Wednesday stand-up video: Ben Bailey

By | February 20, 2008 at 9:10 am | No comments

Host of Discovery channel’s Cash Cab, Ben Bailey might be a quick-minded game show host. But he admits that in his personal life, his brain doesn’t always cooperate with his mouth. Check it...

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Just For Laughs announces Chicago comedy fest, Ellen DeGeneres signs on to perform

By | February 20, 2008 at 8:29 am | No comments

Just for Laughs, the organization behind the longest-running comedy festival in the world, held in Montreal each year, announced today that they, along with TBS, will bring a new festival to Chicago in the summer of 2009. The event, Just For Laughs: A Very Funny Festival, will...

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Comedian Pete Dominick inks deal for daily, three-hour Sirius chat show

By | February 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm | No comments

Comedian Pete Dominick, current host of Sirius’ Comedy By Request on Raw Dog, has signed a deal with the satellite giant to host a daily, three-hour talk show. The as-of-yet officially titled show will air on Sirius’ new Indie Talk Channel. “It’s going to...

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Jamie Kilstein to record comedy CD this weeked

By | February 19, 2008 at 11:22 am | No comments

New York Comedian, Jamie Kilstein, will be at the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago this weekend recording a new comedy CD. Kilstein is a regular club and theater headliner, was recently featured in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and has opened for talents like Dave Chappelle...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jeff Caldwell

By | February 19, 2008 at 9:08 am | No comments

Comedian Jeff Caldwell takes a logical look at George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. All you have to do is look at the numbers. Check it...

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Dartanion London, stand-up/improv mixologist

By | February 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm | No comments

According to The Daily, Dartanion London is a “local alt-comedy guru.” His weekly live comedy show, “Dart-Mondo,” is a hilarious blend of stand-up and improv, where following the comics’ sets, the team takes the stage to re-interpret the material...

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Greg Proops: Politics unusual

By | February 18, 2008 at 8:11 am | 5 comments

There are few minds in stand-up comedy more complex than Greg Proops'. Sometimes it's a goofy place from where big words are expelled in the name of quick laughs. At other moments -- now more than ever -- a snarled path of incisive and wholly hilarious sociopolitical...

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Damon Wayans and YouTube team up for new comedy experience

By | February 15, 2008 at 9:44 am | No comments

Comedian Damon Wayans will pair up with YouTube on Feb. 16 to debut “WayOutTV,” Wayans’ channel on the web site that will serve as a platform for new writers, directors, actors, producers and musicians. The channel will showcase...

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Comedian George Lopez vows to bow out at 55

By | February 15, 2008 at 7:50 am | No comments

In nine years, when comedian George Lopez turns 55, he’ll quit stand-up comedy because he doesn’t want to risk his health. The 46-year-old comic became a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation after he went through a kidney transplant in...

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