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Stand-up comedy => Comedians Stand Up for Cancer Patient!

Comedians Stand Up for Cancer Patient!

Friday, 15 July 2011

They say “laughter is the best medicine” and a team of stand up comedians are putting it in practice, doing a benefit stand up comedy show for a girl diagnosed with cancer. They know that they can’t beat cancer with jokes, but they try to raise money for the girl’s hospital bills, at least.

Stand-up comedy => Laughter Against the Machine Needs Your Help!

Laughter Against the Machine Needs Your Help!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Laughter Against the Machine is a new stand up comedy project proposed by stand up comedian W. Kamau Bell in collaboration with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green. The trio started a Kickstarter account to finance the project in his full name: Laughter Against the Machine: A Tour Documentary.

Stand-up comedy => Nick Griffin at Mason City!

Nick Griffin at Mason City!

Friday, 15 July 2011

After more than 20 years of doing stand up comedy, Nick Griffin still has it. Making people laugh was his wish and at the age of 20, Nick Griffin had his first stand up comedy routine at an open mic night in Kansas City. After he finished college, the stand up comedian moved to New York City and his biggest wish was to appear on “Late Night with David Letterman”. Griffin’s dream came true after 15 years and for his felt like playing in the Super Bowl.

Stand-up comedy => From Toilets to Stand Up Comedy!

From Toilets to Stand Up Comedy!

Friday, 15 July 2011

All great stand up comedians reached their fame by hard work and perseverance. None of them where born famous, they all earned every laughter from the audience trough their talent and passion for stand up comedy. The passion for stand up comedy is what drives each and every stand up comedian to fight hard and earn a place on stage. Canadian comedian Christophe Davidson knows this better than everyone: he started his stand up comedy career by washing toilets at a comedy club.

Stand-up comedy => Norm Macdonald Stands Up!

Norm Macdonald Stands Up!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Stand up comedian, actor and writer Norm Macdonald is having a stand up comedy show tonight, at the Wilbur Theatre, at 7:30 and 10 p.m., along with Steve Fromstein. With his latest show, “Sports Show With Norm Macdonald”, was cancelled due to low ratings, Norm Macdonald is very glad he is a stand up comedian so he doesn’t have to get another job.

Stand-up comedy => Wanda Sykes Goes to Hawaii to Stand Up!

Wanda Sykes Goes to Hawaii to Stand Up!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Wanda Sykes is a stand up comedian and actress, best known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also has her own late-night talk show, The Wanda Sykes Show, premiered in 2009 on Fox, airing Saturday nights.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian John Hastings Films DVD at Ottawa!

Comedian John Hastings Films DVD at Ottawa!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Even if stand up comedy was not his first choice and not the road he expected to go on, John Hastings is new very excited about stand up comedy. He went to Concordia University Theatre School and planned to be an actor. But soon he realized that acting is not going to work for him. ”I'm just not built to be an actor, and I have big problems taking huge swaths of direction, especially in a theatrical setting," said Hastings.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Dana Carvey Is Back in Business!

Comedian Dana Carvey Is Back in Business!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Stand up comedian Dana Carvey, best recognized as “Saturday Night Live’s” Church Lady and as the nebbish metal-obsessed sidekick Garth from “Wayne’s World” as well as for his dead-on impression of the elder George Bush, is going to have three stand up comedy shows in July 14 – 16.

Stand-up comedy => Jerry Seinfeld is Selling His House!

Jerry Seinfeld is Selling His House!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The famous stand-up comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld, best known for playing himself in the sitcom “Seinfeld” is selling his house in Telluride, Colorado.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Ryan Staples is Recording a Stand-up Comedy Show!

Comedian Ryan Staples is Recording a Stand-up Comedy Show!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The Worcester stand-up comedian Ryan Staples always thought of doing stand-up comedy, but never had the courage. This was until a friend summoned him to tell some jokes at a photography exposition. That was the decisive moment for Staples.

Stand-up comedy => Jimmy Carr to the Hexagon! Again!

Jimmy Carr to the Hexagon! Again!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Successful stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr will perform tonight to The Hexagon at Reading, one again. He had performed here with other occasions and people loved him a lot, so he decided to return on the Hexagon stage again.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Demetri Martin to perform in New Zealand!

Comedian Demetri Martin to perform in New Zealand!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

From his appearances on The Daily Show to his popular stand-up specials, Demetri Martin has become the premiere hipster comedian in America. He is heading New Zealand and will perform his stand-up comedy show in Wellington at Wellington Opera House and Auckland at Auckland Skycity Theatre on August 28 and 29.

Stand-up comedy => Toronto Comedians Return Home to Perform for the First Time!

Toronto Comedians Return Home to Perform for the First Time!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Adam Wallace Downey and Andrew McLean Chapman are two young Toronto stand-up comedians and close friends. They went on tour this summer around Toronto and Ottawa and now they head to their hometown, West Carleton, to perform for the first time stand-up comedy. They hope they can end properly this summer tour.

Stand-up comedy => Happy Birth Day Bill Cosby!

