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Can you say one country's comedians are 'better' than another country's comedians?

By | April 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm | 5 comments

In what I can only describe as one of the most pointless and ill-conceived analyses on the subject of comedy, Troy Media yesterday, in a pair of op-eds (“American Comedians Can’t Hold a Candle to their Canadian Counterparts” and “Why Americans Love Canadian Comedians”)...

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Bob Odenkirk, Robert Hawkins guest on Marc Maron's WTF this week

By | March 30, 2010 at 8:59 pm | No comments

Marc Maron continues to outdo himself every week. This week on WTF, his twice-a-week podcast, he welcomes legendary sketch master, writer and half of Bob and Dave [Cross] Bob Odenkirk. Top that off with veteran road horse comedian Robert Hawkins -- who performed at Punchline...

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Marc Maron chats with Vanity Fair's James Wolcott, Glen Wool and more on WTF this week

By | March 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm | No comments

Dearest, fans of comedy and the podcasts that make comedy even more exciting. Our favorite caster of the pod Marc Maron welcomes Vanity Fair columnist James Wolcott to WTF this week. In addition Marc talks with writer Sam Lipsyte about his new novel The Ask as well as comedian...

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John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show

By | January 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm | No comments

People planning to watch John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show may want to reserve their own sofas to assure getting a good seat to this comedy-show equivalent of an all-star game. The lineups for the series, which premieres Friday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central, are teeming with...

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The 10 best comedy albums of 2009

By | December 9, 2009 at 10:29 am | No comments

This past year was an incredibly strong time for stand-up comedy albums. It wasn't easy for us to whittle down the list to just 10, but then what's the fun in including everyone in a list? Like our list last year, the below selections have nothing to do with how popular each...

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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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Marc Maron's 'Scorching the Earth' hits Chicago

By | September 23, 2009 at 10:29 am | No comments

After debuting his one-man show Scorching the Earth in New York in January, running it through March and bringing it to Montreal for nine shows at Just For Laughs this past summer, Marc Maron is bringing his epic tale of love, sex and divorce to the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago...

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Eugene Mirman launches second comedy fest

By | September 15, 2009 at 10:42 am | No comments

How often do some of the world’s coolest comics get together for a wild comedy romp in one of the world’s coolest places? The answer, since last year's Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, is at least once a year! Eugene Mirman is launching his second annual eponymous comedy...

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