• Comedian Matt Kirshen says beer company stole his joke for their commercial

    “I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting.’ So we stopped playing chess.” That well-written joke is from stand-up comedian Matt Kirshen, but, more recently it’s been featured in a series of commercials for Old Jamaica Ginger Beer, which have been running on Comedy Central in the UK. The commercials feature members of the public telling their favorite jokes; one of them sounds an

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    Brits Matt Kirshen and Russell Howard kill it on “Conan” and “Fallon”

    The British are coming. More specifically, British comedians. There’s been a small influx on late night American TV, yet it hardly seems like their accent really makes much of a difference in regards to how they’ve been received in the U.S.A. While huge names like Eddie Izzard have the type of following to fill up the Hollywood Bowl and casually stop by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, a

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    The 10 best comedy albums of 2009

    This past year was an incredibly strong time for stand-up comedy albums. It wasn’t easy for us to whittle down the list to just 10, but then what’s the fun in including everyone in a list? Like our list last year, the below selections have nothing to do with how popular each comedian is or how many copies of each album was sold. These are simply the albums we think

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    Matt Kirshen: I Guess We’ll Never Know

    There are many stand-up comics who are funny, but not exactly made-for-TV. Some comics have the likability for television, but might be a bit lacking in terms of quality humor. Few possess both traits. Enter Matt Kirshen, the 29-year-old comic who looks 16 (“I can go outside, expose myself to strangers, and they get arrested”). His affable demeanor and good-natured delivery give him leeway to tackle a host of issues

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    Matt Kirshen, more to perform on live Twitter stand-up event

    On June 8, British standout comedian and Last Comic Standing star Matt Kirshen, along with six other comics will participate in a groundbreaking stand-up event. Twitter will debut their first comedy show in what constitutes a new form of live entertainment. The show, Twitcom will show a new role of the stand-up comedian, with comics relying on their computer or cell phone for their performance. Comedian Tiernan Douieb first developed

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