Browsing Tag stand-up

Are we too easily offended by crass jokes?

By | July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm | No comments

A few weeks ago Larry Muhammed, a Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) writer got in touch with me to see if I would answer a few questions about comedy, more specifically if people just couldn't take a crass joke these days. The final article took a slightly different turn,...

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Margaret Cho, Behrendt and Murphy to release DVDs

By | July 22, 2009 at 11:50 am | No comments

Image Entertainment has acquired three live stand-up comedy performances from comedians Margaret Cho, Charlie Murphy and Greg Behrendt. The specials will each be released on DVD in November. “These latest acquisitions are part of Image’s commitment to bringing the best...

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Tuesday amateur stand-up video: Josh Lebowitz

By | July 21, 2009 at 3:12 pm | One comment

Watching 100 amateur stand-up videos in 5 days very well may be my best horrible idea ever. Today's clip comes from Josh Lebowitz at the Seabiscuit Cafe in the Outer Sunset district of somewhere. Please note how the audience seems to be compiled of only the two people who came...

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Part-time comedian will run Miami housing agency

By | July 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm | No comments

In a fairly controversial move, Miami’s mayor has selected California's Greg Fortner to run, and essentially save Miami-Dade’s highly troubled housing agency. The pick has raised eyebrows for two reasons: A) Fortner was recently ousted as San Francisco’s housing director...

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Marc Maron: the uncut video interview

By | July 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm | One comment

Last week we announced that we were going to start posting the unedited versions of our comedian interview web series A Tight Five. We kicked things off with this Eugene Mirman interview. This week, in honor of his one-man show Scorching the Earth playing at Montreal's Just For...

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Monday amateur stand-up video: Cory Stubbs

By | July 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm | One comment

I am one day in to my 100 amateur stand-ups in 5 days challenge and have seen 30 not so bad clips. I almost randomly chose the clip for today but decided on Cory Stubbs at an open mic hosted by The Coffee Bean.There were not a lot of laughs from the crowd and I think its due to...

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Doug Benson's 'Unbalanced Load' out Aug. 4, hear a clip now

By | July 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm | No comments

Doug Benson's upcoming CD Unbalanced Load, drops Aug. 4 on Comedy Central Records. Check out a sample here and enjoy the...

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Comedian uses Mormonism to her advantage

By | July 20, 2009 at 12:58 pm | 11 comments

To the naked eye, Mormonism and comedy seem to have as much of a natural relationship as peanut butter and pickles, but with a quick wit and a sharp sense of self, Elna Baker makes it work. For the 27 year old practicing Mormon comedian, life is a good: consistent stand-up...

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Watching 100 amateur stand-up videos in five days

By | July 19, 2009 at 12:40 am | 10 comments

I am sitting in my office/kitchen feeling  like challenging myself arbitrarily for the hope of gaining little to nothing in the end. This is why I am going to watch 100 amateur stand-up comedy clips in just five days. That's about 20 videos a day of what I can hope will be...

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