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Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

By | September 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments

It's largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be...

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Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

By | September 6, 2011 at 10:21 am | No comments

In March of last year, I was lucky enough to be sitting in the second row of a George Carlin tribute produced by the New York Public Library. I was surrounded by the likes of Steve Martin, Ben Stiller (and his parents) as well as Richard Pryor's daughter Rain and Lenny Bruce's...

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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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11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

By | August 29, 2011 at 9:21 am | 46 comments

Story telling is an integral part of stand-up comedy. Most comedians, in some form, tell stories. Maybe a story comes as a quick aside to further explain the premise of a joke; sometimes it takes the form of an extended tag at the end of a minute-long bit. At times, a comedian...

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Watch Louis C.K. give a valuable lesson on saving a dog’s life

Watch Louis C.K. give a valuable lesson on saving a dog’s life

By | August 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments

Last night, Louis C.K. stopped by Conan for a (thankfully) lengthy desk-side chat. The two funny gingers covered a lot of ground-- how awesome C.K.'s show Louie is, why Louis is shocked there isn't more murder in the world (especially at Disneyland); and perhaps most noteworthy,...

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Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

By | August 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm | No comments

Big comedic guns Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are scheduled to perform at the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival, which will span both Manhattan and Brooklyn between Nov. 9 - 13. Other headliners will include Tracy Morgan, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Norm...

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Don’t heckle Aziz Ansari unless you want to be called a c*nt

Don’t heckle Aziz Ansari unless you want to be called a c*nt

By | August 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm | No comments

Old law of comedy: if you are a stand-up comic, you will be heckled. It happens to everyone at some point, no matter how good you are. Even if you’re someone as kickass at the craft as Louis C.K. Much of the time, those potentially uncomfortable moments can also be hilarious,...

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Louie C.K.’s “Louie” renewed for third season

Louie C.K.’s “Louie” renewed for third season

By | August 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments

It's official, folks. Louis C.K.'s semi autobiographical FX series Louie will be returning for a third season. The network has ordered up another 13 episodes. Shortly after the announcement, Louis took to Twitter: "We will be back," he said. "I am very grateful to keep the best...

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Watch Dane Cook confront Louis C.K. in new episode of “Louie”

Watch Dane Cook confront Louis C.K. in new episode of “Louie”

By | August 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments

You may or may not know that there was an apparent beef between Louis C.K. and Dane Cook a few years back-- mostly over the claim that Cook had lifted a bit from Louie. The joke in question was centered around the funny prospect of being able to name your children anything; Cook...

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