Was Jim Norton funny on Leno's network show?

By | September 16, 2009 at 10:46 am | 53 comments

Weeks ago, when Jay Leno announced that he had hired Jim Norton, the master of contemporary cringe comedy, to be a special correspondent on his new, presumably safe-for-the-masses variety show, I was a bit shocked. The reasons? First, I had no idea Leno had such advanced and...

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Wanda Sykes to make TV return with new HBO special

By | September 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm | No comments

Wanda Sykes will return to TV with her new HBO special Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me airing Saturday, October 10th. The show taped back in August and will include material she has recently toured with including topics about her coming out of the closet, the economy, and The...

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Kyle Cease comedy bootcamp adds comedic star power

By | September 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments

The Stand-up Bootcamp with Kyle Cease, a 60-hour intensive comedy workshop, opened enrollment this week. What makes this bootcamp unique is the group of established comics that have agreed to join Kyle Cease’s project. Louie Anderson, Jon Lovitz, Steve Byrne, Alonzo Bodden and...

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Eugene Mirman launches second comedy fest

By | September 15, 2009 at 10:42 am | No comments

How often do some of the world’s coolest comics get together for a wild comedy romp in one of the world’s coolest places? The answer, since last year's Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, is at least once a year! Eugene Mirman is launching his second annual eponymous comedy...

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Dwight York: Quickies

By | September 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm | One comment

Jokes come in all sizes; sometimes the smaller, the better. Dwight York proves that on Quickies, his barrage of bawdy and balmy humor. If he were being paid by the joke or laugh, either way he would bankrupt his record company, Stand Up! Records: This CD, one of the most...

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Starz documentary highlights stand-ups on the big screen

By | September 10, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

They say the days of success in stand-up leading to big time deals could be on the decline. However, Comics on Screen, a new documentary airing on the Starz network, tells the stories of a handful of comedians who got their lucky breaks in Hollywood through live comedy. The...

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Ellen DeGeneres named new American Idol judge

By | September 9, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 2 comments

Is one of America's sweethearts ready to go tit-for-tat with one of America's smartest asses? (Ok, so Simon Cowell is British). Fans of veteran stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres will find out this season, when the comedian will join American Idol as the  fourth judge....

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Brit GQ names Michael McIntyre Comedian of the Year

By | September 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments

Across the pond, at least one major comedian is making one hellofva splash. Brit Michael McIntyre, a superstar in England but virtually unknown in the States, was named Comedian of the Year by the prestigious British GQ magazine in the mag's annual Men of the Year awards...

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Todd Barry shows you how to fill your soap dispenser

By | September 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm | No comments

The other day, I used YouTube for something I never thought I would: to learn something. Specifically, I wanted to learn how to fix a leaky shower knob. In the end, all the tutorials didn't explain anything properly and proved useless. This video below, however, shot by Todd...

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