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Stand-up comedy => Two Kids, One Hall at Sacramento

Two Kids, One Hall at Sacramento

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Comedians Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald, from the famous Canadian sketch troupe "The Kids in the Hall" which aired on HBO and CBS n the 1980s and '90s are hitting the road to do stand up comedy. The two stand up comedians will perform at Sacramento's Punch Line Comedy Club on October 13-16.

Stand-up comedy => Stand Up Comedy Contest with a Live Show as a Prize

Stand Up Comedy Contest with a Live Show as a Prize

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The cafe chain Costa Coffee has launched a stand up comedy competition with no cash prize. The competition is for new-comers in stand up comedy and the ultimate prize are two gigs at the Comedy Store, with no chance of being “gonged off.”

Stand-up comedy => 7 top MMA Fighters good for Stand-up Comedy

7 top MMA Fighters good for Stand-up Comedy

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Rampage Jackson always has something funny to say. In fact, he is one of the funniest fighters to listen to. From the fact that he tries to seduce female reporters to the fact that he appeared in the 2010 movie: The A-Team, shows that he is also an entertainer and could be either a stand up comedian or a actor.

Stand-up comedy => Stand Up Comedy Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Stand Up Comedy Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Ryan Joudrey is going to host a stand up comedy night fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada to help patients and their families who have been afflicted with this type of disease. The comedy night called Light the Night will take place on October 15 at the Bridgewater Days Inn and Convention Centre. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => Chris Tucker Brings His Stand Up to New Orleans

Chris Tucker Brings His Stand Up to New Orleans

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Stand up comedian Chris Tucker is going to perform in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, September 23. The stand up comedy show held at the UNO Lakefront Arena is part of Chris Tucker’s 14-city tour. Gates open at 8 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => Demetri Martin Performs at the Syracuse University

Demetri Martin Performs at the Syracuse University

Monday, 19 September 2011

Stand up comedian Demetri Martin will bring his humor at the Syracuse University on Friday, October 12. The stand up comedian will perform in Goldstein Auditorium at 8 p.m. in the show co-sponsored by University Union and the Panhellenic Council.

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Monday, 19 September 2011

"Weird Al" Yankovic returns to the small screen to present his first special since 1999. Comedy Central will debut the World Premiere of “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour on Saturday, October 1st at 9pm. The Alpocalypse Tour stand up comedy concert will be released on DVD Blu-ray and digital download via Comedy Central Home Entertainment in North America on October 4.

Stand-up comedy => Stand up comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Egyptian

Stand up comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Egyptian

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Stand up comedian Paula Poundstone is going to bring of her unusual attire and her humor at the Egyptian Theatre, Idaho on Friday, September 23. The gates to Paula Poundstone’s stand up comedy show open at 8 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => Comedy Roast of Charlie Sheen will air on: 19 Sep. 2011

Comedy Roast of Charlie Sheen will air on: 19 Sep. 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011

The comedy roast of Charlie Sheen took place. It will be aired on the 19th of September at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In total, nine roasters took on Charlie Sheen and jokes ranged from the fact that he lost he's job on Two and a half Men to prostitutes and drugs. Even Charlie Sheen's children came up in a few jokes.

Stand-up comedy => Political Comedy for the October 2011 Coalition

Political Comedy for the October 2011 Coalition

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Famous stand up comedians will gather on Wednesday, September 21 at the Bowery Poetry Club to benefit the October 2011 Coalition. The show will start at 6 p.m. and there will be stand up comedy performances from comedians like Janine Brito, Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, John Fugelsang and Jamie Kilstein. This night of political comedy will be hosted by Dennis Trainor Jr.

Stand-up comedy => Stand Up for Heroes Benefit Gathers Top Comedians

Stand Up for Heroes Benefit Gathers Top Comedians

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

On November 9, the Beacon Theatre will be filled with top class stand up comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and the Max Weinberg Big Band. The event is called Stand Up for Heroes and it has as purpose to raise funds to help injured service members and their families as they return to their communities.

Stand-up comedy => Jo Brand Stands Up for Animals Benefit

Jo Brand Stands Up for Animals Benefit

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Stand up comedian Jo Brand is the head line act for a comedy night in the benefit of the UK’s International Animal Rescue (IAR). The event hosted by the self titled “king of light entertainment” Lenny Beige is being held at the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday, September 23. The doors open at 8 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => Paralympics Athletes Offended by Russell Brand!

Paralympics Athletes Offended by Russell Brand!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Stand up comedian Russell Brand is known for his unconventional brand of stand up comedy. He is not afraid to offend and this time, his target was the paralympic athletes, which Brand said they have “novelty value”.

Stand-up comedy => Lewis Black is The Prophet!

Lewis Black is The Prophet!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Stand up comedian Lewis Black is going to release a new comedy CD on September 27. The Prophet is one of Black’s earliest recorded comedic performances, taped in 1990. Now you have the chance to witness the birth of one of the most famous stand up comedians of today.

Stand-up comedy => Louis C.K. Performs at the Durham Performing Arts Center!

