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Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central

Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central

By | February 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments

Comedy Central will kick off its second year of filming its new half-hour comedy special series, plainly titled The Half Hour, which replaced the network’s original 30-minute stand-up series Comedy Central Presents. All shows will tape in Boston Feb. 26 through March 1 at the...

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Watch the trailer for Kevin Avery’s ‘Thugs, The Musical’ with David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho

Watch the trailer for Kevin Avery’s ‘Thugs, The Musical’ with David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho

By | April 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments

With compelling musical numbers like "Who's That Keepin' It Real," “Drive-By” and “Oh No She Di-in’t,” how is it you've likely never heard of the smash hit stage show Thugs, The Musical? Well, for one. I lied. It's not a smash hit. And, secondly, it's not a real show....

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Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

By | February 2, 2012 at 11:42 am | 5 comments

Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means...

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Baron Vaughn: “Raised By Cable” (Review)

Baron Vaughn: “Raised By Cable” (Review)

By | October 10, 2011 at 10:13 am | 9 comments

Baron Vaughn’s debut album Raised By Cable is an hour-long set of highs and lows that will most likely polarize audiences. It’s not that you’ll either love it or hate it; it’s more that you’ll either find it highly interesting, or highly forgettable. The Las Vegas...

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Watch Baron Vaughn make his “Conan” stand-up debut

Watch Baron Vaughn make his “Conan” stand-up debut

By | September 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm | No comments

Comedian Baron Vaughn made his Conan debut last night with a set that matched his animated delivery with equally wacky premises. The bi-racial comic dishes on his wish to have been in a famous plane crash, all the things he would prefer to have instead of his absent father, and...

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A short list of comedy albums you’ll want to buy now or in the near future

A short list of comedy albums you’ll want to buy now or in the near future

By | September 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm | 6 comments

Just in case you're not of the album buying/downloading ilk, comedy albums have been coming out in droves over the last few weeks. Yes, it's that time of year again, comedy fans. OK, we're only saying that because several quality comedy albums have come out recently-- like Marc...

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Victor Varnado: Comedy nerd king

By | March 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_6032" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="photo by Anya Garrett"][/caption] Victor Varnado is not your typical black comedian, and not just because his skin is far from dark. Determined to prove funny is funny, armed with little more than his wit and...

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Michael Ian Black, Doug Benson and more launch WitStream

By | November 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm | No comments

WitStream, the new Twitter-like site that focuses on the tweets of comedians, enjoyed a festive launch on Monday night at Comix in New York City. Michael Ian Black, who co-founded the site, hosted the show. He was also on-hand throughout, critiquing the live feed of his peers’...

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Michael Ian Black launches site for Twitter comedians

By | October 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm | No comments

Nothing hits the spot like a snappy one liner. Twitter, with its 140 character or less update system, has become the go-to spot for comedy fans to get frequently updated content from their favorite comedians. The only problem is, you have to sift through an awful lot of boring...

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