Listen: Comedian Danny Lobell’s chicken story on ‘This American Life’

A few days ago, hugely popular NPR show This American Life broadcasted a performance that found comedian Danny Lobell relating a richly hilarious and endearing story to an audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. The story centers around Lobell and “Blanco,” one of the Ecuadorian gangsters that live in the same building in Brooklyn. Lobell, determined to finally clean up the eye sore that was

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Special report: Comedy in South Africa

By Danny Lobell Nostradamus predicted that when the world comes to an end in 2012, only those living in the land of the elephant will survive. While he might have been talking about India, there’s also a good chance he meant Africa. If he was right, the comedy scene there may be all that’s left to continue on the legacy of the great art of stand-up. As I learned on

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Joe Matarese joins Comical Radio roster in “Fixing Joe”

Comical Radio Network has enlisted comedians Joe Matarese and Danny Lobell to a new show, Fixing Joe. It will center on Matarese discussing his career and love problems, and each episode will feature fellow comedians, family members, and others from his past to help solve his problems and make his life better. Fixing Joe premiered yesterday at 12pm on comicalradio.com, or if you live in New York City, 87.9FM. But

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Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year in a row, The Comic Strip had an amazing, kick-ass holiday party, and

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Chris Rock: "I'm just trying to be funny."

By Danny Lobell Most would agree that Chris Rock is a living comedy legend. So, why does he have such a hard time believing it? When you get a chance to sit down with one of stand-up comedy’s biggest names and most influential comics of all time, you take it– especially when you catch him outside of the roar of arena crowds. We recently chatted with Chris Rock at the

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The Danny Lobell Show: Comedy Radio's Motley Crue

For the past five years, New York City comedian Danny Lobell and the staff at The Danny Lobell Show have been hitting the airwaves with bizarre banter and comedian interviews. But will 2008 turn the lights on for the up-and-coming radio team? By Dylan P. Gadino I Photos by LaMott Jackson Every Friday at 1 p.m. EST, a small, yet rapidly growing afternoon radio show broadcasts out of a modest

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