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Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

By | August 22, 2011 at 9:45 am | 18 comments

In 1973 Johnny Carson moved the Tonight Show from Manhattan to Burbank and in one swift move, shifted the center of the comedy universe at the time from NYC to LA. Back then, the only way to make it “Big” in comedy was through the Tonight Show and its mystical gatekeepers....

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Watch comedian Sheng Weng give an honest tour of Central Park

Watch comedian Sheng Weng give an honest tour of Central Park

By | July 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm | No comments

Summer in New York City -- or, really just about anywhere that has seasons -- can feel like an endurance test. At least it does to me, a guy who spends a lot of time in New York and who would rather lay naked on a full-powered air conditioner unit than even look at a beach. I'll...

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Tracy Morgan begins his apology tour, meets with gay, homeless teens

By | June 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 4 comments

Tracy Morgan’s been crazy busy since he performed some rather colorful, seemingly homophobic stand-up material in Nashville on June 3. In addition to apologizing all over the place, he’ll be returning to Tennessee on June 21 to say sorry for the material in person. But...

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Lisa Landry: Put Your Keys in the Keybowl

By | July 7, 2008 at 1:05 am | No comments

Throughout the nearly 40 minutes of comedy on her new album, Put Your Keys in the Keybowl, comedian Lisa Landry creates a place where the concept of femininity doesn’t necessarily adhere to society’s stereotypes about what a female is. It’s a place where the woman -- or at...

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Dan Levy: One minute is all he needs

By | June 16, 2008 at 1:54 am | 2 comments

At 27, Dan Levy is one of the country's fastest-rising stand-up comedians. With two movies about to pop and a daily one-minute talk show on College Humor, summer '08 is looking damn sunny for the bespectacled lad from Connecticut. Dan Levy, the host of the College Humor Live...

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