Sarah Silverman, David Spade, more raise money for Todd Glass’ medical bills

A few months ago comedian Todd Glass suffered a heart attack while performing on a Sarah Silverman and Friends show in LA. So, to help the burden of all those medical bills, Glass’ friends are producing a benefit show. David Spade has organized the event, rightfully titled the David Spade and Friends Comedy Benefit Show, and it features an excellent lineup: Sarah Silverman and Adam Carolla are just two of

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Robin Williams tours Australia despite angering prime minister

After successful stints in the U.S., Canada, and England, Williams is taking his Weapons of Self Destruction stand-up comedy tour to Australia. At 59 years old, Williams continues to sell out large theaters with his truthful and vulgar stand-up act, with his recent tour being filmed for an HBO special last year in Washington. Tickets go on sale on Sept. 2 for the three stop tour. Williams will be entertaining

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Exclusive: Hannibal Buress, Carolyn Castiglia rap to promote ‘My Name is Hannibal’

As most of you know, comedian Hannibal Buress released his comedy album My Name Is Hannibal last week. And at one point during the first week, it was the top selling comedy album on iTunes. So to remind you all to buy the album and get him back in the top spot, Hannibal, along with comedian/rapper Carolyn Castiglia (who also appears in this video we posted yesterday), freestyle rapped after

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Russell Brand to star in action comedy flick

After his roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek, would you trust Russell Brand with a sword? Didn’t think so. But our opinions don’t matter when it comes to casting movies. And it just so happens that 20th Century Fox thinks otherwise, as Brand has just been cast in Hawkwood, an action comedy about a morally challenged but gifted swordsman, according to Deadline.com. Brand will play

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Futurama’s “Lethal Inspection” premieres tonight; watch a preview

Nobody’s perfect. And Futurama is out to prove it. In tonight’s new episode “Lethal Inspection” — 10 pm EST on Comedy Central — Bender boasts about being a flawless towering inferno of physical perfection. But after the gang puts on a war reenactment, Bender discovers he might not be so perfect after all when he wets his chair with an unspecified liquid. Is it urine or oil? Only a taste

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Jeff Dunham iPhone app released on iTunes

With one of the biggest followings of any comedian world-wide, fans can’t seem to get enough of Jeff Dunham. From his stand-up tours to his television appearances, there’s certainly no shortage of ways to access Dunham’s ventriloquism. Now, there’s one more; the Jeff Dunham iPhone app is now available on iTunes for a cool $1.99. Now you can watch Dunham videos, find out where he’s performing, and of course, hear

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Futurama tackles robosexual marriage on tonight’s episode; watch a preview

As if there wasn’t enough marriage debate, Futurama has, thankfully, decided to take it one step further. In tonight’s new episode “Proposition Infinity” (10 pm EST on Comedy Central), the gang is out to legalize robosexual marriage. Yes, you read that correctly. And what would a Futurama episode be without a special guest star? Does Star Trek’s George Takei do anything for you? How about just his head and neck?

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Whoopi Goldberg will star in stage version of Sister Act

Whoopi Goldberg, photo by Peter Foley

It has been 18 years since Whoopi Goldberg first donned a nun’s habit in Sister Act, but she couldn’t stay away from the singing convent forever. And this time, she’s hitting the stage in England. Goldberg will be taking over the role of Mother Superior in Sister Act in London from August 10-31st, The Guardian reports. The show opened in

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Laugh Factory summer camp kicks off 26th year

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada knows it’s never too early to start your stand-up career. Which is why this Saturday marks the 26th year he’ll be running the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp— a free stand-up comedy program for underprivileged kids. Youngsters aged 9-16 are encouraged to audition for the Comedy Camp this Saturday, June 19 at 11 am at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. The camp’s “counselors” feature well

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Tony Rock guests on Kevin Nealon Show at Laugh Factory

It’s that time of the week again. (No, not recyclables). It’s another edition of the Kevin Nealon Show, filmed every Tuesday at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. And this week, Kevin’s special guest was Tony Rock, who most people know as the little brother of famous wrestler, The Rock (just kidding). Tony treated the Laugh Factory crowd to some hilarious stand-up regarding ugly chicks, and the Jedi mind tricks

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World Series of Comedy offers comedians 20+ weeks of work across the country

Ask any comedian what the most crucial thing about making it in stand-up comedy is, and they’ll all say the same thing. Stage time. And one comedian is helping to offer the opportunity to win lots of it. Joe Lowers, a 16-year comedy veteran, has just announced the details for this year’s World Series of Comedy 2010 in Las Vegas. In short, the winner of the World Series gets 20

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Mike Marino guests on the Kevin Nealon Show

Did you think we’d go a week without a Kevin Nealon Show posting? Fuggedaboudit! This week Kevin welcomed Italian comedian and wanna-be-mobster, Mike Marino to sit down with him at the Laugh Factory. In this week’s interview, Kevin has the “cahoonas” to ask Marino whether or not he’s really Italian. Mike then explains that his mother is so Italian, she dedicated her life to making food for people, and may

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Hollywood Comedy Film Festival calls for submissions

Zach Galifianakis took part in last year's Hollywood Comedy Film Festival

Hey, funny filmmakers. Get your submissions ready…Because the 2nd annual Hollywood Comedy Film Festival has just announced their “2010 Call for Entries” for the October event. Last year’s event was a big hit, as the Festival had submissions from some of our favorite UCB alumni, as well as Zach Galifianakis, and participants from around the

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Laugh Factory welcomes Maz Jobrani to Kevin Nealon Show

The life of a multi-ethnic comic was discussed in the latest edition of the newly popular weekly series the Kevin Nealon Show at the Laugh Factory. And who better to discuss the topic than Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani. While Jobrani and Nealon discuss fatherhood – more particularly, the naming of their children and the affects of having a nanny – we find out what “girly” name Maz chose for his

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Lewis Black, Wyatt Cenac, more to play Comedy Central SummerStage

People complain about New York City being too expensive. But you can’t forget about all the awesome free events. Comedy Central Park Live is one of them, as the free stand-up comedy show returns for a fourth summer this July as part of the 2010 Central Park SummerStage series. This summer’s edition is a doozy, as “The Daily Show & Friends” make up the comics that will grace the stage.

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