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Watch Eddie Pepitone open up to Marc Maron in this animation from The Bitter Buddha

Watch Eddie Pepitone open up to Marc Maron in this animation from The Bitter Buddha

By | August 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments

The documentary about Eddie Pepitone, The Bitter Buddha, doesn't come out till later this year but the Internet has blessed us with this animated clip from the film featuring Pepitone and Marc Maron. In the clip, Pepitone tells an endearing anecdote about growing up around an...

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Can comedy be taught? Documentary ‘Finding the Funny’ attempts to answer (Video)

Can comedy be taught? Documentary ‘Finding the Funny’ attempts to answer (Video)

By | July 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm | One comment

Most comedians seem to agree that comedy can not be taught, and you can really only learn by doing. But chances are, you can find and enroll in a “comedy class” in your area. Finding the Funny is a new documentary by John Bizarre about the merits of teaching comedy. The film...

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Watch Kurt Braunohler in new documentary series ‘Modern Comedian’

Watch Kurt Braunohler in new documentary series ‘Modern Comedian’

By | July 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm | One comment

Modern Comedian is a new web series by New York-based comic Scott Moran. Each week Scott follows a different comedian around, on-stage and off, to document the life of the -- you guessed it -- modern comedian. The debut episode features Kurt Braunohler. Between Kurt's old...

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Watch the Hannibal Buress documentary ‘A Week to Kill’ in its entirety

Watch the Hannibal Buress documentary ‘A Week to Kill’ in its entirety

By | June 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm | No comments

For the week leading up to the taping of his first hour Comedy Central special Animal Furnace, Hannibal Buress was followed by filmmaker Ryan Ferguson. The resulting 40-minute documentary (which is part of the special's DVD extras), A Week to Kill is now available in full for...

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Watch the entire two-hour Johnny Carson documentary

Watch the entire two-hour Johnny Carson documentary

By | May 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm | One comment

The documentary honoring the original late-night host Johnny Carson that aired last night on PBS is now available online. The two-hour-long film is part of the PBS series ‘American Masters,’ which offers comprehensive film biographies of the people who have formed...

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Wanda Sykes: I didn’t sleep for a week after my first comedy show (Video)

Wanda Sykes: I didn’t sleep for a week after my first comedy show (Video)

By | May 11, 2012 at 10:29 am | No comments

Comedian and star of the upcoming The Hot Flashes Wanda Sykes will appear on the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. this Sunday to trace her genealogy back through the centuries. Sykes also takes the show to the roots of her stand-up career. Watch the...

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Watch a preview from the new Johnny Carson documentary

Watch a preview from the new Johnny Carson documentary

By | May 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments

The documentary American Masters Johnny Carson: King of Late Night is set to premiere May 14 on PBS. In this preview, members of The Tonight Show -- writer Raymond Siller, musician Doc Severinsen, talent coordinator Paul Block -- and Conan O'Brien remember what it was like to...

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Watch the trailer for Kevin Avery’s ‘Thugs, The Musical’ with David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho

Watch the trailer for Kevin Avery’s ‘Thugs, The Musical’ with David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho

By | April 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments

With compelling musical numbers like "Who's That Keepin' It Real," “Drive-By” and “Oh No She Di-in’t,” how is it you've likely never heard of the smash hit stage show Thugs, The Musical? Well, for one. I lied. It's not a smash hit. And, secondly, it's not a real show....

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Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

By | April 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm | One comment

Thanks to BBC ‘Storyville’ and Showtime, a documentary about the life of late comedian Richard Pryor will finally be made. Filmmaker Marina Zenovich, who is best known for her documentary on controversial director Roman Polanski, is taking lead on the untitled film for...

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