Ian Karmel on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Ian Karmel doesn’t look like the guy he really is. Which is a good thing! Karmel explained in this performance on Wednesday’s Late Late Show with James Corden. Roll the clip!

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Vote for the Worst Twitter Joke Formats

Twitter used to be great, but now is so much greater. — Said no one ever. Ouch. Bad joke. But is it the Worst Twitter Joke Format? You can help decide in this bracket-style competition election, created by Michelle Spies, a Chicago-based contribu…

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Demetri Martin on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

No charts and graphs or drawings from Demetri Martin for his performance on Tuesday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Just a guitar to provide some background music for jokes. Roll it!

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Garry Shandling’s legendary pickup basketball games almost derailed Borat, helped found Funny or Die, and other memories

There’s a fun new oral history piece out from ESPN The Magazine today about the late great Garry Shandling and his longtime Sunday basketball games that brought together so many funny people to his home over a couple of decades. “It was &#8…

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Episode #233: Orlando Leyba

Orlando Leyba was born in Puerto Rico but deported to the Dominican Republic with his mother when he was just a small child. Leyba and his mom eventually made it back to the United States, and he got his start in comedy in Miami. Through hard work and …

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Review: Comedy Dynamics “The Legends of Comedy” specials

A year ago this week, Comedy Dynamics filmed six stand-up comedy specials back-to-back over consecutive nights at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles, all of them with the same opening and closing montages. They released them over a period of several mon…

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Review: Kirk Fox, “That Guy” on Showtime

Kirk Fox only really looks like That Guy when he’s sporting his mustache. Fox had more of a five o’clock shadow going on when he filmed his Showtime special in Santa Barbara during, and he realized that “that guy” not only refer…

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Review: Trevor Moore, “The Story of Our Times,” on Comedy Central

It’d be a mistake to stop watching Trevor Moore after the first 10 minutes of his most recent Comedy Central special, The Story of Our Times, which came out on April 20 (cough cough). Moore’s special finds him struggling through an insufferable brunch …

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Review: Taylor Williamson, “Please Like Me” on Amazon Prime Video

Far too many comedy specials in recent years have either come out too soon, or gone on for too long, to truly benefit the comedians themselves. I imagine that’s an unintended consequence of a comedy boom. Demand spikes, agents and managers want t…

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Review: “The Degenerates” on Netflix

As I wrote in my review for Decider: The word “degenerates” implies immorality. Oakerson, Brad Williams, Yamaneika Saunders, Liza Treyger, Joey Diaz and Christina P. definitely live by morals. The Netflix focus group working committee on series naming …

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