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Comedy Central announces lineup for Half-Hour comedy specials

Comedy Central announces lineup for Half-Hour comedy specials

By | February 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments

Comedy central has released their roster of comedians receiving 30-minute (well, 22-minute) specials in 2014, SplitSider reports. The new season of The Half-Hour includes a talented list of comedians, many with some television heat on them. Fortune Feimster was recently cast in...

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New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

By | May 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 3 comments

Dear, readers in the New York tri-state area: Cancel your evening plans from June 3rd to June 5th (Instant Netflix will still be there when you get home) because John Oliver will be taping the fourth season of Comedy Central's John Oliver's New York Standup Show at Webster Hall...

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Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

By | November 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 3 comments

When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival's third installment, yet it's wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during...

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The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

By | April 21, 2012 at 11:03 am | 2 comments

I know, I know. It’s been days and days since the Bridgetown Comedy Festival wrapped up, but I needed that time to process the adventure. I saw so many shows over the course of the four-day run that some of it gets a bit fuzzy, so I had to storyboard my weekend and pick out my...

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Rachel Feinstein, Brendon Walsh, more featured as comedy innovators

Rachel Feinstein, Brendon Walsh, more featured as comedy innovators

By | February 20, 2012 at 10:33 am | 4 comments

Daily BR!NK, a site dedicated to profiling up and coming innovators -- think Internet developers, quirky foodsmiths, activists, scientists and the like -- dedicated a week to the types of folks we're obsessed with 24/7-- comedians. And they obviously did their research, choosing...

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How much should comedians play up their ethnicity?

How much should comedians play up their ethnicity?

By | August 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm | 11 comments

This year late night TV has seen the likes of Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, Ian Edwards, and more bring their unique stand-up comedy to the masses on Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Recently, Portland comic Ron Funches killed it with his...

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Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, Carl Donnelly impress as New Faces at Just For Laughs (group two)

Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, Carl Donnelly impress as New Faces at Just For Laughs (group two)

By | July 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – After the rich and varied display of the comics from the early, 7 pm incarnation of the New Faces show, the 9 pm-ers were left with an order to fill about as tall as first rounder Cy Amundson. (Seriously, have you seen that guy? They don’t call him the Larry Bird...

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 1

By | April 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm | No comments

PORTLAND, OR - The first night of Portland’s 4th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival began last night and the skies of Oregon shined down. Literally. Like, it was over 50 degrees, you guys. There was sunshine. Every hipster in attendance was excited, but they would never tell...

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