Day: March 13, 2015

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy team up for own SiriusXM comedy channel

Two of the “Blue Collar” comedy guys are going to be heard loud and clear no matter whether their stand-up tours take them to a city near you in 2015. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will team up for their own brand-new round-the-clock comedy channel on SiriusXM satellite radio, titled “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup.” When it debuts later this year, “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup” will include exclusive new jokes and routines from both comedians, who also serve as executive producers and will regularly appear in special programming for the channel as well as SiriusXM. “Looking...

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Snapshots: Josh Sneed remembers his time at the Punchline in Atlanta

Earlier this month, Josh Sneed headlined The Punchline Comedy Club in Atlanta. He took a selfie backstage and posted it a few days ago to Instagram, as we all are wont to do in 2015. But as you can see by reading the small print next to Sneed’s face, he goes way back with this club, having scrawled each of the many dates he performed there over the years. Fifteen in all. And that’s all, folks. The Punchline is closing up shop in the location it’s maintained in Atlanta since 1982, moving to a new spot in the city....

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Bill Hicks entire audio/video catalog re-issued via Comedy Dynamics

Comedy Dynamics announced on Thursday that it’ll team up with the estate of the late Bill Hicks to reissue and re-release his entire slate of stand-up comedy albums and specials. All of his albums — Arizona Bay, Dangerous, Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1, 12/16/1961, Love, Laughter and Truth, The Adventure, Philosophy, Rant in E-Minor, Relentless, Revelations, and Salvation — will go back on sale April 28 through all digital retailers. SiriusXM will host a listening party of the Hicks catalog on its Raw Dog Comedy Hits channel that same day. You’ll also find the Hicks video catalog — It’s...

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Rare 1968 Joan Rivers stand-up comedy album to be released for first time on CD for Record Store Day 2015

This year’s annual Record Store Day will feature the CD debut of a rare and out-of-print 1968 stand-up album from the late Joan Rivers — The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album — thanks to Stand Up! Records. The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album will be released April 18, 2015. It’ll include an eight-page booklet featuring new liner notes by comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff, an essay from Sarah Silverman and photos by Look’s John Shearer. Originally recorded live in June 1968 at the Upstairs at the Downstairs club in New York City, the package has been digitally remixed...

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President Barack Obama reads “Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

President Barack Obama appeared as a guest on Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. Before he sat down for an interview with Kimmel, Obama took part in the show’s popular recurring segment, “Mean Tweets,” reading aloud the jabs that random trolls and other people have typed about him on Twitter. Roll the clip! That said, even the president knew these weren’t all that mean, joking to Kimmel that the Republican members of Congress have said much worse things about him during his two terms in the White House! And this Q&A leads to some funny, sincere answers...

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