Day: September 14, 2011

Artie Lange’s comeback, and he tells me about returning to the stage and to the radio

Artie Lange might not be back on Howard Stern, but his comeback is in full effect. Lange has been performing stand-up comedy regularly at The Comedy Cellar and appearing at other comedy clubs in New York City over the past couple of weeks, and today, Nick DiPaolo announced that he and Lange would have their own sports radio talk show. DiPaolo told his fans on Google+ (score one for Google’s new social network): “hey, guys, sports radio talk show with artie is supposed to start sept 26th in selected mkts. So far, miami, s.f., philly, dallas, and a couple...

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Ticket giveaway for Bill Bailey’s NYC run of shows for “Dandelion Mind”

British comedian Bill Bailey is starting a brief North American tour of his one-man show, “Dandelion Mind,” and The Comic’s Comic has a few pairs of free tickets if you’d like to see him perform it in New York City over the next couple of nights! Please let me know in the comments section if you’d like to see him, and how it is you’ve come to already know and enjoy Bill Bailey, and then I’ll let you know if you won. Easy peasy! His tour officially begins here tonight and runs through Sept. 17 at NYU’s Skirball Center,...

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On Conan, Baron Vaughn talks plane crashes and crackodactyls

Something old, something new from Baron Vaughn on last night’s episode of Conan. Not to worry, though: nothing borrowed, nor nothing blue. Wait. Is somebody getting married in this item? No. Just fun with words. Words with friends. I like the part when Baron Vaughn is on my TV. Roll the clip! As Conan O’Brien said, Baron Vaughn has a new CD out and you should buy it. It’s called Raised By Cable. Click the button to buy...

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New York Times seeks a food critic; top editor acknowledges Aziz Ansari’s interest in same

Social media sure is bringing us all together more than ever, isn’t it? Yesterday, the New York Times announced that it was moving Sam Sifton off of his food critic beat to become the paper of record’s national editor. Think of that what you will. The comedy comes in here. Michael Endelman, a features editor at Food & Wine magazine, suggested on Twitter that comedian Aziz Ansari take over as the NYT’s food critic. Which Ansari quickly latched onto, writing: “I’M IN!! Where you at @nytimes?” If you’ve followed Ansari’s stand-up and particularly his blogging on Tumblr, then you...

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