Response to Variety’s ‘Why standups are sitting out primetime’: How bedraggled can stand-up be?

By | March 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Variety’s Brian Lowry posted a column titled “Why standups are sitting out primetime” last Friday, which partly explored the idea that as of late, comedians have been landing game show host jobs as opposed to sitcom deals. I say...

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Janeane Garofalo: Liberally speaking

By | March 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

For more than two decades, comedian Janeane Garofalo has made us think as much as she has made us laugh. Thankfully, 2008 will see our favorite funny socio-political critic film a new stand-up DVD and continue touring the nation's finer comedy friendly venues: she's at Comix in...

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Comedy Central announces Jim Gaffigan’s ‘Sexy Tour’; tickets on sale Friday

By | March 25, 2008 at 5:38 am | No comments

Comedy Central today announced that starting Aug. 15, comedian Jim Gaffigan will embark on a 20-city tour — dubbed “Comedy Central Live Starring Jim Gaffigan: The Sexy Tour” — where he will perform all new material. Gaffigan’s Dec. 6 Austin date...

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Howard Stern + Opie & Anthony = Sirius-XM Merger gets green light

By | March 24, 2008 at 12:25 pm | No comments

The Justice Department approved the merger of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio on Monday, saying the deal was unlikely to hurt competition or consumers. So what does this mean for comedy fans? We’ll have to see. But the thought of Howard Stern & Opie and Anthony in one...

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Comedian looking to establish a credible stand-up comedy scene in Lebanon

By | March 24, 2008 at 8:25 am | No comments

Lebanese comedian Nemr Abou Nassar has given himself a monumental task: creating a well-respected stand-up comedy scene in his country. Nassar is part of a small but growing comedy circuit in the tiny nation, bordered by Syria, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea. According to...

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Stand-up comedy book to become film: Carlin, Martin, Pryor featured

By | March 22, 2008 at 4:41 am | No comments

Oscar-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler bought the rights to the recently published Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America and is planning to produce a documentary version of the book. Comedy legends George Carlin, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and more will...

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NYC Underground Comedy Festival is more about quality, not quantity, in 2008

By | March 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Organizers of this year’s New York City Underground Comedy Festival announced today their intentions to scale back the amount of festival shows and up the quality of the participating comedians. “We still want to present new, quality faces to the industry...

Posted in: News hot shows of the week: March 22 – March 27

By | March 21, 2008 at 7:41 am | No comments

Kevin Pollak: 3/22 - Hilarities - Cleveland, OH Auggie Smith: 3/22 - Funny Bone - Springfield, Ill Paul Mooney: 3/23 - Carolines - NYC, NY Drew Hastings: 3/23 - Cracker’s - Indianapolis, IN Ian Bagg: 3/26 - Improv - Washington, DC Bob Goldthwait: 3/27 - Tommy T’s -...

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Friday stand-up video: Matt Braunger

By | March 21, 2008 at 4:11 am | No comments

Comedian Matt Braunger is finally speaking up about one of our country’s biggest problems: owls. Check it...

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