Judy Gold: Breaking the Sterotypes

By | January 9, 2006 at 7:29 am | No comments

The versatile comic spent five years traveling the country interviewing Jewish mothers. By her journey’s end she had enough material for her one-woman show and, in the process, learned a lot about herself. By Dylan P. Gadino It’s not too hard...

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Zach Galifianakis: Look Who it Isn't

By | January 7, 2006 at 12:50 pm | No comments

There are three possible conclusions one can render about Zach Galifianakis by the end of Look Who It Isn't : Galifianakis is egomaniacal to the point of dragging us through his successful career; Galifianakis, as he writes on the DVD's back cover, really does think failure is...

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D.C. Benny: Funny Mother Flower

By | January 3, 2006 at 8:22 am | No comments

In an effort to convince the audience that they are really just talking to friends, not performing a string of premeditated jokes, some comics stock their sets with bits based on believable premises. The idea is that whether these bits are pure fiction, 100 percent true or a...

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Spazzing Out with Christian Finnegan

By | December 19, 2005 at 8:04 am | No comments

Working his comedic mojo on stage, TV and now the big screen, Christian Finnegan gets the last laugh. By Noah Fowle It’s a Friday afternoon and Christian Finnegan is sitting down for a leisurely lunch in New York City before he hits road. His first...

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Greg Giraldo: Born to Mock

By | December 19, 2005 at 7:46 am | No comments

Comedy saved him from the clutches of corporate law. Now, who’s going to save the world from Greg Giraldo? By Dylan P. Gadino Moments before Greg Giraldo arrives on the New York City set of his show, the producers fill no fewer than seven stage monitors...

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Mitch Fatel: The Power of Panties Compels Him

By | December 5, 2005 at 12:06 pm | One comment

The veteran Tonight Show guest's hilarious new album proves his love for women. But at the end of the day, he really just wants to tell jokes -- and see some panties. Mitch Fatel is a tired man, having spent the previous night at his sister's suburban-New York house,...

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Various Artists: Invite Them Up

By | November 30, 2005 at 12:08 pm | One comment

Judging from the colossal comic lineup, everyone listening to Invite Them Up should keep an EKG machine and home defibrillator nearby to monitor and restart their hearts after having subjected themselves to more than three hours of convulsion-inducing hilarity. Luckily, though,...

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Jim Gaffigan:

By | November 28, 2005 at 7:32 am | No comments

A small-town cake-loving boy from Indiana, Jim Gaffigan moved to New York and quickly found success in standup, television and movies. Now, he's on the road and ready for a new Comedy Central special. By Jennifer L.M. Gunn There are a few things you can gather about Jim...

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Aries Spears: I Ain't Scared

By | November 8, 2005 at 12:17 pm | No comments

By Keith Hernandez For years, Aries Spears used his preternatural ability to imitate celebrities on Fox's Mad TV. From Michael Jackson to Jesse Jackson, Spears delivers amazingly deft impersonations of some of America's most incendiary stars. So it's no surprise that the most...

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