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  • Jeff Foxworthy works clean—and he's funny too

    Jeff Foxworthy works clean—and he's funny too

    Lots of comedians use swear words every other sentence, and make crude jokes about sex in the hopes of getting a few laughs. Not Jeff Foxworthy. He doesn’t work dirty; he works clean. And he’s very funny too. Sporting his familiar mustache (now peppered with gray), a crisp but casual long sleeve...
  • Howie Mandel is doing tons of projects, but his stand-up is one of the best

    Howie Mandel is doing tons of projects, but his stand-up is one of the best

    One of the most well-known names in entertainment today is that of comedian Howie Mandel, and his popularity and celebrity status is justified. He's a kind person, does a lot for others, is incredibly funny, and knows how to bring in an audience. His stand-up history proved that and it is why so...
  • Chris Hardwick's comedy is nerdy and full of inside jokes, but it's hilarious

    Chris Hardwick's comedy is nerdy and full of inside jokes, but it's hilarious

    Over the years, Chris Hardwick went from popular television show host to strictly stand-up comic and then back again. He brings the world of the Internet into the spotlight, but that isn't as simple as it sounds. Hardwick takes the darkest recesses of the World Wide Web and puts them in the face of...
  • Sinbad keeps it clean, still gets big laughs

    Sinbad keeps it clean, still gets big laughs

    Comedy these days is either full of gimmicks, props, political sides, or a lot of stuff that isn't always appropriate for the kids. While stand-up may not always be for the kids either, there are grown-ups that like their laughs clean too. And that is exactly what Sinbad has been doing for over 3...
  • Denis Leary's comedy not for the faint of heart

    Denis Leary's comedy not for the faint of heart

    Denis Leary's stand-up comedy is not for the faint of heart. Or the easily offended. Or the overly optimistic. Or anyone under the age of 18. But if you like your comedians to be of the adults-only variety, and are prepared to be laughing even when you don't think you're supposed to, the Emmy...
  • 'Whose Line' star Colin Mochrie is the best thing to come out of Canada

    'Whose Line' star Colin Mochrie is the best thing to come out of Canada

    Sorry, Justin Bieber. Colin Mochrie is the coolest performer to have come out of Canada since we started importing entertainment from our neighbors to the north. As a featured comedian on not one, not two but three versions of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," he's made us laugh for most of our adult...
  • 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' star Brad Sherwood taking risks on the road

    'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' star Brad Sherwood taking risks on the road

    Brad Sherwood is a household name; you just don't know that. As one of the regular cast members on the improvisational comedy series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," he spent years being invited into our homes each week, making us laugh with the things he could come up with on the spot. Since then, he's...
  • Lewis Black is still the angriest man in show business

    Lewis Black is still the angriest man in show business

    At the age of 65, many people would be retiring. Not Lewis Black, who's still on a comedy rampage. Since the early 1980s, Black's persona of an Everyman whose frustrations with the world around him have pushed him to the brink of sanity has kept audiences laughing (and maybe just a little bit scared...
  • 'Good Eats' host Alton Brown hits the road for comedic national tour

    'Good Eats' host Alton Brown hits the road for comedic national tour

    For almost a decade and a half, celebrity chef and TV personality Alton Brown made cooking fun and refreshingly simple on his Food Network series "Good Eats." Utilizing a simple style, amusing visual aids, a quirky cast of created characters, and input from the occasional guest expert, he took all...
  • Amy Schumer will make you laugh until you cry

    Amy Schumer will make you laugh until you cry

    If you haven't heard of comedian Amy Schumer yet, you can find out what this raunchy "Last Comic Standing" contestant is all about, as she will be coming to a theater or comedy club near you very soon. Look out for her pointed jokes and funny commentary on dating, sex, and life as a woman in the...
  • Movie review:  '22 Jump Street' a disappointing, repetitive dead-end

    Movie review: '22 Jump Street' a disappointing, repetitive dead-end

    Just because a film is self-aware and knowingly refers to itself as an uninspired, tired sequel, does not make it OK to then actually be an uninspired, tired sequel. 21 Jump Street was the surprisingly funny 2012 re-imagination of the late 1980s TV show of the same name. 22 Jump Street (opening...
  • Bill Maher to headline PETA's Stand-Up for Animals benefit

    Bill Maher to headline PETA's Stand-Up for Animals benefit

    On Sunday June 15, 2014, some of the most talented names in comedy are coming together to entertain an animal-friendly crowd at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Stand-Up for Animals event at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. “Real Time” host and longtime PETA supporter Bill...
  • Marc Maron tops the 1st Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival lineup

    Marc Maron tops the 1st Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival lineup

    This weekend, The Onion & The A.V. Club are putting on the 1st Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. “WTF” host and “Maron” star Marc Maron is headlining the fest, which will also feature performances from Tig Notaro, Chicago native Kyle Kinane and...
  • Interview: America's Funnyman Neil Hamburger shares show business wisdom

    Interview: America's Funnyman Neil Hamburger shares show business wisdom

    Known as America's Funnyman, Neil Hamburger is the king of snappy one-liners. He performs almost 400 shows a year and has worked with cutting-edge comedians like Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and Tenacious D. He is hitting the road this month, bringing his unique brand of snark-filled comedy to the...
  • Ricky Gervais may touch on sensitive subjects, but he's hilarious doing it

    Ricky Gervais may touch on sensitive subjects, but he's hilarious doing it

    The days of comedians trying to be totally clean-cut or staying away from controversial topics appear to be something of the past. If you're not pushing the envelope, then you're not drawing in the big crowds, and Ricky Gervais doesn't let that bother him. He'll speak to an audience of 30,000 or an...
  • If you're not easily offended, then Daniel Tosh is the show to see

    If you're not easily offended, then Daniel Tosh is the show to see

    Many may not realize just how talented Daniel Tosh truly is, but that's because a lot of people end up offended and take things too seriously before hearing him out. The stand-up comedian and television host has no limits, no boundaries, and certainly no filter, but that is a huge part of what makes...
  • Pee Wee Herman may seem childish, but adults still love his act

    Pee Wee Herman may seem childish, but adults still love his act

    For those that grew up in the '80s, "Pee Wee's Playhouse" was a Saturday morning staple, and it was one that people will never forget. Pee Wee Herman went on to do his own movies, acted in other roles, and made appearances all over the place. His stand-up routine may seem like he's simply rehashing...
  • Dana Carvey may have multiple personalities, but they're all hilarious

    Dana Carvey may have multiple personalities, but they're all hilarious

    Dana Carvey's comedic career has spanned almost four decades, but his material just doesn't ever get old. From his early days on doing stand-up in small clubs and on "Saturday Night Live," Carvey has been entertaining crowds of millions around the world. He's had his time in movies and brought forth...
  • No one parodies like 'Weird Al' Yankovic, the master of comedy music

    No one parodies like 'Weird Al' Yankovic, the master of comedy music

    "Weird Al" Yankovic single-handedly put the word 'parody' back into conversation. Ask today's music fans about parodies, and most of them will probably mention the Hawaiian shirt-wearing, accordion-playing protege of Dr. Demento. Since 1976, Al has been crafting hilarious takes on the biggest hits...
  • Outspoken Adam Carolla continues to shake up live comedy

    Outspoken Adam Carolla continues to shake up live comedy

    Adam Carolla demands a reaction. Not personally, of course, but his brand of stand-up comedy - honest, often scathing, sometimes controversial and always unapologetic - is not something you sit back and relax for. The former "The Man Show" and "Loveline" co-host has plenty to say about everything...
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