What's offensive? Cheap gags | Chortle
"The most offensive thing a comedian can do is go for the cheap laugh, a panel of stand-ups concluded today. Discussing the boundaries of comedy, performers agreed that using supposedly shock tactics - such as mentioning rape or paedophilia - without being able to justify the material was the worst offence a comic could commit." [Read More]
Greg Warren returns home (video interview) | Metromix St. Louis
You've probably seen him on Comedy Central, "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Last Comic Standing." Now, Greg Warren returns home for four days of shows at the Funnybone Comedy Club. We got a chance to chat Greg up before the shows, and hilarity ensued. [Read More]
'I'm Not Saying Your Mother's a Whore' - How Fox News Censored Jon Stewart vs. Bill O'Reilly | Gawker
Fox News has generously placed the full, unedited conversation between Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart online, so we can see precisely how unfairly and deviously Fox edited the interview in order to weaken Stewart's case: A lot! [Read More]
Jesse Thorn - Being more awesome, taking comedy seriously and experimenting with public radio | 3quarksdaily
Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Public Radio International's The Sound of Young America, a cultural interview program he grew from humble beginnings at KZSC, the radio station of his alma mater, UC Santa Cruz. He's also the proprietor of Maximumfun.org, which hosts such other audio ventures as Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Coyle and Sharpe: The Impostors and The Kaspar Hauser Comedy Podcast. Colin Marshall originally conducted this conversation on the public radio show and podcast The Marketplace ... [Read More]
Ladies of Laughing Skull - Danielle, Carmen and Jena | Funny not Slutty
In this Funny not slutty series we get to learn more about female comedian competitors in the upcoming Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, March 3-7 in Atlanta. With our first installment: Danielle Stewart, Carmen Lynch and Jena Friedman. [Read More]
Tom Arnold, king of goldfish, interview | Minneapolis St. Paul StarTribune
After more than a decade, the 50-year-old comedian has returned to his stand-up roots with a tour that brings him to Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery in St. Paul. It was at Hansen's club that audiences were first introduced to "Tom Arnold and the Goldfish Review" (his live goldfish would perform stunts, such as jumping through fire while wrapped in a condom and riding a toy motorcycle). [Read More]
How the Letterman-Oprah-Leno Super Bowl Ad Came Together | NY Times
Jay and Dave together? Could it be true? It is, and there they were, Jay Leno and David Letterman sitting on a couch - with Oprah Winfrey between them - upstairs at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Mr. Letterman tapes his show. [Read More]
When Your Son Is A Comedian - Greg Warren's mom writes about raising a comic
"When Greg gets together with the aforementioned neighbor, they manage to make random conversations sound like SNL bits, a residual result of years of playing comic foil to each other. They were funny kids on a street full of funny kids. They ran in a pack, tearing around in super-hero "Underoos" with towels for capes, safety-pinned to their backs." [Read More]
Indian-Canadian Comedian Russell Peters on Being Racial, Not Racist | WSJ
"Racist is I hate you for being you. Racial is I'm talking about different races and I'm talking about them from an educated, respectful point of view." [Read More]