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Patton Oswalt, Rob Corddry, more join TBS’s Just For Laughs festival

By | April 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm | No comments

Patton Oswalt, Adam Corolla, Rob Corddry, and George Wendt are just a few of the new names announced this week who will be added to the already-impressive lineup at TBS's Just For Laughs comedy festival, going down June 15-19 in Chicago. Joining the likes of already confirmed...

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Nick Thune replaces Patton Oswalt in Matthew Broderick NBC pilot

By | April 18, 2010 at 8:00 am | No comments

Two days ago we reported that fast-rising comedian Nick Thune was in the running -- along with two other actors -- to replace a role in the NBC pilot, Beach Lane that had been vacated by Patton Oswalt. It looks like Thune got the gig, according to Deadline Hollywood, who, we...

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Patton Oswalt writes comic book, out June 2

By | March 24, 2010 at 12:35 pm | No comments

Everyone knows Patton Oswalt is one of the original, self-proclaimed nerds of comedy, so you might not be too surprised to learn he’s just written a comic book. And it'll be out June 2. The interesting part is that it’s an episode of Firefly, the short-lived Joss Whedon...

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What if… Pandora Internet radio had a comedy section?

By | December 22, 2009 at 11:12 am | 2 comments

I can’t tell you how much I love Pandora. For the uninitiated, Pandora is a music service in which you identify a song or artist that you like and then Pandora will create a radio station based on elements found in that song or artist’s oeuvre. You then get to give those...

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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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Patton Oswalt proves storytelling prowess at NY Comedy Festival

By | November 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Have you ever seen one of those comics who tells really long stories, that might have been funny when they happened, but don’t really go anywhere onstage? Those people should see Patton Oswalt. Over the years, the short (look how tiny he looks in that not-so-great pic to the...

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Morgan Murphy: The evolution of a comedy mind

By | October 13, 2009 at 10:46 am | No comments

Former Jimmy Kimmel show writer and current scribe for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Morgan Murphy recently uprooted her life as a well-respected comedy upstart in the Los Angeles comedy scene to head to New York. But will the East Coast embrace her quirky sensibilities? Yes,...

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Will Sarah Silverman ever be comfortable on the red carpet?

By | September 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm | One comment

One of the great things about stand-up comedy is that, unlike television and movie stars, a great stand-up is rarely judged on their appearance. No doubt, it doesn't hurt to be attractive to the masses even as a comic, but you can't point out too many instances of "he or she is...

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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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