• Jimmy Kimmel to open Las Vegas comedy club; will let ‘audience decide’ who is welcome

    ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel is set to open his own comedy club on the Las Vegas Strip. The club is the product of a partnership with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, which approached Kimmel a year ago about the project. The 300-seat, 2-story venue will be sited directly across the street from Caesars Palace. Kimmel has also been toying with the idea of linking the club with his eponymous ABC

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    Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store now available!

    Louis C.K.’s latest stand-up special Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store is available on his website for the now-customary $5. Earlier this week, FX secured the television broadcast rights to the special. He sent an email notifying his fans on Tuesday the day after canceling his record-setting fourth Madison Square Garden show due to the underwhelming “Snowpocalypse” (Louis! There’s still time to call it back on!). So for those who

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    Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

    In 1973 Johnny Carson moved the Tonight Show from Manhattan to Burbank and in one swift move, shifted the center of the comedy universe at the time from NYC to LA. Back then, the only way to make it “Big” in comedy was through the Tonight Show and its mystical gatekeepers. Would you be seen by the Tonight Show scouts? Would you make it through the booking process? Would Johnny

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    Punchline Magazine's Hot Shows: June 25–July 1

    Ted Alexandro: 6/25 – Gotham Comedy Club – New York City, NY Patrice O’Neal: 6/25 – DC Improv – Washington, DC Chris Fairbanks: 6/25 – Laughing Skull Lounge – Atlanta, GA Jackie Kashian: 6/25 – Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle – Detroit, MI Jamie Lissow: 6/26 – Baltimore Comedy Factory – Baltimore, MD Dom Irrera: 6/26 – Comedy and Magic Club – Los Angeles, CA Bill Santiago: 6/26 – Hilarities –

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    Comedy Clubs and Venues

    State by State ALABAMA Comedy Club Stardome – Birmingham – www.stardome.com/index2.cfm ARIZONA Improv – Tempe – www.improv.com The Comedy Spot – Scottsdale – www.thecomedyspot.net Laffs Comedy Caffe – Tucson – www.laffscomedyclub.com ARKANSAS Loony Bin – Little Rock – www.loonybincomedy.com/lr/ CALIFORNIA Laugh Factory – LA – www.laughfactory.com The Comedy Store – LA – www.thecomedystore.com The Westside Eclectic – Santa Monica – www.westsideeclectic.com The Improv – Brea, Hollywood, Irvine, Ontario, San Jose

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