• Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more

    Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to raise money for Patrice O’Neal’s family, in the wake of the veteran comedian’s untimely death on Nov. 29, 2011

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    Comedian Ben Bailey debuts tonight as host of NBC game show ‘Who’s Still Standing’

    The new trivia game show, Who’s Still Standing premieres tonight at 8 pm ET on NBC. Hosted by veteran stand-up comedian and Emmy award winning host of Cash Cab Ben Bailey, the show is based on the Israeli program Still Standing. Like many other trivia game shows, contestants have the opportunity to win up to one million dollars by answering questions; however, this show pits contestants against each other in

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    Audio fun: Comedians deal with the audience

    At the most basic level, a stand-up comedian’s job is to make his or her audience laugh. So what happens when the audience acts out, making the comic’s job as difficult as possible. Listen up to find out. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve been to your share of live stand-up comedy shows. Having established that, there’s a decent chance you’ve witnessed a few comedian-audience member interactions

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    Ben Bailey: Riding high in the Cash Cab

    Beep, beep! Get out of Ben Bailey’s way. He’s speeding toward the top, but the red-hot veteran comedian stops long enough to open up to Punchline Magazine Compared to, say, Chris Rock and Dane Cook — whose celebrity wattage even eclipses the spotlight that illuminates both cosmic comics — Ben Bailey emits the equivalent of star-lite. But here in Morristown, N.J., about five miles from home and maybe 25 miles

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