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Watch Fozzie Bear perform stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store in Hollywood

Watch Fozzie Bear perform stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store in Hollywood

By | November 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm | No comments

Unless you have some serious denial issues, you've undoubtedly seen at least one of the many viral videos and/or television commercials or trailers promoting the upcoming release of The Muppets, the live-action motion picture starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams. But what you...

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Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

By | August 30, 2011 at 8:41 am | 7 comments

It's been said many times over, but comedy is subjective. What makes one person laugh is almost assuredly different from what makes another person laugh. However, the debate intensifies, despite subjectivity being the main force at work here, what makes millions of people laugh...

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Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:10 am | One comment

Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the...

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Amazing new video shows the outing of a joke thief

By | May 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 50 comments

"There is only one rule in comedy: You don't steal jokes." says Eric Gruber, host of the Mostly Normal Show at the Hollywood Improv Lab. Gruber at his own show outed former comedian Jason Garrett who stole, with no change in phrasing or performance, jokes from late comedian...

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Andy Kaufman’s alter ego Tony Clifton releases concert film; watch the trailer

By | April 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman's hilarious, but notorious alter-ego, sleazy lounge singer opener Tony Clifton is back with his very own concert film. Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip filmed last May at the world famous Comedy Store that was both shocked and amazed as audiences first were...

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Exclusive video interview: Whitney Cummings

By | August 17, 2010 at 12:10 am | No comments

We've been following the bubbling rise of Whitney Cummings' career for the last few years. An East Coast transplant living in Hollywood, she's made a name for herself writing for the ultra popular Comedy Central roasts and then getting in front of the cameras for the first time...

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Tony Clifton returns, whether you like it or not

By | May 14, 2010 at 7:51 am | No comments

My previous run-ins with Tony Clifton have been well documented, but I can’t help but be excited by the news that the venerable lounge lizard has once again emerged from (what I assume is) a haze of hookers and booze for a four-night stand at the famous Comedy Store in...

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Video interview with Nick Swardson

By | April 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm | One comment

Nick Swardson is a busy man. How busy? The self-described hard partyer has had to severely cut back on his alcohol intake to ensure he's bright eyed and sharp for his many meetings and call times to movie sets. He's currently in the midst of filming the flick Just Go With It,...

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Heidi Montag's sister, Holly attempts stand-up comedy at Comedy Store

By | April 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm | 8 comments

Perhaps tired of her younger sister Heidi Montag getting all the attention from her recent Frankenstein-like battery of plastic surgeries, Holly Montag took to the stage at the famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles recently. After all, no profession screams "look at me" more than...

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