Katt Williams hospitalized in South Carolina

By | November 15, 2008 at 1:34 am | No comments

Comedian Katt Williams was admitted to Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter, South Carolina to undergo a pyschiatric evaluation, according to a local press report. After police responded to a “suspicious behavior” call based on Williams’ strange actions at...

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Video preview: Jeff Dunham’s Christmas special

By | November 14, 2008 at 1:29 pm | No comments

This Sunday, Comedy Central will premiere Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special at 9 pm. No doubt, ventriloquists have incredibly bad reputations; Dunham is one, however, that most of this country seems to like– a lot. The dude is huge. To be honest, I’m...

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First Middle Eastern comedy fest hits in December

By | November 14, 2008 at 12:18 pm | No comments

Who says no good news comes out of the Middle East? The City of Amman in Jordan has just announced plans to launch the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival, the first stand-up comedy festival ever to hit that part of the world. The event is scheduled to run from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5 at...

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Video: Marc Maron’s inner dialogue

By | November 14, 2008 at 11:59 am | No comments

If you visit this spot on the Internet semi often, you’ll know that I’ve blogged about Maron V Seder before. I intend to continue doing it. Why? First off, I believe Maron is one of the top two stand-up comedians in the country; plus I happen to like Sam Seder as...

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Columbus, Ohio to name city’s best stand-up Nov. 18

By | November 13, 2008 at 5:05 pm | No comments

The finalists have been chosen for Columbus, OH’s funniest stand-up comedian competition. Eight local comics were voted to move on after competing in semi-final competitions on Oct. 28 and Nov 11.  The finalists are: Matthew Spriggs Chris Coen Laura Sanders B.J. Tedder Dean...

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Video: Racist South African comedian does a tight minute of stand-up

By | November 13, 2008 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Ok, so the truth is this: the comedian in the below video is our good friend Danny Lobell of the Danny Lobell Show (comicalradio.com). He’s of the opinion that NBC’s yearly Stand-up For Diversity comedy competition is antithetical to what it allegedly stands for. He...

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Video: Sarah Silverman gets knocked up on tonight’s SSP

By | November 13, 2008 at 1:48 pm | No comments

On tonight’s episode of the Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central (10:30 pm EST) Sarah tries to ignore her bulging belly. As always, it takes her sis, Laura to tell her the truth: she’s preggo. Check out a clip...

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Artie Lange signs a deal for second book

By | November 13, 2008 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Artie Lange’s first book, Too Fat to Fish was just released Tuesday. And already his publisher Spiegel & Grau (a part of Random House) has signed up the stand-up comedian and Howard Stern Show star to write a second, according to New York’s Daily News. Official sales...

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Thursday stand-up video: Emily Heller

By | November 13, 2008 at 11:06 am | No comments

I like this bit a lot. It’s simple but smart. Comedian Emily Heller deftly explains why having a “no dog- pooping” sign on your perfectly manicured front lawn doesn’t make much sense. Check it...

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