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Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

By | November 12, 2013 at 11:15 am | No comments

Some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy have been announced as headliners of this year's Gilda's LaughFest. The nation's first-ever community-wide comedy festival announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for its fourth year of operation. Among the...

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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 | 2 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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SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

By | March 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- As you may have heard, Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” referring to the fun eccentricities of its most colorful people and places. But the same could have been said for one of the oddest performances I can remember seeing in the past three years of...

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Rory Scovel lands a television deal with ABC, and why that makes sense

Rory Scovel lands a television deal with ABC, and why that makes sense

By | November 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm | One comment

Somewhere between the relative progressiveness (and hence, poor ratings) of NBC and the over-the-top pandering strategy CBS has employed to great commercial effect, there lies ABC. And that’s exactly where Rory Scovel has landed, as the network has inked a development deal...

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‘The Half-Hour’ premieres Friday on Comedy Central with Rory Scovel, Michael Palascak (Videos)

‘The Half-Hour’ premieres Friday on Comedy Central with Rory Scovel, Michael Palascak (Videos)

By | May 7, 2012 at 11:58 am | 3 comments

One of the reasons I became obsessed with stand-up comedy was Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central's long-running series of 30-minute stand-up specials, which shined a light on great up and coming comedians. I even made my own "mixtape" of sorts, where one VHS tape housed...

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Comedy community comes together to help comedian who suffered stroke

Comedy community comes together to help comedian who suffered stroke

By | March 5, 2012 at 9:52 am | No comments

Friends of Washington D.C. comedian Joe Deeley recently received word that he had suffered a stroke that left him with paralysis in his left side, and hospitalized for the foreseeable future. Like many working comedians, Joe does not have health insurance, and is sure to incur...

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Joe Mande, Garfunkel & Oates and more will tape half hour specials for Comedy Central

Joe Mande, Garfunkel & Oates and more will tape half hour specials for Comedy Central

By | February 20, 2012 at 11:43 am | No comments

The Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was a staple goal for many stand-up comedians. It helped bring now popular comedians, such as Dane Cook, Jim Gaffigan and Mitch Hedberg, into the mainstream. Comedy Central did not order a new season of Presents for 2012, but it will...

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Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

By | October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | One comment

How to describe Rory Scovel: think Bert Kreischer meets Anthony Jeselnik. That is, picture a storyteller, philosopher, and absurdist, whom you can’t quite decide whether he's a nice guy or a huge asshole. Either way, he’s pretty damn funny. And if that description sounds...

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Rory Scovel successfully does stand-up in total darkness, accompanied by live music

Rory Scovel successfully does stand-up in total darkness, accompanied by live music

By | August 3, 2011 at 11:42 am | 2 comments

When performing comedy in front of a live audience, it's strongly recommended that the stage be lit. If specifically performing stand-up, it's also recommended that indie rock music not be playing during the performance. Given how obvious those two observations are, going...

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