Video poll: Who’s funnier– Obama or McCain?

By | October 17, 2008 at 11:25 am | No comments

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain let their comedy chops shine last night at a fundraising dinner at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria. The pair were pitching in to raise bucks for the Alfred E. Smith Foundation, which “supports and aids the poor, sick, and...

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Video: Comedian Jacob Sirof on video game reviews

By | October 16, 2008 at 4:39 pm | No comments

On the new episode of Comedy.com’s original series, Glitch in the System, stand-up Jacob Sirof lets us behind the scenes as to how video game reviews are actually written. Be warned. It’s...

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Stephen Lynch inks worldwide Comedy Central deal

By | October 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm | No comments

Respected singing comedian Stephen Lynch has just signed a deal with Comedy Central to help promote the cable giant’s new live programming arm. Lynch will embark on a nation-wide live tour as well as a Comedy Central-sponsored international tour – a first for the channel –...

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Sign language comics bring stand-up comedy to the deaf

By | October 16, 2008 at 12:37 pm | No comments

Where does a deaf person go to see stand-up comedy? No, this isn’t a set up for a bad joke; it’s an honest question. And there’s an answer: to a show by any one of the four comics touring the country who perform their act sign language. One such comic is Keith...

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D.L. Hughley to anchor CNN comedy news show

By | October 16, 2008 at 9:00 am | No comments

Cable television welcomes the latest comedy news program starring veteran comic, D.L. Hughley. Jonathan Klein, the president of CNN/U.S., says that their new show, “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News,” will feature jokes, reports, interviews, and sketches. A form that they...

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D.L. Hughley scores CNN gig, cable news gets funnier

By | October 15, 2008 at 7:58 pm | No comments

Comedian D.L. Hughley has inked a deal to host a new weekend comedy news show for cable news giant CNN. The show, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News will premiere Oct. 25. In a press release from CNN, the veteran comic had this to say: I am very excited for the opportunity to work...

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Wednesday stand-up video: W. Kamau Bell

By | October 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm | No comments

As we inch closure to Election Day, the material being heard in clubs around the country are becoming more and more pointed at the candidates and voting than ever before. In today’s clip, W. Kamau Bell addresses the issue of undecided...

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Dana Gould: Anger and frustration, the cornerstones of great comedy

By | October 15, 2008 at 2:01 am | No comments

By Ben Kharakh On the advice of the late George Carlin, comedian Dana Gould held back the social critic inside of him for years. Now, the veteran comic and former Simpsons scribe is older, wiser and funnier. And lucky for him, the world is more fucked up than ever. Let the...

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Lewis Black to be honored at theater festival

By | October 14, 2008 at 4:07 pm | No comments

As part of its 2008 Festival Gala, The Williamstown Theatre Festival will honor stand-up comedian and Daily Show regular Lewis Black. The annual gala will take place on Monday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Cipriani in New York City. Participants in the event will include Nate...

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