Day: November 9, 2012

Russell Peters on comedy as boxing, more from his SiriusXM chat with Jim Norton

Russell Peters is a global superstar in comedy, and his third arena tour of North America visits the new Barclays Arena in Brooklyn on Saturday. Before that, though, Peters sat down for an hourlong chat with comedian Jim Norton (photographed above by Maro Hagopian) in the SiriusXM headquarters in New York City. It airs today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern on the Raw Dog Comedy Channel, with multiple repeats later this month, available available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones an or online at www.siriusxm.com/ondemand. Some things you’ll learn about Peters from...

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Michael Kosta on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Michael Kosta returned to perform stand-up last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and this time around, Kosta has some helpful tips on ordering food at Taco Bell — which he later reveals also is helpful advice when dating. Now, as for dealing with other drivers as a motorist, that’s a different scenario. Don’t wave Kosta on. Nobody puts baby in a corner, and nobody waves Kosta on. Roll the...

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Comedy Headlines for 11/9/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… More NYC and Tri-State area comedy shows lining up to raise money to help victims of post-tropical storm Sandy in Staten Island, Long Island and New Jersey. Louis CK will perform Nov. 17 on Staten Island. Eugene Mirman will host a comedy benefit Nov. 25 at The Bell House in Brooklyn with Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Wyatt Cenac, Michael Che and more. On Nov. 13, The Bell House also will host another Hurricane Sandy benefit, a pop culture trivia night with NY1’s Pat Kiernan. Comedy Central has renewed Brickleberry, Daniel Tosh’s animated...

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The Next Big Thing in Digital Comedy? A 2012 Paley Center panel

Everyone is always looking for the next big thing, and show business even more so, it seems. For the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, the Paley Center for Media hosted a special panel designed to discuss and analyze the “Next Big Thing” with particular emphasis on digital comedy and the companies looking to make that happen as our reliance on technology and social media continues to evolve. The Paley Center, in fact, does this every few months, hosting “Next Big Thing” showcases for tech start-ups. But for November 2012, a panel with Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover, CollegeHumor...

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