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Why comedians should embrace (and control) the future of comedy school

Why comedians should embrace (and control) the future of comedy school

By | February 21, 2013 at 9:34 am | 23 comments

I remember sitting in my office in 2010 and reading Doug Stanhope's evisceration of stand-up comedy classes. I remember it very clearly, in fact, because at the time I was deep into strategizing how a "traditional" comedy club could become the next Upright Citizen's Brigade...

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Brilliant student uses brilliance to create robot comedian

By | January 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm | 3 comments

First, a robot that can beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy!, and now a robot that performs stand-up comedy? At a recent presentation, Carnegie Mellon robotics student Heather Knight unveiled a joke-telling robot named Data. Far from simply being a tape recording of a comedy routine,...

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