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  • Get ready to laugh with this Chicago fall comedy preview

    Get ready to laugh with this Chicago fall comedy preview

    If you want to get a laugh or two while enjoying a night out in Chicago, then you’re in the right city. From bars off the beaten path to well-known spacious arenas, there are plenty of places to catch a comedy performance this fall. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights of the upcoming season...
  • Baltimore Fall comedy preview

    Baltimore Fall comedy preview

    Tom Arnold will headline at Magooby's Joke House this fall. Big name comedians like Tommy Davidson and Steve Hofstetter will also be making appearances in Baltimore. One comedy club even has a regular act of a comedian who does magic tricks. Baltimore Comedy Factory Greg Morton stops by the...
  • Joan Rivers: a life in comedy

    Joan Rivers: a life in comedy

    Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 at age 81. The sharp-tongued Rivers started out as a comedian on stage and on TV, and got her big break on “The Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson. Her signature line “Can we talk?” began her stand-up routine and invited the audience along on her...
  • KC Improv Festival invites patrons to join in the comedy creative process

    KC Improv Festival invites patrons to join in the comedy creative process

    The 14th Kansas City Improv Festival opened this past weekend on The Kick Comedy Theater stage in Westport. It will continue this next weekend with two performances at the Off Center Theater in Crown Center. There were two-three act sessions on Saturday night. Guests walked in near the end of the...
  • Chris Rock's 'Top Five' is a big deal at TIFF

    Chris Rock's 'Top Five' is a big deal at TIFF

    This past Saturday night, Chris Rock's new film “Top Five” made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to much acclaim. The project, written, directed and starring Rock, evoked big laughs from the audience and now several major studios are vying for the distribution...
  • Jamie Kennedy finds laughs in almost every situation

    Jamie Kennedy finds laughs in almost every situation

    There's not much Jamie Kennedy can't get a laugh out of. As he's demonstrated repeatedly over the years, the shameless comic and actor from Pennsylvania can find humor whether he's got a script or not, whether he's portraying a character or simply being himself. Some of Kennedy's roles seem to play...
  • The long, varied and outspoken career road of Janeane Garofalo

    The long, varied and outspoken career road of Janeane Garofalo

    She's primarily known as a comedian, but Janeane Garofalo has had a career that really doesn't fit into one box. Garofalo has been a comedian, actress, and now more recently political commentator and radio host. According to a PaperMag interview, Garofalo's career began thanks to a 1990 chance...
  • Frank Caliendo coming to The Orleans in October

    Frank Caliendo coming to The Orleans in October

    Comedian, impressionist and actor Frank Caliendo will be bringing his comedy act to The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 17 and 18. The high-energy comedian is taking time out of his busy television schedule for a the national stand-up tour that includes a stop in Las Vegas. Caliendo stage show can best be...
  • Comedian Sean White records live album during two sets at Timothy O'Tooles

    Comedian Sean White records live album during two sets at Timothy O'Tooles

    Chicago-based comedian Sean White headlines two stand-up comedy shows at Timothy O'Toole's Pub (622 N. Fairbanks Ct.) on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. You can be a part of this live album recording which promises to be deeply hilarious. The debut album, Dead and Gone, will focus...
  • Joan Rivers' best jokes and quotes

    Joan Rivers' best jokes and quotes

    Joan Rivers' death on Sept. 4, 2014 has left her fans feeling the sadness associated with losing such a hysterical and unflinching comedic voice. Her daughter Melissa said in a statement, “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know...
  • Joan Rivers passes away at age 81

    Joan Rivers passes away at age 81

    The comedy world has lost a legend today as Joan Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York at the age of 81. Rivers was a fearless comedian who never shied away from any topic big or small. Throughout her over 50-year career, Rivers constantly created new and exciting opportunities for herself...
  • San Antonio Fall comedy preview

    San Antonio Fall comedy preview

    Fall is a big season for comedy in San Antonio in 2014 with a superstar visiting the Tobin Center, NBC’s Last Comic Standing coming to town and a big few months at San Antonio’s two comedy clubs. The biggest star coming in to San Antonio will be Bill Cosby, who will be visiting the Tobin Center on...
  • Buffalo fall comedy preview

    Buffalo fall comedy preview

    If you want to see stand-up comedy, there's no better place to be this fall than Buffalo. Over the next few months, venues in and around the Queen City will host some of the biggest names in comedy as well as up-and-coming stars who are poised to become the next big thing. The truly exciting list of...
  • Flight of the Conchords' funnyman Jemaine Clement to return to HBO

    Flight of the Conchords' funnyman Jemaine Clement to return to HBO

    The musical-comedy duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, known as Flight of the Conchords, developed a cult-following after their eponymous television series debuted on HBO in 2007. Fans of the show, which went off the air in 2009, are in luck as one half of the hilarious duo has announced that...
  • Adam Levine's Michael Jackson impression: the Maroon 5 singer's funniest moments

    Adam Levine's Michael Jackson impression: the Maroon 5 singer's funniest moments

    On Tuesday night, Adam Levine had "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" viewers laughing with his impressions of Michael Jackson singing the theme to popular kids' program "Sesame Street" and what Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder would sound like performing "The Muffin Man." You can watch the spot-on...
  • Michael Ian Black: comedian, writer, TV personality, and always funny

    Michael Ian Black: comedian, writer, TV personality, and always funny

    Whether he's performing himself or offering commentary on someone else, Michael Ian Black has become a well-known name in comedy. With as many credits as he has to his name, and as many different roles as he's played in the industry, you'd be forgiven for thinking he's everywhere. Black is one of...
  • Michael Showalter brings the laughs in almost every way possible

    Michael Showalter brings the laughs in almost every way possible

    Michael Showalter is a funny man, and he's had no shortage of opportunities to showcase that fact. Whether as a performer, writer, or even playing a version of himself, the Princeton-born comedian knows how to tickle the audience's funny bone. Getting his first major public exposure through his work...
  • Matt Groening: Meet the man who brought you 'The Simpsons'

    Matt Groening: Meet the man who brought you 'The Simpsons'

    You know and love FOX's long-running animated comedy "The Simpsons" - in fact, you just watched an entire twelve-day marathon of all 522 episodes courtesy of sister network FXX - but how much do you know about the man who created the yellow empire? That would be Matt Groening, award-winning...
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    Live Review: Oddball Comedy Festival infuses Labor Day with laughs in Chicago

    Those who were looking for laughs this Labor Day weekend didn't have to go far to see all of their favorite comedians in one place as the Oddball Comedy Festival took over the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in the Chicago suburbs for a killer night of comedy. Though the 10 comedians who performed on...
  • Tim & Eric and other great comedians performing live this September

    Tim & Eric and other great comedians performing live this September

    This September some of the funniest comedians around are taking their shows on the road for hilarious live performances. Whether you are a fan of crowd work, absurdist comedy or deadpan delivery, one of these great acts will have you cracking up with a fantastic night of comedy. Tim and Eric &...
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