Stand-up comedy thrives in Africa

By | August 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy is alive and well in Africa. The only full-time comedy club in the continent — Parker’s —recently held a comedy festival and contest. The Nando’s Jozi Comedy Festival in South Africa featured a handful of promising amateurs. The winner, Nqoba Ngcobo,...

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Video interview: Josh Sneed

By | August 26, 2009 at 11:31 am | 2 comments

Another video interview from our trip to Aspen this summer, this one features Cincinnati-based comedian Josh Sneed. We get to talking about his recently-released Comedy Central Records CD Unacceptable, singing songs about comedians and more. Make sure you watch until the end to...

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Video interview: Josh Sneed

By | August 26, 2009 at 10:32 am | No comments

CLICK HERE to watch the video. Another video interview from our trip to Aspen this summer, this one features Cincinnati-based comedian Josh Sneed. We get to talking about his recently-released Comedy Central Records CD Unacceptable, singing songs about comedians and more. Make...

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Spinal Tap movie on iTunes today

By | August 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm | No comments

A new short film, Stonehenge: ‘Tis a Magic Place, has been released on iTunes in honor of the 25th anniversary of This is Spinal Tap. The seven-minute short film follows the rock parody act making a pilgrimage to the ancient site of Stonehenge. “We all jumped at the...

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Hasan Minhaj: Giving comedy the college try

By | August 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments

At just 23 years old, Hasan Minhaj is clearly ahead of the comedy curve. Only two years removed from graduating UC-Davis — where he founded the stand-up/sketch comedy group Gridiron Gang — Hasan is starting to make a name for himself on the national stage. Last year, he...

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Buffalo comedians create comedy scene

By | August 24, 2009 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

We always love hearing about stand-up comedy striving in areas where there is little to no mainstream scene to speak of. The Buffalo News ran a cover piece following the story of eight year veteran Kristen Becker and her group of comedy underlings: Mark Walton, Rick Matthews...

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Kathy Griffin petitions to win Oprah’s acceptance

By | August 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 30 comments

Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight. So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary...

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Dave Foley stars in new web series

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Are you one of those people who goes into a panic before a big trip? Don’t you with there was someone you could turn to for detailed safety tips on how to plan for the smoothest trip possible? Look no further than The Sensible Traveler, the new web series starring Dave Foley,...

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Arlen Specter: closeted comedian?

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Continuing to further his reputation as an enigma wrapped in a mystery, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) pulled out some unexpected comedy chops while hosting a benefit show at the Pittsburgh Improv on Thursday. The senator, who made headlines earlier this year when he abruptly...

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