• Exclusive: Listen to two tracks from Mike Brody album Sell Me A Bridge, out Oct. 27

    When NBA star forward Kevin Love left the Timberwolves to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, stand-up comedian Mike Brody – like most sports fans in Minnesota – was all sorts of bummed. But Brody turned his pain into comedy and his comedy into nearly three million views on YouTube with “Kevin Love Jersey Burning – Minnesota Nice Style,” a video poking fun at those who think defiling store-bought

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    Lucille Ball Comedy Festival begins Aug. 1 with Kathleen Madigan, Bill Engvall and more

    In celebration of one of comedy’s greatest legends, The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy is presenting the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival tomorrow, Aug. 1 through Sunday in Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY. The next four days are packed with events from live stand-up performances from the likes of Bill Engvall and Kathleen Madigan to memorabilia auctions and hometown bus tours. And for the first time in the fest’s history, a

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    Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

    There comes a point in every comedy fans’ life when they start to question what exactly it is that makes them laugh. Consuming hours of stand-up specials and comedy albums, reading memoirs by the greats, attending live shows, and streaming podcasts like no tomorrow, these individuals are on the lengthy path to self discovery. If you’re one of these souls, get ready to cut this journey short. Holy Fuck, the

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    Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

    “I’m a San Francisco native. I come from a left-wing, Jewish intellectual family,” Nato Green sums up himself, and, unintentionally, his stand-up act on his debut album The Nato Green Party, released through Rooftop Comedy Productions. The union-organizer-turned-stand-up-comedian recorded this album at The New Parish in Oakland, CA, just across the Bay from Green’s home in San Francisco. The team “moved mountains,” according to a message on his Web site,

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    Watch comedian Cy Amundson’s television debut on ‘Conan’

    It seems like yesterday I was at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival (RIP), hanging out with talented comedians– one of which was Cy Amundson, a tall viking of a young man. He had jokes (good jokes) and an engaging stage presence– not to mention a great attitude and a tremendous work ethic. I also think I made him hug me. If I remember correctly, he was also good at that.

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    Meet Adam Norwest, CMT’s Next Big Comic

    Seattle comedian Adam Norwest has been crowned CMT’s Next Big Comic, beating out 11 other comedians. Since the beginning of February, comedy fans were able to vote for their favorite comedians on CMT.com, based on videos supplied by Rooftop Comedy. Here’s Norwest’s acceptance speech and a taste of his comedy after that. Congrats, Adam!

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    CMT and Rooftop Comedy team up for Next Big Comic contest

    It’s voting time, America. CMT – yes, the country music channel – has partnered with Rooftop Comedy for CMT’s “Next Big Comic” competition for the second year, and they’ve narrowed the pool of comedians down to eight finalists. Check out and vote on the contestants’ videos every week until the winner is announced on March 14. And that’s not all: that same night, CMT kicks off “Big New Comedy Week,”

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    Sandra Bernhard headlines inaugural gay and lesbian comedy festival

    RooftopComedy.com, the Web’s foremost destination to view daily stand-up comedy clips from across the country, is producing the Out Loud Comedy & Arts Festival from Oct. 7 – 10 in San Francisco. The festival will celebrate the city’s well-known gay community by bringing together the comedy world’s most respected gay performers. Icon Sandra Bernhard will highlight the festivities with a headlining show at the Castro Theatre on Oct. 9. “I’ve

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    Exclusive video interview with comedian Ryan Singer

    Like I say in this here video interview with comedian Ryan Singer, one of the best things about listening to so much comedy every year is that rare “comedy find.” That’s when you’ve never heard of a comedian but then you see or hear an album from said comedian, and are pleasantly surprised by how fantastic it is. Singer is one of those finds for me. So, it was cool

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    Video interview: Chris Fairbanks and Ryan Singer at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival

    Aspen, CO — Yesterday, I hung out with some of the comedians performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival at the official kickball game. So, naturally I had to chat with some comics. In the clip below, comedians Ryan Singer (read his album review here) and Chris Fairbanks (read his album review here) talk about their kickball strategies. Fun!

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    TBS and Rooftop Comedy’s college bracket voting starts today

    Hey, who says the future for current college students in America has to be so dire? With the onset of the National College Comedy Competition, produced by Rooftop Comedy and TBS, a few poor (and hilarious) souls might just be saved from the depressing drudgery of the unemployment line. Here’s how it works: 32 schools are filtered into the competitive mix, and a three-minute piece from each competitor can be

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    Rooftop Comedy teams up with Bluetooth maker for $10,000 video contest

    Attention, funny people! Aliph, the makers of Jawbone Bluetooth headsets, along with Rooftop Comedy, want you to win $10,000. How might you ask? Excellent question. The Jawbone Stimulus Funny Video Contest was launched today, and comedians, filmmakers, and other creative people are encouraged to submit short videos (one minute or less) that “showcase humorous moments caused by unwanted and unexpected background noise during a phone call.” The theme of the

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    Pete Lee becomes CMT, Rooftop Comedy’s ‘Next Big Comic’

    Congratulations are in order for comedian Pete Lee, the winner of CMT (that’s right, Country Music Television) and Rooftop Comedy’s search for the Next Big Comic. Having survived through five weeks of stiff competition based on online voting, Lee earned himself a spot in the upcoming Aspen Comedy Festival, his second time in as many years that he’ll to perform there. The competition started back in February when 12 comics

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    Revision3 and Rooftop Comedy bring back ‘ROFL’

    OMFG! ROFL is back on Revision3.com. Comedian Alex Koll, a performer in the prestigious “New Faces” showcase at last year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, is now the host of the weekly comedy show, named one of iTunes’ top 20 podcasts in 2009 “No one delivers the quality and breadth of great comedy that ROFL does each week,” says Colin Decker, vice president and head of programming for Rooftop

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    Rooftop Comedy, CMT on the hunt for next star comedian

    Rooftop Comedy, everybody’s favorite comedy juggernaut (well, next to Punchline Magazine, of course), announced that it would be teaming up with Country Music TV to search for America’s next comic superstar. Through the website comic.cmt.com, the two media powerhouses have chosen 12 rising comedic voices to compete against each other for a chance to rock the mic at this year’s Aspen Rooftop Comedy fest, kicking off in June. Needless to

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