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Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

By | April 20, 2011 at 11:32 am | No comments

There was a lot of comedy thingies from yesterday that we couldn't get to posting-- or maybe there were things that didn't derserve its own post. So here are a bunch of links. You love links. [caption id="attachment_647" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Robin...

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Man found guilty after twittering joke bomb threat; comedians question freedom of speech

By | April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Paul Chambers was found guilty for sending a menacing communication, as reported by BBC News, for tweeting a joking bomb threat, "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" This test of the limits of freedom of speech...

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How Charlie Sheen sort of stole a little bit of Norm Macdonald’s Twitter thunder

By | April 19, 2011 at 11:28 am | One comment

Last week, Charlie Sheen recovered from another disastrous performance to "two standing ovations" at New York's Radio Music Hall.. The same week, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald premiered on Comedy Central following an hour long special from Macdonald a few weeks ago; the new...

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AFLAC fires Gilbert Gottfried over controversial Japan jokes

By | March 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm | 24 comments

Over the weekend, Gilbert Gottfried tweeted several jokes centered around the devastation in Japan. This morning, the comedian found himself not only under fire for his seemingly insensitive tweets, but literally fired from his long-time gig as the voice of the AFLAC duck...

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Marc Maron reacts to Gallagher's WTF storm-off, Gallagher's rep responds

By | January 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm | 65 comments

You're probably aware that Marc Maron had famed comedian Gallagher as a guest on his podcast WTF recently; the episode just went live today. You may also know how that interview ended-- that is, with the watermelon-smashing jokeslinger storming out of the interview. Maron had...

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Todd Barry gifts comedy world with list of his own tweets; you’re welcome

By | January 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm | No comments

Todd Barry is one of the funniest comics around. And he's on Twitter. So, as you can imagine, his feed consists of some of the funniest tweets around. If you're not someone who scans Twitter all day, rifling through someone’s thousands of tweets, then looking for extra-special...

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Marc Maron live Tweets Ken Mehlman experience; gives Punchline Magazine some thoughts

By | September 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm | 5 comments

“Live tweeting” by comedians and other celebrities is not uncommon. Louis C.K., for example, just gained some attention by drunkenly live tweeting some pretty raunchy things about Sarah Palin. And, now, thanks to Marc Maron we have the latest noteworthy installment of this...

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Michael Ian Black defends Obama, blasts Tea Party slander during stand-up set

By | August 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments

In case you haven't heard already, Michael Ian Black is a stallion. And if you sneak up behind him, chances are you'll be kicked. Hard. In the teeth. And balls. Case in point: Black's Saturday night tirade on a stand-up stage in Columbus, Ohio. After the subject of Obama was...

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France invades comedy tweets

By | July 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Every morning I like to check Twitter to find out what the scuttlebutt was while I was sleeping. I'll start to reply to someone but quit mid-tweet when I realize that nobody remembers what they updated 9 hours ago. Today, I was both delighted and insanely frustrated to find a...

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