Louis C.K. Performs at the Durham Performing Arts Center!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Stand up comedian Louis C.K. is going to perform a stand up comedy concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The star, director, writer and editor of the FX comedy series Louie will stand up at the Durnham Performing Arts Center on October 21.

Stand-up comedy => Stand Up Comedian Kevin Hart Scores Big Time!

Stand Up Comedian Kevin Hart Scores Big Time!

Monday, 12 September 2011

The freshly released stand up comedy movie got Kevin Hart $2 million in its opening weekend. Kevin Hart’s Laugh at My Pain stand up comedy movie was a great hit at the US box office. Even if the stand up comedy movie Laugh at My Pain only opened in 99 cinemas, it produced an average of $20,000 per screen.

Stand-up comedy => Don Friesen Performs at the Napa Valley Opera House!

Don Friesen Performs at the Napa Valley Opera House!

Thursday, 08 September 2011

Stand up comedian, satirist and impressionist Don Friesen is going to perform one of his high energy shows on Tuesday, September 13 at the Napa Valley Opera House. Doors to the Don Friesen comedy show open at 7:30 and the audience have to expect the stand up comedian t perform his satire of his life as a suburban husband and father of two trying to get through the day with a little money in the bank and a bit of dignity intact. All of this comes in a pack with a mix of eclectic impressions including John Lithgow, Gary Busey and Dr. Phil.

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Thursday, 08 September 2011

Comedy Central will release the very first stand up comedy video by Nick Kroll on September 13. Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool DVD will be released on the same day with the premiere of new episodes of The League on FX, the TV show the stand up comedian is famous for.

Stand-up comedy => Will Chris Tucker Come Back On Screen?

Will Chris Tucker Come Back On Screen?

Wednesday, 07 September 2011

Even if actor and comedian Chris Tuck has been of the radar for quite a while now, he is up for two new movies: David O. Russell’s The Silver Lining’s Playbook and Akiva Schaffer’s Neighborhood Watch, according to Variety. The comedian also started doing stand up comedy again this year.

Stand-up comedy => Michael Ian Black Stops at Theatre 99!

Michael Ian Black Stops at Theatre 99!

Wednesday, 07 September 2011

Stand up comedian Michael Ian Black is currently on a comedy tour called Black Is White and he is going to perform in Charleston at Theatre 99 on September 10. Michael Ian Black will perform two stand up comedy shows, one at 8 p.m. and the other at 10 p.m.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2011

What was on everybody’s lips until now was finally confirmed on Tuesday when the Academy announced that Eddie Murphy is the one to host the 84th Oscar Academy Awards which will occur February 26 in Los Angeles.

Stand-up comedy =>

Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Comedian T.J. Miller is going to release a comedy rap album called The Extended Play EP on September 13. Best known for his roles in Cloverfield, She’s Out Of My League, and Yogi Bear, Miller shows of his talents in this amazing hip-hop/pop/folk album filled with galore, great beats, and funny lyrics.

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Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Patton Oswalt’s new stand up comedy CD will be released in conjunction with Oswalt's Showtime special, which premiered on Monday, September 5, of the same name. The special will also air on Comedy Central next year. Finest Hour stand up comedy album is his fourth and will be released by Comedy Central Records on Tuesday, September 20th.

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Murphy Will Host the Next Oscars?

Eddie Murphy Will Host the Next Oscars?

Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy has shown great interest in hosting the 84th Academy Awards in 2012. It is said that the comedian in discussions with those behind the scenes: producer Brett Ratner presenting his name to president Tom Sherak. The Oscars will air on February 26, 2012.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Sarah Hyland Returns Home for Stand Up Show

Comedian Sarah Hyland Returns Home for Stand Up Show

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Comedian Sarah Hyland returns to her native Louisville to headline a stand up comedy concert alongside Lindsay Boling and Courtney Kay Meyers. The comedian will perform starting Thursday and until Sunday at the Comedy Caravan, Louisville, Kentucky. Stand up comedian Sarah Hyland and her fellow comedians will offer Louisville six nights of stand up comedy, beginning with 8 p.m. every night.

Stand-up comedy => Katt Williams Takes on a Mexican in Phoenix

Katt Williams Takes on a Mexican in Phoenix

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Stand up comedian Katt Williams performed in Phoenix on Saturday and during his stand up comedy concert he started a rather offensive change of words with a man from the audience. Stand up comedian Katt Williams is known as being one of the rawest comedians today, so one might expect that his stand up comedy concerts are not for the easily offended.

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Monday, 29 August 2011

Irish-Iranian stand-up comedian Patrick Monahan won the audience vote after competing against two other finalists and he is now officially the winner of this ITV 1?s ‘Show Me the Funny’ 2011 edition. He is now the happy possessor of £100,000 and about to embark a nationwide tour. The next step is the release of his own stand up comedy DVD.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Adam Riches Won Edinburgh Comedy Award

Comedian Adam Riches Won Edinburgh Comedy Award

Monday, 29 August 2011

Comedian Adam Riches has won this year’s Foster Edinburgh comedy award, on Saturday, beating the post joint favorite Nick Helm and four other nominated acts. His swingball and Daniel Day-Lewis impersonation got the stand up comedian the most prestigious prize in UK comedy.

