Friday stand-up video: Brendon Walsh

By | August 15, 2008 at 10:55 am | No comments

Happy Friday, readers. Here’s some good ‘ole poop humor from comedian Brendon Walsh to get your weekend started...

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Video: NCI will murder your boss

By | August 14, 2008 at 5:05 pm | No comments

Remember this Saturday Night Live commercial parody? No? Well, who needs a memory when you have embed code....

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Video: new episode of Reality Bites Back tonight

By | August 14, 2008 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Sick of the stupid fucking Olympics? Would you like to see someone make fun of the stupid fucking Olympics? We would. So do you. We know it. Check out a bunch of stand-up comedians (you know them as the contestants on Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back) take part in a...

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Japanese comic talks about A-bomb experience

By | August 14, 2008 at 1:35 pm | No comments

At age 80, Koishi Kimi is the comedy veteran in the region of Kansai. What most Japanese comedy fans may not know – because he doesn’t usually speak about it — is that he is a survivor of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. Koishi finally agreed to speak about his...

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John Mulaney, Chelsea Peretti at next CollegeHumor show

By | August 14, 2008 at 11:41 am | No comments

So last month, the folks at CollegeHumor debuted their live monthly comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. To say the least, it was a success. Christian Finnegan, Pete Holmes and more performed. I was there. It was packed. And the alcohol was cheap…...

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Thursday stand-up video: Scott Dunn

By | August 14, 2008 at 10:33 am | No comments

Comedian Scott Dunn is far from a fanatical Catholic; but he’d rather stay a bored Catholic than shop for a new religion. Check it...

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Jeffrey Ross: Rules the roast

By | August 14, 2008 at 3:05 am | One comment

After years of touring the country, roasting celebrities, and bringing comedy to war torn parts of the world, Jeffrey Ross has finally come back home for the much anticipated one-hour Comedy Central special, No Offense: Live from New Jersey, premiering Friday, Aug. 22-- not to...

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How to suck the fun out of stand-up comedy: Lesson 1

By | August 13, 2008 at 6:02 pm | No comments

Question: How do you make stand-up comedy sound as unappealing as, say, chatting with a 55-year-old, former CEO of a $1 billion Fortune 500 company? Answer: Talk to a 55-year-old former CEO of a $1 billion Fortune 500 about stand-up comedy. In all fairness, the former CEO in...

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Japan loses a stand-up comedy mainstay

By | August 13, 2008 at 5:11 pm | No comments

Not a day goes by – not a day! – that we don’t get a dozen or so e-mails from dedicated readers in Osaka, Japan complaining about our lack of Japanese comedy news coverage. Our response is always the same: “Tell us when something news-worthy happens – like if, for...

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