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Comedian, father of a child with autism blasts the term ‘photo wrecker’ and lazy comedy

Comedian, father of a child with autism blasts the term ‘photo wrecker’ and lazy comedy

By | July 18, 2013 at 9:11 am | 14 comments

Unlike anyone else I know, I live in a world of very conflicting points of view. The comedian side of me knows how hard it is to make an audience laugh. If you want to kill the humor, try to make comedians behave like politicians–- going over every word they say to the...

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First autistic Miss America contestant will perform stand-up comedy

First autistic Miss America contestant will perform stand-up comedy

By | January 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 7 comments

Although we're not huge fans of beauty contests, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention this cool little tidbit about Miss Montana's role in tomorrow night's Miss America pageant. It turns out that Alexis Wineman, 18, is the youngest contestant ever competing this year and she's...

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Tears flow after Katy Perry and 11-year-old sing at Comedy Central autism benefit (Video)

Tears flow after Katy Perry and 11-year-old sing at Comedy Central autism benefit (Video)

By | October 18, 2012 at 11:26 am | One comment

If you were following along with my live blog from last Saturday's taping of Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars, you've already heard about Katy Perry's incredibly moving duet with 11-year-old autistic girl Jodi DiPiazza. The special airs this Sunday at 8 pm ET, but...

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Rob Riggle will claim your fart for charity (Video)

Rob Riggle will claim your fart for charity (Video)

By | October 6, 2012 at 11:39 am | One comment

Rob Riggle is an actor, comedian and marine. And now he's a fart claimer. It's that time of the year(s) again, time for Comedy Central's biennial telethon/fundraiser/cornucopia-of-comedy charity event to benefit Autism charities, Night of Too Many Stars. Along with a long list...

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How improv comedy makes me a better parent to my autistic daughter

How improv comedy makes me a better parent to my autistic daughter

By | March 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments

Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for, that was my God) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even in Ohio, freaks...

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Louis C.K. surprises Boston with a charity show for autism awareness

Louis C.K. surprises Boston with a charity show for autism awareness

By | February 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments

Louis C.K. has just made Boston-area comedy fans' Monday a lot less crappy. We're told he decided to perform at the Wilbur Theater this Monday to raise money for the New England Center For Children, whose mission is "to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide...

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 1

By | April 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm | No comments

PORTLAND, OR - The first night of Portland’s 4th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival began last night and the skies of Oregon shined down. Literally. Like, it was over 50 degrees, you guys. There was sunshine. Every hipster in attendance was excited, but they would never tell...

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Comedy Central's bi-annual autism benefit returns

By | July 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm | No comments

Comedy Central and Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions will join together again for their third bi-annual charity event Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education. The concert will be hosted again by Jon Stewart and will have appearances by comedians...

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Comedian's televised autism joke outrages viewers

By | April 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm | 8 comments

Did this comic take it too far when joking about autistic kids? Australian comic Russel Kane has viewers of the show Good News Week, recorded during the Melbourne comedy festival, enraged over a comment he made on the air regarding children with autism. Here's what went...

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