Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo, more to raise funds for writing program

By | August 11, 2008 at 2:25 pm | No comments

Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo, Bill Burr, Tim and Eric, Al Madrigal, and more will perform Sept. 10 at the Avalon Hollywood for a fundraiser to support 826LA, “a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing...

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Leicester Comedy Festival conducts physical exams on comics

By | August 11, 2008 at 12:51 pm | No comments

The BBC News reports that England’s Leicester Comedy Festival — running this month — is not only promoting humor this year but also good health. Possibly urged on by a short list of UK comics dying during performances – Eric Morecambe, Tommy Cooper, Sid...

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Kojo: first British comic to join Def Comedy tour

By | August 11, 2008 at 11:27 am | No comments

Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam Tour is doing a three night stint in London in September. To add some local flavor to this event, the tour will add Kojo to its bill the Def Comedy Jam Tour’s first British comedian. Last year, Gina Yashere became the first Brit comic to...

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Monday stand-up video: John Ramsey

By | August 11, 2008 at 10:44 am | No comments

Comedian John Ramsey isn’t just funny. He’s here to give you helpful househould hints. In this clip, he schools us about bananas. Check it...

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John Roy: Dressed for Recess

By | August 11, 2008 at 3:00 am | No comments

Even the most casual fan of stand-up comedy would agree that one of the main ingredients of a successful act is likability. Regardless of the comic’s tone, creativity, edginess or lack thereof, there’s got to be something that you like about that guy or woman onstage. So in...

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Bernie Mac dead at 50

By | August 9, 2008 at 11:10 am | No comments

Comedian Bernie Mac died this morning at the age of 50. “Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital,” his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles. She said no other details...

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First Filipino comedy showcase slated in New York

By | August 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm | No comments

Three stand-up comedians of Filipino descent — Rex Navarrete of Hawaii, Ron Josol of Canada and Air Tabigue of New York – are set to perform at New York’s first Filipino Comedy Showcase on Sept. 20 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Navarrete, the most...

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Tiny Pasadena bar books big name comics every Monday

By | August 8, 2008 at 1:10 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy in a small spot is nothing new. Coffee shops or bars all around the country might open up once a week for amateur comics, poets, or musicians. Barney’s Beanery is no different– except they’re booking real comics. The Pasadena, CA bar has been drawing...

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Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Sleepwalk with me’ begins previews Oct. 17

By | August 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show Sleepwalk with Me will begin previews off-Broadway Oct. 17 at the Bleecker Street Theatre in New York City. A site dedicated to the show was launched just moments ago. The show combines Birbiglia’s storytelling stand-up tone – most recently...

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