Stand-up comedy in Pakistan: One comic's story

By | January 22, 2009 at 8:33 am | 3 comments

Editor's note: In July of last year, one of our bloggers, Daniel Perlman posted an item about Pakistani comedian Sami Shah. We had seen a piece on Sami in Pakistani newspaper Daily Times, wrote around the article and linked up to the original. Then Sami got in touch with us,...

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Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition to be powered by Buzzwire

By | January 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm | No comments

Our friends at are  gearing up for their 2nd annule National College Comedy Competition. It was announced today that Buzzwire - a mobile web and video service pioneer - will team up with Rootop Comedy to provide mobile access to the comedy competition for the...

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Canada’s Comedy Network launches user generated video site

By | January 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm | No comments

The Comedy Network, based in Toronto, Canada launched a new comedy video sharing site for comedians and aspiring comedians where they can post their funny videos to be judged by viewers.  The site, Upload Yours, will incorporates a rating system that ranges from “Itty Bitty...

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Interview: Comedians become patients at monthly stand-up show

By | January 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Is performing stand-up comedy a substitute for therapy? Probably not, as most comics are still in therapy. In a study we completely made up, more than 85 percent of working stand-up comedians have therapists. The likes of Todd Barry, Mike Birbiglia, Jonathan Katz and Robert...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Tom Hester

By | January 21, 2009 at 11:25 am | No comments

Comedian Tom Hester has a fail-proof way to force people into accepting God into their lives. Check it...

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Star-ving’s David Faustino’s five favorite comedians of all time + Ed O’Neill reunion

By | January 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm | No comments

You know David Faustino. He played Bud Bundy on Married with Children for eight years. Now, in the age of made-for-Internet series, he’s back starring in his own show on called Star-ving, wherein he plays a presumably way-exaggerated version of himself. As the...

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Chris Rock has trouble with Obama…

By | January 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm | No comments

Comedically, that is… In a recent interview with CNN, Chris Rock addressed the difficulty comedians are faced with when it comes to writing jokes about Barack Obama. “He’s just one of those guys, you know, like Will Smith.,” Rock told CNN’s Jacque Wilson....

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Tuesday stand-up video: Brendan McLaughlin

By | January 20, 2009 at 12:14 pm | No comments

Comedian Brendan McLaughlin (the same Brendan McLaughlin that writes for this here website) does a very tight six minutes at the world famous Comic Strip Live....

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Brian Posehn records new album

By | January 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm | No comments

Comedian Brian Posehn recorded parts of his new album last weekend at Zanies in Nashville, TN, which is tentatively scheduled for release this summer on Relapse Records. We picked up this news from the Comedy Central Insider via A Special Thing, via From...

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