Day: February 7, 2009

Comedy Central Presents: Joe DeRosa

The first time I ever saw Joe DeRosa, he was opening for Dave Chappelle in an arena packed with 8,000 fans who had no idea who DeRosa was. He came out strong and agressively won them over. But this Philadelphia-area native didn't have to worry so much when taping his first Comedy Central Presents, because the crowd already was on his side. So he could rest easy, take his time, and tell us what's really on his mind, from acknowledging he hates pretty much everyone, is as horrible at sports video games as he is at sports, he has come to terms with being adopted, thinks moms should not try to be sexy, and will gladly tell you about the worst paying gig he ever accepted. I don't think it's a spoiler alert to tell you that the Insane Clown Posse is involved. Roll the clips! Jokes.com Joe DeRosa – Car Service Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Get Funny RingtonesMore Funny Videos Jokes.com Joe DeRosa – Moms Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Get Funny RingtonesMore Funny Videos Jokes.com Joe DeRosa – Fast Food Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Get Funny RingtonesMore Funny...

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Comedy Central Presents: Dan Levy

Dan Levy grew up in Connecticut, attended comedy factory Emerson College in Boston, and now plies his stand-up trade in Los Angeles. For his first Comedy Central Presents, Levy shared what is was like running into Justin Timberlake at the gym, warned against doing drugs while sightseeing in Amsterdam, suggested sending so-called "reality stars" into war, demonstrated why his mother is a big fan, but not his biggest, and had several routines involving cell phone trickery. Roll the clips! Jokes.com Dan Levy – Justin Timberlake Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Get Funny RingtonesMore Funny Videos Jokes.com Dan Levy – Amsterdam Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Get Funny RingtonesMore Funny Videos Jokes.com Dan Levy – War Vs. Pop Culture Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Get Funny RingtonesMore Funny...

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Carlos Mencia’s Hurricane Katrina jokes get him uninvited to Mardi Gras

In the three years and five months since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, many comedians have cracked jokes about Katrina and the city. You can Google it if you'd like a refresher. Several stand-ups mocked the naming process for hurricanes, or how the government failed to respond (heckuva job, Brownie, springs to mind), or even poked fun at some of the more colorful things Mayor Ray Nagin had said. But Carlos Mencia broke the easiest rule of thumb for comedians to follow after a massive tragedy: Never make fun of the victims. So New Orleans residents cried foul when the Krewe of Orpheus picked Mencia to be a performer and celebrity rider in this year's Mardi Gras parade, going so far as to suggest protesting or boycotting him during the parade, and Orpheus uninvited him late on Thursday. (Nola.com, Times-Picayune) Celebrities still on board this year include Joan Rivers, the Reno: 911 crew and Jim Belushi. In a statement, Orpheus Captain Sonny Borey said the club became aware of "certain remarks Mr. Carlos Mencia has made in regards to New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina," and "our krewe is very sensitive to the feelings of our community and the way our city is viewed." They had named Mencia as a celebrity parade performer barely a day earlier, not knowing about his New Orleans put-downs. Mencia's defenders say this is about...

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