NYC club attempts to break world record

By | June 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Today, one of New York’s top comedy clubs, The Comic Strip Live, is boldly going where few other clubs have dared to go: the Guinness Book of World Records. Starting tonight, June 3rd, at 8:30 until Thursday, June 5th at 10:30, the Comic Strip will attempt to break the...

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Video: John McCain’s bill of health, or lack thereof

By | June 3, 2008 at 1:17 pm | No comments

Ok, we usually don’t post non stand-up related things here, but this was just too good. Plus, Jon Stewart is a stand-up, so it counts....

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Video: Demetri Martin’s comedic doppelganger?

By | June 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm | No comments

So when I was watching the college stand-up competition at RooftopComedy’s festival in Aspen this past weekend, I couldn’t help but be incredibly distracted by one of the finalist’s uncanny resemblance in style to Demetri Martin. Usually, I think it’s a...

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D.L. Hughley will host BET Awards

By | June 3, 2008 at 9:54 am | No comments

BET announced today that comedian D.L. Hughley will play host to the BET Awards, which air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 24 at 8 pm EST. Scheduled performers include Alicia Keys, Usher, Kanye West and Nelly. This will mark the eighth BET Awards...

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From the archives… Greg Giraldo: Born to Mock

By | June 3, 2008 at 8:54 am | No comments

(Originally published Dec. 2005) Comedy saved him from the clutches of corporate law. Now, who's going to save the world from Greg Giraldo? Moments before Greg Giraldo arrives on the New York City set of his show, the producers fill no fewer than seven stage monitors with a...

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The Olympia Project: Starting a stand-up scene in my hometown

By | June 3, 2008 at 8:53 am | No comments

After reading a friend’s series of motivational blogs over the last few days, I’ve found myself pondering the idea of really working toward starting a comedy scene in my hometown of Olympia, WA. I’m inviting all of you to join me on this path of comedic...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Sung Hee Park

By | June 3, 2008 at 1:17 am | No comments

Comedian Sung Hee Park looks an awful lot like that Suzanne Whang of HGTV’s House Hunters. You got us. We’re just being cute. It is her, silly geese. Did you know that she’s a stand-up comic, boys and...

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Chris Rock talks about South Africa’s violence

By | June 2, 2008 at 10:46 am | No comments

As Chris Rock was doing some press for his South African leg of his “No Apologies” tour today, the veteran comedian, who just recently set UK attendance records for a comedy show, opined about the country’s recent attacks on...

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Jim Beam takes a shot at comedy with Summer of Tears

By | June 2, 2008 at 4:22 am | No comments

Everybody knows guys who think they’re pretty funny after a taste… With this in mind, the folks at Jim Beam have decided to try something different this year: associate their brand with talented people who actually are quite funny. This year,...

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