Jerry Seinfeld becomes Microsoft pitchman

By | August 25, 2008 at 11:48 am | No comments

Jerry Seinfeld is set to be the main pitchman in a new $300 million Microsoft ad project, promoting the Windows Vista operating system. Seinfeld will be paid $10 million to appear in Microsoft commercials with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. But in a world where more and more...

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Jeffrey Ross announced as contestant on Dancing with the Stars

By | August 25, 2008 at 10:43 am | No comments

Jeffrey Ross, who just premiered his first one-hour Comedy Central special on Aug 22, has been announced as one of the new contestants of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. He’ll be partnered with pro dancer Edyta Sliwinska. In related news, the Roast Master General will...

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Bill Burr: ‘I’m a functioning psycho’

By | August 25, 2008 at 3:42 am | One comment

With the release of an album, DVD and the premiere of his one-hour Comedy Central special, Why Do I Do This? it's a busy month for one Boston-bred comedian-- especially for a self-professed 'pyscho.' Welcome to the honest -- if not, slightly frightening -- mind of Bill...

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Mitch Hedberg: Do You Believe in Gosh?

By | August 24, 2008 at 11:17 pm | One comment

“That’s a retarded joke, I know,” Mitch Hedberg proclaims after he tells a joke wherein his vodka-soaked Hoover is so drunk it can’t vacuum in a straight line. The self-effacing Hedberg uses the phrase and slight variations thereof throughout the nearly 40 minutes of...

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Video: Patton Oswalt is a talented bullfrog, says Greg Giraldo

By | August 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm | No comments

From the fine folks at the Comedy Central Insider comes this wee interview with Greg Giraldo talking about being a fake lawyer on Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil and making fun of other fake lawyers like Patton Oswalt, Andy Daly and your mom. I know I’m...

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Andy Kaufman creation Tony Clifton lives on, will tour

By | August 22, 2008 at 4:29 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman has been dead for over 24 years, but his alter-ego is still going strong. Tony Clifton — the obnoxious Las Vegas lounge singer made famous by Kaufman — is returning this fall for a national tour. Clifton had been unseen since a brief appearance on Jimmy Kimmel...

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Interview: Geoff Brousseau

By | August 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm | No comments

In my quest to highlight Seattle’s cream of the crop, I would be demonstrating complete comedy nescience if I were not to mention Geoff Brousseau. With his unique style of self loathing material, Brousseau is without a doubt a staple of the Seattle comedy scene. Gearing up...

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Video: Kirk Cameron proves comedy could happen on accident

By | August 22, 2008 at 11:43 am | No comments

Years ago, Kirk Cameron — you know him as the lovable but always-in-trouble Mike Seaver from Growing Pains — found Jesus. We mean, really found him… like he found the shit out of him. More recently, he’s been known as the former teen sitcom star who pops...

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Friday stand-up video: Eddie Gosling

By | August 22, 2008 at 10:11 am | No comments

What do public bathrooms and wizardry have in common? Nothing. But that doesn’t stop comedian Eddie Gosling from talking about it. Check it...

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