Rita Rudner’s got jokes, varicose veins

By | June 6, 2008 at 3:06 am | No comments

Yesterday, veteran stand-up and current Las Vegas staple Rita Rudner was on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. Her new PBS special, Live from Las Vegas has been running on PBS affiliates since May 30 and will continue through June 15, depending on where you live. The longer DVD...

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Friday stand-up video: Bob Biggerstaff

By | June 6, 2008 at 1:22 am | No comments

The new season of Live at Gotham premieres tonight on Comedy Central! But you could check out a clip of comedian Bob Biggerstaff from this season now....

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Last Comic Standing; Season six, episode three: live blog

By | June 5, 2008 at 4:30 pm | No comments

note: to those of you readers (and blogs) who thought the last episode’s live blog was snarky, I apologize. If you look at the tone of the rest of the site, you’ll see that it takes a lot for us to get snarky. So when it happens, we’re not acting. Sometimes we...

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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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