfolds. And, I did manage to catch about half of the first...

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Column: ‘Comedy Matters’ w/ Patrice O’Neal, Paul Provenza, more

By | September 15, 2008 at 8:16 am | One comment

COMICS FLOCK TO MONTREAL Like the salmon that spawn upstream, and the swallows that mysteriously return to Capistrano, each July the comedy industry flocks en masse to Montreal for the biggest comedy festival in the world, Just For Laughs. Going strong in its 26th year, the...

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