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A week at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, a lifetime of stand-up lessons

By | July 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm | 6 comments

I started this journal four days ago when I signed up for an intensive traveled to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles for the Kyle Cease Comedy Boot Camp. I hoped to not only learn more about the comedy industry and how to focus my comedy writing in the direction I want,...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Ben Gleib

By | April 21, 2009 at 6:00 am | No comments

Ben Gleib shares a story with the audience about a touching moment involving himself and a homeless...

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George Carlin (1937-2008): Rest in Peace

By | June 23, 2008 at 7:01 am | No comments

UPDATED: 8:45 pm EST George Carlin died at about 6 pm last night in Los Angeles. He was the first comic I ever became obsessed with. I will miss him. My heart goes out to his family and friends. No doubt, their loss is much greater than my own. Rest in Peace, George. Thank you...

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Bo Burnham: Barely legal comedy

By | June 23, 2008 at 1:08 am | 4 comments

A year ago, not-yet-legal Bo Burnham was just a scrawny kid from the suburbs who had a knack for writing funny songs. But now, millions of YouTube views and a record deal with Comedy Central have made the kid a star. If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, chances are you've...

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Dan Levy: One minute is all he needs

By | June 16, 2008 at 1:54 am | 2 comments

At 27, Dan Levy is one of the country's fastest-rising stand-up comedians. With two movies about to pop and a daily one-minute talk show on College Humor, summer '08 is looking damn sunny for the bespectacled lad from Connecticut. Dan Levy, the host of the College Humor Live...

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Andi Smith: Homeperm

By | June 16, 2008 at 1:39 am | 3 comments

OK, so you may not need to shower in Lysol after listening to Homeperm, but you may want to keep a spray bottle of boiled water nearby so you can at least sponge-bathe (with the rough side of the sponge or maybe even steel wool). After all, you may feel more than dirty, you may...

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Maysoon Zayid: Comedian without borders

By | May 26, 2008 at 1:52 am | One comment

Comedian Maysoon Zayid knows no borders. Onstage, her jokes find their way into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, her traditional Palestinian father and the facts that she's Muslim, has cerebral palsy and is still a virgin in her early 30s. Offstage, she spends time in the West...

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Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

By | April 30, 2007 at 7:45 am | One comment

Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there's a brand of purloined punch line that...

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Lord Carrett: Of Human Bondage

By | December 10, 2006 at 2:04 pm | No comments

I'm new to Manhattan, and the first Christmas in a new city is always strange. My first Christmas in Los Angeles, my finances wouldn't allow me to head home for the holidays, and by the time Christmas Eve rolled around I was “over" Christmas. I decided to have the least...

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