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Marc Maron, Harland Williams to play benefit show for late comic Angelo Bowers

Marc Maron, Harland Williams to play benefit show for late comic Angelo Bowers

By | January 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm | No comments

This coming Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Improv in Hollywood, Marc Maron, Harland Williams and more will perform at a show to benefit the family of late comedian Angelo Bowers, who died early Tuesday morning after sustaining injuries from a car crash caused by a drunk driver. He...

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Louis C.K. gives $280,000 to five charities after ‘Live at the Beacon’ sales rocket to $1 million

Louis C.K. gives $280,000 to five charities after ‘Live at the Beacon’ sales rocket to $1 million

By | December 22, 2011 at 11:19 am | 9 comments

After 10 days on sale, Louis C.K.’s newest stand-up comedy special Live at the Beacon Theater has made $1 million. And Louis is not at all comfortable having that much money all at once. After 27 years in the business, he’s never been in this position— and so, he had to do...

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Seth Rogen desperately needs a host for Alzheimer’s charity event (Video)

Seth Rogen desperately needs a host for Alzheimer’s charity event (Video)

By | December 16, 2011 at 11:12 am | No comments

Over the years, Seth Rogen has burned a lot of bridges in Hollywood-- or so he says in this newly-posted video for Funny Or Die. Add to that his incessant pot smoking combined with his role as presenter for an upcoming charity event to raise cash for Alzheimer's research, and...

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Multi-city comedy benefit featuring Maron, Papa, Quinn and more raises money for Haiti

Multi-city comedy benefit featuring Maron, Papa, Quinn and more raises money for Haiti

By | November 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm | One comment

Jodi Lieberman, Amber J. Lawson and Zoe Friedman are three powerhouses in the world of comedy, and I'm proud to say I know them all! They teamed up to create Transforming The World Through Comedy, a philanthropic organization simply known as TWT, because they said they wanted to...

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Comedian Jimmy Pardo’s “Pardcast-a-thon” to benefit Smile Train set for Nov. 25

Comedian Jimmy Pardo’s “Pardcast-a-thon” to benefit Smile Train set for Nov. 25

By | October 21, 2011 at 11:11 am | No comments

It’s that time of year again-- time for comedian Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny podcast marathon. This year marks the third annual Pardcast-a-thon, which once again will broadcast for 12 non-stop hours beginning Friday, Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. ET. And if ever there was a comedian...

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Watch Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Aziz Ansari and more stand up to cancer in “Star Wars” tribute

Watch Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Aziz Ansari and more stand up to cancer in “Star Wars” tribute

By | September 15, 2011 at 11:51 am | No comments

I love Stars Wars. I know a lot of you reading this love Star Wars, too. I'm talking about the original three movies-- not the horrendous newer three. So you Star Wars lovers probably know that George Lucas is releasing all six movies on Blu-ray on Sept. 16. You might also know...

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Jim Gaffigan to Jimmy Fallon: “I feel like I’m living with a bunch of drunk people” (Video)

Jim Gaffigan to Jimmy Fallon: “I feel like I’m living with a bunch of drunk people” (Video)

By | September 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm | No comments

Last night, Jim Gaffigan stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a leisurely chat, which mostly centered around his growing brood at home. The procreation machine and his wife recently had their fourth child. Four! "I feel like I'm living with a bunch of drunk people," he...

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Lewis Black auctions off luxury show seating for worldwide poverty charity

Lewis Black auctions off luxury show seating for worldwide poverty charity

By | August 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm | One comment

The comedy world's favorite curmudgeon Lewis Black is helping to raise funds for charity Millennium Promise’s Spokes of Change initiative, which is a new campaign to support community health workers in Africa, and aims to end extreme poverty worldwide. Black, a champion of...

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Jim Gaffigan joins Snickers to fight nationwide hunger (Video)

Jim Gaffigan joins Snickers to fight nationwide hunger (Video)

By | July 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm | No comments

If there's one thing Jim Gaffigan knows a lot about, its comedy. If there are two things Jim Gaffigan knows about, it's comedy and making babies (he's got four kids). Ok, let's say there are three things Jim Gaffigan knows about. These things would be comedy, making babies and...

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