• Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You launches $125,000 Indiegogo campaign (Video)

    Creators of the Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You announced today that they have started an Indiegogo campaign to generate funds for the film that will detail the life and career of a man many called “the most honest and unique voice in comedy.” “When Patrice passed away, I committed myself to completing projects for him that he had in the works,” said Von Decarlo, Better Than You producer and

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    Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

    The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks. There was Premium Blend in 1998, his own half-hour special in 2000 and, most crucial, the release of his first album Harmful If Swallowed three years later.

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 82: Patrice O’Neal, Kathy Griffin, Kanye West

    On a brand new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, I go off the rails just a tad on the Recording Academy and their insistence on nominating Kathy Griffin for a best comedy album Grammy every year despite her not releasing what I would consider a proper album. Mike listens patiently. Also, Mike and I chat about Kanye West’s alleged assertion that comedians should only get heckled, the Anchorman marketing blitz,

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    Second annual Patrice O’Neal benefit slated for Feb. 18, featuring Bill Burr, Dane Cook and more

    The seccond annual Patrice O’Neal Benefit is going down on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at New York City Center in Manhattan. Tickets are on sale today starting at 11 am. Scheduled performers include Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Dane Cook, Nick Di Paolo and more. The first Patrice O’Neal benefit was held this past Feb. 19 at the same venue. We’ll update you once the ticket purchasing page goes live. Or you

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    Patrice O’Neal: Black women get you refunds (Animated video)

    In February of last year, Patrice O’Neal’s first posthumous album Mr. P. was released to the delight of comedy nerds everywhere. In October the Better Than You digital EP followed. And just two months ago the comedy world was gifted with the second full-length O’Neal album since his death on Nov. 29. 2011 at age 41. Unreleased contains live tracks from the same series of shows during which Mr. P.

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    Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

    Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theater in December of 2011, the way in which comedy fans consume laughs at home has been ever-changing. Comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari followed C.K. with the direct-to-fan model and still others (and ultimately C.K., Gaffigan and Ansari as well) found balance in a hybrid approach, wherein self-released projects happily co-existed with traditional distribution methods. In other words,

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 68: Donald Glover, Patrice O’Neal, Jim Gaffigan

    On a brand-spanking-new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I get peeved (that’s right, PEEVED!) about a YouTube “star” who blatantly stole jokes and ideas from the late Patrice O’Neal. Also, we listen to a new track from Joe DeRosa’s new album You Will Die, which comes out Sept. 3. And if that’s not enough we deliver news on Rashida Jones, Jim Gaffigan, Donald Glover, the Comedy Central Roast

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    YouTube star steals from Patrice O’Neal, offers no apology (Videos)

    At this point in the game, it would take a sociopathic soul or an incredibly dumb person to even dare steal material from a well-known comedian for his or her own gain. And you’d have to be straight-up insane to steal from Patrice O’Neal — a dead man — and one of the comedy world’s most beloved, well-respected comedy philosophers. But that’s exactly what so-called Internet celebrity Kain Carter has

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 67: Patrice O’Neal, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle

    This week we listen to an unreleased track from Patrice O’Neal, which appears on a new album — fittingly titled Unreleased — out on Aug. 20. We also sample a portion of Colin Quinn’s keynote address at last week’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal (you can listen to the entire thing here), and we hear Jason Sudeikis tell David Letterman about his departure from Saturday Night Live. Plus: news

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    Exclusive audio preview and details: New Patrice O’Neal album will be released Aug. 20

    When he died on Nov. 29, 2011, one month after suffering a stroke, Patrice O’Neal left fans absolutely devastated. One of the loudest voices – both literally and figuratively – in the comedy world had been silenced forever. He was only 41. Luckily, seven months before his death, O’Neal recorded a new album at the Improv in Washington, DC; the recording, Mr. P was later released posthumously in February of

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    ‘Documentary’ on Patrice O’Neal is perfect for true fans (Video)

    A nearly 50-minute video chronicling the last few years of late comedian Patrice O’Neal’s career has surfaced. Labeled as a documentary online, it’s closer to a tribute, as it features dozens of clips of audio commentary from comedian friends like Jim Norton, Louis C.K., Robert Kelly, Dane Cook, and more, but doesn’t delve much into the comedian’s life, nor does it include new interviews conducted expressly for the project. Produced

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2012

    It’s that time of the year again where we present to you, dear Laughspinners, the 10 best comedy albums of the year. I say this every year, but it’s true: Since launching in 2005 and since there were well over 100 comedy albums released in 2012, this has been the most difficult year to pick just 10 great albums. As with all lists of this nature, what you see below

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    Twenty-minute Patrice O’Neal single ‘Better Than You’ to be released Nov. 6 (Audio preview)

    As a follow-up to his posthumous album Mr. P. released in February, BSeenMedia will release the 20-minute digital single Better Than You on Nov. 6. Recorded on April 17, 2011 at the DC Improv, the same weekend as Mr. P, the track was originally considered for the full-length album, though O’Neal ultimately decided he’d use it for something else. “The truth is Patrice wanted the Friday show in its most

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    You can watch ‘Nature Calls’ with Patton Oswalt, Rob Riggle and Patrice O’Neal right now! (Exclusive video)

    We’ve been teasing the hell out of Nature Calls the last few weeks, because we’re pretty darn excited about it. And today, we actually get to watch it, because we can stream it through many, many Video on Demand options! In case you don’t know, the flick stars Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle and the late, great Patrice O’Neal, who plays Mr. Caldwell, who, along with Riggle and Knoxville’s

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    Watch Patrice O’Neal, Patton Oswalt, Rob Riggle in red band trailer for ‘Nature Calls’

    A few days ago, we showed you the poster for the upcoming comedy flick Nature Calls, which stars Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle and the late, great Patrice O’Neal, who plays Mr. Caldwell, who, along with Riggle and Knoxville’s characters attempt to hunt down a gone-rogue Boy Scout troop lead by Scoutmaster Randy Stevens (Oswalt). Maura Tierney and Darrell Hammond also star. Nature Calls will be out through traditional

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