• 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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    Comedian Bonnie McFarlane takes aim at gay marriage in new PSA (Video)

    The gay marriage issue is not a simple one, and the ways in which progressive folks denounce those states who still only recognize man-and-woman marriage, have become just as complicated. And maybe that’s why comedian Bonnie McFarlane has decided to offer her own form of protest. In the video below, McFarlane’s unique spin on the concept of refusing to get married until all gays can legally do the same, comes

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    Patrice O’Neal benefit will include Bill Burr, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Dave Attell and more

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of comedian Patrice O’Neal’s death, so it’s appropriate, then, that a live show in honor of the man has been announced. On Feb. 19 at 8 pm at the New York City Center, comedians Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos, Keith Robinson, Ian Edwards, Wil Sylvince and Marina Franklin will join onstage to raise money for O’Neal’s mother and

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    Jim Norton, Morgan Murphy, more to roast Oscars on newly launched TweetRoast

    For years, Twitter has been an excellent platform for professional and amateur comedians alike to make their quips seen in 140 characters or less. The concept of live-Tweeting an event, especially, has become an esoteric art form. To prove it, you need to look no further than the deluge of hilarious comedian-generated Tweets from last night’s Republican Presidential debate in Arizona, which aired live on CNN. And come this Sunday,

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    Inside Patrice O’Neal’s ‘going home’ services

    The comedy world is still in shock from the passing of the great Patrice O’Neal. I attended the services for Patrice Monday at the Park Avenue Christian Church, on 85th Street and Park Avenue in New York City. I purposely did not use the word “funeral” because the program for the service was entitled “Going Home Services” for Patrice O’Neal. Plus “funeral” is such a sad word, and as sad

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    Comedians come together to honor the late Mike DeStefano (Video)

    Sometimes people say the comedy world is a cold world filled with backstabbing and people getting screwed over. Cris and Paul Italia, and Patrick Milligan of Cringe Humor proved that to be false recently. As part of the New York Comedy Festival, they held a tribute to Mike DeStefano, a talented comic they were working with who left us much too young. The event was held at the Tribeca Performing

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    Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and more come together to honor late comedian Mike DeStefano

    As you may recall, comedian Mike DeStefano passed away this past March due to a heart attack. Left mostly unknown was his recently completed one-man show, Drugs, Disease, and Death: A Comedy, an emotional albeit highly entertaining piece that was only seen five times. DeStefano’s legacy continues, though: some New York comedians are holding a benefit — part of the New York Comedy Festival — in his honor at 8

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    Comedian Patrice Oneal suffers stroke

    After 30 minutes of ribbing amongst friends, the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM this morning got serious. Veteran comedian and longtime O&A regular Patrice Oneal, recently seen on Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen, suffered a stroke last Wednesday. Show co-host, comedian Jim Norton invited all the regular guests on the show to make the announcement. Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson were all present. “We

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    Comedian friends joke about Greg Giraldo's death at roast

    Last night, the folks of Cringe Humor hosted a roast of comedian Jim Florentine at Comix in New York, the proceeds of which benefited Greg Giraldo’s three sons (Donate here). And while most comedians on the deius – Jim Norton, the Reverend Bob Levy, Don Jamieson were a few – hurled crass but loving insults toward Florentine and the other comics onstage throughout the night, there was great care at

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    Just For Laughs: The shuttle chat with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

    MONTREAL — Ok, so I’m here in Montreal prepping for tonight’s fine comedy shows at Just For Laughs. But first I had to get to the hotel, ya know? Me and the wife shared a shuttle with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane; they’re married if you didn’t know. The four of us were relegated to our own shuttle because we were both traveling with small children. To kill some

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