• Stephen Colbert testifies before Congress; watch it here

    Yesterday it was announced that TV personality Stephen Colbert would testify before Congress today in the House immigration subcommittee. The announcement came only days after both his and Stewart’s plans to host competing rallies in Washington, D.C. Various sources indicated that Colbert would appear in his Colbert Report character, although a spokeswoman for the House Judiciary Committee denied this, saying it is “not a TV stunt,” the Daily Caller reports.

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    Review: Ugly Americans returns to Comedy Central with absurd storylines and surprising morals

    After a seven episode run earlier this year, Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans is back with more, with its season premiere set for Wednesday, Oct 6, at 10:30/9:30c. In case you missed the show’s initial run, there’s not all that much you need to know to start watching now. In fact, the first episode does a nice job by itself of setting the scene and reintroducing the main characters. The show’s

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    Hannibal Buress shares a short film about his Gathering of the Juggalos experience

    For stand-up comedians, hecklers oftentimes seem not so much a nuisance as they are extra material to generate more audience laughs. So imagine what it must have been like for comic and former SNL writer (current 30 Rock scribe) Hannibal Buress to entertain the fine folks at the Gathering of the Juggalos a few weeks ago. The Gathering, if you don’t know, is a yearly festival for the Insane Clown

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    Sarah Silverman goes full frontal nude in new movie

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman will hit the big screen in an upcoming Sarah Polley film, Take This Waltz. Ever the raunchy one, and for the first time in her career, Silverman will tackle a full-frontal nude scene. She told Moviefone, “I go totally naked. It’s going to be awful. It’s not so pretty.” The movie will be about a young married woman, played by Michelle Williams, who finds herself

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    Relive Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s historic announcements from last night

    As you may or may not already know, on last night’s Daily Show and Colbert Report, hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced “competing” rallies on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like if the two ever ran for president against each other, I think it would be safe to say this is a fairly close representation. Airing first, Stewart kicked off

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    John Oliver lands starring role in movie with Monty Python pedigree

    Comedian and Daily Show veteran John Oliver will work with Monthy Python greats in a new flick called Absolutely Anything. Former Monty Python member Terry Jones collaborated recently with Gavin Scott to write the film, who told Deadline that the final product will include “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog and buckets of silliness.” Jones himself will direct the film, and his Monty Python colleagues— John Cleese, Michael Palin,

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    Comedian Bob Marley will attempt to break longest live comedy show record

    A few weeks ago, we told you about Norwegian comedian Hans Morten Hansen who broke the Guinness World Record for “Longest Stand-up Comedy Show by an Individual.” Well, his reign might be short-lived. Bob Marley will attempt to oust Hansen a week from today at the Comedy Connection in Portland, Maine. Hansen’s time of 38 hours and 14 minutes beat out Lindsay Webb’s 38 hour, 6 minute show in April

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    Bill Maher gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood honored comedian and talk-show host Bill Maher yesterday with the 2,417th star to be placed on the Walk of Fame. In a ceremony presided over by Larry King and Seth MacFarlane, Maher thanked “George Bush, Sarah Palin and the pope.” His HBO series, Real Time with Bill Maher, returns Friday at 10 pm EST. Check out a wee preview below. Real Time Is Back

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    Bill Clinton makes sixth Daily Show visit tomorrow; let’s look back at his past appearances

    Former President Bill Clinton’s sixth appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is going down tomorrow. He’s expected to promote his annual convention, the Clinton Global Initiative, says ABC. In preparation for the show (11 pm EST on Comedy Central), here’s a look back on Clinton’s past appearances:. Enjoy! August 9, 2004 Part 1: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Bill Clinton www.thedailyshow.com

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    Chris Gethard appeals to Diddy on Jimmy Fallon show

    In case you missed Friday’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon because you were out laughing your ass off at a comedy club like me, all you need to know is #DiddyGethard. And if you find that hashtag as inappropriately funny as I do and want to know more, watch this clip: And don’t forget to send in your tweets! (While you’re at it, make sure you’re following us @punchlinemag.)

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    Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Chelsea Handler top Forbes list of highest paid comedians

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    If you’re like me, you’ve probably never associated Forbes with stand-up comedy, but in a recent article, the online source of all things business has published a list of the top-earning stand-up comics in the past year (June 2009-June 2010). Collectively, the bunch made a whopping $165 million; here’s the breakdown: 1. Jeff Dunham, $22.5 million 2. Dane Cook, $21 million 3. Terry Fator,

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    Video proof that Fred Willard would be the best college dean ever

    School is well underway, but before wasting another minute studying, be sure to check out this welcome message from Dean of Students Fred Willard. The brilliant comedian is known for, among other things, his recurring role as pious Hank MacDougall (Everybody Loves Raymond). As Dean of CSUT, however, he is anything but. So put down that biology textbook and pay attention to the most important thing you’ll learn all year.

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    Ellen DeGeneres struts down the fashion runway for high-end designer

    From her early stand-up to syndicated daytime talk show, everyone loves Ellen. (We’ll just brush that whole American Idol fiasco under the rug.) The very funny comedienne is always full of surprises, and surprise us she did, complete with confetti, at last night’s Richie Rich fashion show. Take a look at a shot below and the rest of the photos here. And speaking of surprises, Ellen also meandered on stage

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    Barack Obama’s chief economist is a comedian, has appeared on the Daily Show

    Austan Goolsbee, President Obama’s Chief Economist on the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, is set to take over as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, according to the Washington Post. But if you think all government officials—especially economists—are boring, paper-pushing office workers, you’d be wrong about Goolsbee. In fact, he’s a part-time improv comedian who has even appeared on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. In this clip, courtesty of Politico, Goolsbee

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