Moshe Kasher: Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, And Then You Are

By | July 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm | One comment

Moshe Kasher stands onstage and makes people laugh, so the dictionary definition of comedian fits him, though the terminology needs some tailoring. After all, the description does not always suit Kasher snugly on his new CD, Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, And Then You...

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Al Madrigal: Half Breed

By | July 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm | No comments

"Always get the name of the dog." That's a common refrain among journalists, a reminder that the beauty of any story is in the details. On Half Breed, Al Madrigal's latest comedy album, the master storyteller gives you the dog's name, address, favorite color and Social Security...

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Conchords, Louis CK, Silverman snag Emmy nods

By | July 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments

Off beat musical stand-up comedians and now television stars Flight of the Conchords dominated the Emmy award nominations, announced today, snagging six nominations for their incredibly popular HBO series. The New Zealand outfit will face off against other comedian types in the...

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Dave Chappelle surprised by 4,000 Portland comedy fans

By | July 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm | No comments

The quiet after hours glow of Pioneer Square in Portland, OR last night was broken by a sudden flash mob hoping to catch a glimpse of Dave Chappelle. The group was four thousand strong after a day filled with Facebook and Twittered rumors that the reclusive comedian would...

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Russell Brand will host MTV awards again

By | July 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | No comments

Russell Brand will return as host of the MTV Video Music Awards. The British comedian hosted the ceremony last year with Britney Spears, bringing in a record number of over 23 million viewers for the network. He also made headlines for mocking the Jonas Brothers. “This year...

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Greg Giraldo, Robin Quivers, more will roast Joan Rivers

By | July 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm | No comments

According to the folks over at Comedy Central, Joan Rivers is "in for a rippin.'" Boy, is she ever. With roasters like Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers and Whitney Cummings, looks...

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Monday stand-up video: Andy Kaufman

By | July 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm | No comments

By far, Andy Kaufman remains as my all-time favored comic. Depending on what you think of Kaufman, you will now think that either I appreciate real comic genius or that I am retarded. In this classic footage, Andy is sharing the Great Gatsby with an all too eager crowd....

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Robin Williams to tape HBO special

By | July 13, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

HBO has announced its plans for a new Robin Williams comedy special.  The special will be filmed during his November show at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington.  The stand-up performance—Williams’ fifth for HBO—is part of Williams’ “Weapons of...

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Fred Travalena memorial planned

By | July 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments

A public memorial for late Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Fred Travalena was announced by the comedian impressionist's family, to take place on Sat., July 18 at 1 pm. The event will be held at The Church of the Way, and confirmed attendees include Shirley MacLaine, Rip Taylor, and...

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