• Michael Ian Black launches site for Twitter comedians

    Nothing hits the spot like a snappy one liner. Twitter, with its 140 character or less update system, has become the go-to spot for comedy fans to get frequently updated content from their favorite comedians. The only problem is, you have to sift through an awful lot of boring Tweets to get to the good stuff. Comedian and sitcom star Michael Ian Black has tackled this problem with a new

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    Eddie Izzard talks marathons and women’s clothing

    Eddie Izzard recently paid a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Izzard proved himself to be a formidable, guest with a colorful interview that managed to be funny throughout while covering a wide range of topics. We have two clips embedded below. Enjoy those 30 second ads! In this first clip, Izzard talks about his recent run around the UK, covering 43 marathons in 51 days. He also plugs

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    Monty Python goes digital tomorrow

    No one expected a comprehensive digital release! Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to buy the entire Monty Python catalogue on iTunes for the first time. That includes The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, and all 45 original episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The legendary British comedy troupe is comprised of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and the late Graham Chapman. The work is

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    New York Comedy Fest will find the city’s funniest comedian

    The New York Comedy Festival is holding a contest to find New York’s Funniest Stand-up. The winner will receive a cash prize, a chance to open for one of the festival’s headliners, and a People’s Choice Award! That’s right, the winner will be recognized at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards in LA. Comedians are invited to audition at two open calls at Caroline’s on Broadway. They’ll be held Tuesday, Oct.

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    John Oliver to host stand-up show for Comedy Central

    Daily Show fans rejoice; you’re about to see even more of John Oliver. The affable British comedian will be hosting a series of stand-up comedy shows to be aired on Comedy Central later this year in a series called John Oliver and Friends. Guests will include heavy hitters like Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Greg Fitzsimmons, Nick Kroll, Eugene Mirman

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    Morgan Murphy: The evolution of a comedy mind

    Former Jimmy Kimmel show writer and current scribe for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Morgan Murphy recently uprooted her life as a well-respected comedy upstart in the Los Angeles comedy scene to head to New York. But will the East Coast embrace her quirky sensibilities? Yes, they will. But read the story anyway. After making a name for herself in comedy at a young age with a writing gig at

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    David Cross announces cable special

    David Cross just announced plans to immortalize his current stand-up tour in the form of a taped special. The announcement was made on the comedian’s official Facebook Page (not to be confused with his impersonated Twitter page). The taping will take place in Boston and air on an undisclosed cable station at an as yet undecided time. “Due to popular demand, I will be shooting the Boston shows for broadcast

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    Paul Provenza will host new series on Showtime

    Ever wish there was a place to see comedians talk about their craft besides awkward episodes of Inside The Actors Studio (sorry, Poehler)? In 2010, Showtime is unveiling Behind The Green Room Door, a new chat series hosted by Paul Provenza that will feature different comics each week discussing the ups, downs, ins and outs of life onstage. Each week, three different comics will join Provenza to talk comedy. Think

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    Louis CK, Stephen Colbert, more join for veterans benefit

    For the third year in a row, the New York Comedy Festival is hosting a star-studded event to honor our nation’s veterans. Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation happens Wednesday, Nov 4 at New York City’s Town Hall. The show will feature the phenomenal talents of Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Lisa Lampanelli, John Ondrasik, and Bruce Springsteen, among others. The event has the support of every living American president, with President

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    Comedy veterans Firesign Theatre reunite for live dates

    Do you miss the days when sketch groups really knew how to get things done? Legendary troupe The Firesign Theatre, reuniting after a long hiatus, is booked for a set of live dates in Southern California to celebrate “Nick Danger’s 40th birthday.” The show takes its name from the group’s most famous character, who first appeared in their BBC radio show pilot in 1969, and later on their subsequent albums. The

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    Brit comic Milton Jones releases first DVD

    Good news for you witty Anglophiles. Milton Jones, the quickly-rising comedian known throughout the UK for his oddball one-liners, just released his first stand-up DVD. English audiences know Milton from BBC Radio 4’s Another Case Of Milton Jones and ITV’s For One Night Only. The special, entitled Live Universe Tour – Part 1: Earth, hit stores yesterday. If you need persuading to buy it, check out the clip below after

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    Stimulus money goes to teach comedy to troubled teens

    There’s been a lot of noise over what should and shouldn’t be funded by federal stimulus money. Think what you want, but a recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune highlighted a very cool California program that teaches stand-up comedy to troubled teens using said monies. The program, “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” is taught by Sandi C. Shore – sister of Pauly – of LA’s Comedy Store dynasty. The

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    Denver comedian offers sage advice to newbies

    One of the most painful things about going to open mic nights is watching different people make the same mistakes over and over. In a very honest, straightforward, funny-‘cause-it’s-true AV Club article, Denver comic Greg Baumhauer’s Top 9 List (10 is too cliché) should be required reading for anyone who wants to start to do open mics and showcases without sucking. Below, is a few of our favorite wisdom nuggets:

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    Jim Breuer developing sitcom for NBC

    Comedian Jim Breuer is developing a new, semi-autobiographical sitcom for NBC, reports Variety. The Saturday Night Live alum explained that the pilot was inspired by his time spent raising children and caring for his elderly parents. “About seven or eight years ago I decided to walk away from everything and stay home to watch my kids grow,” said Breuer. “I also began looking after my parents, who were deep into

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