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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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Mike Epps will host BET hip-hop awards

By | September 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm | One comment

The BET Hip Hop Awards has enlisted comedian, Hangover star and Def Comedy Jam stalwart to host its 2009 ceremony. The show will be taped on Oct. 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. "We are very happy to be coming back to 'The A' for the fourth go at the BET...

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Comedy Central and USO team up to distribute 'comedy kits'

By | September 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm | No comments

Comedy Central and the USO have teamed up with a new program called PVT Jokes. The program aims to deliver comedy kits to forward operating bases (FOBs) as well as U.S. military hospitals at home and overseas. These kits will feature DVD's like the Comedy Central Roasts of...

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Video interview: Andi Smith

By | September 2, 2009 at 11:52 am | One comment

In this freshly edited interview -- shot during this summer's Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival -- I get to talking with comedian Andi Smith about her two seasons on Last Comic Standing, her creepy male fans and how she earns extra cash working on porn sites. Be sure to pick up...

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New book chronicles a golden age of comedy

By | September 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm | No comments

“Think the comedy club scene is tough now? You should have been there in the 70’s!” That’s what your father would say if he was a comic who’d cut his teeth at The Comedy Store, LA’s premiere club for up and coming comics in the late 1970’s. Some of comedy’s...

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Steve Mazan: Comedian’s David Letterman dream comes true

By | September 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | 13 comments

Not even cancer can stop comedian Steve Mazan from achieving his goal of appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman. Where does time go is the one question that even Alex Trebek, sometimes more condescending know-it-all than Jeopardy! answer man, can’t explain. Not...

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Rooftop Comedy strikes airline deal

By | August 27, 2009 at 11:57 am | One comment

Rooftop Media just announced a distribution deal with digEcor, a major in-flight entertainment provider, to bring the Rooftop Comedy Channel to commercial flights. Rooftop Comedy, which tapes live stand-up comedy shows every night, will have their content available on Hawaiian...

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Stand-up comedy thrives in Africa

By | August 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy is alive and well in Africa. The only full-time comedy club in the continent — Parker’s —recently held a comedy festival and contest. The Nando’s Jozi Comedy Festival in South Africa featured a handful of promising amateurs. The winner, Nqoba Ngcobo,...

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Hasan Minhaj: Giving comedy the college try

By | August 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments

At just 23 years old, Hasan Minhaj is clearly ahead of the comedy curve. Only two years removed from graduating UC-Davis — where he founded the stand-up/sketch comedy group Gridiron Gang — Hasan is starting to make a name for himself on the national stage. Last year, he...

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