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Kyle Kinane’s first hour special Whiskey Icarus premieres Nov. 24, so let’s watch some previews

Kyle Kinane’s first hour special Whiskey Icarus premieres Nov. 24, so let’s watch some previews

By | November 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm | One comment

Kyle Kinane has come such a long way in the last three years. It seems like just yesterday we were placing his debut album Death of the Party at number three on our 2010 albums-of-the year list. Since that time, he’s established himself as one of the country’s most...

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Following meltdown and recent arrest, Katt Williams freaks out onstage in Oakland (Videos)

Following meltdown and recent arrest, Katt Williams freaks out onstage in Oakland (Videos)

By | November 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm | 8 comments

When we last left Katt Williams on Thursday he had just been released from an East Oakland jail cell after getting arrested for allegedly breaking a bottle over a guy’s head. The investigation is still pending. The next night, he had a show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Much...

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Equally intelligent and silly, Ryan Singer’s ‘Comedy Wonder Town’ is essential listening (Review)

Equally intelligent and silly, Ryan Singer’s ‘Comedy Wonder Town’ is essential listening (Review)

By | November 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments

With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in...

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Darryl Lenox turns pain into laughs on new stand-up special and album ‘Blind Ambition’ (Video)

Darryl Lenox turns pain into laughs on new stand-up special and album ‘Blind Ambition’ (Video)

By | November 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm | No comments

One of the most important things a good comedian can do is turn personal pain into artful laughs. And few comedians do it better than Las Vegas-born Darryl Lenox. His latest project Blind Ambition proves to be an amazingly funny testament to that. The stand-up special, anchored...

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Louis C.K. will film his next comedy special for HBO but will add DIY trademark

Louis C.K. will film his next comedy special for HBO but will add DIY trademark

By | November 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm | One comment

Proving that artists can work with major entertainment brands while maintaining creative control, Louis C.K., the unofficial leader of the direct-to-fan model of distribution, will film his next stand-up special for HBO. “I am doing a stand-up special for HBO,” C.K. tweeted...

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Louis C.K. will perform Staten Island benefit shows, giving away tickets to Hurricane Sandy victims

Louis C.K. will perform Staten Island benefit shows, giving away tickets to Hurricane Sandy victims

By | November 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm | No comments

Never one to back away from a good deed opportunity, Louis C.K. is set to perform two shows on Nov. 17 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island, arguably the hardest hit of those affected on the East Coast. And fittingly, C.K. will do the shows on the island at...

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Maria Bamford will self-release a comedy special recorded in her living room

Maria Bamford will self-release a comedy special recorded in her living room

By | November 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments

Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theatre at the end of last year, the direct-to-fan model for comedians has been embraced in a big way. And the well-loved, wholly hilarious Maria Bamford is the latest comedian to harness that power, albeit with a fittingly...

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Katt Williams has another meltdown onstage amidst hecklers and then walks off (Video)

Katt Williams has another meltdown onstage amidst hecklers and then walks off (Video)

By | November 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm | 7 comments

Last night wasn't the first time comedian Katt Williams has melted down onstage and I'm positive it won't be his last. The circumstances surrounding his latest outburst are all too familiar. Based on reports the show -- part of his Ghetto National Convention tour -- at the Wells...

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50 Shows in 50 states: Three real comics book their own tour, set their own rules (Tour Diary)

50 Shows in 50 states: Three real comics book their own tour, set their own rules (Tour Diary)

By | November 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm | 7 comments

The Biggest Tour Ever Ever is Kristine Levine, Morgan Preston and Andrew Ouellette. They are going for the world record of 50+ shows in 50 states all in 50 days. The initial idea is to get into the gritty bits of America and bring them something they would never see...

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