• UPDATE: Russell Peters calls Trevor Noah a joke thief (Video)

    Update: April 8 — Now, Trevor Noah and Russell Peters are both playing off the comments as if it was just some sort of prank. Because what’s funnier than one comedian calling another comedian a joke thief? We’re not buying it. See Noah and Peter’s interaction below: For the time being it seemed Trevor Noah, the newly appointed host of The Daily Show, had survived the onslaught from the Twitter

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    Last Comic Standing winner is Rod Man!

    After 13 emotional and action packed episodes of Last Comic Standing, comedians Lachlan Patterson, Rod Man and Nikki Carr were left to battle it out for the title of Last Comic Standing, $250,000, an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted development deal with Universal Television. In the end, judges Roseanne Barr, Russell Peters and Keenen Ivory Wayans decided Rod Man was the best rising comedian in the United States.

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    Russell Peters, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr want you to donate to Ted Alexandro’s Kickstarter campaign! (Video)

    Comedian Ted Alexandro gave us all a tease of what his stellar Web series Teachers Lounge may look like. Now, with good friend and co-creator Hollis James, he’s trying to make even more episodes of the show. Alexandro and James have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to create a complete a 10-episode first season. Teachers Lounge stars the two as a music teacher (Alexandro) and a janitor (James)

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    Last Comic Standing’s Roseanne tells comedian Ben Kronberg ‘go f*ck yourself’ and viral hashtag begins!

    During the season eight premiere of NBC’s Last Comic Standing on Thursday night, Roseanne told comedian Ben Kronberg to go f*ck himself. But we can’t look at the moment in a vacuum. Roseanne’s comment came after Kronberg stood onstage for more than 30 seconds without starting his act. Finally Kronberg broke the awkward silence, addressing the Last Comic Standing audience with, “What, like you guys start working right when you

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    NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

    With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC went to great lengths in order to perpetuate the idea that all of the comedians participating were “up and coming,” whether they were in

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    Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

    Last Comic Standing will make it’s triumphant return May 22 on NBC— unless, of course, an editors strike totally derails the network’s plans. Deadline.com is reporting that approximately 15 editors and assistant editors walked off the job today, part of a strike spearheaded by the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700. “Hired by NBC Studios on a non-union basis, the editors are seeking a union contract that includes industry-standard health

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    Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges

    Executive producer Wanda Sykes and her team have locked up their celebrity judges and premiere date for the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. The 13-episode eighth season premieres on May 22 for two hours at 9 pm EST, airing for one hour at 10 pm in following weeks. Comedian J.B. Smoove will take over hosting duties each week on the nationally-televised stand-up comedy competition. Sticking to the standard three-person

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    Russell Peters on fame, beef with Aziz Ansari, and his chat with Jim Norton (Laughspin Interview)

    International comedy star mega-star Russell Peters sat down with the hilarious Jim Norton yesterday (photo above) to talk about stand-up, foot fetishes, and the fall of hip-hop culture (did you know that Peters used to be an accomplished breakdancer?!). Peters is in New York City for his performance at the brand new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn this Saturday, a 15,000+ seat arena! He took questions from an intimate crowd of

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    Sex toy makers partner with comedy clubs

    If I had to guess what topic comedians joke about most frequently, I’d have to guess that sex takes the cake. It’s almost like you’re not a stand-up comic until you poke fun at the deed. So it’s no real surprise that a sex toy company might try to capitalize on the comedy scene. Fun Factory, the largest manufacturer of adult novelty toys in Europe (that’s some of their products

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    Pamela Anderson will be the Virgin Mary on comedian Russell Peters’ holiday special

    Former Playboy Playmate and (the original?) sex-tape star Pamela Anderson is set to perform in a re-imagining of the Nativity story on CTV and The Comedy Network’s (Canada’s Comedy Central equivalent) A Russell Peters Christmas Special. The role she’s set to perform? Yep, The Virgin Mary. Anderson, a native to Canada (born on Canada Day, in fact) will appear in a sketch set in a Christmas manger with Canadian comic

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    Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

    Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the co-founder of The Comic Strip. Thanks to Bob, when the club opened on June 1, 1976, Billy was the first

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    When “Lopez Tonight” got axed, so did comedian Auggie Smith’s big break

    “I was supposed to be famous tonight.” Those were the words of comedian Auggie Smith, while performing at Comedy Palace, an independent comedy show ran in the upstairs room of Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles. That very night, Smith was slated to perform on Lopez Tonight as his late night television debut, but as TBS brought down the axe the day before, Auggie was bumped from the show. As the

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    New Majority Comedy Tour kicks off June 3; Iglesias, Peters, Lampanelli and Byrne to perform

    Tickets for the first few shows of The New Majority Comedy Tour, arguably the biggest comedy tour of the year, are now on sale. In each town the tour hits, Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias, Lisa Lampanelli and Steve Byrne will perform. You can snag your tickets here.

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    Russell Peters lands NBC sitcom deal

    Stand-up comedy giant Russell Peters landed a deal to work on a half-hour sitcom for NBC. The show, according to Variety, will be loosely based on Peters’ life. The comedian, who grew up in Brampton, Canada with his parents who immigrated there from India, is working with Cheers writer Rob Long on the as of yet untitled show. Sounds like it might be the perfect fit for the hole left

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    Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Chelsea Handler top Forbes list of highest paid comedians

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    If you’re like me, you’ve probably never associated Forbes with stand-up comedy, but in a recent article, the online source of all things business has published a list of the top-earning stand-up comics in the past year (June 2009-June 2010). Collectively, the bunch made a whopping $165 million; here’s the breakdown: 1. Jeff Dunham, $22.5 million 2. Dane Cook, $21 million 3. Terry Fator,

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