Ricky Gervais coming back to the States for stand-up gigs

By | June 12, 2008 at 4:55 am | No comments

While Ricky Gervais is not best known as a stand-up comedian, the original Office creator’s recent success in the field can’t be disputed. Following his first two stand-up tours, Animals and Politics, Gervais’ 2007 show Fame shattered the record for...

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George Carlin to receive Kennedy Center award

By | June 12, 2008 at 4:36 am | No comments

Legendary comedian George Carlin will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center in November. It’s a well-deserved honor for the 71-year-old, who just performed his 14th HBO special, It’s Bad For Ya. “They’ve named me for...

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Thursday stand-up video: Gerry Dee

By | June 12, 2008 at 4:23 am | No comments

Comedian Gerry Dee began his life of racism very young. But he didn’t mean it. Check it...

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Jim Gaffigan returns tomorrow in ‘My Boys’

By | June 11, 2008 at 8:40 am | No comments

Jim Gaffigan – we call him Gaffers, ‘round here – will return tomorrow in the second season premiere of TBS’ comedy My Boys. If you’ve never seen the show, it’s basically about a...

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Jeff Foxworthy drops from Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100′; still has more money than God

By | June 11, 2008 at 7:44 am | No comments

In the wake of the long, crippling writers’ strike, Jeff Foxworthy has failed to make the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of highest paid celebrities this year. Wait a minute! Jeff Foxworthy used to be on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list?!?! It’s true. For years now, Jeff...

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Joke fodder for stand-up comedians: Nail gun misfires, nail lands in guy’s head

By | June 11, 2008 at 4:35 am | No comments

Since a lot of comedians like to keep things fresh by throwing in topical jokes and segues into their acts, we figure we’d help them out today. Just an hour ago, Agence France-Presse reported about a Kansas man who, while building a deck, ended up with a two-inch nail in...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Jared Logan

By | June 11, 2008 at 4:09 am | No comments

Comedian Jared Logan has been gaining weight at a rapid rate. Need proof? He’ll show you. Check it...

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The legendary Lenny Bruce returns

By | June 11, 2008 at 4:01 am | No comments

Lenny Bruce’s foul-mouthed, in-your-face comedy was too much for a lot of audiences in the ’60s, but an appearance in Sydney in 1962 marked an especially cold reception for the comedian. After his opening night set was deemed obscene and blasphemous by the Sydney...

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Do not molest Tig Notaro!

By | June 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm | No comments

If she has to, comedian Tig Notaro will hang a sign just so you get the point. Check it...

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