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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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Wednesday stand-up video: Johnny Pemberton

By | July 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm | No comments

This comic was highly recommended to me and for good reason. Here is a clip of Johnny Pemberton sharing about his distaste toward...

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A week at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, a lifetime of stand-up lessons

By | July 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm | 6 comments

I started this journal four days ago when I signed up for an intensive traveled to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles for the Kyle Cease Comedy Boot Camp. I hoped to not only learn more about the comedy industry and how to focus my comedy writing in the direction I want,...

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Jeff Dunham hits Forbes Power 100 list

By | July 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm | No comments

For maybe the first time ever, a puppet has reached Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Well, a puppet master, to be precise. As America's top-ranking force in the world of ventriloquist-based comedy, Jeff Dunham's considerable influence as an entertainer is beginning to hold sway with...

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Mike Birbiglia releases second animation short

By | July 7, 2009 at 11:57 am | No comments

Just this morning, Mike Birbiglia released his second animated short - "Porno for Parents." It's fun to see a favorite bit played out in animation form. The scene of his parents holed up in the bathroom with his mom on the phone crying and his dad armed with a shotgun added...

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Ted Alexandro opines on Kobe Bryant's presumed raping style

By | July 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival I got to interview a bunch of great comics. So we'll be rolling out those interviews from time to time. Here's the first, this one with Ted Alexandro, wherein we talk about pirates, Ted's dark mind...

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Larry the Cable Guy to release digital album on July 4th

By | July 1, 2009 at 11:03 am | No comments

Larry the Cable Guy, he of the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving country folk crowd, will celebrate the independence of our nation with Tailgate Party, his new stand-up special. A first of its kind digital download, the show will be featured exclusively online, courtesy of Basecamp...

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Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal + The Color Purple?

By | June 30, 2009 at 10:55 am | No comments

Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal bowed for about a minute and a half in appropriate mock theatricality as they took the stage together for a rare co-headlining show at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on June 27. The Flight of the Conchords co-stars didn’t fill the 1,200 seat venue,...

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