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Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

By | January 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm | No comments

The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks....

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Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

By | January 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm | No comments

Despite our culture of pundit-flooded 24-hour cable news networks, it sometimes often times takes a skilled comedian to effectively broach a sensitive societal issue (See: Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert...you get the point). Enter: Ted Alexandro--...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Interview)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Interview)

By | November 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm | No comments

If you haven’t seen Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up, her work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her Twitter account, it’s time for you to catch up. Her observations are honest, sometimes dark, yet her laugh makes you feel like you’ve been taking life way too seriously. I chatted with...

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Russell Brand done with acting, says fame is worthless, meaningless

Russell Brand done with acting, says fame is worthless, meaningless

By | October 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm | No comments

During a recent interview with The Financial Times to promote his newest book Revolution, comedian Russell Brand explained he finds no joy in money. “I’ve come from a very ordinary background and I’ve become a drug addict, I’ve lived for years on benefits and now I live...

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Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

By | October 24, 2014 at 12:26 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin...

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Comedian brother of Anne Hathaway clears up false pregnancy rumors (Exclusive)

Comedian brother of Anne Hathaway clears up false pregnancy rumors (Exclusive)

By | November 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments

Many stand-up comedians draw from their personal family lives for material. But what happens when your family includes an Academy Award-winning actress? Tom Hathaway (right) faces this exact problem. Tom is an aspiring stand-up and the younger brother of actress Anne...

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When comedians heckle comedians, no one wins– especially when the heckler is slightly homophobic

When comedians heckle comedians, no one wins– especially when the heckler is slightly homophobic

By | August 13, 2013 at 11:36 am | 6 comments

I did a show on recently at a local club. There was a newer comic on the bill as well-- a newer comic but a grown man. Like probably 40. His set was pretty unintelligible-- just a lot of general yelling about thick butts and how sexy he finds them. And not in a clever way. I...

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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival begins Aug. 1 with Kathleen Madigan, Bill Engvall and more

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival begins Aug. 1 with Kathleen Madigan, Bill Engvall and more

By | July 31, 2013 at 4:46 pm | No comments

In celebration of one of comedy's greatest legends, The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy is presenting the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival tomorrow, Aug. 1 through Sunday in Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY. The next four days are packed with events from live stand-up performances...

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New Lewis Black special ‘Old Yeller’ will be broadcast live

New Lewis Black special ‘Old Yeller’ will be broadcast live

By | July 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 2 comments

For his ninth stand-up comedy special, Lewis Black is doing things a little differently. On Aug. 24, Black will perform in Atlantic City at 9:30 pm ET and the show will be broadcast live across multiple platforms. Titled Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live At The Borgata, the show...

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