• Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show policy: Keep it 100

    There’s no denying, that when Stephen Colbert announced he would take over David Letterman’s post at the Late Show on CBS, comedy fans experienced a tsunami of bittersweet wash over them. Sure, we were thrilled that Colbert had become such a media force that suits at late night network television felt the fake news man could attract viewers away from basic cable. But, then there was also this feeling of,

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    Rory Albanese sells sitcom to CBS, will leave Daily Show as executive producer

    Comedian Rory Albanese will end his five-year run as executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart this Thursday. Albanese, who has been with the Emmy award-winning show for seven years, has signed a development deal for two scripts with Warner Bros. TV. One of the projects, a father-son sitcom, has been bought by CBS. The showrunner’s departure has been in the works for several months while he planned

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    John Oliver and Daily Show comedians perform for American troops in the Middle East (Photos)

    You would think after hosting The Daily Show for the entire summer while Jon Stewart was away directing his first movie, John Oliver would take some time off to unwind. But he and fellow Daily Show co-horts – comedians/writers/producers Rory Albanese, Adam Lowitt and Elliott Kalan – visited the Middle East from Aug. 16 – 24 to entertain American troops as part of a USO tour. “Doing stand-up overseas for

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    Lewis Black, Lizz Winstead, Todd Barry, more honor George Carlin (Exclusive video)

    Last night, an all-star line-up of comedians came together at Gotham Comedy Club in New York to honor the late George Carlin. “Reverence for the Irreverent: A Tribute to George Carlin” was a fundraiser for the campaign to rename a block of Carlin’s beloved neighborhood in New York City. George Carlin Way is in the final stages of being approved by the City Council and last night was a pre-celebration

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    New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world

    Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the show, John Oliver was in town for South by Southwest with a live performance featuring four of the stand-up comedians who will take the stage this spring: Kumail Nanjiani, Brendon

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    Lewis Black, Wyatt Cenac, more to play Comedy Central SummerStage

    People complain about New York City being too expensive. But you can’t forget about all the awesome free events. Comedy Central Park Live is one of them, as the free stand-up comedy show returns for a fourth summer this July as part of the 2010 Central Park SummerStage series. This summer’s edition is a doozy, as “The Daily Show & Friends” make up the comics that will grace the stage.

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    Comedy Matters with Russell Peters, Kevin Hart and more

    The Phenomenon That Is Russell Peters Russell Peters is not just a comedian. He’s a phenomenon, and that’s a hard word to type more than once! I’ve often referred to him as The Messiah of Comedy, because he has such a diverse audience and makes people of all backgrounds laugh together, and at each other. And he can imitate every accent in the world, but nothing is funnier than when

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