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Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges

Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges

By | March 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm | One comment

Executive producer Wanda Sykes and her team have locked up their celebrity judges and premiere date for the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. The 13-episode eighth season premieres on May 22 for two hours at 9 pm EST, airing for one hour at 10 pm in following weeks....

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Russell Peters on fame, beef with Aziz Ansari, and his chat with Jim Norton (Laughspin Interview)

Russell Peters on fame, beef with Aziz Ansari, and his chat with Jim Norton (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 9, 2012 at 11:08 am | No comments

International comedy star mega-star Russell Peters sat down with the hilarious Jim Norton yesterday (photo above) to talk about stand-up, foot fetishes, and the fall of hip-hop culture (did you know that Peters used to be an accomplished breakdancer?!). Peters is in New York...

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Sex toy makers partner with comedy clubs

Sex toy makers partner with comedy clubs

By | December 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm | One comment

If I had to guess what topic comedians joke about most frequently, I’d have to guess that sex takes the cake. It’s almost like you’re not a stand-up comic until you poke fun at the deed. So it’s no real surprise that a sex toy company might try to capitalize on the...

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Pamela Anderson will be the Virgin Mary on comedian Russell Peters’ holiday special

Pamela Anderson will be the Virgin Mary on comedian Russell Peters’ holiday special

By | November 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm | No comments

Former Playboy Playmate and (the original?) sex-tape star Pamela Anderson is set to perform in a re-imagining of the Nativity story on CTV and The Comedy Network’s (Canada’s Comedy Central equivalent) A Russell Peters Christmas Special. The role she’s set to perform? Yep,...

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Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:10 am | One comment

Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the...

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When “Lopez Tonight” got axed, so did comedian Auggie Smith’s big break

When “Lopez Tonight” got axed, so did comedian Auggie Smith’s big break

By | August 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm | No comments

"I was supposed to be famous tonight." Those were the words of comedian Auggie Smith, while performing at Comedy Palace, an independent comedy show ran in the upstairs room of Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles. That very night, Smith was slated to perform on Lopez Tonight as...

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New Majority Comedy Tour kicks off June 3; Iglesias, Peters, Lampanelli and Byrne to perform

By | May 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm | No comments

Tickets for the first few shows of The New Majority Comedy Tour, arguably the biggest comedy tour of the year, are now on sale. In each town the tour hits, Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias, Lisa Lampanelli and Steve Byrne will perform. You can snag your tickets...

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Russell Peters lands NBC sitcom deal

By | November 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedy giant Russell Peters landed a deal to work on a half-hour sitcom for NBC. The show, according to Variety, will be loosely based on Peters’ life. The comedian, who grew up in Brampton, Canada with his parents who immigrated there from India, is working with...

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Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Chelsea Handler top Forbes list of highest paid comedians

By | September 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm | 10 comments

[caption id="attachment_8648" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Chelsea Handler"][/caption] If you’re like me, you’ve probably never associated Forbes with stand-up comedy, but in a recent article, the online source of all things business has published a list of the...

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