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  1. Going Viral 
Where do old comedians go when they retire? Like everyone else, famous or otherwise, they go to the internet. But some find new life there, too. More than 17 years since his eponymous TV show was cancelled, Jerry Seinfeld, one of the most successful – and certainly most wealthy – comedians of his generation, has found a new generation of fans, and 100 million online viewers. Click the link below for more on this article. Click here
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……….       2. Bakersfield? BAKERSFIELD, Calif. …When you think of comedy clubs you’re likely to think of clubs in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. But Central Valley natives Bruce Gray and Ben Bradley are trying to change that. Click the link below for more. Click here
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……….     3. No Show The Black and Brown Comedy Get Down tour boasts an impressive lineup: Cedric the Entertainer,Mike Epps,George Lopez,D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. Except the top-billed Cedric was a no-show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Friday. Click the link below for more. Click here
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  1.  Ice Rescue Sandler 
One of the castmembers of Adam Sandler’s already controversial Netflix project, “The Ridiculous Six,” has spoken up in defense of the movie. Click the link below for more details. Click here
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………     2. Classics Free comedy streaming video site Comedy Dynamics is about to ratchet up the laughs — and the angst. Click the link below. Click here
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……….      3. Chappelle Trying New Things Out Or Just Slurring  Dave Chappelle delivered a slurred- speech routine Thursday. Click the link below for more details. Click here
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  1. The Wiz
Richard Pryor, the man, the myth, the legend. He is the man behind what comedy is today and if you don’t truly understand what that means, it’s very simple. Richard Pryor took comedy from being just a bunch of jokes to being about a comic’s real life experiences. For more on this story click the link below. Click here
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……….      2. Obama Got Jokes The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is set to begin Saturday evening, with celebrity-watching and President Obama’s late-night comedy routine expected to again be the highlights of the annual Washington event. For more details click the link below. Click here
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………      3. Sandler Hits  Below The Belt Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie that they say insults their culture. For details click the link below. Click here
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  1. Scovel Comes Home
Rory Scovel got his start in comedy in D.C.. This weekend, he’s back in town at the DC improv. Get more insider on his homecoming click link below. Click here
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……….      2. Amazon Orders Comedy Bob Nelson continues his late-bloomer dream run. After earning an Oscar nomination for his first screenplay, Nebraska, at age 57, the writer-performer has landed his first pilot order. We’ve learned that Amazon is moving ahead with Highston, a half-hour coming-of-age comedy, written by Nelson, executive produced by Borat and Bruno‘s Sacha Baron Cohen and to be directed by the Little Miss Sunshine duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. For full story and more click the link below. Click here
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……….      3. Get Inside The Head Brian Regan  From doing stand-up in comedy clubs to a nomination for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic in 2014, Brian Regan has been mastering his brand of humor for two decades. To get the in depth interview click the link below. Click here
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  1. Comedy Doc.
Given the title — and its being dedicated to Robin Williams — you’d think Kevin Pollak’s documentary “Misery Loves Comedy” would just jump right in with the question: What do comics think about the role their own dark sides play in their success? But it’s not until the 75-minute mark that Pollak really brings up the subject, largely sticking to lighter territory with his impressive roster of 50-plus subjects — comics, mostly, some actors, and a few surviving relatives. How did people get their start? (Early.) Were they class clowns? (Yes.) for more on this story click the link below. Click here
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…………        2. Ansari Series Aziz Ansari  got a new series on Netflix. For More knowledge in this story click the link below. Click here
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…….      3. Mankind Brings The Laughs? Former wrestler Mick Foley also known as mankind is bringing in the laughs now. Find out how this wrestler is getting active in comedy, click the link below. Click here
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  1. Conan Writer Pissed About The State Of Late Night

Andrés du Bouchet has been putting words in Conan O’Brien’s mouth as a writer on ConanThe Tonight Show, and Late Night for seven years, but on his Twitter account Thursday night, he let his own voice be heard while weighing in on the state of comedy. And to put it succinctly, du Bouchet isn’t happy. For story click the link below.

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    2.  Gender Inequality On The Daily Show

Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, and Samantha Bee were all contenders to host The Daily Show. None of the comediennes got the gig. Get the full story click the link below.

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    3. Death Of A Comedian 

Here’s an ironic twist to the title of Owen McCafferty’s play, presented in association with the Lyric Belfast and the Abbey Dublin. It deals with a raw, talented young standup, Steve, who makes a Faustian bargain with fame and, in the process, sells his soul and dilutes his talent. Much as I enjoyed it, it has the black-and-white simplicity of a morality play. For more details of this article from Micheal Billington of the Guardian click the link below.

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  1. Brad And The Wild West Comedy Festival

Brad Paisley does comedy and talks Louis CK and inbred hillbillies in this recent article. Click the link below for more details.

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    2. David Quirk?

David Quirk, a name that kept coming up in the comedy Festival at Melbourne, to find out why click the link below.

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     3. Problems Writing? Britain Comics, May Have The Answers…

Writing comedy for stage or broadcast is a precision craft that can take years to master – top practitioners give some tips in this article. Click the link below to read full.

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  1. Russell Brand Joins Osama….

Russell Brand joins Nicholas cage in Osama bin Ladin comedy, click the link below for more.

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     2. Silverman apologizes….

Silverman apologizes to former club owner about accusing him of not paying women the same amount as men, for full story click the link below.

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      3. Mr. Mays memoir…

Ralphie May’s writing a memoir, click the link below for more on the story.

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  1. Best and Worst of Melbourne

THERE are only four more days left of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and you don’t want to waste a precious moment on a below-average show. Click below for more details.

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     2. Tribeca Film Festival Doing A Lot of Documentaries ….On Comedy

A number of films at the festival this year document comedy from behind-the-scenes, including films on the National Lampoon and New Yorker cartoons. Click the link below for more details.

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    3. Wild West Comedy Festival

Nashville bringing some big names down they got Kevin Hart and more. With the link below for full details.

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  1. The Big No-No

Are there topics that shouldn’t be touched in  comedy get full details on why  and  why not, in this article by times. Click link below to find out more:

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     2. Kevin Goes Deep Inside The Mind…

For his new film, Misery Loves Comedy,comedian Kevin Pollack interviewed some of the biggest names in comedy about what makes them want to get up on stage and tell jokes in the hopes that people will laugh at them. Included in the mix are Martin Short, Jimmy Fallon, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Tom Hanks, Judd Apatow, Jim Gaffigan, Maria Bamford, Steve Coogan, and, naturally, Marc Maron.

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     3. Oh Maria, Maria….

The guardian blog goes deep into the psyche of Maria Bamford, click below  to see the full article.

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