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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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Conchords, Louis CK, Silverman snag Emmy nods

By | July 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments

Off beat musical stand-up comedians and now television stars Flight of the Conchords dominated the Emmy award nominations, announced today, snagging six nominations for their incredibly popular HBO series. The New Zealand outfit will face off against other comedian types in the...

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Dave Chappelle surprised by 4,000 Portland comedy fans

By | July 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm | No comments

The quiet after hours glow of Pioneer Square in Portland, OR last night was broken by a sudden flash mob hoping to catch a glimpse of Dave Chappelle. The group was four thousand strong after a day filled with Facebook and Twittered rumors that the reclusive comedian would...

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Russell Brand will host MTV awards again

By | July 15, 2009 at 11:00 am | No comments

Russell Brand will return as host of the MTV Video Music Awards. The British comedian hosted the ceremony last year with Britney Spears, bringing in a record number of over 23 million viewers for the network. He also made headlines for mocking the Jonas Brothers. “This year...

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Robin Williams to tape HBO special

By | July 13, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

HBO has announced its plans for a new Robin Williams comedy special.  The special will be filmed during his November show at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington.  The stand-up performance—Williams’ fifth for HBO—is part of Williams’ “Weapons of...

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Josh Sneed's "The Detention Show" feat. Punchline Magazine

By | July 10, 2009 at 10:13 am | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago to cover the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, comedian Josh Sneed invited me to hang out on his podcast, The Detention Show. It was a good way to spend the afternoon hours before the stand-up shows going on that night. I have to say, Sneed runs...

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Comedian Cain Lopez passes away

By | July 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments

It was announced today that Latino comic, Cain Lopez has passed away.  While details have not yet been released, according to Lopez' Myspace profile, in 2003  he was diagnosed with jaw cancer. After 14 hours of surgery, 2 weeks in intensive care, and six weeks of radiation...

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Comic uses unconventional venues to start comedy movement

By | July 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments

When stand-up comic, Chris Fox first started out in Greensboro, NC, comedy venues were hard to come find. Taking a lesson right out of the Comedians of Comedy handbook, Fox and his comedy pals started hosting their own comedy events in partnership with local punk bands. "It's a...

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ABC plans new primetime stand-up comedy show

By | July 9, 2009 at 11:34 am | No comments

ABC is in the process of developing a new reality competition show, The Fast & The Funniest, where comedians will have to be "funny on the fly."   The show will feature a group of stand-ups as they race across the country competing in challenges and performances.  The...

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