Category: Stand-Up Comedy

Gallagher Busts Heads! Raise Your Sheets!

Gallagher is pissed. He’s disappointed that in Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, he was only 100. And in this interview with the Oregonian, he proceeds to trash all the…

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Git-R-Done, Bitch!

Being a victim of your success is a weird faux Chinese curse (see Dave Chappelle suffering through audiences yelling “I’m Rick James Bitch!”), but being a victim of someone else’s success……

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Hecklers, Do Not Cross These Picket Lines

I can’t listen to it right now (I’m on a low-fi connection this holiday), but NPR has an audio interview with Ted Alexandro and Alan Corey of the New York Comedians Coalition. The page teases…

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Comedians Unite, Demand 10 More Dollars.

Good article in the NY Times about 300 area comics founding a union to get pay raises for sets, including doubling the weekend rate from $60 to $120 and raising weekday rates from $15 to…

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“Birth of a Joke” Delivered, 6 lbs, 4 oz

Caught the rerun of “The Seinfeld Story” where Jerry Seinfeld asserts he knew even as he was pitching it that his sitcom wasn’t going to be about how a comic generates material. He states…

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Despairhut

Read an interview with Eugene Mirman in the recent issue of Stay Free. In it, he describes how horrible comedy clubs are, referring to the system of going from opener to headliner “pointless…

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Paper Covers Rock

Though I admire The Onion, I pretty much skip over the front page headlines these days. They’re still very funny, but I know their format and voice well enough that the surprise is gone.…

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