STAND-UP COMEDY

Comedy On The Radio

February 5, 2009

It’s one thing to be funny for 10 minutes or 45 minutes, but it’s a whole other thing to be funny for 4 hours a day 5 days a week.  This week we welcome comedian and Sirius and XM Satellite radio personality Ken Zimlinghaus to talk about the special challenges facing comedians on the radio. […]

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Letterman Makes Amends For Past Hicks Mistake

February 5, 2009

Just saw this. Classy move by Dave. A shame it had to happen in the first place, but at least Dave tried to correct the mistake. As for the routine, surprisingly tame. I wouldn’t bat an eye if I saw similar material today. It must have doubly hurt Hicks to know that he watered down […]

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Standing Out In A Sea Of Crap

February 5, 2009

For any comedian who wants to succeed it’s not enough just to be funny, you have to be memorable as well.  NYC stand up comic Matt Ruby posted a brief but pointed story on the subject on his blog Sandpaper Suit.  He talks about how easy it is to be just another “dude telling jokes”. […]

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Extra Credit: Eddie Murphy

February 4, 2009

Our new friends over at The Laugh Track saw this week’s Required Reading and hipped us to this video from Eddie Murphy’s Delirious.  It’s a few deleted scenes from the special.  Thanks for making us all better comedy nerds. Now the next time you see some know it all talking all about Eddie Murphy you […]

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Required Reading – Ice Cream Man

February 2, 2009

This weeks Required Reading turns to the oh so very NSFW Eddie Murphy.  If you were like me and was “on the welfare” as a kid you will appreciate this clip from Delirious.  I know some people have forgotten but before Eddie was Norbit, Dr. Dolittle, and the Klumps he was an amazing stand up […]

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Making The Funny Come Out Of You

January 29, 2009

Last week we looked at where you get your sense of humor from (spoiler alert: it was the baby Jesus).  Now you know where your funny comes from but what do you do with it?  How do you turn it into actual humor that won’t make others want to pull out thier own eyes?  What […]

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Stand-Up Comedy Class Round-Up #1

January 26, 2009

Think you’re funny and want to take it to the stage?  Already on the stage but frankly not all that funny.  Check out our stand-up comedy class round-up and find the right class for you.   Also this only will help you if you live in NYC. Gotham Comedy Club Classes – 7 Classes and 1 […]

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