Ricky Gervais: Out Of England And Why Memorizing Is Important

November 17, 2008

Last night Ricky Gervais’ stand up comedy special Out Of England aired on HBO. It was mostly funny and he was, of course, charming as usual. However…

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Can A Successful Comedian Stay Funny After The Money?

October 31, 2008

This week we look at the effects of major success on a comedian.  Does becoming a success make it more difficult to write for the common man? How does a huge comic like Chris Rock determine what material works and what doesn’t when audiences like whatever they do. Most importantly, does success mean that it’s […]

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Comedy From The Capital

October 24, 2008

This week we welcome Stand-Up Comedian Nick Turner to talk about comedy in the nation’s capital and he shares stories of his tour with a controversial comedy play and much more.  Is comedy different as you move from major city to major city?  Do audiences treat comics differently?  Come find out with us. Play […]

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When Worse Is Better

October 3, 2008

Sometimes when things go bad for a comic it is actually good because now they have material. This week we look at that. Do comedians actually hope that when things go bad they get worse? Does it make a bad situation better knowing that they can perform it on stage? Would you trade a bad […]

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Alternative Comedy – What is it?

September 19, 2008

Perhaps the most overused phase in comedy today is “alternative comedy”. Most comedians, big and small define themselves as alternative comedians.  But with all these alternative comedians you can’t help but ask, alternative to what? This week we try to define alternative comedy.  Are comedians really overusing it?  Is today’s alternative comedy tomorrow’s mainstream comedy?  […]

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Live versus Taped?

August 31, 2008

Have you ever seen a comic perform live and thought they were great then saw them on TV and felt like you were watching a completely different performer. There are just some people and some things that only work live. This week we look at what may be the cause of that. What works for […]

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Is the Joke Dead

August 25, 2008

This week we look at the joke.  We examine some of the worlds oldest jokes in the world and try to figure out if they relate in any way to today. We also look at if it’s possible that the joke in it’s “two dogs walk into a bar” style is in fact dead.  Why […]

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