Roseanne premieres new radio show

By | January 9, 2009 at 11:39 am | No comments

Roseanne Barr has launched a new weekly radio show on Los Angeles’ mega-progressive station KPFK 90.7 FM. In a promo running on KPFK, Roseanne says, “In addition to offering insights and expert analysis on the nut jobs running things, we’ll have great guests...

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Christian Finnegan wants douche bags to wear costumes

By | January 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm | No comments

In a post yesterday on his Tower of Hubris section of his official site, comedian Christian Finnegan eloquently opined that real-life douche bags should wear costumes – much like comic book villains – so that we can know immediately what type of person we’re dealing with....

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Chad Daniels: Busy Being Awesome

By | January 8, 2009 at 11:58 am | No comments

Blue and black are the favorite shades in comedy, a generally off-color art form. The great masters George Carlin and Richard Pryor, the Da Vinci and Rembrandt of their profession, used painted prose and profanity to hilariously illustrate their points or stories. But swearing...

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Man uses stand-up comedy to cope with divorce

By | January 8, 2009 at 11:11 am | No comments

A recent article listing tips for people going through a divorce suggests dabbling in stand-up comedy. Could it be that publicly humiliating your former spouse behind their back to a crowd of strangers yeilds some therapeutic magic? It worked for this guy. “I took a class...

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Thursday stand-up video: Andy Ritchie

By | January 8, 2009 at 10:14 am | No comments

When you’re 12 years old, and a shark tears your arm off, you start to look at life a lot differently. Comedian Andy Ritchie explains. Check it...

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Why I stopped following Paul F. Tompkins on Twitter

By | January 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm | No comments

Paul F. Tompkins is a Twitter Maniac. I’ll never forget the day he first joined up because it was heavily promoted by John Hodgman. Within the first day, Twitterkins was quickly gathering followers and it appeared that a reply tweet from the funny man was not too far from...

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Former USC Gamecock dabbles in stand-up

By | January 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm | No comments

Marty Simpson, a former USC Gamecock kicker now gets his kicks - ha! get it? - onstage performing stand-up comedy. According to an interview with WisTV in South Carolina Marty says, “Telling jokes is way more nerve racking than kicking field goals.” He also states,...

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Wednesday stand-up video: John Evans

By | January 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm | No comments

Comedian John Evans educates his audience with a touching story about anal beads. Check it...

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Interview: Nick DiPaolo, Gary Gulman, Joe List headline Comics for a Cure benefit

By | January 7, 2009 at 11:13 am | No comments

Occasionally, you come across the kind of warmth and sincerity in the comedy community that can touch the heart (or place the heart should be) of even the most hardened cynic. Tracy Harding has no real links to the world of comedy or activism, but last year, after learning about...

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