Preview: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

By | January 30, 2009 at 10:18 am | No comments

When the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival was conceived in 2001, its goal was modest: Its creators wanted to produce quality sketch shows for students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and local audiences. Since that time, the festival has grown...

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Memphis comedy club will close next month

By | January 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm | No comments

Sad news for stand-up comedy fans living in the Memphis: the city’s one and only comedy club, Comedy TN, is shutting down at the end of February, according to myfoxmemphis.com. The club’s owner, Sammy Marten, blames steadily declining business on the weak economy. “We...

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Video: Whitest Kids U’ Know hit the big screen

By | January 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm | No comments

It turns out America’s favorite, most popular most disturbed sketch group The Whitest Kids U’ Know have been busy training their fucked-up minds for feature-length films. Or at least two of the kids have. Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger have teamed up to write and...

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Stand-up comedy sheds new light on mental illness

By | January 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm | No comments

Kim Van Dyck and Alex Winstanley are living with schizophrenia. They are also the stars of the Canadian based comedy program, Stand up For Mental Health. The program was started by David Granirer who found success using laugh therapy to treat those with mental illness or...

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Thursday stand-up video: Mike Vecchione

By | January 29, 2009 at 11:25 am | No comments

Comedian Mike Vecchione gives tourists in New York City a helpful tip that’ll keep them safe. Here’s a hint: KFC. Check it...

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Bracket contest winner, Frank Allbritten

By | January 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm | No comments

Congratulations to Frank Allbritten, the winner of our Stand-up Showdown Madness bracket contest! Frank will soon be the lucky recipient of an awesome comedy prize bundle that includes the following: South Park Season 11 Lil Bush Season 1 Dov Davidoff - The Point Is. . . Robert...

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Guest blog: Tommy Johnagin

By | January 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm | No comments

Tommy Johnagin's first half hour special premieres on Comedy Central this Friday at 10 p.m. EST. For more info, check out tommyjcomedy.com. I went skiing last week. I think. I went kind of in a round about way, skiing. I went skiing in St. Louis and if you know the area you...

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Video: Judy Gold deals with a meltdown

By | January 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm | No comments

While Judy Gold was taping a recent episode of the Best Week Ever-esque show Smoking Gun TV for TruTV, she was interrupted by a phone call. Why? It seems, her two sons were in the middle of a meltdown. With the help from some stellar animation, Judy allows us to share this slice...

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Russell Brand gives back to drug center

By | January 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm | No comments

Chortle reports that British comedian Russell Brand has donated 60,000 pounds — that’s about $86,000 — to help save the drug rehab center that once treated him for heroin addiction from closure.  In total Brand has donated over 200,000 pounds ($286,000) to...

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