Day: November 21, 2011

The evolution of Mick Foley: From “hardcore legend” wrestler to stand-up comedian

Mick Foley’s wrestling comeback hasn’t fared quite as well as he might have hoped in the past week, getting slammed to the mat — “Rock Bottomed” — by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson last Monday during WWE’s live “RAW” telecast. But just hours after Sunday night’s “Survivor Series” pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden, Foley traveled a few blocks down Eighth Avenue to perform stand-up at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Foley’s stand-up comedy last night wasn’t done as a lark nor as a stunt. He was making good on a promise he had made to the UCB comedians to...

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[Sponsored Post] Domtar imagines a paperless version of “The Office”

Think the folks at Dunder-Mifflin have it tough enough in Scranton? What if more and more offices went paperless? That’s actually a thing. But instead of viewing clips from The Office, take a look at these “Really Really Short Films” for Domtar. Learn more at Paper Because. First they go crazy with rationing. Then they try selling paper on the black market. And finally, acceptance. They make do without paper. Domtar is a sponsor of The Comic’s...

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Owen Benjamin takes off on 30-day #funnyonthefly mission with Southwest Airlines

Many people will take flight today for business or pleasure, but only comedian Owen Benjamin is doing it for both, and will keep flying the friendly skies for the next 30 days. What’s the catch? It’s a promotion for Lenovo’s IdeaPad Tablet K1 and Southwest Airines. Two summers ago, Mark Malkoff lived aboard a commercial aircraft for 30 days and nights. Malkoff had set a Guinness World Record for most flight segments, visiting 38 cities during 135 flights covering 109,000 miles. Owen Benjamin (@owenben), who will be Tweeting his experience daily @funnyonthefly in addition to posting updates on YouTube and Flickr...

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IFC announces Portlandia: The Tour!

Do you love IFC’s new sketch comedy series, Portlandia, but don’t live anywhere near Portland, Ore.? Not to worry, because Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are bringing their eclectic comedy and musical tastes to a city near you. If you live near one of these six cities. IFC announced Portlandia: The Tour, which will hit six cities at the end of this year and into January 2012, featuring Armisen and Brownstein, performing live music and presenting sneak-peek clips from their show’s second season, which begins Jan. 6, 2012. Tickets go on sale Tuesday. The Portlandia tour dates: Dec. 27,...

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