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New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world

By | March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm | No comments

Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the show, John Oliver was in town for...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 3

By | March 15, 2011 at 8:55 am | One comment

AUSTIN-- Day three began with perhaps the most appropriately titled podcast for the SXSW crowd: Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Before bringing out their special guest, Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira chided Austin residents’ penchants for the ironic mustache. The...

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Comedy Central’s autism benefit airs Thursday, quirky items on auction now

By | October 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm | No comments

What's the secret to making Hot Pockets diarrhea proof? Well, what if those Hot Pockets were signed by Jim Gaffigan? Right, you'd still have the runs, but you'd have a swell conversation piece. Gaffigan's autographed Hot Pockets are just one of many quirky items being auctioned...

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John Oliver gets scary this Halloween, helps raise money for creative kids

By | October 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm | No comments

This Halloween, The Daily Show's John Oliver has lent his on-camera talents to help promote a project produced by The Story Pirates, a bi-coastal company that's been described as "Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock." That is, it's an organization that helps kids excel in arts...

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The Daily Show’s John Oliver engaged

By | October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | No comments

This weekend at Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” Daily Show correspondent John Oliver broke the news to People that he and girlfriend Kate Norley are engaged, with the wedding planned for “some time next year.” Oliver said he proposed while they were...

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John Oliver lands starring role in movie with Monty Python pedigree

By | September 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Comedian and Daily Show veteran John Oliver will work with Monthy Python greats in a new flick called Absolutely Anything. Former Monty Python member Terry Jones collaborated recently with Gavin Scott to write the film, who told Deadline that the final product will include...

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John Oliver, Robert Klein to perform at benefit for the blind

By | July 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm | No comments

Robert Klein, John Oliver and more will perform at a benefit to raise funds for the blind. On Sept. 20, Gotham Comedy Club in New York will host the fifth annual Laugh for Sight benefit, which will benefit retinal degenerative eye disease research. Klein, who we interviewed...

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Lewis Black, Wyatt Cenac, more to play Comedy Central SummerStage

By | May 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm | No comments

People complain about New York City being too expensive. But you can’t forget about all the awesome free events. Comedy Central Park Live is one of them, as the free stand-up comedy show returns for a fourth summer this July as part of the 2010 Central Park SummerStage...

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Comedy Matters with Russell Peters, Kevin Hart and more

By | February 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm | No comments

The Phenomenon That Is Russell Peters Russell Peters is not just a comedian. He’s a phenomenon, and that’s a hard word to type more than once! I’ve often referred to him as The Messiah of Comedy, because he has such a diverse audience and makes people of all...

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