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Video: Darrell Hammond opens up about psych wards, abuse and “soul-killing” drugs

Video: Darrell Hammond opens up about psych wards, abuse and “soul-killing” drugs

By | October 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments

Yesterday, we printed a few short excerpts from Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond's upcoming book, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Misadventures In Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem (out Nov. 8). But today, we get an even deeper...

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Comedian Shane Mauss thinks our toilets will be doctors in the future (Video)

Comedian Shane Mauss thinks our toilets will be doctors in the future (Video)

By | October 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm | No comments

Comedian Shane Mauss has been in our sights for years now. Why? Because he's fucking funny, that's why. We even named his debut album Jokes To Make My Parents Proud one of the 10 best comedy albums of 2010. He was also included on our list of 11 funniest stories told by...

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Video: Seth MacFarlane was angry with Jon Stewart once

Video: Seth MacFarlane was angry with Jon Stewart once

By | October 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm | 3 comments

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane appears on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, where he is asked about his “beef” with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. The entire interview will air tonight at 9 pm ET, but we have a meaty preview clip for you below. MacFarlane, obviously...

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Video: Bill Burr, Marc Maron, more talk about returning to comedy after 9/11

Video: Bill Burr, Marc Maron, more talk about returning to comedy after 9/11

By | September 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm | No comments

In preparation for this Sunday, which marks the 10-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks in New York City, CNN chatted with a few great comics so that they could share what it was to return to their job telling jokes. In the video below, we get some quick insights...

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Dave Chappelle upsets charity audience with “sh*tty show” (Video)

Dave Chappelle upsets charity audience with “sh*tty show” (Video)

By | July 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 11 comments

UPDATE: 7:30 pm EST Dave Chappelle performed last night -- this time, it was a 10-minute spot at Hard Rock Live (same venue) in Hollywood, FL and apologized for his "bad attitude" at Friday night's show. For the full story, read the original account below. It seems Dave...

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Video: Larry King still trying to convince us he’s a comedian

By | June 7, 2011 at 11:57 am | One comment

For whatever reason, everyone and their mother thinks they can just jump into stand-up comedy and find success. Anyone who’s done stand-up before can tell you… not so much. The jury’s out as to whether or not Larry King will be the exception to the rule. The former CNN...

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The threat is real: Larry King announces stand-up comedy dates

By | February 23, 2011 at 10:31 am | No comments

As you know, Larry King retired from his always-awkward, but for some reason well-respected chat show on CNN, Larry King Live, after 25 years at the helm. A month before that, we told you about Larry King's possible plans (threats?) to attempt a turn in stand-up comedy and in...

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Big Brown Comedy Hour showcases “brown” comedians

By | January 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm | No comments

Comedy’s long been a space where the marginalized have had an opportunity to have candid conversations about their outsider status, and, ideally, connect with and educate the audience. Historically, that’s been especially true for black and Jewish comics, but these days,...

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Joan Rivers talks hecklers with Larry King

By | June 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm | No comments

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Joan Rivers has been everywhere recently promoting her documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work. She recently stopped by Larry King Live to discuss the film and things got pretty interesting when King asked about a particular incident...

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