Happy Birth Day Bill Cosby!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

He needs no introduction, no presentation because when you say Bill Cosby you say one of the greatest comedians around, a black stand-up comedian and actor who made himself famous world wide. On Thursday, the great Bill Cosby turns 74 years. He is 74 and he is still on his feet, performing stand-up comedy and being involved in the public life like few others are.

Stand-up comedy => Laughing Stock Is Looking for Comedy Talents!

Laughing Stock Is Looking for Comedy Talents!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The Laughing Stock Comedy Festival will be back this fall in Salt Lake City, starting October 22 at The Complex. So, if you have the skills to stand-up, the festival’s administration opened the registration season.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Jeff Blanchard at Cuyahoga Falls!

Comedian Jeff Blanchard at Cuyahoga Falls!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Stand-up comedian Jeff Blanchard is performing on July 16 at the Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls. Born in Chagrin Falls, Blanchard is best known for hosting, alongside Scott Miller, "The WNCX Morning Show" on WNCX Radio, starting April 2009.

Stand-up comedy => Kyle Kinane at Nutt Street Comedy Room!

Kyle Kinane at Nutt Street Comedy Room!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane, rising star in the comedy show business today, is going to perform for the first time in Wilmington. The stand-up comedian is going to perform two nights in a row at the Nutt Street Comedy Room on July 15 and 16.

Stand-up comedy => R.I.P Dick Carter!

R.I.P Dick Carter!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

After a long and truly full life, Richard Fielding Carter, widely known as Dick Carter died on Saturday, July 9, at his home in Concord, California. He was 91 and he died of “old age” – health problems related to his age

Stand-up comedy => Chris Tucker on the Road!

Chris Tucker on the Road!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker, best known for his role as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday, is preparing for a new stand-up comedy tour this fall. He has already announced were his performances are going to be at, and they are not just a few. Tucker will have 18 stand-up comedy shows beginning at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California, on August 19th and the last stop will be at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, on November 26th.

Stand-up comedy => Doug Stanhope Records New DVD!

Doug Stanhope Records New DVD!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Doug Stanhope, the American stand-up comedian and author known for his abrasive comedy routines and performing while smoking cigarettes and drinking on-stage, is ready to release another stand-up comedy DVD. Even if his album Oslo: Burning the Bridge to Nowhere is kind of a new release on the stand-up comedy market, the stand-up comedian decided working at some new material.

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Monday, 11 July 2011

In the light of latest events, stand-up comedians want to help rise funds for families in Joplin who were affected by the May 22 tornado. This is why Yakov Presents STAND UP FOR JOPLIN, gathered a lot of stand-up comedians eager to perform on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 7pm in the Taylor Performing Arts Center at MSSU.

Stand-up comedy => Seinfeld Still Has It!

Seinfeld Still Has It!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Stand-up comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is a very popular stand-up comedian, best known from his sitcom “Seinfeld”. Even if the show ended in 1998, people forgot neither the comedian, nor the show. One would think that Seinfeld has nothing to say, more than he said in the 9 seasons of his sitcom, but this proved to be wrong.

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Basketball player Ron Artest has other passions besides playing ball and, apparently, one of his passions is stand-up comedy. Maybe this is the reason why Ron Artest is going to host a stand-up comedy show on Friday. The stand-up comedy show called “Ron Artest: The Ultimate Comedy Tour” is Artest’s first real contact with stand-up comedy and it will challenge his comic skills rather than his physical skills.

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Monday, 11 July 2011

As the Glee Club Birmingham’s 2011 Autumn comedy season approaches, a lot of big names are announced. Performances start October 6 and they last until November 9, so an entire month of stand-up comedy! The venue of the comedy festival, Glee Club, is a very famous one, having won the Chortle Award for Best Comedy Venue in the Midlands and East for three consecutive years (2009-2011).

Stand-up comedy => Comedy and Music at Salem Theatre Company!

Comedy and Music at Salem Theatre Company!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Salem Theatre Company will organize a two night series of performances in their July 2011 Music and More Series. The firs night will be dedicated to stand-up comedy and the second night to music.

Stand-up comedy => David Koechner Live show (Sat. 7/9 at 10pm) [in 3 hours] Watch it live now!

David Koechner Live show (Sat. 7/9 at 10pm) [in 3 hours] Watch it live now!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Tomorrow night (Sat. 7/9) at 10pm PT, grab a webcam and interact with David Koechner (Anchorman, The Office) as he joins Dr. Aggro Cocky (Matt Besser) and his crazy characters in The Back Room live from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood! Also featuring Andy Daly, Josh Fadem and musical guest Mike Phirman! We'll give out a signed Anchorman poster to one lucky person who goes live on video!

Stand-up comedy =>

Friday, 08 July 2011

When stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr wrote a book about her new life running a 40-acre macadamia and livestock farm on Hawaii, the Lifetime network offered her own reality show. The network ordered 16 half-hour episodes of a “docuseries” named “Roseanne’s Nuts”.

Stand-up comedy => The Roast of Charlie Sheen May Be Restricted!

The Roast of Charlie Sheen May Be Restricted!

