Damon Wayans and YouTube team up for new comedy experience

By | February 15, 2008 at 9:44 am | No comments

Comedian Damon Wayans will pair up with YouTube on Feb. 16 to debut “WayOutTV,” Wayans’ channel on the web site that will serve as a platform for new writers, directors, actors, producers and musicians. The channel will showcase...

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Comedian George Lopez vows to bow out at 55

By | February 15, 2008 at 7:50 am | No comments

In nine years, when comedian George Lopez turns 55, he’ll quit stand-up comedy because he doesn’t want to risk his health. The 46-year-old comic became a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation after he went through a kidney transplant in...

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Friday stand-up video: Rich Vos

By | February 15, 2008 at 5:02 am | No comments

Opie & Anthony Show regular Rich Vos has heard enough about the immigration debate. He’s got solutions. You may be surprised that the answers have been right in front of us. Check it...

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A Valentine’s from Punchline Magazine

By | February 14, 2008 at 11:42 am | No comments

Attention, men! V-Day is here, and not even the strongest body armor can protect you unless you engage the enemy today armed with at least a dozen roses and a Rosie O’Donnell–size box of chocolates. A general in the battle of the sexes,...

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Chris Rock to appear at Bonnaroo

By | February 14, 2008 at 10:14 am | No comments

Chris Rock will perform at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Rock will do a special one-hour set on Bonnaroo’Â’s main stage in front of one of the largest audiences ever for a comedy show. The festival will be held June 12-15 on a 700-acre farm in...

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Comic Strip Live sets its sights on Guinness World Record

By | February 13, 2008 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The Comic Strip Live in New York City will set out to set a Guinness World Record by hosting a 50-hour comedy show. From June 3 at 8:30 p.m. to June 5 at 10:30 p.m., the Upper East Side club will welcome more than 200 comics to their stage. Money will be raised from audience,...

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RooftopComedy searches out funniest college students in national competition

By | February 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm | No comments

RooftopComedy.com has announced their first annual National College Comedy Competition. The five month long event kicks off Friday, February 15 at Harvard University and will hit 31 other colleges from now until May when the semi-finals and finals arrive in Aspen,...

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Steve Carrell’s nod to Dane Cook: “I would fail miserably as a stand-up comedian”

By | February 13, 2008 at 12:22 pm | No comments

As Steve Carrell was promoting the Australian premiere of Dan in Real Life, he admitted that being funny in a scripted series like The Office or a movie is drastically different than being funny live onstage. He claims, “I would fail miserably as a stand-up...

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Stand-up comedy unites Muslims and Jews

By | February 13, 2008 at 10:58 am | No comments

As I do most Wednesday mornings, I was clicking through the virtual pages of the University of Florida’s newspaper The Independent Florida Alligator. While it’s by far my favorite periodical with an animal-inflected name (ever since Cat...

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