'Last Comic Standing's Jeff Dye comes to Poly - You'll "Dye" laughing
"I think a lot of comics just joke about sex a lot. I watch TV or I read the paper. I see homeless people. My jokes are pretty much from everything in life that's not dirty. I feel like I have a whole plethora of things to joke about," Dye said. [Read More]
Meta comedy: a new wave of humor today
The student newspaper of the University of Wisconsin explains 'meta' comedy: "His stand-ups include fairly plain jokes, but the real humor is in the explanation that he offers for the mechanics of the joke and why it's supposedly funny or not. Oftentimes, he digresses further, explaining his own reaction to the crowd response, and then referencing the meta-ness itself. Whoa! Meta-meta!" [Read More]
Louis C.K. - The Telegraph Herald Interview
"Everything else I've ever done has been related to stand-up. When I got into movies, it was because of stand-up. When I got into writing, it was because of stand-up. If I hadn't ever done stand-up, I guess I'd be homeless." [Read More]
UConn Rooftop Comedy Competition Wrap-up
Last night, the Student Union Theater held comedians and fans alike for the Rooftop Comedy competition held by SUBOG. Eleven UConn students vied for one of the eight spots on UConn's comedy team, which will be competing against 31 other college teams. [Read More]
dvd review - Christopher Titus - Love Is Evol
Christopher Titus is one of the lesser known, yet still absolutely commanding, comedians in the business right now. His last two comedy specials were greatly successful and so now he's back with an all-new look at love. Since his last special, he got divorced and found a new women and his former wife has put him through hell. Somehow, he manages to turn a lot of those experiences into hilarious looks at life. Whether it's riffing off the inner retard inside of all of us who wants nothing mor... [Read More]
Lisa Lampanelli: "women comics suck" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Interview
The "Queen of Mean" is an equal opportunity offender, and those she takes on the most — gays, women and various ethnic groups, including her beloved black men — beg for more. She talked with The St. Louis Post-Dispatch about her HBO special, other female comics and her upcoming book. [Read More]
Comedy Relationships - The Comedy Nerds podcast
The Comedy Nerds look at how the struggle to become a successful performer effects the relationships of comedians with other comedians. How do they deal with competing for the same job? Do they all secretly hate each other? Is a level of competition a good thing? We welcome back comedian and satellite radio personality Ken Zimlinghaus to help us figure it all out. [Read More]
Comedian Greg Hahn is like the best friend you've never met - The Kalamazoo News Interview
Comedian Greg Hahn has two speeds: Fast and nutso fast. His stand-up jokes seem to be all punch line. He won't wait for the audience to stop laughing. He quickly works himself into a rabidly goofy state, eventually pouring whatever drink (non-alcoholic, doesn't want to slow himself down) he has on himself and shaking his head like a dog jumping out of the water. [Read More]
Tony Rock arrested for DUI
Tony Rock has been arrested by California police for driving under the influence (DUI). Chris Rock's younger brother was pulled over by Highway Patrol officers at around 2.40am local time on Wednesday (18Feb09) after he was caught allegedly speeding down the 101 Freeway. [Read More]
Kyle Grooms - RooftopComedy Interview
This week on Funny Title Here, the absolutely hilarious Kyle Grooms. The state of hip-hop, acting, and how to stop a comedy show! [Read More]