Friday, 08 July 2011

As we all know by now, the roast of Charlie Sheen, former star of “Two and a Half Men” will film on September 10 in Los Angeles and will premiere on Comedy Central on September 19. Comedian Charlie Sheen declared himself that “You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while. It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

Stand-up comedy => Stand-up Anywhere!

Stand-up Anywhere!

Friday, 08 July 2011

Doing a successful sand-up comedy show is not always easy. Beside the jokes and the style the stand-up comedian has, it is very important where the stand-up comedy show is being held. The situation often changes when it comes to a big hall opposite to a basement club. This is the reason why, Holy Taco came up with a challenge for young stand-up comedians.

Stand-up comedy => Larry David Is Returning to Stand-up Comedy?

Larry David Is Returning to Stand-up Comedy?

Friday, 08 July 2011

Larry David is an actor, writer, stand-up comedian, and producer. He is best known as the co-creator and co-writer of Seinfeld, and for starring as a semi-fictionalized version of himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm. But before this shows, Larry David did some stand-up comedy. He gave it up for the collaboration with Jerry Seinfeld.

Stand-up comedy => Comedian Jimmy Brogan at the Grange!

Comedian Jimmy Brogan at the Grange!

Friday, 08 July 2011

Stand-up comedian Jimmy Brogan is in the stand-up comedy branch for 25 years. This has brought him worldwide recognition and a lot of fans. This time, he is heading to the Grange Community Center in Cherry Valley to work his stand-up comedy magic, alongside other fellow stand-up comedians. The date of the stand-up comedy show is set for July 16.

Stand-up comedy => Laugh Your Ashville Off!

Laugh Your Ashville Off!

Friday, 08 July 2011

Now at its 5th edition, Laugh Your Ashville Off comedy festival is going to begin on Tuesday, July 12 and ends on July 16. It all started when stand-up comedians Charlie Gerencer and Greg Brown wanted to make Western North California one of comedy’s homes. Now, Laugh Your Ashville Off comedy festival has become very popular and stand-up comedians from all over the country want to participate, as well as a wide audience.

Stand-up comedy => Amnesty Sands Up for the Freedom of Speech!

Amnesty Sands Up for the Freedom of Speech!

Friday, 08 July 2011

Stand-up comedy is, in essence, a human right because it gives the opportunity to speak one’s mind. But this was not the case for Burmese stand-up comedian Zarganar who was sentenced to 35 years in jail in 2008 for criticizing the response of the military junta to Cyclone Nargis. Therefore, South London Amnesty group is campaigning for the release of the stand-up comedian.

Stand-up comedy => Jim Gaffigan on the Spotlights!

Jim Gaffigan on the Spotlights!

Friday, 08 July 2011

Actor and stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan is a man who loves comedy, especially stand-up comedy. Even if he is a busy actor, he finds time for stand-up comedy. Jim Gaffigan can be seen performing stand-up comedy Saturday, July 10 at the Borgata.

Stand-up comedy => David Alan Grier performs at Treasure Island!

David Alan Grier performs at Treasure Island!

Friday, 08 July 2011

Actor and stand-up comedian David Alan Grier, best known for his work on the sketch comedy television show “In Living Color” and “Jumanji” is going to perform his stand-up comedy show today, at 9 p.m. at the Club at Treasure Island.

Stand-up comedy => Paula Poundstone at BergenPAC!

Paula Poundstone at BergenPAC!

Friday, 08 July 2011

Currently on a national stand-up comedy tour, stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone is going to stop at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, New Jersey on July 21 at 8 pm for one of her stand-up comedy concerts.

Stand-up comedy => Lisa Lampanelli on Broadway?

Lisa Lampanelli on Broadway?

Friday, 08 July 2011

Stand-up comedian Lisa Lampanelli is hoping to have a Broadway one-woman show and is now working on writing the script, according to New York Magazine. The show has not received a name yet, but the stand-up comedian knows the topic: it is going to be about food. Before, her stand-up comedy shows revolved around men and food. But now, because he is married, she is going to stick to food.

Stand-up comedy =>

Thursday, 07 July 2011

Stand-up comedian Lewis Black wanted to try his luck in writing many years ago. So six years ago, he started writing a play called “One Small Hitch”. The storyline of the play is a wedding day that is heading for disaster when the bride (Megan Ketch) is on the verge of meeting an old ex-boyfriend (Justin Long) who wants to stop her from getting married.

Stand-up comedy => Bob Saget Stands Up for the Casino Ballroom!

Bob Saget Stands Up for the Casino Ballroom!

Thursday, 07 July 2011

Stand-up comedian Bob Saget heads out for a new stand-up comedy concert at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, on Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. This comes after another stand-up comedy performance at the Newport Yachting Center which is being held this evening.

Stand-up comedy => Stand-up Comedy Preview at Newcastle!

Stand-up Comedy Preview at Newcastle!

Thursday, 07 July 2011

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is approaching fast, but until then, the stand-up comedians have to warm up their performances. Therefore, stand-up comedians Hebburn (born Jason Cook) and Patrick Monahan are going to preview their stand-up comedy shows prepared for Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Laughter Live next Tuesday (July 12) at Sunderland Empire.

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