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A message from Matt Besser about his new Comedy Central sketch show

By | October 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments

I got the below message in my inbox earlier today. It is a message with uplifting news. It is a message that I'm going to paste in full, because, well, there's nothing I can say about it that Matt Besser hasn't already said. Here goes: My name is Matt Besser, one of the founders...

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Bo Burnham pays hilarious homage to hip-hop in "Oh Bo" video

By | October 20, 2010 at 10:43 am | No comments

You may know that yesterday Comedy Central released Bo Burnham's latest collection of bits in the form of Words Words Words-- both on DVD and CD; they're completely different recordings (get them both). In celebration of said release, Bo unleashed a video upon the world; it's...

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Comedy Central’s autism benefit airs Thursday, quirky items on auction now

By | October 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm | No comments

What's the secret to making Hot Pockets diarrhea proof? Well, what if those Hot Pockets were signed by Jim Gaffigan? Right, you'd still have the runs, but you'd have a swell conversation piece. Gaffigan's autographed Hot Pockets are just one of many quirky items being auctioned...

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Doug Benson Interruption premieres Nov. 5 on Comedy Central; check out photos from premiere taping

By | October 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm | No comments

Comedy nerds across the country are already a bit familiar with comedian Doug Benson's ongoing, years-long project dubbed The Benson Interruption. In short, it's a live show hosted by the comedian, wherein comedian friends perform stand-up but then Benson -- you guessed it --...

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Jon Stewart reveals exact location for Rally to Restore Sanity

By | October 7, 2010 at 11:58 am | No comments

Have you been biting your fingernails in anticipation of where Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity will be held? Well wait no more! Last month we reported on Jon Stewart's announcement of his rally on the Washington Mall. But Stewart recently announced the exact location of...

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Video interview: Bill Burr

By | October 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm | 6 comments

Ask any comedian or comedy nerd today who their favorite three comedians are right now, chances are they're going to name Bill Burr. Simply put, the man is on fire. For the last five years, the veteran comedian has become one the country's most skilled joke writers and...

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The Daily Show’s John Oliver engaged

By | October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | No comments

This weekend at Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” Daily Show correspondent John Oliver broke the news to People that he and girlfriend Kate Norley are engaged, with the wedding planned for “some time next year.” Oliver said he proposed while they were...

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Featured review: Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time

By | September 27, 2010 at 11:24 am | One comment

Love him or loathe him, it’s hard to undermine the brilliant business savvy of one Nick Swardson. As an all-star comedian with a finger in nearly every piece of the industry pie (yes, I’d like to hope he’ll take that vaguely sexual syntax and run with it to the most...

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Featured review: Anthony Jeselnik– “Shakespeare”

By | September 23, 2010 at 9:38 pm | No comments

Anthony Jeselnik writes great jokes-- plain and simple. He’s a master of the one-two punch. Now, he’s not the only game in town when it comes to slinging one liners, but he’s one of the best, and here’s why: Jeselnik's stand-up embodies one of the most distinct,...

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