Day: February 16, 2012

Stand-up For Real campaign: Andree Vermeulen for Kotex

Of all of the arguments about women in stand-up comedy, the one I never ever hear is the portrayal of female stand-up comedy in TV ad campaigns. Because it’s almost always for feminine hygiene products, showing us a woman onstage with a microphone making jokes about whatever problem the product is designed to solve. This new campaign kicked off by Kotex this week, “Stand Up For Real,” features comedian Andree Vermeulen (a frequent performer with the UCB Theatres). Roll the clip. Do you think TV commercials that portray female stand-up comedians help shape how the mainstream masses feel about...

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See who’s taping The Half Hour stand-up specials for Comedy Central in 2012

Comedy Central Presents is dead. Long live the new half-hour comedy special for the cable network, named, well, The Half Hour! And Comedy Central is heading up to Boston at the end of this month to tape them. But who will be featured in the inaugural season for 2012? Meet the dirty dozen: Joe Mande Rory Scovel Jesse Popp David O’Doherty Michael Palascak Garfunkel & Oates (Kate Micucci & Riki Lindhome) Neal Brennan Na’im Lynn Brendon Walsh Nick Vatterott Maronzio Vance Theo Von Shows will tape in pairs (per usual custom) at The Royale in Boston from Feb. 28...

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