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Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)

Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)

By | June 5, 2014 at 11:11 am | No comments

The world of comedy takes on America’s past, present and future in the musical comedy album 2776. Created by Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and the Levinson Brothers (The Tonight Show), the album is a collection of 28 original songs with all proceeds going to the...

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Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass respond to Joss Whedon’s call to ban Sleepwalk With Me (Video)

Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass respond to Joss Whedon’s call to ban Sleepwalk With Me (Video)

By | August 17, 2012 at 8:55 am | 2 comments

A few days ago, celebrated writer and director Joss Whedon issued a public plea to his fans that they boycott Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass' new film Sleepwalk With Me. And while Whedon may be nerd royalty with a cult-like legion of fans that'll undoubtedly follow the order,...

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Joss Whedon wants you to boycott Mike Birbiglia’s movie Sleepwalk with Me (Video)

Joss Whedon wants you to boycott Mike Birbiglia’s movie Sleepwalk with Me (Video)

By | August 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm | One comment

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon has called his army of fans into action with a funny joke that utilizes the art of reverse psychology (sorry, did I spoil it?) to see Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass's movie Sleepwalk With Me. To break it down for you, Sleepwalk With Me...

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Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass really want you to see Sleepwalk With Me (Video)

Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass really want you to see Sleepwalk With Me (Video)

By | August 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm | No comments

Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass's movie Sleepwalk With Me opens in a little over two weeks and they really want you to come. I mean, you should go, because Birbiglia and Glass are great and funny story tellers and Sleepwalk With Me is touching, hilarious and entertaining. But if...

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Mike Birbiglia stars opposite ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross in a short film produced by Ira Glass (Video)

Mike Birbiglia stars opposite ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross in a short film produced by Ira Glass (Video)

By | May 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm | No comments

Mike Birbiglia has dedicated a lot of time to explaining the dangers of being a chronic sleepwalker, but in this short film produced by This American Life's Ira Glass, the storytelling comedian does plenty of harm to himself in full consciousness. After an interview with Fresh...

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Listen: Comedian Danny Lobell’s chicken story on ‘This American Life’

Listen: Comedian Danny Lobell’s chicken story on ‘This American Life’

By | February 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm | One comment

A few days ago, hugely popular NPR show This American Life broadcasted a performance that found comedian Danny Lobell relating a richly hilarious and endearing story to an audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. The story centers around Lobell and...

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Six things that should make comedians feel better about what they’re doing

Six things that should make comedians feel better about what they’re doing

By | September 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments

It's no secret that there is a great deal of personal mental strain that comedians go through-- often self-inflicted, despite having "making people laugh" in their job description. While self-help books are often a popular topic for jokes and I've surprised other comedians by...

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