John Oliver’s BBC show reprimanded for use of “Jew”

By | January 6, 2009 at 4:04 pm | No comments

After British comic Frankie Boyle made what some listeners of Daily Show correspondent John Oliver’s BBC radio show thought was an anti-semitic comment, the station promised to monitor their comedy shows more strictly. That was the ruling announced today by the BBC Trust...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Marina Franklin

By | January 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm | No comments

Comedian Marina Franklin never understood the draw of the sassy black comedian. Lucky for us, Marina just knows how to be herself. Check it...

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Column: Comedy Matters with Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, more

By | January 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments

MY "BEST FRIEND" RICHARD BELZER So I’m at The Friars Club at the book party for Richard Belzer’s new book, I Am Not A Cop, which right away surprised me because I was certain he was—a cop, that is. As one who believes everything he sees on TV, as I’m sure you do, it...

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REVIEW: Chad Daniels, “Busy Being Awesome”

By | January 5, 2009 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Release date: Jan. 27 Blue and black are the favorite shades in comedy, a generally off-color art form. The great masters George Carlin and Richard Pryor, the Da Vinci and Rembrandt of their profession, used painted prose and profanity to hilariously illustrate their points or...

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Monday stand-up video: Brendon Walsh

By | January 5, 2009 at 11:06 am | No comments

At 35, comedian Brendon Walsh is not impressed by the promise of a hand job. Check it...

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National contest will give comedian ‘Live at Gotham’ audition

By | January 5, 2009 at 10:22 am | No comments

New York City’s famed comedy venue Gotham Comedy Club has partnered with Studio One Media to produce a nationwide stand-up comedy contest. Since February of last year Studio One has been installing their self-contained audio and video studios in malls across the country. Those...

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Stand-up Showdown weekly update

By | January 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm | No comments

This year the Showdown is off to an exciting start with several new faces  in the Top 20. Gone are the days when Dane Cook, Carlos Mencia, and Brian Regan dominate the top positions. The most exciting aspect of the showdown this year is the actual vote total provided for each...

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Video: Kathy Griffin says bad work during NYE coverage!

By | January 3, 2009 at 1:57 am | No comments

I happily avoided watching any New Year’s Eve coverage on the old television the night it turned into 2009. In hindsight, I feel I may have missed out on something– something big, monumental, maybe even historic. You see, in an effort to be edgy, CNN hired Kathy...

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Friday Stand-Up Video: Nate Jackson

By | January 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm | No comments

Nate Jackson recently won first runner up in the Seattle Internation Comedy Competition. Currently, he is producing and hosting a brand new room in my hometown of Olympia, WA Friday nights at The Vault. Holding Down the...

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