Day: February 26, 2018

Kevin Smith survives massive heart attack following taping of his comedy special

Kevin Smith, writer/director of Clerks and so much more, had just finished recording the first of two shows of his comedy storytelling for a new special when he almost died Sunday night. I’ll let Smith tell you what happened in his own words: I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening but I might’ve gone too far. After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor...

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The Definitive Guide To Comedy Festivals

In past years, I’ve assembled a chronological list of comedy festivals across America and the world. Seeing festivals come and go and shift their schedules, this year, I’ve organized all of the comedy festivals by location instead of by date. And I’ve given them a permanent home on my LIVE! shows page on The Comic’s Comic. If you see a listing missing or in error, please let me know....

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West Virginia judge dismisses coal magnate’s lawsuit against HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver has beat back a defamation lawsuit filed against him and his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, by Murray Energy Corporation coal magnate Robert Murray. The judge in the case in West Virginia’s second judicial circuit, Jeffrey Cramer, wrote: “I find the arguments set forth in the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and Reply well-founded, appropriate in this matter and will grant the same. The Court adopts, with little exception, Defendants’ argument in support of their Motion regarding all issues addressed in the same.” Or in simpler terms, the judge is granting HBO’s motion...

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Episode #195: Candice Thompson

Candice Thompson is a former finalist on Stand Up NBC’s talent search who has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and served as a correspondent on the E! series, The Comment Section. She has starred in her own YouTube sketch comedy series, and written for the game show Smart, Funny and Black. Thompson just launched her own podcast, The Struggle, but first, she sat down with me to talk about overcoming her own personal and professional struggles, so let’s get to it! http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecomicscomic/Candice20Thompson20Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android |...

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