Bill Burr: ‘I’m a functioning psycho’

By | August 25, 2008 at 3:42 am | One comment

With the release of an album, DVD and the premiere of his one-hour Comedy Central special, Why Do I Do This? it's a busy month for one Boston-bred comedian-- especially for a self-professed 'pyscho.' Welcome to the honest -- if not, slightly frightening -- mind of Bill...

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Mitch Hedberg: Do You Believe in Gosh?

By | August 24, 2008 at 11:17 pm | One comment

“That’s a retarded joke, I know,” Mitch Hedberg proclaims after he tells a joke wherein his vodka-soaked Hoover is so drunk it can’t vacuum in a straight line. The self-effacing Hedberg uses the phrase and slight variations thereof throughout the nearly 40 minutes of...

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Video: Patton Oswalt is a talented bullfrog, says Greg Giraldo

By | August 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm | No comments

From the fine folks at the Comedy Central Insider comes this wee interview with Greg Giraldo talking about being a fake lawyer on Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil and making fun of other fake lawyers like Patton Oswalt, Andy Daly and your mom. I know I’m...

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Andy Kaufman creation Tony Clifton lives on, will tour

By | August 22, 2008 at 4:29 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman has been dead for over 24 years, but his alter-ego is still going strong. Tony Clifton — the obnoxious Las Vegas lounge singer made famous by Kaufman — is returning this fall for a national tour. Clifton had been unseen since a brief appearance on Jimmy Kimmel...

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Interview: Geoff Brousseau

By | August 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm | No comments

In my quest to highlight Seattle’s cream of the crop, I would be demonstrating complete comedy nescience if I were not to mention Geoff Brousseau. With his unique style of self loathing material, Brousseau is without a doubt a staple of the Seattle comedy scene. Gearing up...

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Video: Kirk Cameron proves comedy could happen on accident

By | August 22, 2008 at 11:43 am | No comments

Years ago, Kirk Cameron — you know him as the lovable but always-in-trouble Mike Seaver from Growing Pains — found Jesus. We mean, really found him… like he found the shit out of him. More recently, he’s been known as the former teen sitcom star who pops...

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Friday stand-up video: Eddie Gosling

By | August 22, 2008 at 10:11 am | No comments

What do public bathrooms and wizardry have in common? Nothing. But that doesn’t stop comedian Eddie Gosling from talking about it. Check it...

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American comics reflect on Edinburgh comedy festival

By | August 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Every August, some of the top comedians from the U.S. and the UK head off to Scotland for the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, a subset of The Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. With The Fringe in full swing now, we spoke with a few comics who are at The Fringe for the...

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Joke fodder: Assemblyman too stupid not to e-mail his 19-year-old mistress about his lame desires

By | August 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm | No comments

Sometimes we find articles online that aren’t at all about stand-up comedy but we still feel compelled to tell you about them. When that happens, we force the concept of stand-up comedy unto the article in question, thereby rationalizing that we still are on point; that is,...

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