Harry Potter author plans stand-up comedy book

By | March 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm | No comments

In a fairly nebulous article in the UK’s Daily Mirror today, it was reported that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is planning to write a book “about a stand-up comedian.” It’s unclear whether that means...

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Ron White: the 30-second live review

By | March 11, 2008 at 7:53 am | No comments

I caught Ron White at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ last Thursday. He’s got an entirely new hour of material. Didn’t play the hits (no “Tater Salad” story) but he’s got plenty of potential new hits. Best moment: he politely asks...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Thomas J. Kelly

By | March 11, 2008 at 1:13 am | No comments

New York City comedian Thomas J. Kelly isn’t so surprised that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was caught with prostitutes. He is, however, a bit disappointed that he had the ladies imported from other states. Check it out. Governor Humor on...

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Jon Stewart to host autism benefit; Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Adam Sandler, more to appear

By | March 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm | No comments

Tickets went on sale today for Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education on April 13 at 8 p.m, an event that will air live on Comedy Central from New York City’s Beacon Theatre. It’s the third time the cable giant has...

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Matt Belknap: stand-up comedy is a ‘form of heightened human expression

By | March 10, 2008 at 7:31 am | No comments

On Saturday, LAist posted a great interview with Matt Belknap, founder of Aspecialthing.com, comedy’s premiere message board. Not only does Matt give us a solid background into the genesis of the board as well as AST’s record label, but he also...

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Monday stand-up video: Nathan Trenholm

By | March 10, 2008 at 4:13 am | No comments

Comedian Nathan Trenholm may not be a large man; but he still knows how to take on two large thugs at once. Check it...

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Tommy Tiernan: Ireland's ambassador of comedy

By | March 10, 2008 at 3:56 am | One comment

With the release of his new CD/DVD, Something Mental and the premiere of his hour-long special on Comedy Central, Irish comedian superstar Tommy Tiernan makes a major dent in Stateside comedy this month. With palms up, Tommy Tiernan curls his fingers into fist formation and...

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A few images from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

By | March 8, 2008 at 7:49 am | No comments

The last night of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR is tonight. Here’s a few shots from the last two nights. A look at the Fest’s main Marquee. Eddie Pepitone James Adomian Matt...

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Backstage with Artie Lange, Louis CK, Dave Attell, more!

By | March 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm | No comments

Some of the biggest names in comedy joined together Wednesday night in New York City to raise money for the Meningitis Foundation of America in honor of the memory of comedian Gerry Red Wilson, who died from the disease. The show at Town Hall marked the 7th annual comedy benefit...

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