Joe Rogan: Shiny Happy Jihad

By | May 25, 2007 at 10:11 am | No comments

Though he derides his half-a-decade worth of work on Fear Factor -- claiming no ownership of any of the horrid ideas acted out on said show -- stand-up comedian Joe Rogan does admit that given a hefty pay raise, he might just have agreed to another season. Of course, the set on...

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Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

By | April 30, 2007 at 7:45 am | One comment

Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there's a brand of purloined punch line that...

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Alex Reymundo: Living the Dream

By | April 27, 2007 at 8:09 pm | No comments

As Stand-up comedian Alex Reymundo premieres his one-hour special on Showtime next month, the cultural chameleon sets his sights on Comedy Central and his own sitcom. By Dylan P. Gadino During the past 15 years, Alex Reymundo has had no shortage of major...

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Chelsea Handler: Stand-up comedy’s mischievous little sister

By | April 22, 2007 at 7:39 am | No comments

Stand-up comic Chelsea Handler has already told the world about her sexual exploits in a best selling book. So how could she possibly shock us with her new book, Are You There Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea. You’d be surprised. By Dylan P....

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Pat Brown: Moving Up!

By | April 9, 2007 at 7:26 am | No comments

Recently voted Best Female Comic at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, stand-up comedienne Pat Brown’s career is heading north- 900 miles north to be exact. By Noah Gardenswartz Comedienne Pat Brown will perform at any club, any time, anywhere. With 12 years...

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Larry the Cable Guy: Keeping it Real… Real Goofy

By | April 2, 2007 at 7:32 am | 3 comments

Stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy never claimed his jokes inspired deep thought. And his new album, Morning Constitutions, proves the former Blue Collar Comedy comic isn't about to change. Fans are rejoicing; critics, no doubt, are planning their next attacks. By Dylan P....

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Tammy Pescatelli: Get off the Couch!

By | March 26, 2007 at 8:27 pm | No comments

Watch videos of Tammy at RooftopComedy Stand-up comic Tammy Pescatelli spills the beans on her stage secrets, her experiences on Last Comic Standing and why -- despite what you may think -- laziness does not a good comic make By Jessica Agi Having grown up in a small Italian...

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Steve Hofstetter: Who Books That?

By | March 19, 2007 at 8:20 pm | No comments

By Steve Hofstetter I grew up in New York City, and not in the way that people from Connecticut did. I lived a few blocks from a subway and fewer blocks from a project. We moved when I was in high school and, as the crow flies, my new bedroom window was less than 30 feet from a...

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Tom Shillue: Comic belief

By | March 19, 2007 at 7:19 am | One comment

Busy everyman comedian Tom Shillue is more than confident in his ability -- he's Overconfident, the apt title of his new CD. So exactly what stokes the jokes in this husband, father, comedian (and admitted dork)? By John Delery It's lunchtime on W. 14th and 9th in New...

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