Day: February 15, 2012

Secret Policeman’s Ball recruits all-star comedy lineup for first U.S. benefit

For its first-ever venture into the United States, Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball certainly seems intent on making a big and funny splash across the pond when it takes place March 4, 2012, at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The benefit’s lineup includes comedy and music from the likes of Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Matt Berry, Russell Brand, Hannibal Buress, Stephen Colbert, Coldplay, David Cross, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Aubrey Plaza, Maya Rudolph, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Silverman, Paul Rudd, John Oliver, Chris O’Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz, David Walliams, Noel Fielding, Micky Flanagan, Jack Whitehall,  Jon Stewart, Reggie Watts, Kristen Wiig,...

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Trend alert! Jim Gaffigan to follow Louis CK model for new CD, sell on own site, donate 20% to charity

The media loves a trend and we gots ourselves one now, as Jim Gaffigan announced overnight that he would sell his upcoming CD exclusively on his own website for $5, donating $1 from each sale to The Bob Woodruff Foundation for injured war veterans. Gaffigan acknowledged that the recent example and success of Louis CK served as inspiration for him to make this move. Here is the full letter Gaffigan wrote to fans: Dear Internet Friends, Inspired by the brilliant Louis CK, I have decided to debut my all-new hour stand-up special on my website, Jimgaffigan.com. Beginning sometime in...

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