Ricky Gervais stand-up special to air on HBO

By | July 15, 2008 at 5:43 am | No comments

We know Ricky Gervais is doing stand-up sets in the U.S. for only the second time this month, with dates in New York and L.A Now, we’ve got better news. It turns out HBO will tape his stand-up performance at Madison Square Garden and will air the special in November. It’s...

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Ricky Gervais stand-up special to air on HBO

By | July 15, 2008 at 1:31 am | No comments

We know Ricky Gervais is doing stand-up sets in the U.S. for only the second time this month, with dates in New York and L.A Now, we’ve got better news. It turns out HBO will tape his stand-up performance at Madison Square Garden and will air the special in November. It’s...

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Stand-up DVD production to increase + Jeff Dunham for the holidays

By | July 15, 2008 at 1:15 am | No comments

Image Entertainment, a major production/distribution company, has just made a deal to increase their support and promotion of comedy. They’re reaffirming their relationship with comedy producers Levity Productions, to distribute up to seven additional titles of their projects...

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Silverman, Kimmel not each other’s main squeezes anymore

By | July 15, 2008 at 12:46 am | No comments

After five years together, Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel have broken up. We suppose comedy nerds across the country can now fantasize about Silverman without that fantasy being interrupted by an angry Kimmel. We had our staff body language expert decode the photo to the...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jeremy Essig

By | July 15, 2008 at 12:20 am | No comments

Comedian Jeremy Essig’s love of tasty chicken dishes forced him into a world he wasn’t quite ready for. Check it...

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Stand-up DVD production to increase + Jeff Dunham for the holidays

By | July 14, 2008 at 8:04 am | No comments

Image Entertainment, a major production/distribution company, has just made a deal to increase their support and promotion of comedy. They’re reaffirming their relationship with comedy producers Levity Productions, to distribute up to seven additional titles of their projects...

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‘Reality Bites Back’ contestant, Kyle Cease answers some questions

By | July 14, 2008 at 4:44 am | No comments

We all know that reality TV shows are not real. They’re elaborate productions with scripts and story lines and cast with non-actors who are usually competing for a prize. When Comedy Central does reality TV however, it’s usually really not real. When I first heard of...

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German comic shatters Chris Rock record

By | July 14, 2008 at 4:08 am | No comments

German comedian Mario Barth shattered Chris Rock’s comedy show attendance record he set in July: Rock played for 15,900 people in London. On Saturday, however, Barth performed for 70,000 comedy fans at Berlin Olympic Stadium. The funny thing about Barth, is that he’s...

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Stand-up comedy around the world: a glance at China’s and Africa’s scenes

By | July 14, 2008 at 4:00 am | No comments

I’m in China for a few weeks, visiting a few different cities. Checking in on the computer early one morning, I decided to dial up comedycentral.com. No luck. Little did I know, the Chinese government blocked Comedy Central’s site last month, deeming it unsuitable for their...

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