Tuesday stand-up video: Joe Matarese

By | March 4, 2008 at 4:30 am | No comments

Either comedian Joe Matarese has anger issues or he’s just a normal New Yorker. Regardless, he doesn’t do well in Oregon. Check it...

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Bill Hicks remembered at Gotham Comedy Club

By | March 3, 2008 at 9:11 am | No comments

To mark the 14th anniversary of the passing of legendary comic Bill Hicks, Gotham Comedy Club hosted a comedy show last week to benefit the Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife Rehabilitation. Comedians Greg Giraldo, Ted Alexandro and Jesse Joyce performed throughout the evening;...

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Todd Barry: From Heaven

By | March 3, 2008 at 5:32 am | One comment

Warning: Todd Barry, the “semi-famous, borderline-respected" comedian, appears and sounds harmless, except... “I hate it when people abbreviate words," he confesses on From Heaven, his latest release from Comedy Central Records, recorded at The Comedy Studio in Cambridge,...

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Monday stand-up video: Big Jay Oakerson

By | March 3, 2008 at 4:43 am | No comments

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson hates England. He’s never been there but he knows he doesn’t want to deal with...

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Jon Reep: More Wilco, less Toby Keith

By | March 3, 2008 at 3:53 am | 2 comments

Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep has made a name for himself as the high-energy, lovable hillbilly from North Carolina. But as you'll soon discover, the comedian embraces all collars, not just the blue kind. Though his name is not exactly household yet, you've no doubt...

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Steve Hofstetter: The Dark Side of the Room

By | March 3, 2008 at 2:17 am | No comments

Steve Hofstetter’s latest offering, The Dark Side of the Room, pulls triple duty: of course, first it's a comedy album -- and a consistently funny one, at that. And since so many of Hofstetter's punch lines arrive from roads paved with ultratimely, ultraspecific...

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Ellen DeGeneres helps Obama

By | February 29, 2008 at 8:16 am | No comments

Well it appears that stand-up comedians have some political clout. Especially if they have a highly successful daytime talk show. Though Ellen DeGeneres is a Clinton supporter it seems Barack Obama’s appearance on her show, helped him gain even more fans. As reported by...

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Fun with comedy labels

By | February 29, 2008 at 5:45 am | No comments

Once in a while the great comedy label debate comes up. You’ve heard the labels. Maybe you’ve even used them: alternative comedy, blue collar comedy, cringe comedy, and so on. In the last few days, we’ve seen two of the most...

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Friday stand-up video: Sheng Wang

By | February 29, 2008 at 2:12 am | No comments

Comedian Sheng Wang offers us some practical, perhaps illegal, advice on how to deal with your car insurance company after an accident. Check it...

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