DC Comedy Fest adds screenplay and video contests

By | June 5, 2008 at 8:45 am | No comments

This year the DC Comedy Fest has upped the ante on staying fresh and discovering new talent. For the first time, the festival will feature a Comedy Screenplay/Teleplay Challenge, plus a Comedy Shorts Competition. Screenplay/teleplay finalists will have their work read by a...

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Photos from Lewis Black’s book premiere

By | June 5, 2008 at 7:00 am | No comments

Lewis Black dropped by Barnes & Noble – 17th and Broadway in Manhattan – on Tuesday to speak about his new book Me of Little Faith. Have you read it yet? It’s good stuff. Read our review here and check out a pair of shots...

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Thursday stand-up video: Tom Segura

By | June 5, 2008 at 4:52 am | No comments

The new season of Live at Gotham premieres tomorrow on Comedy Central. Wanna taste? You know you do. Here’s comedian Tom Segura from the new season discussing the differences between New York and Los Angeles… and a bonus poop joke. Check it...

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Russell Peters, more nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards

By | June 4, 2008 at 7:21 am | No comments

Stand-up comedians Russell Peters, Shaun Majumder and Sean Cullen have been nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards. The awards will be presented during the Comedy Network’s (that’s Canadian Comedy Central) Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival,...

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Funniest Person in Houston announced; watch video of the winner

By | June 4, 2008 at 6:40 am | No comments

Last night, the eight-week search for the funniest person in Houston wrapped up at the Laff Stop. After ten finalists performed 10-minute sets each to a packed house, comedian Chase Durousseau came out on top. Comedians John Gard and Ryan Thauburn snagged second and third place...

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Is stand-up comedy and rock music first cousins?

By | June 4, 2008 at 6:08 am | No comments

There’s an interesting article in The Times Online by British comedian Phil Jupitus that investigates the connection between comedy and making music. In the early Nineties they said that comedy was the new rock‘n’roll, but it all goes much...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Matt Braunger

By | June 4, 2008 at 1:14 am | No comments

No matter how many times we see comedian Matt Braunger do his bit — dare we say his hit single — about the dangers of owls, we still can’t help but love the commitment and intensity he shows. Check it...

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NYC club attempts to break world record

By | June 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Today, one of New York’s top comedy clubs, The Comic Strip Live, is boldly going where few other clubs have dared to go: the Guinness Book of World Records. Starting tonight, June 3rd, at 8:30 until Thursday, June 5th at 10:30, the Comic Strip will attempt to break the...

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Video: John McCain’s bill of health, or lack thereof

By | June 3, 2008 at 1:17 pm | No comments

Ok, we usually don’t post non stand-up related things here, but this was just too good. Plus, Jon Stewart is a stand-up, so it counts....

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