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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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Comedy Central locks down John Oliver stand-up comedy series

By | November 19, 2009 at 11:26 am | No comments

Remember a few weeks ago when we reported on a series of stand-up tapings being hosted by John Oliver? You’re about to see the fruits of those tapings, and then some. Comedy Central has ordered six one-hour episodes of the series, which is appropriately titled John Oliver’s...

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John Oliver to host stand-up show for Comedy Central

By | October 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm | No comments

Daily Show fans rejoice; you’re about to see even more of John Oliver. The affable British comedian will be hosting a series of stand-up comedy shows to be aired on Comedy Central later this year in a series called John Oliver and Friends. Guests will include heavy hitters...

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John Oliver: Terrifying Times

By | April 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm | No comments

Skeptics leery of why John Oliver has landed a one-hour Comedy Central special -- arguably the current holy grail of a comic's resume -- hear this: long before he was The Daily Show's go-to correspondent, Oliver was an insightful, well-spoken and very funny stand-up...

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