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Moontower Comedy Fest closes brilliantly with Wanda Sykes and improv from Theme Park

Moontower Comedy Fest closes brilliantly with Wanda Sykes and improv from Theme Park

By | April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – If parting is such sweet sorrow, than the departure of the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest feels a lot like scarfing down Girl Scout cookies while sobbing. “Next year, we plan to make this the second largest comedy festival in North America,” proclaimed one of...

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Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

By | November 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | No comments

As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stand-up and expanding...

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Wanda Sykes tells Ellen DeGeneres she had a double mastectomy

Wanda Sykes tells Ellen DeGeneres she had a double mastectomy

By | September 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm | No comments

Aside from her stand-up comedy, I’ve come to know and love Wanda Sykes for her work on the always hilarious Curb Your Enthusiasm. She’s a perfect foil for Larry David, whose awkwardness – especially where race is concerned – never fails to cause a whole lot of problems...

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Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

By | August 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm | No comments

Big comedic guns Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are scheduled to perform at the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival, which will span both Manhattan and Brooklyn between Nov. 9 - 13. Other headliners will include Tracy Morgan, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Norm...

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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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A glance back at the South Beach Comedy Festival; Wanda Sykes, Adam Carolla and more

By | March 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm | One comment

Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival recently hit lower Miami Beach like an entertainment hurricane, providing a new nightlife option for local residents bored to tears with the 85 degree winters, golden beaches and clubs full of physically perfect people. On...

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Wanda Sykes Show canceled after one season, Fox's late-night struggles continue

By | May 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm | One comment

And another one bites the dust. In a never-ending string of late-night talk show failures, Fox has done it again. According to Deadline.com -- and confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter -- Fox has made the decision to cancel its latest attempt, The Wanda Sykes Show, after only...

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Wanda Sykes teams up with shoe charity for Haiti

By | March 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm | No comments

We already know that Wanda Sykes is wicked awesome, but she continues to prove this indisputable fact to us, each and every day. For that, Ms. Sykes, we sacrifice hundreds of un-funny goats in your honor. (Or something like that.) This time, our girl Wanda is helping to raise...

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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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