Month: June 2008

Jim Norton hosts Live at Gotham

Jim Norton hosted this weekend’s Live at Gotham on Comedy Central. I enjoyed his backstage bits of wisdom as much as his onstage material. Here, for example is Norton giving ample advice and warnings to would-be stand-up comedians… And even when you’re performing, then you’ve got your fellow comedians to worry about… Here are clips from Norton onstage… And more backstage...

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Live at Gotham: Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson may have drawn a short straw this week on Last Comic Standing, but she got plenty of airtime last night on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Here is Jackson’s bit explaining why being a comedian makes her good marriage material: More from Jackson after the jump. Erin Jackson on birth control: On why she and her best friend could not be strippers: On the crazy nature of today’s Tooth...

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The truth about Last Comic Driving

OK. So we’ve had more than a few weeks now of this silly little Last Comic Driving contest, and it’s time to spill some beans. For one thing, anyone else consider it odd that NBC put the first contestant, Andrew Norelli, up on Hulu, but no one else? Conspiracy? Or did they just think, er, maybe no one wants to see this again? So far we’ve seen Andrew Norelli, Whitney Cummings, J. Chris Newberg, Jacob Sirof, Alycia Cooper and Eddie Pence take the not-so-hot seat in the Honda Pilot. In the back seats, it’s often hard to even hear what’s going on in the front. How do they fix this? Well, first off, the pay the passengers. Sure, you guessed that part already, didn’t you? I read online elsewhere that someone thought the other contestants were the passengers. Oh, what misery that would be. No, no. You shall pay me to sit in a car and listen to multiple takes of comedy. Also, you shall put this car on a trailer, because I don’t trust Brit lady to drive and talk and look at the camera at the same time. I like Brit lady. I really do. But, no driving in Los Angeles, please. In that case, why don’t you just park the car for a while? OK. Done. And, well, how are we supposed to hear what you’re...

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20 words you can’t say on a podcast for cell phones

Max Silvestri, who takes part in Best Night Ever podcasts for the Best Week Ever site, got his hands on the super duper (as in, not super, so just duper?) list of 20 words that cell phone networks consider "Level 0" and will not be heard in broadcast form over said cell phones. So, piehole is OK, but cornhole (and corn-hole) is not OK? Hmmm. The rest of the list is here. Of course, we can only imagine what the late George Carlin would have done with this...

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