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Elizabeth Beckwith: Putting the ‘functional’ in ‘dysfunctional childhood’

By | September 24, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

The natural kinship between comedy and therapy is almost always acknowledged, but never directly explored by either comedians or the fans who fund treatment for their neuroses. Enter Elizabeth Beckwith, a long-time vet of the stand-up stage who, on Oct. 6, will release her first...

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Russell Brand's intimate night in New York

By | September 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm | No comments

On a day's notice, and after hosting the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, comedian Russell Brand decided he wanted to work out some new material in front of a live audience at the Green Room in New York City. Just days before, he stood in the same room rehearsing his MTV bits...

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Aaron Karo is having more fun than you; the proof is in the book

By | September 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm | No comments

It’s hard not to feel a range of emotions while reading Aaron Karo’s new book – his third – I’m Having More Fun Than You. The nationally headlining comedian, who released his debut album on Comedy Central Records last year, will make you laugh for sure. But depending...

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Kyle Cease comedy bootcamp adds comedic star power

By | September 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments

The Stand-up Bootcamp with Kyle Cease, a 60-hour intensive comedy workshop, opened enrollment this week. What makes this bootcamp unique is the group of established comics that have agreed to join Kyle Cease’s project. Louie Anderson, Jon Lovitz, Steve Byrne, Alonzo Bodden and...

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Eugene Mirman launches second comedy fest

By | September 15, 2009 at 10:42 am | No comments

How often do some of the world’s coolest comics get together for a wild comedy romp in one of the world’s coolest places? The answer, since last year's Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, is at least once a year! Eugene Mirman is launching his second annual eponymous comedy...

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Starz documentary highlights stand-ups on the big screen

By | September 10, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

They say the days of success in stand-up leading to big time deals could be on the decline. However, Comics on Screen, a new documentary airing on the Starz network, tells the stories of a handful of comedians who got their lucky breaks in Hollywood through live comedy. The...

Posted in: News, TV/Movies

Brit GQ names Michael McIntyre Comedian of the Year

By | September 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments

Across the pond, at least one major comedian is making one hellofva splash. Brit Michael McIntyre, a superstar in England but virtually unknown in the States, was named Comedian of the Year by the prestigious British GQ magazine in the mag's annual Men of the Year awards...

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Todd Barry shows you how to fill your soap dispenser

By | September 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm | No comments

The other day, I used YouTube for something I never thought I would: to learn something. Specifically, I wanted to learn how to fix a leaky shower knob. In the end, all the tutorials didn't explain anything properly and proved useless. This video below, however, shot by Todd...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

A comedy scene grows in Milwaukee

By | September 9, 2009 at 11:01 am | No comments

While the Midwest has a great reputation as a hotbed for killer tunes, it’s typically seen as little bit of a dud when it comes to live comedy (minus Minnesota, which has an excellent scene). But the temperatures are changing. Case in point: The Stand Up at Mikey’s Skylight...

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