Comedy Club Dogs

I haven’t been to a comedy club in years. The standups I want to see (e.g. John Mulaney, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan, Paula Poundstone) have all graduated to playing bigger venues that don’t have a two-drink minimum. But on a recent road trip, I had an evening free...

Picture Of The Day: Nina Conti

This is a clip of ventriloquist Nina Conti, who strapped a Vent-Mask to the face of an audience member she pulled onstage. The Vent-Mask was invented by Joel Hodgson, the guy behind "Mystery Science Theater 3000," who did it in his act in a Minneapolis comedy club in...

Bill Maher’s Anniversary

There have been a few times when I've sworn I was done with Bill Maher because he did something incredibly anti-science on his show, like his dangerous anti-vaccination remarks or the interview with the "doctor" who claimed he had an AIDS cure made from the milk of...

Robert Klein Time

On my recent trip to Vegas, I was thrilled to discover that Robert Klein was appearing at the Southpoint Casino's showroom. I've been a fan of Klein since my teen years, a topic I covered here in 2005 when he guested on my radio show. So, I bought a pair of tickets...

Louis CK Does It Again

Swim at your own risk. We never know who is going to pop in. If an unannounced appearance is not your cup of tea, you are free to leave (unobtrusively please) no questions asked, your check on the house. That's a sign on the wall of The Comedy Cellar, the nightclub in...

Movie Review: “All About Nina”

With all the standup comedy specials populating Netflix these days, you'd think someone in Hollywood would study them to figure out how to do a movie about comedians. I don't mean putting several of them on stage and filming them a la "The Original Kings Of Comedy." I...

Creepy Picture Of The Day

Wanna see something creepy? Watch this final scene from episode three of season seven of "The Cosby Show," which echoes the Spanish Fly bit he did years earlier on an album of standup material [thanks to Kevin Brackett for the...

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