• Dan Levy: One minute is all he needs

    At 27, Dan Levy is one of the country’s fastest-rising stand-up comedians. With two movies about to pop and a daily one-minute talk show on College Humor, summer ’08 is looking damn sunny for the bespectacled lad from Connecticut. Dan Levy, the host of the College Humor Live comedy tour, is now the host of the web site’s first talk show, The I Have to Go in a Minute Show.

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    Night of Too Many Stars: notes from the “blue carpet”

    Check out some exclusive images from the “blue carpet.” Moments before heading inside the press tent, two black SUVs, one with Adam Sandler and the other with Chris Rock, drove down the street behind The Beacon Theatre—where Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars: an Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education” was being filmed live. The […]

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    RooftopComedy’s National College Comedy Competition semifinalists, pt 1

    The first round of Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition is almost complete. There’s only a handful of schools left in the web site’s nationwide search to find the funniest college comedians in the fields of both sketch and stand-up. For more information, check out the competition’s official site. Big congrats to the following “Comedy […]

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    Damon Wayans and YouTube team up for new comedy experience

    Comedian Damon Wayans will pair up with YouTube on Feb. 16 to debut “WayOutTV,” Wayans’ channel on the web site that will serve as a platform for new writers, directors, actors, producers and musicians. The channel will showcase Wayans’ funniest sketches and allow for fans to comment immediately . Wayans says, “For too long, comedy has […]

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    Ty Barnett: Wise beyond his (comedy) years

    He may have only five solid years of pro stand-up experience behind him, but Ty Barnett — season four’s Last Comic Standing runner-up — has already made many lasting impressions. By Jessica Agi Although he’s been a full-time comic for just five years, Chicago-native Ty Barnett has plenty of bragging rights. Since winning first runner-up in the fourth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, his career has skyrocketed. Barnett’s appeared

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    Geno Bisconte: The Philosopher King

    There’s a smile behind each all-encompassing jab New York City comic Geno Bisconte dishes out. It makes us a little worried, actually. But is there cause for concern? ” By Jessica Agi Geno Bisconte may not be a household name in the world of comedy, but he has a lot to say, mostly about what stand-up comedy means not only to the entertainment industry but also to society at large.

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    Tammy Pescatelli: Get off the Couch!

    Watch videos of Tammy at RooftopComedy Stand-up comic Tammy Pescatelli spills the beans on her stage secrets, her experiences on Last Comic Standing and why — despite what you may think — laziness does not a good comic make By Jessica Agi Having grown up in a small Italian suburb with all brothers outside of Cleveland, stand-up comic Tammy Pescatelli, a 13-year veteran of the business, has spent her entire

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    Josh Blue: Comedy Afflicted

    Punchline Magazine presents the year’s greatest stand-up underdog story: After his Last Comic Standing victory, the wise-beyond-his years comedian releases his first live concert film, is booked into next summer and preps for a lifetime in the laugh business. By Jessica Agi Since winning the latest season of Last Comic Standing, and ultimately scoring himself a half-hour stand-up show on Bravo and a development deal with NBC, Josh Blue has

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    LIVE REVIEW: Patton Oswalt

    At a recent headlining spot in New York City, stand-up comic and regular guy, Patton Oswalt let’s the laughs – and the spit – fly Carolines – New York City November 17, 2006 It’s 11:05 on Friday night, and the crowd goes wild as a man shorter than the mic stand takes the Carolines stage with a drink in hand. Patton Oswalt is relaxed and confident. His material covers everything

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    Greg Warren: Fresh Face

    Interview by Jessica Agi Greg Warren is a stand-up comic who’s been on the rise for the last decade. He’s currently part of the Friends of the Bob & Tom Radio Show Comedy Tour with Mike Birbiglia, Henry Phillips, Mike MacRae and Auggie Smith and is one of RooftopComedy.com’s favorite talents. From his Cincinnati home, the St. Louis native made time between his shows to talk about his life, his

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    Robert Hawkins: Smackin' Kittens

    Robert Hawkins dives right into this 45-minute album without any introduction: “Today is seven months, 10 days, no cigarettes for me.” The crowd applauds his accomplishment, and Hawkins admits to appreciating the congratulations. But he feels “guilty because you don’t know what else I do. You’re clapping now, but I’m at the house later getting it on with a cantaloupe and smacking kittens.” Hawkins forms an immediate connection with the

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