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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 | One comment

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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Jerry Seinfeld tops the list of the 10 highest paid comedians

Jerry Seinfeld tops the list of the 10 highest paid comedians

By | July 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm | 3 comments

This one’s for you, up and coming comedians. Contrary to what you're probably beginning to believe as you sit in your parent’s basement writing jokes everyday…comedy can make you filthy rich** if Forbes just-released list of the highest earning comedians is to be believed....

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Dane Cook announces the Under Oath comedy tour, his first in four years

Dane Cook announces the Under Oath comedy tour, his first in four years

By | July 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments

It’s been a long wait, but the time has finally arrived. Four years after completing his wildly successful ISolated INcident tour, Dane Cook is brewing up another comedy storm and preparing to hit the road again this fall. The Under Oath tour will kick off in our nation's...

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Doug Benson’s new album ‘Gateway Doug’ available July 9 and also there are tour dates!

Doug Benson’s new album ‘Gateway Doug’ available July 9 and also there are tour dates!

By | July 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm | No comments

Every year, comedian Doug Benson records a new comedy album on 4/20, and 2013 was no different. If the date doesn’t give you any indication as to what might have inspired the album, perhaps the name will. Benson’s newest comedy album Gateway Doug is set for a July 9 release...

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