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Will Lewis Black and friends become radio stars?

Will Lewis Black and friends become radio stars?

By | March 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments

Lewis Black and friends will tape a radio pilot tomorrow in New York City. News Quiz USA, hosted by Black and featuring comedians Kathleen Madigan, Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro and radio host Andy Borowitz will be a politically charged panel show, wherein the quartet will opine on...

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Comedian learns ‘wanker’ is a really bad word in the UK (Video)

Comedian learns ‘wanker’ is a really bad word in the UK (Video)

By | February 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm | 8 comments

American comedian David Fulton learned today that while the word "wanker" (as its said here in the States) is a B-level slag, but in the UK, it's an A-level swear word. How did he learn this? He said it on a national, morning television show. It was so bad, that in addition to...

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Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit

Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit

By | August 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 12 comments

The Down's Syndrome Association in the UK is not happy with comedian Doug Stanhope. They’re also more than a little upset with the BBC. Here’s the deal: On Aug. 4, Stanhope was a guest on host Richard Bacon’s popular Radio 5 Live BBC radio show. At one point, Bacon says...

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Sandra Bullock to appear on Ricky Gervais’ new show, despite Golden Globe jokes

By | July 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm | No comments

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock has signed on to appear in Ricky Gervais’ new HBO comedy series. Life’s Too Short a mockumentary following dwarf actor Warwick Davis as he runs a talent agency for little people will feature Bullock, who was the subject of a series of Gervais’...

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Man found guilty after twittering joke bomb threat; comedians question freedom of speech

By | April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Paul Chambers was found guilty for sending a menacing communication, as reported by BBC News, for tweeting a joking bomb threat, "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" This test of the limits of freedom of speech...

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Adam Ferrara to host American adaptation of Top Gear

By | April 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm | No comments

By George, the Brits have done it again! In spite of a nagging inability to have successfully cajoled the Americas into staying under British rule, our mother country sure has an impressive knack for dominating when it comes to all things television oriented. And with that,...

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Doug Stanhope to join BBC news show

By | November 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Sick of the bloated yes-man quality of 21st century news reporting? Leave it to England to stir the pot. Starting in January, irreverent comedy extraordinaire Doug Stanhope will join BBC 4’s Newswipe. The show, hosted by journalist and comedian Charlie Brooker, will allow...

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