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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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Comedian Russell Peters awards $20,000 to student

By | June 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm | No comments

Comedian Russell Peters awarded his first scholarship to Randy Adams, a graduate of North Peel Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. The North Peel Scholarship, which we covered earlier this year, is designed to help a student of Peters' alma mater by providing up to $20,000...

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Russell Peters creates $20,000 college scholarship

By | April 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm | No comments

When he’s not selling out arenas and venues being a stand-up comic, Russell Peters is showing he is also a stand up guy. As a comic who once donated $500,000 to a Canadian hospital, it’s no surprise that Peters is again giving back. Peters has created the Russell Peters...

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