Day: January 29, 2009

Nightline explores “The Economy of Comedy”

Just as ABC is refuting a report in today's New York Times that it may move Jimmy Kimmel a half-hour earlier into Nightline's spot, the late-night ABC news program just happened to devote a segment to stand-up comedy. What a delightful coincidence! Nightline stopped by the Comedy Cellar, talked to Colin Quinn and broadcast economic jokes from Quinn, Jim Norton, James Smith and D.C. Benny, and also ventured over to Carolines to interview Mario Cantone. Suffice it to say, the premise is that when times are tough, people want to laugh. If ABC News would embed videos, you could see it here. Until then, click here to watch the Nightline "Economy of Comedy"...

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Steve Harvey’s new book, comedy tour

One of The Original Kings of Comedy is back on the road in two separate tours, one telling jokes and the other promoting his new relationship advice book. Steve Harvey's "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" is based on an advice segment from his nationally syndicated morning radio program. Harvey took to the airwaves Tuesday when the book came out, appearing on The Early Show and Conan, among other places. Last night, fans came out in droves to downtown Brooklyn's Barnes & Noble to see him (right), so many that several uniformed police officers kept the peace both inside and outside the bookstore. Harvey's book tour continues tonight in Pennsylvania and then ventures south. His "Tear Your Mouth Out" comedy tour has seven stops this winter and spring. Related: Unfortunately, HarperCollins didn't get the book title in its own Web address, because an "e-book" author already has it. Don't confuse one for the...

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The Untitled Sal Lupo Project

Many of you have never heard of Sal Lupo. A few of you may have seen Lupo try his hand at stand-up comedy in New York City at the Greg Johnson and Larry Murphy show and in Boston touring with Eugene Mirman, but it turns out this taxicab driver from Canarsie has a much deeper backstory that involves the CIA, and he's putting it all on film in The Untitled Sal Lupo Project. This trailer is rated NSFW for profanity, mild violence and nudity. (Via...

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More CollegeHumor Show promos

The kids over at CollegeHumor have shot a new promotional advertisement for their upcoming weekly MTV half-hour television program, which debuts Feb. 8. Short, but sweet. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. Related: CollegeHumor appears live tonight with Streeter and Jeff hosting stand-up guests Kumail Nanjiani, Roger Hailes, Amy Schumer and Justin Kredible at the UCB Theatre in NYC. After the jump, a new funny sketch from Elephant Larry that shows how much a little money, technological know-how and production values can really enhance your sketch, plus the CH "Mad Libs" take on Mad Men. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. See more funny videos and funny pictures at...

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