Video: Judy Gold deals with a meltdown

By | January 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm | No comments

While Judy Gold was taping a recent episode of the Best Week Ever-esque show Smoking Gun TV for TruTV, she was interrupted by a phone call. Why? It seems, her two sons were in the middle of a meltdown. With the help from some stellar animation, Judy allows us to share this slice...

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Russell Brand gives back to drug center

By | January 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm | No comments

Chortle reports that British comedian Russell Brand has donated 60,000 pounds — that’s about $86,000 — to help save the drug rehab center that once treated him for heroin addiction from closure.  In total Brand has donated over 200,000 pounds ($286,000) to...

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From the archives: Video interview with Ted Alexandro

By | January 28, 2009 at 8:29 am | No comments

Ted Alexandro has been one of the most well-respected comedians of the last 10 years. He's been seen in two half hour Comedy Central specials, self-released the album, As Much As You Want and is the type of comedian young comics look up to. That's why we were so pleased to snag...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jeremy Essig

By | January 27, 2009 at 5:54 pm | No comments

Comedian Jeremy Essig is done talking about Obama or that last guy we had. His concern now is our president in 2038. Check it...

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Video: Katt Williams gets animated

By | January 27, 2009 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Sometimes when stand-up comedy fans get bored and happen to have animation skills, they’ll create an animation around a favorite comedy bit. We’ve studied this. We know it’s true. Turns out there’s some animators out there that like Katt Williams. Lucky...

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Jim Norton and Artie Lange in concert, together for the first time

By | January 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | No comments

We just got word that Jim Norton and Artie Lange will, for the first time, perform in concert together. It’s going down at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA (outside of Philly) on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 pm. Doors are at 7pm. Get your tickets at Tickets...

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Video: Patton Oswalt interviewed about “Big Fan”

By | January 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm | No comments

In his to-be-released movie Big Fan, Patton Oswalt plays a crazed New York Giants fan who ends up getting beat up by his favorite player. It would’ve been awesome if Patton was allowed to beat up this interviewer. No, it wouldn’t. That’s not right....

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Obama targeted in 769 jokes last year

By | January 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm | No comments

A lot has been written about how stand-up comedians and late-night television would, in 2009, handle political humor—what with Barack Obama in the White House. We’ve already gotten a taste of how the liberal-leaning Daily Show might treat Obama. They’re targeting him for...

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Prison comedy classes cause controversy

By | January 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm | No comments

Are stand-up classes an acceptable program for prison inmates? Not according to British Justice Secretary Jack Straw. According to a recent article in the UK’s The Independent, the politician has drawn harsh criticism for shutting down a series of programs designed to...

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