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Robin Williams will receive Stand-Up Icon Award from Comedy Central

Robin Williams will receive Stand-Up Icon Award from Comedy Central

By | March 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm | No comments

As if comedy fans across the country haven't already established his iconic status, Comedy Central is going to make it official: Robin Williams will be the recipient of the Stand-Up Icon Award. The honor will be bestowed upon the veteran comedian and actor of stage and screen at...

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Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

By | February 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm | One comment

Who would've thought that a producer who has made a career working on reality shows like The Bachelor, High School Reunion and Cookin' with Coolio, would have such a healthy respect for one of the comedy world's most influential figures. But the fact is, Elan Gale is clearly...

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

By | January 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | One comment

After watching three episodes of Showtime's new behind-the-curtain series, Inside Comedy, any rational entertainment goer will conclude, whether you like the series or not, that documentarian Ken Burns doesn't need to do a series called Comedy. The show features in-depth...

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Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

By | April 20, 2011 at 11:32 am | No comments

There was a lot of comedy thingies from yesterday that we couldn't get to posting-- or maybe there were things that didn't derserve its own post. So here are a bunch of links. You love links. [caption id="attachment_647" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Robin...

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Grammy committee once again proves they don't give a shit about comedy

By | December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 12 comments

Ah, yes. It's that time of year again when the mainstream entertainment industry reminds us just how much they don't give a shit about the world of stand-up comedy by doling out Grammy nominations to some of the least deserving -- but wildly popular -- artists. It's also the...

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Jim Gaffigan becomes fourth stand-up comedian to join Broadway show casts in recent months

By | November 4, 2010 at 11:59 am | No comments

Doing movies was soooo 2009. Broadway shows are all the rage now in the comedy world. Jim Gaffigan has become the fourth stand-up comedian to recently sign on to do a Broadway play, joining Chris Rock, Robin Williams and Colin Quinn (his one-man show Long Story Short). This...

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Jimmy Fallon does Cosby, Seinfeld, Foxworthy, more on American's Got Talent

By | August 26, 2010 at 10:57 am | No comments

Last night on America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon made a special appearance to help promote his Emmys hosting gig going down Sunday at 8 pm EST on NBC. Now, for you haters out there thinking, “What’s Fallon doing on a talent show? He hasn’t got any talent.” Well,...

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Robin Williams tours Australia despite angering prime minister

By | August 23, 2010 at 10:21 am | No comments

After successful stints in the U.S., Canada, and England, Williams is taking his Weapons of Self Destruction stand-up comedy tour to Australia. At 59 years old, Williams continues to sell out large theaters with his truthful and vulgar stand-up act, with his recent tour being...

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Comedy Matters with Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Bill Murray, more

By | May 10, 2010 at 10:13 am | 2 comments

Comic Strip Documentary Blows Up We were excited enough when Chris Rock agreed to exec. produce the documentary film for the 35th anniversary of The Comic Strip. Now Abby Russell and Brent Sterling-Nemetz of Letterbox Pictures, who are actually shooting the film have really...

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