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Louis C.K. Releases HBO Special ‘Oh My God’ For $5, Includes Extended Cut

The last two years have essentially been a whirlwind as far as Louis C.K.’s career is concerned. His hit show on FX catapulted his already celebrated comedy career to dizzying new heights, and by taking control of all future standup releases Louis made himself one of the most successful comics of all time. When he released his first digital-only special through his site he single-handedly changed the comedy landscape forever, and he’s continuing to use that method of reaching consumers today with the release of Oh My God.

Some fans may remember hearing about, or potentially even seeing Oh

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MOVIE REVIEW: Let Me Explain

Film: Let Me Explain
Starring: Kevin Hart
Director: Leslie Small

In addition to the CGI epics and animated adventures dominating the cineplex this holiday weekend, 800 screens will be hosting the first standup film to grace theaters in quite some time. Let Me Explain brings current standup king Kevin Hart’s recent sold out Madison Square Garden performances nationwide, and the results are good enough to warrant skipping the zombies, monsters, minions, and masked cowboys also vying for your box office dollar.…

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Comedian Doug Benson Titles New Album

Every year comedian Doug Benson records a new one-hour special on April 20, and 2013 was no different. Performing at Cobb’s in San Francisco, Benson recorded a series of sets with opener Graham Elwood to later be cut and trimmed down into one fantastic comedy special. 2011 gave us Potty Mouth, 2012 showcased Benson’s Smug Life, and in a few months 2013 will be the year he offers everyone their first taste of Gateway Doug. No release date for the album has been set as of yet, but if he sticks to his usual routine a late …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Erik Griffin

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

Comedian and actor Erik Griffin has joined forces with SideOneDummy Records to release his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One on March 12, 2013, marking the first ever comedic signing for the renowned indie/punk rock record label. The album features …

STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Ari Shaffir

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

On Tuesday, February 5, comedian and host of the popular podcast “The Skeptic Tank”, Ari Shaffir, became the latest in a growing line of comedians to self-release a special direct to fans. His first ever special, “Passive Aggressive”, …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Ray Harrington

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

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing the subject of today’s Stand Up Tuesdays perform at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre and was absolutely delighted to realize that I already had my hands on a copy of his soon-to-be released CD. Hailing …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Robert Buscemi

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

On January 15, Rooftop Comedy released the third album from comedian Robert Buscemi, aptly titled, One Pretty Peacock, successfully resulting in a new comedy crush for yours truly.

Seriously. This guy’s just amazing.…

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Joe Rogan

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

Last month, comedian Joe Rogan joined the latest growing trend in comedy by self-releasing his new special, “Joe Rogan: Live From the Tabernacle” through his website for only $5 – and in doing so, managed to slip this one …

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Joe Rogan Self-Releases ‘Live From The Tabernacle’ Special

We teased its release yesterday, and now fans of Joe Rogan’s comedy can rejoice worldwide because his new special, Live From The Tabernacle, is officially for sale on his website.

To be perfectly honest, we were so excited Joe’s special was finally available that we woke up a little extra early today to watch the footage before heading into the office. It goes without saying that comedy is a subjective art form, but the sixty minutes contained within this special had us crying with laughter again and again. Rogan is at the top of his game with …

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PREVIEW: Joe Rogan Live from the Tabernacle

Probably the coolest consumer-facing innovation in comedy in 2012 was the rise of self-released special. Whether it be a new hour-long video, album, or something as simple as announcing tour dates, comedians in 2012 followed the lead of Louis CK more than ever and began taking their business into their own hands. Next up on the digital special bandwagon is UTG favorite Joe Rogan, who will release his new Live From The Tabernacle special exclusively through his own website starting tomorrow, December 18. The special will cost only $5 and feature a full hour of new material. You can view …

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Tig Notaro’s Cancer Stand-Up Routine For Sale On Louis CK’s Website

On August 3 this year, Tig Notaro announced that she had cancer in the form of a bold new comedy routine. In her own words, she “was expecting an awkward, quiet show,” but instead got major buzz when several comedians said it was one of the greatest comedy sets of all time, treating a very serious subject with delicate care but great hilarity. Louis CK even said “In 27 years doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night.”

Now, Louis CK is offering the audio recording …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Louis C.K.

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 Louis C.K. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

It’s official: I am madly in love with Louis C.K.

The Boston native and comedian extraordinaire has released yet another amazingly cheap special via digital download available through his website, Word – Live at Carnegie Hall, only a few months after …