First Middle Eastern comedy fest hits in December

By | November 14, 2008 at 12:18 pm | No comments

Who says no good news comes out of the Middle East? The City of Amman in Jordan has just announced plans to launch the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival, the first stand-up comedy festival ever to hit that part of the world. The event is scheduled to run from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5 at...

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Video: Marc Maron’s inner dialogue

By | November 14, 2008 at 11:59 am | No comments

If you visit this spot on the Internet semi often, you’ll know that I’ve blogged about Maron V Seder before. I intend to continue doing it. Why? First off, I believe Maron is one of the top two stand-up comedians in the country; plus I happen to like Sam Seder as...

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Columbus, Ohio to name city’s best stand-up Nov. 18

By | November 13, 2008 at 5:05 pm | No comments

The finalists have been chosen for Columbus, OH’s funniest stand-up comedian competition. Eight local comics were voted to move on after competing in semi-final competitions on Oct. 28 and Nov 11.  The finalists are: Matthew Spriggs Chris Coen Laura Sanders B.J. Tedder Dean...

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Video: Racist South African comedian does a tight minute of stand-up

By | November 13, 2008 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Ok, so the truth is this: the comedian in the below video is our good friend Danny Lobell of the Danny Lobell Show ( He’s of the opinion that NBC’s yearly Stand-up For Diversity comedy competition is antithetical to what it allegedly stands for. He...

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Video: Sarah Silverman gets knocked up on tonight’s SSP

By | November 13, 2008 at 1:48 pm | No comments

On tonight’s episode of the Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central (10:30 pm EST) Sarah tries to ignore her bulging belly. As always, it takes her sis, Laura to tell her the truth: she’s preggo. Check out a clip...

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Artie Lange signs a deal for second book

By | November 13, 2008 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Artie Lange’s first book, Too Fat to Fish was just released Tuesday. And already his publisher Spiegel & Grau (a part of Random House) has signed up the stand-up comedian and Howard Stern Show star to write a second, according to New York’s Daily News. Official sales...

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Thursday stand-up video: Emily Heller

By | November 13, 2008 at 11:06 am | No comments

I like this bit a lot. It’s simple but smart. Comedian Emily Heller deftly explains why having a “no dog- pooping” sign on your perfectly manicured front lawn doesn’t make much sense. Check it...

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Top comedians honor George Carlin

By | November 12, 2008 at 6:22 pm | No comments

George Carlin’s vast influence on comedy continues to be celebrated in the wake of his June passing. Comedians gathered in Washington DC this week to present him posthumously with the Mark Twain Prize, one of America’s highest honors for writers and humorists. Denis Leary,...

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Weinstein Company announces new Cheech and Chong movie

By | November 12, 2008 at 3:46 pm | No comments

Great news for Cheech and Chong fans! The Weistein Company announced today that they will be partnering with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong to produce the The Cheech and Chong Concert Movie. The new movie will portray a live concert experience of the Cheech & Chong: Light Up...

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