Day: September 5, 2012

Laughcake looks to provide you with customized comedy videos as gifts

Ever wonder how the singing telegram would be adapted by comedians in the YouTube era? That’s where comes into play. The brainchild of twin comedians Todd and Adam Stone, offers professional comedians for hire to record personalized video greetings for your friends and family. Prices run from $29.99-$89.99 and can be tailored to “toast” or “roast” the person to whom you’re sending the message. Stone and Stone are promoting their new online venture with a live comedy tour that kicks off tonight at The People’s Improv Theater in New York City. “Laughcake Live” will head to Boston...

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Tone Bell, 2011 winner of NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity, cast in NBC’s “Whitney”

People really do win in NBC’s “Stand-Up for Diversity” showcase showdown! Tone Bell, who as part of his victory in last year’s diversity contest secured a one-year talent holding deal with NBC Universal, has been cast as a regular character in the second season of Whitney, which airs on the Peacock Network. He’ll play a bartender at the spot frequented by Whitney Cummings and her onscreen boyfriend (Chris D’Elia). Bell grew up in Georgia and joined the Dallas comedy scene after graduating from college. You can check out his stand-up reel here: Bell also appeared last year in a...

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More people 34 and younger watching The Daily Show than actual cable news for political convention coverage

Every four years, the presidential campaigns take hold of our TV lives at the end of the summer with the major party political conventions. The Democrats and Republicans still secure at least an hour of live primetime coverage each night on the big three broadcast networks, as well as additional hours from the cable news networks. Since the RNC and DNC are pretty much a propaganda farce at this point, it’s no wonder that comedians have converged upon them to seize upon the satire of it all. See: Comedians at the conventions. Would it surprise you, though, to learn...

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Todd Barry gets “Super Crazy” on Conan

Todd Barry eats out a lot. How much is a lot? Allow Barry to explain what he has seen and learned about eating his meals out in the public realm, as well as what he’d do when and if his phone fell into a toilet. It’s all in his performance Tuesday night on Conan. Roll the clip! For more of the same, check out Todd Barry’s CD, “Super Crazy,” which came out earlier this summer. You can buy it now via...

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