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At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

By | November 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm | One comment

Louis C.K. doesn’t need an opener. “Fuck it,” he said, soon after he stepped onstage at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Nov. 11, as part of the New York Comedy Festival. “What’s the point?” The same sentiment can applied to the entirety of Louis’s...

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Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

By | November 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | No comments

As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stand-up and expanding...

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Louis C.K. works out material for his new special at the Comic Strip (Photo)

Louis C.K. works out material for his new special at the Comic Strip (Photo)

By | November 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm | One comment

I think it was Chris Rock who told me during an interview I did with him for the book on the history of The Comic Strip -- and I'm paraphrasing here -- that a comedy club to a comic is like a gym to an athlete. You go to a comedy club to work out. That's where you try out new...

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Videos: Conan ends NYC week with Louis C.K., Triumph, Stewart, Colbert and a gay wedding!

Videos: Conan ends NYC week with Louis C.K., Triumph, Stewart, Colbert and a gay wedding!

By | November 4, 2011 at 11:06 am | No comments

Last night's Conan, the show's final New York City taping, was so epic that we couldn't just pick one highlight to share with you guys. If I had to choose, the return of Triumph was the best part of the show. But, really, Louis C.K.'s appearance, the surprise drop-ins from Jon...

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Louis C.K. to offer new comedy special on his official site, exclusively

Louis C.K. to offer new comedy special on his official site, exclusively

By | November 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm | 13 comments

Louis C.K. is recording his next hour-long special on Nov. 10 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. But like most other things he does in the comedy industry, he's doing it on his own terms. Check it out. During his appearance on Conan tonight, he announced that the special...

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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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