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Just For Laughs: The shuttle chat with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

By | July 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Ok, so I'm here in Montreal prepping for tonight's fine comedy shows at Just For Laughs. But first I had to get to the hotel, ya know? Me and the wife shared a shuttle with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane; they're married if you didn't know. The four of us...

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Wednesday amateur stand-up video: Max Goldberg

By | July 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm | No comments

Whew! The week is almost over and I will have watched my yearly quota of amateur stand-up. Today's clip was sent to me my Max Goldberg, who now holds the imaginary title of Best Clip I've Found So...

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Minneapolis to allow more stand-up comedy in bars

By | July 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments

Minneapolis continues to be my favorite city I’ve never been to. The home of Bob Dylan, The Replacements, Prince, Semisonic and The Replacements (they’re my favorite band, ok?) has just adjusted its city licensing laws to allow more stand-up comedy in its local bars. The...

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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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