• 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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    Craig Ferguson hosts international comedians at Just For Laughs

    There’s nothing much –- including pancakes -– that could have topped off the International House of Comedy show, or added any more to it than what was already included in the glorious bag of goods being sold to an eager crowd. Hosted by the venerable Craig Ferguson, he of former sitcom and current late night triumph, the gala showcased a bevy of comedians from all around the Western world. Represented

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    Live comedy DVD sales way up in the UK

    Comedy DVDs are hopping across the pond, as post-Xmas returns indicate that sales of live comedy films spiked way up in the UK gift-giving season. Releases from comedians like Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, and Russell Howard all saw a 38% spike in sales, as relative to figures from last year’s holiday shopping season; a possible indication that the flailing DVD industry may be tossed a life line after all. Could

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