Friars’ Club ‘So You Think You Can Roast’ contest looking for wild card comedian

By | August 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm | No comments

In June, we told you about New York City’s legendary Friars’ Club’s contest, So You Think You Can Roast? to find the next great roaster. At a showdown at Gotham Comedy Club, they set out to find 18 comics for semi-finals competition; those semi finalists have been...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jo Koy/Joe DeRosa

By | August 19, 2008 at 11:02 am | No comments

Comedian Jo Koy lives with a crazy midget and it’s not as fun as you might think. Joe Derosa’s overly-religious father made things difficult for Joe friends when he was a kid. Hint: scary statues. Check it...

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Philadelphia’s funniest comic contest ends: Kent Haines wins the title

By | August 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm | No comments

It’s been an exciting two weeks for up-and-coming comics in Philadelphia as Helium comedy club has been hosting the Philly’s Phunniest Person Contest. On Saturday, it call came to an end when Kent Haines was named the winner by a panel of guest judges. The contest began with...

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Russell Crowe to play Bill Hicks?

By | August 18, 2008 at 2:59 pm | No comments

It’s about time. Legendary comedian Bill Hicks may be the subject of a biographical film in the possibly-distant future. Russell Crowe revealed in a recent interview that he is in talks to portray the controversial comic, who died of lung cancer at the age of 32. “I...

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Video: Laurie Kilmartin’s parody ad

By | August 18, 2008 at 2:10 pm | No comments

There’s a good chance you’ve seen’s anti John McCain ad, wherein a young mother tells the old guy that he can’t have her precious son Alex, if — like he has famously said — he plans on staying in Iraq for a hundred years. Check it...

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Greg Giraldo, Robert Kelly, Christian Finnegan, more to play Punchline Magazine’s 3rd anniversary show

By | August 18, 2008 at 1:15 pm | No comments

Punchline Magazine will celebrate three years online Tues, Oct 7 at Comix comedy club in New York with a night of stellar comedy. Greg Giraldo, Robert Kelly, Christian Finnegan, Laurie Kilmartin and Pete Dominick are set to perform. Comedian Ray Ellin, host of LateNet with Ray...

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Bernie Mac remembered in Chicago

By | August 18, 2008 at 11:46 am | No comments

Thousands of mourners gathered Aug. 16 on the south side of Chicago to remember Bernie Mac, who died Aug. 9 of pneumonia. Samuel L. Jackson, who stars alongside Mac in the upcoming movie Soul Men, spoke at the service held at House of Hope church. “He never turned that...

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Monday stand-up video: John Evans

By | August 18, 2008 at 10:39 am | No comments

Comedian John Evans is have a difficult time reconciling the fact that Philip Morris kills millions of people each year and are one of the most philanthropic companies in the world. Check it...

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Comedian Craig Robinson busted for possession

By | August 18, 2008 at 9:00 am | No comments

Stand-up comedian Craig Robinson will head to court Aug. 21 after being arrested for possession of Ecstasy and methamphetamine. The comic, now best known for his role as warehouse foreman, Darrl Philbin on The Office, was stopped June 29 in Culver City, CA for a routine traffic...

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