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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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Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

By | October 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm | One comment

Sometimes a crowd just isn’t on your side. Sometimes, timing isn’t on your side. And sometimes, the powers combine, and the time you’ve chosen to record your comedy album happens to be a time when the crowd doesn’t want to listen to or laugh at your jokes. This seems to...

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Louis C.K. postpones shows due to Hurricane Sandy, doesn’t want a pole to ‘smash your face in’

Louis C.K. postpones shows due to Hurricane Sandy, doesn’t want a pole to ‘smash your face in’

By | October 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm | No comments

Due to the New York City metro area arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Louis C.K. has cancelled his shows tonight, the last of his Manhattan dates on his current tour. "I know that a lot of people are excited to come and they are fine with taking the chance," C.K. says about the two...

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Jim Jefferies talks Fully Functional (premiering tonight) and new FX show Legit (Interview)

Jim Jefferies talks Fully Functional (premiering tonight) and new FX show Legit (Interview)

By | October 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm | No comments

I love when our readers leave their homes to support live stand-up comedy, but tonight I’m strongly suggesting you stay in, sit on your couch and watch the premiere of Jim Jefferies’ newest stand-up special Fully Functional. It’s going down at 10 pm EST on Epix. And having...

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Moshe Kasher’s new stand-up special ‘Live in Oakland’ on Netflix now (Interview)

Moshe Kasher’s new stand-up special ‘Live in Oakland’ on Netflix now (Interview)

By | October 26, 2012 at 11:28 am | No comments

It would be an understatement to call 2012 a good year for Moshe Kasher**. First, he’s seen years of hard work pay off in the form of his darkly hilarious memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient,...

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