Ron McGehee keeps it funny, not filthy | The Vindicator
Stand-up comedian Ron McGehee, who makes his Mahoning Valley debut Saturday at Main Street Theater in Columbiana, wants you to know about his badge of honor. "I've never used an f-bomb," said McGehee, calling from Los Angeles. [Read More]
After 50 years, Smothers Brothers still mixing music and comedy | The Buffalo News
The comedy routine, in which Dick gently insists on precision as his brother inflates, confuses and confabulates in ever-more-amusing denials, omissions and lies, developed organically. It started at the very dawn of their careers in 1958, when the brothers noticed that people who turned out to hear their folk-singing were laughing at their between-songs banter. "So here we are, in our 51st year of doing something that was a sort of an accidental career," says Dick, chuckling slightly. [Read More]
Missing John Candy | BlogCritics Magazine
I was flipping through the channels and came across The Great Outdoors on TV yesterday. I had forgotten how incredibly funny that movie was and also how good John Candy was in it. It was a real shame to lose John Candy at such a young age. [Read More]
Eugene Mirman to open for Conchords | Indiana Daily Student
Eugene Mirman said that as a child, he wanted to be either a computer programmer, a pirate or a comedian. He attended Hampshire College, created his own major - comedy - and performed a one-hour standup as his thesis. [Read More]
Thomas Lennon acts, writes way to 'Reno 911!' and beyond | CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Thomas Lennon wouldn't mind being 17 again. He mentally can go back to those heady days at Oak Park-River Forest High School where he was "Zac Efron without the dreamy looks." Lennon wasn't in "High School Musical." He simply starred in every high school musical, but that's not the only way he stood out among his fellow Huskies. "I was the guy wearing acid-washed jeans with a blazer and a bow tie," Lennon, 38, says. [Read More]
Charlie Chaplin: Never afraid to stand up |'s Scott Johnson celebrates the life of "The Little Tramp," Charlie Chaplin, on the anniversary of his birth 120 years ago. [Read More]
Inside With: Jerm Pollet of Raspberry Brothers | The Apiary
Part of the New York movie-watching experience is suffering the occasional heckler. Comedically speaking, the signal-to-noise ratio of your average heckler is low. But now imagine a show in which the heckler has put considerable time and energy into his or her material. That's the idea behind Raspberry Brothers, a comedy-in-a-movie-theater show transplanted all the way from Austin, Texas, by Jerm Pollet. The local comic and musician has conscripted some top-shelf comedy guys to join him in the f... [Read More]
Thea Montgomerie-Anderson: From IT sales to stand-up comedy | ZDNet
Gags about techies - the IT Crowd aside - aren't exactly common. But then again there aren't that many people in the IT industry that have swapped software and hardware for stand-up comedy, either. Enter stage right Thea Montgomerie-Anderson, a 32-year-old former BPM software saleswomen who sold risk management and quality management software packages to the financial and insurance sectors, and who, after being made redundant last year, has traded in her City smarts for the stand-up comic's micr... [Read More]
MC Chris crossing boundaries of rap, animation, comedy - Boston Herald
There's no simple answer to who MC Chris is. Yes, he is a 33-year-old rapper who rhymes about "Star Wars' " Boba Fett and girls who watch "Serenity," but he is also a gifted artist who wrote for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows "Sealab 2021" and "The Brak Show." He was best known as the voice behind "Aqua Teen's" MC Pee Pants and Sir Loin, but quit working on Adult Swim full-time in 2004 to focus on hip-hop. He's since released six albums; the first installment of his latest, "Part Six Par... [Read More]
Jeff Dunham: More than a prop comedian - Contra Costa Times
"Even though people looked down on me — other comics looked down on me — and I was kind of chastised for being a 'prop' comic, I looked at it as an advantage because I could carry on dialogue, rather than monologue," Dunham says via e-mail. "It was a secret weapon." [Read More]