• Hal Sparks saves a life with his CPR skills

    Last night, comedian Hal Sparks of Queer as Folk fame, performed CPR on an older man who collapsed in the LAX airport. Another woman did chest compressions while Sparks did mouth to mouth. According to Sparks’ Twitter, this was the third time he’s performed CPR in his life. TMZ reported: We’re told Hal rushed to the man’s aid and began performing mouth-to-mouth, while a woman performed chest compressions. Medical aid

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    Tommy Chong defends marijuana use on Mike Huckabee show

    Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong recently appeared on Mike Huckabee’s talk show to defend marijuana in a segment neutrally named, “Is Pot Ruining Our Kids?” In the classic case of pothead vs. stodgy old man wearing funny glasses (David Evans of the Drug Free Schools Coalition), disagreements ensued! Questions to ask as you watch this: Is Chong stoned during this taping, or is the delayed audio making it difficult

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    Matt McCarthy is a policeman who knows when you’ve been drunk driving (VIDEO)

    There are certain things people do when they’re drunk that they would never do sober. Have you ever inhaled a quarter pounder from McDonald’s at four in the morning after a night at the bar? You know what we’re talking about. Two ingenious policemen, including Matt McCarthy, a Punchline Magazine Breakout Artist, figure out how to use this to their advantage when conducting field sobriety tests. It’s a guaranteed way

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    Comedian Jen Kwok wants to take you home in this Atom.com video

    Have you ever been out on the town and you hit it off with someone? You start having a really good conversation–I mean, really good–each person is contributing information about their life and you’re connecting on a level you didn’t think was possible. So you take this person home, bring them into your bedroom, and show them what’s underneath that shirt…your heart. Your feelings. Comedian Jen Kwok and friends are

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    Cheech and Chong to appear on The Simpsons

    Comedy icons Cheech and Chong will appear on a spring 2011 episode of The Simpsons. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the episode revolves around the split-up of the duo, after which Cheech and Chong each find a better half. Cheech and Homer pair up as a new comedy team, Cheech and Chunky, while Chong pairs up with a Springfield teacher to create Teach and Chong. Hilarity is bound to ensue,

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    New Futurama tonight on Comedy Central; check out a preview

    In the latest Futurama episode, we learn that if you’re taking someone out to lunch, you should show up on time. The ever-tardy Fry is late to Leela’s birthday lunch. Little does he know that she carried on with the meal without him. Check out a clip below and be sure to tune in tonight at 10 pm EST on Comedy Central. Futurama Thursdays 10pm / 9c Preview – Leela’s

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    Comedians police themselves when it comes to joke stealing, study says

    What happens when a comedian steals a joke? In most industries, creative material is effectively policed by Intellectual Property (IP) laws, putting a type of copyright on original material. However, in the chapter “Intellectual Property Norms in Stand-Up Comedy,” which will appear in an upcoming book from the University of Chicago Press, two University of Virginia law school authors find that stand-up comedians find their own ways to police originality

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    David Hasselhoff holds puppies in latest Comedy Central roast video

    David Hasselhoff is at it again promoting is upcoming Comedy Central roast with a music video, “Do You Really Want to Hurt the Hoff.” The 30-second bit features the actor singing a cover of “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” against a backdrop of a wild array of incongruous images referencing his roles throughout the decades. At the end he is holding two tiny dogs, which we guess is

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    John Oliver, Robert Klein to perform at benefit for the blind

    Robert Klein, John Oliver and more will perform at a benefit to raise funds for the blind. On Sept. 20, Gotham Comedy Club in New York will host the fifth annual Laugh for Sight benefit, which will benefit retinal degenerative eye disease research. Klein, who we interviewed back in June, and The Daily Show’s Oliver will be joined by Jessica Kirson and Brian Fischler, cofounder/president of Laugh for Sight, will

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    Ricky Gervais to present at Emmy awards

    Ricky Gervais announced on his blog that he will be handing out an Emmy. No word yet on which category, but here’s what he had to say on the issue: “Got asked to hand out an EMMY. Nice. I’m there anyway as I’m nominated for the animation [the Ricky Gervais Show] and The Office, so that would be perfect. Even if I don’t win I’ll still get to go back

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    Rosie O’Donnell and Jim Breuer duke it out on Sirius XM

    Rosie O’Donnell and Jim Breuer recently had an intense guessing game competition at the Sirius XM studios. But they weren’t alone. Rosie and friend Jeanne-Weenie vs. Jim Breuer and fellow comedian Pete Correale duked it out, while satellite radio host and comedian Pete Dominick played moderator. The competition? A high stakes game of strategy and wit. One partner had a secret word that they would give a one word clue

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    Kyle Kinane, Tammy Pescatelli, more added to Vancouver comedy fest

    Kyle Kinane

    If you’re sad that Montreal’s Just for Laughs is over and you want another Canadian comedy festival to get excited about, look no further. Vancouver’s ComedyFest just announced several more acts for their September festival of all things comedy. Among the additions is Kyle Kinane (new video interview here), who was recently named in Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch and regularly opens for Patton

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    Comedian Kyle Cease takes on BP oil execs in outtake parody video

    Kyle Cease, the comedian who recently came under fire by Doug Stanhope for his stand up comedy boot camp classes, released a video featuring himself as Tony Hayward, beloved BP CEO. In this Atom.com original video, Cease/Hayward apologizes for the oil spill, but in true BP fashion it doesn’t quite seem sincere. Cease nonchalantly throws garbage into the pristine lake behind him, gets upset at the duck walking on the

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    Brit comedian Alan Carr lashes out at pop star Lily Allen

    Alan Carr

    First it was Jerry Seinfeld and Lady Gaga, now it’s British comedian Alan Carr and Lily Allen. What’s up with these comedian vs. pop star beefs? Okay, gossip time: Recently Lily Allen was supposed to appear on British comedian Alan Carr’s talk show Chatty Man. She cancelled with two hours’ notice, not the first time that had happened, and Carr proceeded to let loose

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    ‘Chelsea Lately’ comedian Heather McDonald pens book about losing her virginity

    You may have seen Heather McDonald, a comedian on Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately, doing impressions of the Real Housewives and the Kardashians. Like many of the show’s regulars, she’s becoming more and more of a recognizable name in comedy. Now she’s written a book celebrating the age old tradition, the rite of passage, if you will, of blue balling guys. McDonald’s book, You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again:

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