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  • 5 great artists who perfectly blend music and comedy

    5 great artists who perfectly blend music and comedy

    Last week, Billboard announced that “Weird Al” Yankovic earned his first number one album with his latest release Mandatory Fun selling a little under 104,000 copies in its debut week. This marks the first time that a comedy album has landed in the top spot since 1963. Though a number one album is a...
  • Chicago's Second City Training Center will double in size

    Chicago's Second City Training Center will double in size

    Attention budding improvisers, comics and comic actors! The largest school of comedy in the world, Chicago's The Second City, will add student-centered facilities including new classrooms, two student theaters, screening room and student resource center, a student lounge and bar and two large...
  • Sarah Silverman announces the release of her new album 'We Are Miracles'

    Sarah Silverman announces the release of her new album 'We Are Miracles'

    Sarah Silverman has announced that Sub Pop will be releasing her new comedy album, We Are Miracles, from her HBO comedy special of the same name, on Sept. 23, 2014. The LP will be available on vinyl, CD and digital download. The first 500 people who pre-order the vinyl will receive the album on...
  • Gabriel Iglesias' 'The Fluffy Movie' to open nationwide this Friday

    Gabriel Iglesias' 'The Fluffy Movie' to open nationwide this Friday

    This Friday, July 25, comedy fans will get their first look at Gabriel Iglesias' new stand-up special/documentary “The Fluffy Movie” as it is set to open up in movie theaters across the country. The film is directed by Manny Rodriguez, who previously worked with Iglesias on several television...
  • TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers' takes comedy audiences by storm

    TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers' takes comedy audiences by storm

    TruTV's "Impractical Jokers" has blown the lid off of hidden camera TV shows. Rather than trying to prank the unsuspecting public, this time the joke's on the comedians themselves - who are forced to say and do embarrassing things in front of strangers or risk an even more humiliating "punishment...
  • 'The Jim Norton Show' Premieres on VICE this Wednesday

    'The Jim Norton Show' Premieres on VICE this Wednesday

    He has appeared on “Louie,” “The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget” and “Inside Amy Schumer” and later this week, outspoken comedian Jim Norton will star in his own comedy talk show. “The Jim Norton Show” premieres on VICE.com on Wednesday, July 23 and promises to give an unpredictable alternative...
  • Tina Fey is the incumbent first lady of American comedy

    Tina Fey is the incumbent first lady of American comedy

    Tina Fey is possibly the most popular woman in comedy at the moment. Ask someone to name a female comedian and she's likely to be the name that springs to mind, whether it's from her numerous feature films, her wildly successful NBC sitcom "30 Rock," her tenure as a lead performer (and head writer...
  • Comedian John Caparulo spends the year on tour

    Comedian John Caparulo spends the year on tour

    Comedian John Caparulo is an Ohio boy who began his stand-up career in the comedy clubs of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Known to his friends and fans as Cap, he takes those awkward, every day situations and makes them hysterical. To better his comedy career, after graduating from college at Kent State...
  • Weird Al Yankovic to release a video a day off new record

    Weird Al Yankovic to release a video a day off new record

    Multi-Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic’s released his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun on July 14, 2014 on RCA Records. The album is now available in stores and online and features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the past year, including Pharrell Williams’ Happy (Tacky), Robin...
  • The Top 5 Reasons Gabriel Iglesias wants you to see 'The Fluffy Movie'

    The Top 5 Reasons Gabriel Iglesias wants you to see 'The Fluffy Movie'

    It's been a long and well earned road to stardom for comedian Gabriel Iglesias. His name might not ring a bell initially but when someone mentions "Fluffy" people immediately spring to life and say things like "I love him," and "he's so funny." The comedian wears his shoes thin with seventeen years...
  • Gibson Brands AP Music Awards tops AXS TV’s must-see list next week

    Gibson Brands AP Music Awards tops AXS TV’s must-see list next week

    AXS TV is dedicated to bringing its audience the best in music, comedy, current events, and mixed martial arts programing. The station is a partnership between visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS. With its emphasis on creating a lineup...
  • An understated and low-key David Sedaris means hilarious

    An understated and low-key David Sedaris means hilarious

    "Two months into the semester, my roommate broke up with his girlfriend. And I'm going to spend every day and night sitting here in this room until I figure out where I went wrong. You and me, little Buddy. It's just you, me, and Jethro Tull from here on out." Those are the words from David Sedaris...
  • See the Wayans brothers live on stage at the Star Plaza Theater

    See the Wayans brothers live on stage at the Star Plaza Theater

    You've enjoyed their comedy on the groundbreaking show"In Living Color," the sitcom "The Wayans Bros." or films like "Haunted House," "White Chicks" and the "Scary Movie" franchise. Now here's your chance to see Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon Wayans live on stage together. The comedy reunion takes...
  • Sarah Silverman and other one season 'Saturday Night Live' cast members

    Sarah Silverman and other one season 'Saturday Night Live' cast members

    Earlier this week, “Saturday Night Live” featured player Brooks Wheelan revealed that he was fired from the popular sketch comedy show with a tweet that read, “Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT...
  • NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' live show coming to the Paramount Theatre

    NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' live show coming to the Paramount Theatre

    The freshly revised season eight of "Last Comic Standing" is off and running on NBC, with lots of incredibly funny comics as well as hosts Roseanne, Russell Peters and Keenen Ivory Wayans. If you are tuning in every week, then you are already familiar with the great lineup of comics all battling it...
  • Movie review:  'Wish I Was Here' is here, there and everywhere

    Movie review: 'Wish I Was Here' is here, there and everywhere

    It's been 10 years since Garden State, the directorial debut for actor/writer/director Zach Braff, best known from the now defunct TV comedy series, Scrubs. That film wasn't a major box office smash, but it has developed into a sort of cult flick for college-agers and twenty-somethings. Braff...
  • Tim and Eric plus Dr. Steve Brule announce fall tour

    Tim and Eric plus Dr. Steve Brule announce fall tour

    The hilarious comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, known simply as Tim and Eric, are hitting the road this fall for a North American tour that will bring them from coast to coast. Their good friend and frequent collaborator Dr. Steve Brule, AKA John C. Reilly, will be joining the fun and...
  • Jerry Seinfeld is an indefatigable comedian

    Jerry Seinfeld is an indefatigable comedian

    Without a doubt, Jerry Seinfeld is one of the funniest comedians of his generation. Not only has the Brooklyn, New York born Seinfeld established himself as one of the best stand-up comics in history, he also revolutionized television with his long-running and hugely popular eponymous sitcom. Even...
  • New York comedy clubs offer everything but the kitchen sink

    New York comedy clubs offer everything but the kitchen sink

    Do you want top notch comedy mixed with gut busting laughter? Standing out from the humdrum venues, these New York comedy clubs will stimulate your funny bone and keep you coming back for more. The Comedy Cellar Are you a comedy sampler? On Monday, you want the clean comedy of Ellen DeGeneres and by...
  • Eddie Izzard: Performer extraordinaire

    Eddie Izzard: Performer extraordinaire

    It wouldn't be a misnomer to say that Eddie Izzard is a triple-threat - stand-up comedian, actor and self-proclaimed "straight professional transvestite" (or "executive transvestite," which is even more amusing). A former accounting student-turned-comedian, Izzard was born in South Yemen and moved...
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