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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Bill Cosby has jokes and opinions… it’s going to be ok

By | October 14, 2008 at 2:50 pm | No comments

A piece in the Windsor Star designed to promote an Oct. 18 Bill Cosby concert calls into question the legendary comedian’s status as social critic. It seems writer Dalson Chen is offput by the former Cliff Huxtable’s strong opinions about young black culture. You may...

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Video: Comedy.com’s ‘Make a Hot Girl Laugh’

By | October 14, 2008 at 12:38 pm | No comments

In the newest episode of Comedy.com’s faux gameshow, Make a Hot Girl Laugh, wherein two comedians face off to see who make one attractive lady laugh more, Jason Dudey and D’Sean Ross battle it...

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Stand-up video of the day: Ted Alexandro

By | October 14, 2008 at 10:28 am | No comments

Comedian Ted Alexandro works out some new financial crisis material at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. Check it...

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Bill Maher gets a suspicious delivery

By | October 13, 2008 at 2:47 pm | No comments

Bill Maher received extra security this weekend after threatening letters that contained a “powdery substance” were mailed to Maher and to the Los Angeles Times, KTLA.com reports. The letter delivered to the McCallum—where Maher was doing stand-up—prompted a five-hour...

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Monday stand-up video: Andy Erikson

By | October 13, 2008 at 9:04 am | No comments

Comedian Andy Erikson has her doubts about whether Sesame Street is teaching kids any lessons of real value. Check it...

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Jeremy Essig: Monque

By | October 13, 2008 at 1:53 am | No comments

On Demetri Martin’s 2006 album, These Are Jokes, there’s a meandering track called “One Story,” which contains a bit about a friend of Martin's who thinks that “a lot of [his] joke premises are contrived and hard to believe.” Like much of Martin’s material, it’s...

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