• Todd Barry talks Super Crazy, upcoming tour and more! (Interview)

    It’s a busy time for veteran comic Todd Barry. His first hour-long special, Todd Barry: Super Crazy recently aired Comedy Central. The uncut, uncensored version of the special is available now on DVD and CD, iTunes and he’s also embarking on a tour in support of the new special and album. I caught up with Todd to talk about his latest crop of material, how he stays fresh onstage, and

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    Review: “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop”

    In theaters June 24 As a Conan O’Brien fan who followed The Tonight Show ordeal as closely and obsessively as Internet access allowed, I’d describe the last two years of the host’s career as: a) hectic and b) well documented. Everybody interested in knowing what went down at NBC and in the Conan and Leno camps does; there’s even a book about it– The War For Late Night: When Leno

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    Doug Stanhope weighs in on Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes jokes

    Who better to weigh in on Ricky Gervais offending people at the Golden Globes than one of the most offensive/hilarious comics of our time? Comedian Doug Stanhope recently gave his highly uncensored opinion about the hoopla over Ricky Gervais’ hosting job to Scotland’s Sunday Herald. Here’s a taste: What has always twisted my spine in hate and will seemingly continue to do so is the fact that one contentious piece

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    Blacklisted Egyptian comedian speaks out about government overthrow

    As voices from around the world weigh in on the turmoil in Egypt, there’s another woerh listening to– this time from the comedy world. Akmal Saleh, an Egyptian comedian now based in Australia, has expressed his unity with Egypt’s protesters and called for president Hosni Mubarak to step down. He spoke to Australia’s ABC North Coast Radio about having faced personal threats and oppression at the hands of Mubarak’s regime.

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    On Wednesday, Mike Birbiglia starts week-long Downy promotion in Macy’s window

    What’s the next logical step after you’ve adapted your off-Broadway one-man show about sleepwalking into a successful book? For Mike Birbiglia, it’s becoming a window display. That’s right. The big-time comic/author will spend a week in a window display starting this Wednesday with a queen-sized bed at the flagship Macy’s store in Herald Square in New York City. It’s part of a tie-in with Downy Fabric Softener and Macy’s line

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    New webseries delivers a “manly” dose of stand-up comedy; Adam Hunter hosts

    Looking for some funny jokes with a decidedly mannish slant? The web network, Comedy Time is launching Man Up, Stand-Up, a new series that will feature top male comics delivering material geared towards an audience of dudes. The show’s first season will be hosted by Last Comic Standing Season 6 finalist, Adam Hunter, and will be comprised of 13 half-hour episodes. Here’s episode 1:

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    Video: a night in the life of comedian Rachel Feinstein

    With her run on this past season of Last Comic Standing, New York comedian Rachel Feinstein proved she has what it takes to get big laughs out of a big, big, big audience. But with a larger fan-base comes a dramatic increase in the number of people who regularly ask the question, “what’s it like to be her?” The people at Asylum.com have attempted to answer this question by shadowing

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

    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 jewels can be a little daunting. So, what better way to get a quick snapshot of some special moments than a list of

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    Kathy Griffin will crank out four stand-up specials for Bravo in one year

    Kathy Griffin has just landed a deal with Bravo to air four, yes, FOUR new stand-up comedy specials in 2011 – one in each quarter of the year. And yes, each one will be an hour long. “We are continuing to expand to new formats and genres and there is no better way to start off 2011 than giving Kathy Griffin an unprecedented four new stand-up comedy specials on Bravo

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    UK celebrates off-beat laughs with Not BBC Comedy Awards

    Everyone knows which network dominates most of Great Britain’s airwaves, so why not show some love for some funny stuff that’s a little off the beaten BBC path? The seventh annual Not BBC Comedy Awards was held recently across the pond. The winners are decided by fan votes, and the list of winners reads like a who’s who of England’s most promising comedy stars. With wins for Best Live Comedy

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    As promised, Larry King attempts stand-up comedy (VIDEO)

    Last night on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno probed Larry King about his rumored plans to embark on a stand-up comedy tour. After minimal coaxing, the newly-retired broadcaster got up to do a few bits. He stressed that his normal act consists of storytelling. Since time was limited, he decided to forego his usual format and just do a couple stock jokes that everyone has heard before and he didn’t

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    VIDEO: Matt Braunger is the grossest Casanova ever

    Let’s face it: for most male stand-ups, playing a suave character is inherently funny– because, comics are typically not-at-all suave, right? Well, comedian Matt Braunger takes this comic truth to the next level in the new Atom.com video, Roy Fabcock. In addition to an impenetrable air of mystery, Fabcock has a unique calling card that makes him a favorite of local mattress outlets. Check out the video below, which was

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    Al Pacino regrets not playing Lenny Bruce

    Here’s an interesting tidbit: in a recent interview with Larry King, Al Pacino revealed the one role he wishes he hadn’t turned down, and it’s that of a famous comedian. Check out the video below to see how Pacino wishes he had played Lenny Bruce in the movie Lenny – a role that eventually went to Dustin Hoffman and resulted in an Oscar-nominated performance from the actor. Also, it’s fun

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    Brian Regan releases new album for download

    Holy crap! You might have caught wind of this by now, but beloved, road warrior comic Brian Regan has just released his much anticipated second album (this doesn’t count his two hour-long Comedy Central specials). The new album, entitled All By Myself, is available for digital download only from Regan’s website. It costs 12.99. So, get on it! In the meantime, here’s a clip of Regan bringing it on Letterman

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    Todd Barry to host Village Voice awards, pledges to take his anger out on winners

    The Village Voice just announced that the host of their first annual Web Awards will be none other than smooth-voiced comedy god, Todd Barry. Now, if you’re one of the Todd’s 73,597 Twitter followers, you know that he expressed interest in participating in this award show earlier this month – as a nominee… The hosting gig may be an olive branch (or just a sound decision), but there’s no getting

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