Lenny Bruce auction begins Oct. 13

By | October 7, 2009 at 5:48 pm | No comments

Lenny Bruce lives! Well, at least, his stuff does. From Oct. 13 - 28, fans of the original blue-streak comedian can bid on a few of the man's rare collectibles and personal items, including, "Bruce family photos, personal letters, a type writer from his early years, his bedroom...

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Greg Proops: Elsewhere

By | October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm | No comments

The Great White Snark, Greg Proops, seizes pop culture in his jaw and punctures suck-up politicans, effed-up celebs and clueless civilians on Elsewhere, his furiously funny new CD from A Special Thing Records. Sit back from your CD player when listening to avoid being sprayed...

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Comedy veterans Firesign Theatre reunite for live dates

By | October 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm | One comment

Do you miss the days when sketch groups really knew how to get things done? Legendary troupe The Firesign Theatre, reuniting after a long hiatus, is booked for a set of live dates in Southern California to celebrate “Nick Danger’s 40th birthday.” The show takes its name...

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Comedians join to create iPhone apps

By | October 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm | One comment

Award-winning writer and creator of VH1's Best Week Ever Fred Graver has created a new company, iLarious. The company’s goal is to enable a team of comedy pros to deliver top-notch humor content right to your iPhone. “Our initial business plan came down to three words,”...

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Bill Bellamy returns this week on Who’s Got Jokes?

By | October 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm | No comments

Comedian Bill Bellamy is back on television this week, with the new season of the TV One series Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? The original comedy-competition, starting Oct. 10, series will feature celebrity guest judges each episode including Ray J, Evander Holyfield and...

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Brit comic Milton Jones releases first DVD

By | October 6, 2009 at 9:18 am | One comment

Good news for you witty Anglophiles. Milton Jones, the quickly-rising comedian known throughout the UK for his oddball one-liners, just released his first stand-up DVD. English audiences know Milton from BBC Radio 4’s Another Case Of Milton Jones and ITV’s For One Night...

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Steve Martin: I don't have a reason to do stand-up comedy

By | October 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Ed. note: This interview is reprinted with permission from rooftopcomedy.com. I remember watching Steve Martin’s Wild and Crazy Guy on a crinkly VHS tape, while sitting on my parent’s bedroom floor. I was just a little fat kid at the time. My parents were at work, as they...

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Video interview: Tommy Johnagin

By | September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am | No comments

In a new episode of A Tight Five, we talk to road warrior comedian Tommy Johnagin -- you may have recently seen him on his second appearance on Late Show with David Letterman -- about why he tends not to say bad words onstage, his low alcohol tolerance and more. Bonus: Comedians...

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Bill Cosby lends support to public schools

By | September 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm | No comments

If laughter is the best medicine, then perhaps funnymen (and women) of all stripes make the best healers. Such is certainly true in the case of Bill Cosby, who has pledged his support for helping to heal Detroit public schools of low-enrollment rates. Cosby will lend his famous...

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