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  • George Carlin finally got his way: Dispatches from a day of tributes to a comedy icon

    On Wednesday, after years of hard work, George Carlin finally got his way. On the 400 block of 121st street, Morningside Heights, in New York City in front of a crowd of about a 200 people, the sign reading “George Carlin Way” was unveiled. It took three years of work by comedian Kevin Bartini, who moved into the neighborhood, discovered it was Carlin’s stomping ground and was shocked to find there was no statue or any marker noting that a bonafide comic legend and NYC native grew up there. Read More

    Jermaine Fowler taping a new stand-up special on November 1st in D.C.

    Jermaine FowlerLast night Jermaine Fowler took to social media to announce that he would be taping his first stand-up special in a few weeks. Tickets are now on sale for the taping that hits on November 1st at he DC Improv. Fowler will be at the Improv the entire weekend but the early (8pm) and late (10:30pm) shows are the ones that will be taped for the special.

    Next week is a big one for Fowler, he’s a cast member on TruTV’s new sketch comedy show, Friends Of The People which debuts on October 28th. The sketch comedy show that rose from the ashes of the failed In Living Color reboot a few years back.

    Get your tickets now so you can tell all your friends that you were hip to Fowler long before they were.

    Jim Norton to tape his new stand-up special on January 17th in Boston

    Jim NortonJim Norton is setting up to tape his next stand-up special in Boston on January 17th. That should be enough information to go on at this moment because who doesn’t want to see Jim Norton tape a new stand-up special? Nobody that’s who!

    But I digress, if you need more information, here’s what’s up. There will be two tapings at the Somerville Theatre, one at 7pm and one at 9:30pm. A 12 hour pre-sale for the tickets begins today (Oct. 23) between the window of 10am-10pm if you use the password “chip”. Get tickets here.

    Hannibal Buress calls out Bill Cosby on stage, bringing up past accusations declaring, “You’re A Rapist”

    Buress CosbyHannibal Buress had a few choice words for legendary comedian Bill Cosby from the stage during a stop in Philadelphia at the Trocadero. Cosby is a well known native to Philadelphia and Buress went on an comedic rant about the city’s native son, pointing out the hypocrisy and righteous stance Cosby often takes when it comes to social issues yet he himself isn’t as squeaky clean as some think.

    For those unfamiliar with the story, Cosby came under fire in the mid 2000s with lawsuits from a over a dozen women who claimed to be drugged and sexually assaulted by the comedian. The accusations dated back decades. The statute of limitations ran out on some and others were settled out of court. However, Cosby was never publicly accused of rape. Read More

    Russell Brand responds to Donald Trump argument, calling him a “hungry hippo”

    For those that follow social media, you would know that Donald Trump recently took to Twitter and released a series of Tweets aimed at comedian Russell Brand after seeing the comedian make an appearance on The Tonight Show. In a series of Tweets (which also took a few shots at the President and Ebola) Trump stated that he was dumbfounded as to what Katy Perry saw in Brand and wondered why anyone was a fan of the British Comedian. Read More

    Leslie Jones added to the cast of “Saturday Night Live” as featured player

    Leslie JonesIn a move that has seemed more and more obvious with each passing week. Lorne Michaels has called Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comedian Leslie Jones as a featured cast member. She will begin her run with this week’s episode, which is hosted by Jim Carrey.

    Jones has been a writer for SNL since early 2014 and was one of the 12 ladies Michaels was determined to find a black woman to join the cast. Sasheer Zamata ended up joining the cast at the time but Jones was brought on as a writer. Read More

    Chris Rock isn’t feeling the need to be funny anymore in the trailer for “Top Five”

    The trailer for Chris Rock’s new movie has hit the web. Top Five has a bit of an autobiographical vibe to it as Rock portrays a comedian who is at the point in his career where he’s trying to possibly make a change. He’s about to get married to a Reality TV star, and he’s not sure he wants to make funny movies anymore and try something else. If we can draw real world parallels then this means he doesn’t want to make any more Grown Ups movies anymore? Read More