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In defense of ‘offensive’ jokes (Guest post)

In defense of ‘offensive’ jokes (Guest post)

By | August 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments

A couple of years ago, two friends of mine, Garret Dillahunt and Leslie ____, came to a show of mine at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.  I've known both of them for a decade and they've done tons of TV and film, much more than I have -- and weathered every kind of praise or...

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Comedian offers comedy club etiquette animation, in light of recent incidents (Video)

Comedian offers comedy club etiquette animation, in light of recent incidents (Video)

By | July 31, 2012 at 7:49 am | 3 comments

In light of a series of recent comedy club mishaps (Tosh, Pescatelli, Griffin) which went down in large part (in my opinion) because of people's horribly inaccurate expectations of a comedy show, comedian Adam Ray took it upon himself to educate. And after watching the below...

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Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

By | July 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 28 comments

Can we stop? Seriously. Can we please stop dissecting every single word from the mouths of comedians? And while we're at it, can we stop filming and taping everything so that we can use it as evidence against comedians? I'm talking to you, unseasoned comedy club attendees and...

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Dane Cook will play ex-Nazi playwright in ‘The Producers’

Dane Cook will play ex-Nazi playwright in ‘The Producers’

By | June 28, 2012 at 11:08 am | No comments

Nabbing a role as the quick tempered ex-Nazi playright, Franz Liebkind is certainly a way to make waves in the theater universe. And that's what Dane Cook is doing! The divisive comedian will make his theater debut in the Hollywood Bowl's production of The Producers, joining...

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Dane Cook show ‘Next Caller’ goes through casting change, Wolé Parks exits

Dane Cook show ‘Next Caller’ goes through casting change, Wolé Parks exits

By | June 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm | No comments

It looks like Dane Cook's upcoming NBC sitcom is already going through some personnel changes. Actor Wolé Parks was recently dropped from Next Caller, which is set to debut midseason. Producers cite a “creative decision” for the casting change, TVLine reports. In the...

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Louis C.K. on Dane Cook: ‘I don’t think he stole from me knowingly’

Louis C.K. on Dane Cook: ‘I don’t think he stole from me knowingly’

By | June 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm | 7 comments

Even though the episode of Louie -- wherein Louis C.K. confronts Dane Cook about the real-life controversy over whether Cook stole jokes from C.K. -- aired in August of last year, the comedy world is still talking about it. In a new interview with industry news site Deadline,...

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Watch previews from five new NBC comedies with Anne Heche, Bill Pullman, more

Watch previews from five new NBC comedies with Anne Heche, Bill Pullman, more

By | May 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm | No comments

We've posted the previews for Matthew Perry and Dane Cook's new sitcoms on NBC. And here are the rest of the new comedies headed to the network. The first pair of videos is from The New Normal, which stars Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, who you may...

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Watch Dane Cook and Jeffrey Tambor in the first preview for ‘Next Caller’

Watch Dane Cook and Jeffrey Tambor in the first preview for ‘Next Caller’

By | May 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments

One of NBC's new pickups is Dane Cook's show Next Caller, wherein the comedian portrays a sexist satellite radio DJ whose stuck with a new lady co-host, played by Collette Wolfe. In the first video, Cam Dunne (Cook) learns he's been stuck with a new co-host; television veteran...

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Dane Cook comedy series ‘Next Caller’ is coming to NBC

Dane Cook comedy series ‘Next Caller’ is coming to NBC

By | May 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm | No comments

Dane Cook's single-camera comedy series Next Caller, wherein the hugely popular comedian plays a DJ at a satellite radio station, has been picked up by NBC, Cook confirms to Laughspin. The news comes after Cook struck a development deal with the network in September of last...

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