Browsing Tag Comedy Central

New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world

By | March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm | No comments

Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the show, John Oliver was in town for...

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AFLAC fires Gilbert Gottfried over controversial Japan jokes

By | March 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm | 24 comments

Over the weekend, Gilbert Gottfried tweeted several jokes centered around the devastation in Japan. This morning, the comedian found himself not only under fire for his seemingly insensitive tweets, but literally fired from his long-time gig as the voice of the AFLAC duck...

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Comedy Central announces Donald Trump roasters

By | March 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments

Donald Trump is one of the most lampoonable guys around – which is why he’ll be the subject of a Comedy Central roast, taping next week and airing on March 15. Today, the network announced the lineup of roasters who will be wittily tearing Trump a new one, and it looks to...

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Donald Trump goes "bald" in Comedy Central promo

By | February 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm | No comments

Comedy Central is excitedly gearing up for their next blowout celebrity roast; this time, Donald Trump plays the victim while Seth MacFarlane will -- for the second time in a row -- take on insult ringmaster duties. As such The Donald sat for the below promo wherein his famously...

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Patrice O’Neal: Ready to challenge the mainstream

By | February 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments

There are few comedians more divisive than Patrice O'Neal. In fact, the only reason he hasn't ruffled more liberal feathers than he already has, is due to his lack of widespread mainstream exposure. But that's about to change with his first hour-long special Elephant in the...

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Patrice O'Neal's "Elephant in the Room" debuts Saturday, let's watch a Web-exclusive

By | February 17, 2011 at 11:54 am | No comments

This is a long-time coming, comedy fans. Patrice O'Neal will finally debut his own one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central this Saturday at 10 pm EST. I've already seen it and it doesn't disappoint-- unless you hate Patrice O'Neal or any comic who talks about incredibly...

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Featured review: Louis C.K. — ‘Hilarious’

By | January 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm | 9 comments

There has, arguably, been no other comedy album that has gained so much buzz before its actual release than Louis C.K.’s newest gift to comedy nerds—Hilarious. And there’s good reason for that. It’s not that just about any C.K. effort is highly anticipated these days...

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The Onion's "SportsDome" coming to Comedy Central Jan. 11

By | December 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm | No comments

Finally, a sports show I can get behind. If you are an Onion fan like me and you enjoy a sport once in a while, you will want to watch Onion SportsDome. Set to premiere Jan 11 on Comedy Central at 10:30 pm est, SportsDome promises to deliver "the most intense televised sports...

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Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on...

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