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  • OC Fair concert preview: Jeff Foxworthy

    OC Fair concert preview: Jeff Foxworthy

    The Orange County Fair is usually the summer destination for all things rock and roll, with local legends and wold-famous acts alike taking center stage at the Pacific Ampitheatre. But sometimes comedy gets is fair shake, like on July 16 when Jeff Dunham will bring his ventriloquism act to Costa...
  • Seth MacFarlane: Intelligently offensive

    Seth MacFarlane: Intelligently offensive

    Since his humble beginnings, Seth MacFarlane has become somewhat of a household name when it comes to comedy and cartooning, if not for being a little crass and offensive at times. The bold nature of his work is something that you can’t get away from be you a fan of his adult-geared comedy programs...
  • Bill Cosby succeeds by always taking high road in comedy act

    Bill Cosby succeeds by always taking high road in comedy act

    While many comedians over the years have pushed the envelope as far as they can go, mistaking shock value for comedy, one man has always held steadfast to the beliefs that you don’t have to be raunchy to be funny. Over the years, Bill Cosby has remained one of America’s most beloved funnymen while...
  • Andrew Dice Clay proves successful comedy can also be counterproductive

    Andrew Dice Clay proves successful comedy can also be counterproductive

    Stand-up comedy might be the hardest entertainment vocation to pull off successfully in today’s environment. With anyone and everyone showing offense when they are made fun of, there is little to make jokes about these days. This isn’t a new thing though, as comedian Andrew Dice Clay has answered to...
  • Jim Breuer delivers controversial bit on America's World Cup loss

    Jim Breuer delivers controversial bit on America's World Cup loss

    Admit it, you got caught up in the excitement of the World Cup, didn't you? And with good reason, it was a monumental series as rousing as the "Rocky" movies... well, the better ones, at least. This year's World Cup captivated the nation and made soccer fans out of every single red-blooded American...
  • Monty Python reunite in London

    Monty Python reunite in London

    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones describes the members of Monty Python as “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money,” in a promo video for the comedy troupe's reunion shows. “Who wants to see that again, really,” he then asks. The answer is fans of absurdist...
  • Jim Gaffigan and more great comedians performing live this July

    Jim Gaffigan and more great comedians performing live this July

    Several amazingly talented comedians are performing live around North America throughout the month of July. Whether you are a fan of family friendly comedy, families who perform comedy or absurdist humor, one of these great acts will leave you laughing after a great night of live comedy. Jim...
  • David Koechner is no whammy: 'Anchorman' co-star will leave you in stitches

    David Koechner is no whammy: 'Anchorman' co-star will leave you in stitches

    You may not know David Koechner's name, but you know him. You know him as drunken sportscaster Champ Kind in the "Anchorman" films, Todd Packer on NBC's version of "The Office," or Gerald "T-Bones" Tibbins from his improvisation comedy days. Since the mid 1990s, the comedian from Missouri has been...
  • George Lopez shows his dramatic side in the new trailer for 'Spare Parts'

    George Lopez shows his dramatic side in the new trailer for 'Spare Parts'

    George Lopez is well known for his comedy, but a new trailer for his upcoming film “Spare Parts” shows Lopez's range as a dramatic actor. Lopez is also producing the film, which is due to be released early next year. “Spare Parts” follows four undocumented high school students from Phoenix as they...
  • Best characters and catchphrases from 'The State'

    Best characters and catchphrases from 'The State'

    When Tenacious D dropped their stellar Festival Supreme lineup last month, fans of the 1990s sketch comedy troupe The State were thrilled to see that the gang was getting back together for their first live show in five years. In honor of this momentous occasion, we wanted to take a look at some of...
  • Conan O'Brien really can't be stopped from winning audiences over

    Conan O'Brien really can't be stopped from winning audiences over

    The title of Conan O'Brien's documentary film was "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop." It wound up being a very apt moniker. O'Brien's much talked-about departure from "The Tonight Show" is a distant memory now that O'Brien has re-established himself both as a talk-show host - he now helms the self-titled...
  • Kathleen Madigan is the working-class woman's stand-up comic

    Kathleen Madigan is the working-class woman's stand-up comic

    Kathleen Madigan is at home on a comedy club stage. She also seems like she'd be at home sitting next to you at a local bar, or in your backyard at a neighborhood barbecue. The Missouri native is a working-class comic in every sense of that term, whether it's how she finds material in everyday...
  • King of Comedy:Will Ferell

    King of Comedy:Will Ferell

    Will Ferrell is a comedic actor and producer who brings some of the funniest movies of all time to our screens. Ferrell started telling jokes to his friends when he was just a small child, because he liked making people laugh. While in high school he was involved in many extracurricular activities...
  • Movie review:  'Obvious Child' a showcase for the talented comedian, Jenny Slate

    Movie review: 'Obvious Child' a showcase for the talented comedian, Jenny Slate

    Who knew a film about abortion could be so funny? Fired from Saturday Night Live after only one season (2009-2010), comedian Jenny Slate went on to find a good deal of success in the entertainment business, but never the kind that raised her to household name recognition. While the content of the...
  • Chris Rock achieved success on his own terms

    Chris Rock achieved success on his own terms

    Comedian Chris Rock has a relentless drive to succeed since he was a young man After establishing himself as one of the best standup comics in the business, Rock has hosted his own award-winning television show, created a hit sitcom, become a credible dramatic actor and has directed three feature...
  • 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from 'SNL' fame

    'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from 'SNL' fame

    Today, you know Jimmy Fallon as the guy that succeeded Jay Leno as host of NBC's iconic "The Tonight Show." But talk-show host is just his current title, as he's been one of the notable funny men of television since he became a featured player on another long-running NBC program, "Saturday Night...
  • Jeff Dunham helps bring puppets back into nationwide popularity

    Jeff Dunham helps bring puppets back into nationwide popularity

    Jeff Dunham is no dummy; he just entertains millions of people with them. The Texas-born ventriloquist and comedian brings to life a cast of eccentric characters - from Walter, the epitome of the stereotypical crotchety old man, to Achmed the Dead Terrorist - to express different viewpoints and make...
  • Tim Heidecker announces the return of 'On Cinema at the Cinema'

    Tim Heidecker announces the return of 'On Cinema at the Cinema'

    Movie fans rejoice! AdultSwim.com will be airing new episodes of “On Cinema at the Cinema” starting next month. “On Cinema's” host Tim Heidecker has announced via Twitter that the movie review show will kick off its summer season on July 2. He also surprised fans by stating that frequent guest and...
  • Amy Schumer & Jim Gaffigan top the Oddball Comedy Festival lineup

    Amy Schumer & Jim Gaffigan top the Oddball Comedy Festival lineup

    Funny or Die revealed the impressive lineup for its second annual Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. The festival, which will be touring across the U.S. in August and September, features some of the biggest names in stand-up, including living legends and underground favorites. The lineup is...
  • Judd Apatow interviews Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and more for new book

    Judd Apatow interviews Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and more for new book

    Writer/director/producer extraordinaire Judd Apatow has announced that his next book, “Sick in the Head,” will feature interviews with some of the best comedic minds in stand-up, film and television. The collection of funny conversations will be published by Random House to be released some time...
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