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Maria Bamford headlines Women in Comedy Festival

By | March 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm | No comments

Coming up March 24 - 28, ImprovBoston will be hosting the second annual Women in Comedy Festival, a festival dedicated to showcasing female comedy in stand-up, sketch and storytelling. Headlined by Maria Bamford and featuring Jackie Kashian and Bonnie McFarlane, the festival is...

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Maria Bamford: Plan B

By | March 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm | No comments

Invisible sentries flank most comedians it seems, guarding them from revealing all of their personality to the audience. Watching Maria Bamford, on the other hand, is like witnessing a full-body scan: She bares her busy brain and every pore and insecurity in Plan B, the DVD,...

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Sarah Silverman Program screens two episodes of new season at live Q&A session

By | January 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_5975" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Laura Silverman last night at Largo in Los Angeles."][/caption] After over a full year off the air, the Sarah Silverman Program returns to Comedy Central next month, and the...

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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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Maria Bamford stars in new Target ads, watch ‘em here

By | November 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm | 8 comments

“March Madness” is on Prozac compared to the insanity of Black Friday, the starting line of the hysterical holiday- shopping season. In a series of pre-Christmas commercials for Target, our fave manic comic, Maria Bamford, gets us thinking in, well, present tense. Check out...

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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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Maria Bamford: Obsessively funny

By | April 22, 2009 at 9:29 am | 2 comments

Comedian Maria Bamford says she has a hard time being charming. Fuck charming. Charming isn't funny. You know what is? Everything Maria Bamford does. She only proves it further on her new Comedy Central album Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome. There are a few things about comedian...

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Audio fun: Comedians deal with the audience

By | May 19, 2008 at 1:34 am | 4 comments

At the most basic level, a stand-up comedian's job is to make his or her audience laugh. So what happens when the audience acts out, making the comic's job as difficult as possible. Listen up to find out. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you've been to your share...

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