• Andy Ritchie: King Ding-A-Ling

    As if Andy Ritchie were the Mary Lou Retton of comedy, he charges down the runway, leaps headfirst into his act, and sticks the landing on the opening joke of King Ding-A-Ling, his debut CD on Stand Up! Records. He certainly does not go splat after unexpectedly and brilliantly filleting a ’60s sacred cow, the usually unassailable activists of the civil rights movement, but Ritchie falls into several safe jokes

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    Video: Rob Riggle, Axe, Comedy Central team up for “Dirtcathlon” web series

    Watching coeds getting dirty online — the national pastime since the invention of the porn-storage network we euphemistically call the Internet. Now in the greatest collaboration since the tag team of dirt and cheap, AXE Shower and Comedy Central Digital (which oversees Atom.com) are hookng up to present the AXE Dirtcathlon, a four-part Web series that will pit teams of men and women in loony challenges meant to get them

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    Watch Amy Schumer try to sell her eggs; then buy her album, “Cutting”

    Your next Grand Slam With Ham or Spam (America’s scam ham since 1937) breakfast may be made with Amy Schumer’s spare eggs, judging from the premise of the comedian’s video (also starring comedians Nikki Glaser and Rachel Feinstein) to promote her new album, Cutting. The comic needs cash, so Madame Ovary hatches an idea to sell her eggs. It’s a joke, of course, an amusing plea to purchase her album.

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    Video: 30 Rock’s Scott Adsit’s spot-on impression of reporter Serene Branson

    The most unexpected and funniest moment of the 100th episode of 30 Rock last week may be Pete Hornberger’s syllababble-for-syllababble re-creation of LA reporter Serene Branson’s migraine-induced meltdown at this year’s Grammy Awards. Let’s watch the duel between Serene and Scott Adsit together, shall we. And if you want to watch Pete (Scott Adsit) and Serene go head-to-head simultaneously, you should watch this: PS: Serene is ok. PPS: Check out

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    Review: HBO’s ‘Talking Funny’ is primitive entertainment with plenty of laughs

    Save your $12, moviegoers: You can see Scream free every day at home on any cable-news channel, the battlefield for combative squawking heads. That said, may we suggest clicking to HBO at 9 pm EST tonight to watch four civilized and celebrated fundits, Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, converse about comedy on Talking Funny. Professional comedians tend to turn on the joke spigot only for paying

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    Celebrate 30 Rock’s 100th episode with this animation feat. Alec Baldwin and Brian Williams

    Look…up in the skyscraper…it’s Super Manager, a.k.a. Jack Donaghy, the super-mannerly and super-manipulative exec on 30 Rock, and the star of the first of three animated videos the producers of the hilarious NBC series are releasing online at NBC.com. Alec Baldwin voices his TV alter ego, who, in this video, uses his superpowers to reverse time and trick NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams in a battle less for truth,

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    Review: Comedians You Should Know (the album)

    Comedians crave the spotlight the way plants covet sunlight. So Wednesdays at Timothy O’Toole’s in Chicago, their lodge of sorts, Marty DeRosa, Danny Kallas, Joe Kilgallon, Mike Lebovitz, Drew Michael and Michael Sanchez reconvene their six-member comedy club: Comedians You Should Know. As if on a dimmer switch, the six sets on Comedians You Should Know (Red Bar Comedy Records) go from light to dusky to absolutely Marc Maron–facsimile dark.

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    Comedians You Should Know (the album)

    Comedians crave the spotlight the way plants covet sunlight. So Wednesdays at Timothy O’Toole’s in Chicago, their lodge of sorts, Marty DeRosa, Danny Kallas, Joe Kilgallon, Mike Lebovitz, Drew Michael and Michael Sanchez reconvene their six-member comedy club: Comedians You Should Know. As if on a dimmer switch, the six sets on Comedians You Should Know (Red Bar Comedy Records) go from light to dusky to absolutely Marc Maron–facsimile dark.

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    Video: “Curb Your Ethusiasm” preview with Ricky Gervais, Rosie O’Donnell, JB Smoove and more

    Larry David, the master of uncomfortable comedy, probably had to charter two Airbus A380s just to transport all his emotional baggage from LA to NYC for the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The grouchy, slouchy comic (and, of course, the man behind the scenes of Seinfeld) has made a great living making his audience laugh and cringe at his discomforting but hilarious foibles. Check out the trailer for the

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    Zach Galifianakis poses nude with ducklings in GQ!

    As if Zach Galifianakis news was Grandma’s turkey-marshmallow surprise, we eat up nuggets about the comedian, actor, poser. Not that he’s someone who acts in an affected manner to impress others. No, siree. We mean someone who stands, squats, lies in bed and even lounges in a bathtub for a photographer. Check out his silly slideshow in GQ. BTW, θανκ you, Zach, (thank you in Greek) for staying submerged.

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    Watch Bill Burr, Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa in “Cheat” trailer

    Well here’s some comedy news that’s hoity and toity and cool: Comedians Joe DeRosa, Bill Burr and Robert Kelly will premiere their short film, Cheat, in the Short Narrative competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The trio produced, wrote and star in the film about three friends’ quest to pull off the perfect score. For more on the film (based on a true story) which DeRosa

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    Featured review: Daniel Tosh– "Happy Thoughts"

    Like Jim Norton and Patrice O’Neal, Sarah Silverman and Lisa Lampanelli, Daniel Tosh clearly belongs to Comics Without Borders, a cadre of comedians that fearlessly (some scolds may say tastelessly) crosses boundaries to deliver jokes to those in need…of convulsive laughter. “If I offend anybody tonight, I apologize. It’s not my intention. I’m not going to guess what your personal line of decency is. I cross my own from time

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    Lee Camp: Chaos For The Weary

    As perceptive and profane and profound as Lee Camp can be, he really does not represent a generation of new comic as much as the regeneration of an old one: George Carlin. Lucky him! Lucky us! His antic and intensely interesting new CD from Stand Up! Records, Chaos for the Weary (available Friday), even comes with the Carlin seal of approval, courtesy of Kelly Carlin, daughter of the late comic

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    Video: Satirists replacing “N-Word” in Huckleberry Finn with “R-Word”

    NewSouth Books, Inc. wants to literally rewrite history by replacing the “N-word” with the (oh, yeah, less offensive) word “Slave” in revised copies of the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Why stop there, say Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, who want to substitute the “R word” for the “N-word” in their reimagining of the Mark Twain classic. Yup, Diani and Devine want to introduce the world to… Robot Jim! To read

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    Auggie Smith: Smell The Thunder

    Luckily, the armistice in the war of words these days muzzles our combative Congress, not comedians. Even luckier for us humor-hungry civilians, our irascible representatives have yet to enact fun-control laws, thereby not depriving the rabble of Auggie Smith and other amusing agitators like him. From his post onstage, Smith, dedicated protector of our unalienable rights to laughs, liberty and the pursuit of happiness every !@%&@ second of our !@%&@

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