Stand-up comedy => Ray Romano Is Back to Stand Up Comedy

Ray Romano Is Back to Stand Up Comedy

Friday, 26 August 2011

After this summer’s cancellation of the Men of a Certain Age comedy show, stand up comedian Ray Roman found himself without any job. But he immediately turned to performing live stand up comedy and he can be seen at The Mirage, Las Vegas today and Saturday. As an opening act, Ray Romano will have the stand up comedian and actor Jon Manfrellotti.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Nick Helm Had the Best Joke at the Edinburgh Festival!

Comedian Nick Helm Had the Best Joke at the Edinburgh Festival!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Stand up comedian Nick Helm has only been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for two years and already had won the award for best joke for his Snow White gag. The stand up comedian beat better-known acts including last year’s winner Tim Vine to the award created by TV channel Dave.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Arj Barker Performs in Taranaki

Comedian Arj Barker Performs in Taranaki

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Stand up comedian Arj Barker is a well known figure on the stand up comedy scene, especially in New Zealand where he currently resides. The comedian best known as Dave from Flight of the Conchords is going to perform one of his live stand up comedy shows on Saturday, at the TSB Showplace, New Plymouth. The show is starting at 7:30 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => Marc Maron Stands Up for Cleveland!

Marc Maron Stands Up for Cleveland!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Stand up comedian and host of WTF podcast Marc Maron is going to perform live at Hilarities inside Pickwick and Frolic, Cleveland, from Thursday until Sunday. The shows are scheduled as follows: Thursday, 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10:15 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => The Nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Are Here!

The Nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Are Here!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Today, they were announced the nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. In the run for the Best Comedy Show are character act Adam Riches, leading Irish stand-up Andrew Maxwell and alternative Australian comic Sam Simmons. For the Best Newcomer, the fight is between Humphrey Ker and Thom Tuck, two of the tree members of The Penny Dreadfuls sketch.

Stand-up comedy => The Superstars of Comedy Perform at the California Center for the Arts

The Superstars of Comedy Perform at the California Center for the Arts

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

It rarely happens that for one night four notorious stand up comedians to perform on the same stage. But on Saturday, September 24 the California Center of the Arts, Escondido presents the Superstars of Comedy stand up comedy show, featuring comedy stars from NBC, ABC and Comedy Central. The four stand up comedians that form the Superstars of the Comedy are the famous Scott Wood, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Gilbert Esquivel and Jimmy Burns.

Stand-up comedy => Stand Up Comedian Joan Rivers Performs in Napa

Stand Up Comedian Joan Rivers Performs in Napa

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Stand up comedian Joan Rivers has scheduled a comedy show in Napa, on this Friday, August 26. She brings his unique and hilarious stand up comedy show at The Uptown Theatre on 1350 Third St, Napa beginning 8 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Joe DeRosa Comes Back with a New Release Called Return of the Son of Depression Auction

Comedian Joe DeRosa Comes Back with a New Release Called Return of the Son of Depression Auction

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Comedian Joe DeRosa comes back with a new stand up comedy digital album called Return of the Son of Depression Auction. DeRosa’s new stand up comedy album is a follow-up album to his latest critically acclaimed album The Depression Auction and will be released on Tuesday, September 6.

Stand-up comedy => The Annual Fargo Comedy Festival Is About to Begin!

The Annual Fargo Comedy Festival Is About to Begin!

Monday, 22 August 2011

The Fargo Comedy Festival is going to begin this Friday, August 26. The comedy festival is only at its second edition, but it has many comedians in store for us this year. Hosted by Eric Zeis, a local stand up comedian, the Fargo Comedy Festival 2011 will take place at the downtown Fargo Civic Center, North Dakota with the first show beginning at 8 p.m.

Stand-up comedy => Mick Foley Stands Up for RAINN!

Mick Foley Stands Up for RAINN!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Former wrestling legend player Mick Foley is going to perform a stand up comedy show in order to raise money for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network). The show is scheduled on Wednesday, August 24 at Governor's Comedy @ The Brokerage in Bellmore, New York.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Louis Katz Will Perform Tonight on NBC!

Comedian Louis Katz Will Perform Tonight on NBC!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Stand up comedian Louis Katz has scheduled a comedy performance on NBC on The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The NBC show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will start at 12:35 p.m. and the stand up comedian is expected sometimes during the show.

Stand-up comedy => Red Green to Perform in Cornwall!

Red Green to Perform in Cornwall!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Red Green is not a real person. He is Steve Smith’s stage persona from the Red Green Show and he is going to perform his unique stand up comedy show in Cornwall, Ontario, on October 6, with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Steve Smith, or better known Red Green, is famous for his strange stand up comedy shows in which he uses his brand of duct tape as a comedy accessory.

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