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EXCLUSIVE: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Comics Come Home 2013

This is the first of what we hope will become many cross-promotional efforts with our friends at The Laugh Button. If you love comedy, please make it a point to bookmark and frequent their fantastic site.

Each year for the past 19 years, Denis Leary has traveled to his hometown of Boston to put on a benefit show called Comics Come Home. Leary and his production company, Apostle, team up with The Cam Neely Foundation and its various offshoots to raise money that will benefit cancer patients and their families. In its 19th turn, Comics Come Home boasted one …

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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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Dave Chappelle Has Breakdown On Stage In Hartford

UPDATE: We now have video of what happened, provided after the jump. The footage begins a few minutes into the set, presumably after the crowd had begun disrupting the performance.

ORIGINAL POST: Dave Chappelle has returned to stand up comedy, and yet, on the fourth night of this tour, he has reportedly had an on stage meltdown. Reports are in that Chappelle did a few minutes of comedy in various lengths, with some reports saying as much as ten minutes and others as few as three minutes. Overall, what’s certain is this: the crowd in Hartford, Connecticut was loud …

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Woody Allen “Toying” With The Idea Of Returning To Standup, Touring

Holy shit, folks. This story is the real deal.

It’s weird to think in a time where most people recognize Woody Allen as an aging filmmaker who releases new works at least once a year that there was a time not too long ago when he would grace comedy club stages. Though decades have passed since that time, anyone doing research on Woody is bound to stumble across his standup work, and having revisited those releases recently myself I can say firsthand most the material still works like gangbusters.

According to a new interview with The New York Times, …

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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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Doug Benson Reveals ‘Gateway Doug’ Cover Art

Comedian Doug Benson has taken to Twitter to unveil the artwork for his highly anticipated new release, Gateway Doug.

Set for release July 9, which makes it the second release from Benson in under a year (third if you could GMER), Gateway Doug will feature recordings from Benson’s April 20 shows earlier this year. Recording on the universally proclaimed stoner holiday has become a staple in Benson’s career, and having seen him just last month we can tell you firsthand he has never been funnier. Click below to view the official Gateway Doug album art.

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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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MOVIE REVIEW: The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled

Film: The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled
Starring: Doug Benson
Directed by: Ryan Polito

Nearly six years have passed since Doug Benson first entered the documentary would with his sleeper hit Super High Me, and in that time the comedian’s popularity has continued to rise. Now, after teasing fans for the better part of a year, Benson has returned to the world of documentaries with a hilarious and engaging look into his life on the road in The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled.…

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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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UTG LIST: 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2012

We talk a lot about funny people, so it should go without saying that the following list is one of the hardest we’ve had to compile this year. When it comes to comedians there always seems to be a different and in some ways closer connection with the audience than any band can hope to achieve because, for the most part, the comedian is being more open and honest about themselves and how they view life than any amount of poetry or verse can allow. Comedians make an art out of being frank about life, and it’s that honesty that …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Maria Bamford

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

Comedian and actress Maria Bamford recently released her brand-new special, “Maria Bamford: The special special special!” via Chill.com’s new direct-to-consumer video platform, Chill Direct. The move has Bamford joining the likes of Louis C.K. and other comedians who are cutting …

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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 …