Larry the Cable Guy to release digital album on July 4th

By | July 1, 2009 at 11:03 am | No comments

Larry the Cable Guy, he of the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving country folk crowd, will celebrate the independence of our nation with Tailgate Party, his new stand-up special. A first of its kind digital download, the show will be featured exclusively online, courtesy of Basecamp...

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Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal + The Color Purple?

By | June 30, 2009 at 10:55 am | No comments

Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal bowed for about a minute and a half in appropriate mock theatricality as they took the stage together for a rare co-headlining show at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on June 27. The Flight of the Conchords co-stars didn’t fill the 1,200 seat venue,...

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Monday stand-up video: Masha Tivyan

By | June 29, 2009 at 12:11 pm | No comments

Masha Tivyan can not only pull off a solid set at Comix in NY, but also an excellent looking green frilly...

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Jimmy Pardo: Classic comedy done right

By | June 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm | One comment

Veteran stand-up, trailblazing podcaster and brand new warm-up comedian for the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Pardo is going to make you laugh-- one way or another. Jimmy Pardo was once a young kid from Chicago who dreamed of becoming the next Johnny Carson. Today,...

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Various Artists: Comedy by the Numbers

By | June 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm | No comments

If comedy were a science, then maybe the Albert Einstein would have changed his name to Albert Brooks and been an ingenious funnyman instead of a brilliant physicist! (Or maybe he would have combined both professions and still invented the atomic bomb — a devastating weapon...

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David Brenner celebrates 40 years in comedy

By | June 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian David Brenner is celebrating his 40th year in comedy with a national stand-up tour. “Leave ‘Em Laughing” features some of Brenner’s greatest jokes and routines from over the years. “I’m including everything from birth up to five minutes ago,” he...

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Comedians featured in Twitter book

By | June 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Eugene Mirman"][/caption] It's no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country's best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn't come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on...

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Martin Lawrence lines up TV projects

By | June 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence is flocking to TV, or are TV execs flocking to Martin Lawrence? Regardless of the syntax, the venerable stand-up vet's production company, Runteldat, is lining up a number of television projects for the fall '09 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Paul F. Tompkins

By | June 24, 2009 at 9:48 am | No comments

This week on A Tight Five, I sit down with one of the industry's most respected performers, Paul F. Tompkins. Our discussion goes everywhere from me issuing Paul an official apology on behalf of Punchline Magazine, why he's such a snappy dresser and what his story-telling style...

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