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Mike Birbiglia releases second animation short

By | July 7, 2009 at 11:57 am | No comments

Just this morning, Mike Birbiglia released his second animated short - "Porno for Parents." It's fun to see a favorite bit played out in animation form. The scene of his parents holed up in the bathroom with his mom on the phone crying and his dad armed with a shotgun added...

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Ted Alexandro opines on Kobe Bryant's presumed raping style

By | July 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival I got to interview a bunch of great comics. So we'll be rolling out those interviews from time to time. Here's the first, this one with Ted Alexandro, wherein we talk about pirates, Ted's dark mind...

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Larry the Cable Guy to release digital album on July 4th

By | July 1, 2009 at 11:03 am | No comments

Larry the Cable Guy, he of the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving country folk crowd, will celebrate the independence of our nation with Tailgate Party, his new stand-up special. A first of its kind digital download, the show will be featured exclusively online, courtesy of Basecamp...

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Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal + The Color Purple?

By | June 30, 2009 at 10:55 am | No comments

Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal bowed for about a minute and a half in appropriate mock theatricality as they took the stage together for a rare co-headlining show at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on June 27. The Flight of the Conchords co-stars didn’t fill the 1,200 seat venue,...

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David Brenner celebrates 40 years in comedy

By | June 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian David Brenner is celebrating his 40th year in comedy with a national stand-up tour. “Leave ‘Em Laughing” features some of Brenner’s greatest jokes and routines from over the years. “I’m including everything from birth up to five minutes ago,” he...

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Comedians featured in Twitter book

By | June 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Eugene Mirman"][/caption] It's no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country's best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn't come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on...

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Gervais, Morgan, Maher to headline New York Comedy Fest

By | June 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm | No comments

It’s just been announced that Ricky Gervais, Tracy Morgan and Bill Maher will headline the sixth anuual New York Comedy Festival. The festival will be held Nov. 4 to Nov. 8. Gervais and Morgan will both perform shows at Carnegie Hall, while Maher will perform at NYU’s...

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Artie Lange gets blackballed

By | June 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm | 6 comments

Artie Lange was a regular guest on Late Night With Conan O’Brien throughout the show’s 16 year run. The literal embodiment of the term, “brutal honesty,” Lange’s appearances were known for their jaw dropping moments of candor, including references to his own binge...

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Shaquille O'Neal, Codeblack to release 'All-star Comedy Jams'

By | June 17, 2009 at 11:41 am | No comments

Shaquille O'Neal, in collaboration with Codeblack, is producing the All-star Comedy Jams series for Showtime. Part of the networks Laugh Out Loud comedy initiative, the first installment of this series is set to premiere tonight at 10pm. On the program tonight will be Cedric...

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