January 2011

Stand up Comedy: Bill Maher against religion: Religulous

Bill Maher against religion: Religulous

Bill Maher Religulous is Bill Maher's latest movie, a documentary in which the host of Real Time with Bill Maher does what he does best: mocking religion.After making controversial commentaries about religion in Bill Maher Politically Incorrect or Real Time with Bill Maher, the stand up comedian gather up with the director Larry Charles and releases Religulous on 3rd of October 2008, an intriguing documentary with Bill Maher monolgues and full of interviews with different people with different religions.

Stand up Comedy: Seinfeld cast reuniting on Curb Your Enthusiasm!

Seinfeld cast reuniting on Curb Your Enthusiasm!

Seinfeld's cast will be reuniting on Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm new season, which premiered on September 20, on HBO. Seinfeld's main characters: Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander (George Costanza), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine Benes) and Michael Richards (Cosmo Kramer) will be playing themselves in the third episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, called "The Reunion".

Stand up Comedy: Eddie Murphy doesn't retire! He returns for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Eddie Murphy doesn't retire! He returns for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Eddie Murphy quashed retirement rumors and he stated that he is going to film Beverly Hills Cop IV, because the "third Beverly Hills Cop was horrible"."I didn't want to leave it like that. The first two were cool and the third one was sh---y" the actor continued laughing.

Stand up Comedy: Richard Pryor - The first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize

Richard Pryor - The first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize

The great comedian that change the face of the modern comedy, Richard Pryor, was honored the first Mark Twain Prize, inaugarated in 1998.The first annual Mark Twain Prize took place at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on the 18th of October, 1998. The prize is America's foremost award and was named after the humorist and novelist Mark Twain and is to be awarded to those who had great contribution to American humor.

Stand up Comedy: The Richard Pryor award, canceled after only one year

The Richard Pryor award, canceled after only one year

The Richard Pryor Award was inaugarated in 2004 at The Fringe Festival, to be judged by the legendary comedian Richard Pryor and his wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor.

Stand up Comedy: Pablo Francisco: Special Guest at the annual Comedy Central Park!

Pablo Francisco: Special Guest at the annual Comedy Central Park!

Pablo Francisco, known for his great stand up comedy shows Ouch! or Bits and Pieces is the special guest at the annual Comedy Central Park. The event will take place on the 19th of June 2009, at 8:00 PM, in the New York City's Central Park, starring Gabriel Iglesias with Pablo Francisco as Special Guest.

Stand up Comedy: Pablo Franscico's MySpace page in top 3

Pablo Franscico's MySpace page in top 3

Pablo Francisco, the star of Comedy Central, known for his Little Tortilla Boy routine is one of the best represented comedians in the online. The comedian has a fancy and most important, up to date website, where you can find all kind of information, from biography to his latest tour dates and even an online shop.

Stand up Comedy: Dave Chappelle fights Dane Cook over stand up comedy endurance record

Dave Chappelle fights Dane Cook over stand up comedy endurance record

Through the whole of 2007, two of the best comedians, Dave Chappelle and Dane Cook faught over the endurance record at The Laugh Factory. The battle started on the 10th of April, when the stand up comedian Dane Cook broke the near-three hour (2 hours, 41 minutes) record set in 1980 by the great comedian Richard Pryor.

Stand up Comedy: Dave Chappelle sued again by his former manager

Dave Chappelle sued again by his former manager

The comedian Dave Chappelle was sued again in 2008, by Mustafa Abuelhija, the comedian's former manager, being accused of failing to pay the settlement from their first trial in 2005.

Stand up Comedy: Dave Chappelle's impromptu show drew thousands people to Portland, Oregon

Dave Chappelle's impromptu show drew thousands people to Portland, Oregon

Dave Chappelle showed up Tuesday in Portland, Oregon and treated his fans with an impromptu show, Wednesday morning. After walking away from the TV deal for the Chappelle Show in 2005, the great comedian known also for his Block Party or his stand up comedy shows For What It's Worth and Killin' Them Softly, he kept a low profile until this month.

Stand up Comedy: Chris Rock's Kill The Messenger, nominated for the 2009 Emmys

Chris Rock's Kill The Messenger, nominated for the 2009 Emmys

Chris Rock's stand up special Kill The Messenger has three nomination for the 2009 Emmy Awards. On the 16th of July 2009 were announced the Emmy nominees, one of the favorites being the popular comedian Chris Rock.Known for his talent as stand up comedian and writer, Chris Rock was nominated with his latest stand up comedy special Kill The Messenger for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and also for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Stand up Comedy: Chris Rock is selling himself for charity!

Chris Rock is selling himself for charity!

Chris Rock is "selling" himself for the Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, a program started by the comedian's wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. In order to sustain the cause of Journey for Change, Chris Rock launched this new charity auction, the bid being a day with the comedian on the set of his new movie Death of A Funeral, in which he stars alongside Martin Lawrence.

Stand up Comedy: Jeff Dunham was banned in South Africa

Jeff Dunham was banned in South Africa

ASA, the South African Advertising Standards Authority banned a TV commercial for a ringtone with Jeff Dunham's puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist. ASA's decision comes after a complaint filed by Moegamat Khan, a citizen who is concerned that this ad brings the impression that all Muslims are terrorists and is offensive to the Islamic religion. "To associate this divine inspiration to a terrorist is offensive to the people who believe in him [Muhammad]"Â the ASA said.

Stand up Comedy: George Carlin begins Rehab

George Carlin begins Rehab

George Carlin decided to enter an alcohol and drug treatment program, to stop his dependence on alcohol and Vicodin painkillers. The comedian stated that the alcohol rehab and drug rehab were his choice, because he acknowledges his problems.

Stand up Comedy: The legendary comedian George Carlin died

The legendary comedian George Carlin died

The legendary comedian George Carlin, famous for George Carlin 7 words routine died on 22nd of June of heart failure. After being admitted to St John's Hospital, complaining of chest pain, George Carlin died later that day at 5:55 p.m. Because those were his wishes, no public or religious services of any kind were held and he was cremated.

Stand up Comedy: Mark Twain Prize for George Carlin stand up comedy career

Mark Twain Prize for George Carlin stand up comedy career

On 10th of November 2008, George Carlin became the Mark Twain Prize for American Humors first posthumous recipient. The comedian known for george carlin 7 words or "seven words you can never say on television" was honoured at 4 months after his death. George Carlin stand up comedy career was this way appreciated at its true value.

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