Day: November 4, 2009

FX’s The League performs live at Largo

Intrigued by the comedian collaboration that is the new fall sitcom on FX called The League? Well, how would you like to see these guys show off their individual funnyman skills? If you're in Los Angeles tonight, you can do so at Largo. Nick Kroll hosts, with guests including Jon Lajoie, Steve Rannazzisi and others from The League — plus appearances by Fabrice Fabrice, Bobby Bottleservice and other very special guests. One night...

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Two Mikes win New York’s Funniest Stand-Up

How did two Mikes win the 2009 New York's Funniest Stand-Up contest? Well, it wasn't Michael and Michael having issues, because Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black didn't even enter; and it certainly wasn't Mike and Mike in the Morning, because that's a sports talk-radio show. No and no. The contest, part of the New York Comedy Festival, had two winners this year thanks to the addition of the People's Choice Awards. Myq Kaplan took home the trophy and the cash prize as winner of the contest. But the audience said Mike Vecchione, who narrowly missed out on the prize last year, deserved to be honored — and he won the People's Choice Award and will get to do so in Los Angeles when the awards are handed out in early 2010. Who gets custody of the award's opening slot in the New York Comedy Festival, as well as a weekend of gigs at Carolines? I don't know. Considering both guys would have done both already, I'm sure they'll work it out. Congrats to...

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Blaine Kneece wins the 2009 Andy Kaufman Award with taped performance

I'm not sure how the finalists for the 2009 Andy Kaufman Award coped with having "Tony Clifton" host the event. Talk about a distraction! Blaine Kneece knew how to overcome it all, though — my Internets tell me that he's a New Yorker who originally hails from the Philadelphia area, and had made the finals of the Kaufman Award twice before — and used a taped performance piece to take home the trophy and cash prize. Since it's on video, it's also already on YouTube. How about that? So here goes. It's all part of the New York Comedy Festival. Watch and...

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