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Advice to funny tweeters: stop sucking Favstar’s dick

By | July 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 10 comments

By Lisa Cohen founder of Witstream.com I’m glad the internet has made it so easy for people to express themselves. Self-expression is, as a rule, a good thing for humanity. Unfortunately the tantalizing power to respond immediately with a slap (or a suck up) has been handed...

Posted in: Opinion

Louis C.K. defends Tracy Morgan: “He was f*cking around”

By | June 15, 2011 at 11:47 am | 17 comments

All-Star comic Louis C.K. defended the recent homophobic stand-up bit performed by Tracy Morgan over Twitter today. He argued that Morgan “said something wrong, evil, cruel, ignorant and hilarious. He was on a comedy stage, not a pulpit.” He then went on to further argue...

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Chris Rock backtracks on Tracy Morgan support after Wanda Sykes tweets

By | June 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 3 comments

The most controversial figure in comedy this week has been, without a doubt, Tracy Morgan. The actor and comic is taking heavy flak for a rather anti-gay stand-up bit he performed last week in Nashville. While we love a good edgy joke, we’re certainly not fans of this kind of...

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Norm Macdonald has a book club!

By | May 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm | No comments

As of yesterday, @NormsBookClub on Twitter is where Norm Macdonald will reportedly announce and discuss various pieces of literature with his current 3,000 followers on that account.  The first book assigned is All The King's Men by Robert Warren Penn. It's unclear whether...

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Comedian Kevin Hart promises to make audience cry as BET host

By | May 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm | One comment

It's real simple. Comedian Kevin Hart is one of the hottest commodities in comedy today. So, it's no surprise long-running BET chose him to host their annual awards when they go down live June 26 at 8 pm EST. In a statement today, Stephen Hill, BET's president of music...

Posted in: News, TV/Movies

Interview: Demetri Martin’s ever-growing comedy portfolio

Interview: Demetri Martin’s ever-growing comedy portfolio

By | May 2, 2011 at 10:19 am | No comments

Delving into a stand-up comedian’s creative process is often a mixed bag at best. Creating, tweaking, and performing a joke is an incredibly subjective experience, so communicating what that experience is like usually leaves something to be desired. Sometimes, though, we get...

Posted in: Features

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...

Posted in: News

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...

Posted in: News, Opinion

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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