Archive for the ‘Comedy’ Category

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‘The Jim Norton Show’ Premieres With Mike Tyson And Dana White

I think it’s fair to say that Jim Norton has had an overwhelming month. In early July, the co-host of The Opie And Anthony Show, Anthony Cumia, was fired from SiriusXM over a controversial series of tweets.

Jimmy, who was third chair on the show, is now faced with finishing out his contract alongside longtime radio personality and now self-proclaimed COMPLETELY F’D RADIO HOST Gregg “Opie” Hughes. The two have been taking it day by day, dealing with the backlash of media critisicm along with the traitorous accusations of longtime listeners. Opie and Jim have since been reaching out …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Steve Byrne

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Steve Byrne’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Comedian Steve Byrne‘s latest special, Champion, is the focus of this week’s Stand-Up Tuesdays, and I can’t think of a more fitting title. They may say that nice guys finish last, but Byrne is clearly on top of his …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Kurt Metzger

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Kurt Metzger’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Enter the world of slippery driving and sky mosques with me as we take a look at comedian Kurt Metzger‘s first special, White Precious, in this week’s Stand-Up Tuesdays. Released last week on CC: Stand-Up Direct and premiering last …

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Dr. Steve Brule Joining Tim And Eric For North American Tour

The Adult Swim tour of your dreams just became a reality.

Tim and Eric have announced a new North American tour that is set to begin later this year. As with many surprise visits during past tours, the comedic duo will be joined by the one and only Dr. Steve Brule (AKA John C. Reilly), who will enlighten audiences with great bits of knowledge about all areas of life.

It’s the show of a lifetime and it’s coming to ‘virtually every major city in America’ over the course of five weeks. The dates are as follows:

Thu. Sep. 4 – …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Jon Fisch

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Jon Fisch’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

I’m particularly excited to bring you this week’s Stand-Up Tuesdays, as this week, we take a look at the latest release from New York-based comedian Jon Fisch – an incredibly talented comedian I’ve had my eye on for the past five …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: ‘I Am Road Comic’

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny. This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Jordan Brady’s I Am Road Comic. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we take a look at the long-awaited follow-up to Jordan Brady’s 2010 cult hit documentary, I Am Comic, in which Brady examines the personal and professional lives of road comics. I Am Road

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Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron & More Join 2014 Oddball Comedy Tour

The world’s largest traveling comedy festival is returning for a second year, and if I am being completely honest it may boast the most exciting lineup of the year.

The Oddball Comedy Festival made its initial debut in the summer of 2013 with a multi-city tour that boasted a lineup including Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, and nearly a dozen additional comedians performing at every single stop. The 2014 installment not only boasts a bigger lineup, but it also plans to reimagine the way the festival works. Each show this summer will feature a unique lineup of comedians, but …

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Chris Rock Announces First Stand-Up Comedy Tour In Six Years

It may be hard to believe this, but more than half a decade has passed since Chris Rock last graced the live stage as a stand-up comic. His most recent special, Kill The Messenger, was recorded in 2008 and released in early 2009, which makes it so old that the majority of the material still references the George W. Bush administration. Woof.

Earlier this week, Chris Rock surprised fans when he announced on Jimmy Fallon’s late night television show that he is returning to the stand-up stage this fall with a new nationwide tour. Dates for the run have …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Dan St. Germain

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Dan St. Germain’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Comedian Dan St. Germain may be “Bad at the Good Times,” but when it comes to putting out his first comedy CD, he’s oh-so-good. The debut effort from St. Germain, which was released today via aspecialthing Records, proves that …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: ‘Live from Jamestown: Latenight @ Lucy Fest’

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Rooftop Comedy’s Live from Jamestown: Latenight @ Lucy Comedy Fest. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we celebrate the 2013 Lucy Comedy Fest with Rooftop Comedy’s Live from Jamestown: Latenight @ Lucy Fest, which was released last month. Featuring performances from Myq Kaplan, Jackie Kashian, …

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Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme Reveals 2014 Lineup, Tickets On Sale Friday

Tenacious D have announced the lineup for the 2014 installment of their one-day-only comedy and music extravaganza, Festival Supreme.

Joining the group casually known as ‘The D’ for the Los Angeles based event will be a plethora of headlining talent, including Metalocalypse’s Dethklok, Cheech & Chong, The State, Margaret Cho, Nick Kroll, and UTG favorite Doug Benson. There will also be performances by TJ Miller, Dr. Demento, Jenny Slate, The Eagles Of Death Metal, and more. You can view the full lineup, as well as the official poster for this year’s event, at the end of this post.

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Myq Kaplan

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Myq Kaplan’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

It’s been a wicked good year so far for comedy specials filmed in Boston, and the subject of this week’s Stand-Up Tuesdays will no doubt become a favorite for me. Comedian Myq Kaplan‘s new special, Small, Dork and Handsome was …