Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Mark Normand

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 Mark Normand’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Though my to-do list keeps growing exponentially, there’s one album that’s been waiting patiently for its chance to shine in Stand-Up Tuesdays. Mark Normand’s debut comedy album, Still Got It, was released digitally by Comedy Central a couple of weeks …

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ Red Band Trailer: Here’s To The Future!

Comic-Con International is currently taking place in San Diego, California. We are not on site, but thanks to the mysterious powers of the internet we’re able to bring you all the biggest news and reveals from the convention floor without having to take a single step outside our apartment / headquarters. For example, this…

Paramount Pictures was one of the first studios to hold a panel during this year’s SDCC, and they made it a point to pull out all stops to ensure their films received coverage. One of the biggest surprises of the night came when Clark Duke made …

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Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Becomes First No. 1 Comedy Album in Half a Century

Last week, “Weird Al” Yankovic took the internet by storm when he relentlessly debuted 8 music videos including parodies of everything from Pharrell’s “Happy” to Lorde’s “Royals” in order to celebrate the release of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, on July 15. In addition to the success of the hilarious and star-studded music videos, Yankovic reached a monumental achievement of his lengthy 28-year music career:

As of this morning, Mandatory Fun has topped the charts, making it Yankovic’s first ever number 1 album on the Billboard 200. Even more impressive, the record is the first number 1 comedy …

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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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Robert Kelly’s ‘Live At The Village Underground’ Will Premiere At The Rhode Island International Film Festival

Robert Kelly is the best comedian you have yet to fall in love with, and even if you have I am sure there is room in your heart to love him just a bit more.

Last month, Robert Kelly made headlines in the comedy world when he filmed an appearance at NYC’s Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground. That show, which was filmed by the one and only Bobcat Goldthwait, has become a feature length cinematic event that will soon be premiering at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Robert Kelly: Live At The Village Underground will host its …

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Weird Al Flips The Script On “Blurred Lines,” Teaches Grammar In “Word Crimes”

Weird Al” Yankovic released a new album today. Bearing the oxymoronic title Mandatory Fun, the album is Yankovic’s last on his current contract with RCA, making him an independent artist for the time being. He’s been doing the rounds on podcasts – Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies, and more – to promote the album. More notably, though, Weird Al is releasing eight music videos in eight days.

For the first one, the “Happy”-aping “Tacky,” Weird Al enlisted Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, Eric Stonestreet, Margaret Cho, and Aisha Tyler to get gaudy and dance. That …

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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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Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader Shine In ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Trailer

Since showing at Sundance, The Skeleton Twins has had the internet buzzing about the impeccable chemistry of its stars. Those stars are Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, who are once-estranged siblings now reunited in the wake of tragedy. The Craig Johnson-directed film follows the two as they work out their not insubstantial issues and the various skeletons (ahem) they’ve hidden away, dragging along hapless fiance Lance (Luke Wilson) and others (including Ty Burrell) in the process.

The film is, as many have noted, a dramatic turn for the two Saturday Night Live alums, both of whom are known …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Tommy Johnagin

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 Tommy Johnagin’s comedy career. 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 brand new release from comedian Tommy Johnagin, aptly named Stand-Up Comedy 3, which was released today via Rooftop Comedy. Recorded at Comedy Works in Denver, Stand-Up Comedy 3

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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 …