Latest Sketch Comedy News

'W/ Bob & David' Brings Back a Sketch Comedy Duo
“Collectively, we're good,” Mr. Cross said in a recent telephone conversation with this comedy duo that pioneered a style of rapid-fire, absurdist and acidly cynical sketches on the HBO series, “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” which ran from 1995 to 1998.
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Mike O'Brien's Sketch Comedy Album 'Tasty Radio' Is Out Today
mikeobrientastyradio SNL and Second City alum Mike O'Brien's long in-the-works sketch comedy album is out today. Called Tasty Radio, the album features O'Brien alongside SNL friends and others like Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis, Vanessa …
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Skechers Is No Sketch Comedy
Skechers (NYSE:SKX) executed a 3-for-1 stock split on Oct. 16. Every shareholder received two additional shares with the stock dropping to a third of its previous price. It was a zero-sum game. There was an unintentional 3-for-2 stock split a week …
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Latest Stand-up Comedy News

Comedy Hype: 'MC Jin, Please Stand-Up' – Freestyle King To Comedy King
In the very first installment of Comedy Hype's new editorial piece MC Jin, Please Stand-Up, we get an inside documentation of former freestyle king (of BET's 106 & Park), Jin's transition into the world of stand-up comedy. In the continuous feature …
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Trevor Noah's Standup Special 'Lost in Translation' Airs on Comedy Central
trevor_noah_lost_in_translation Aside from his post at The Daily Show, Trevor Noah just added a new Comedy Central gig. The network announced today that Noah's new standup special Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation is set to air later this month.
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A Laughing Matter: China Experiments With Comedy

A Laughing Matter: China Experiments With Comedy
But as the NYT points out, stand-up comedy is a completely different beast — and one that is facing significant hurdles as it tries to establish its ground in China. Stand-up barely existed in China until a few years ago, the closest comedic art form …
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Kliph Nesteroff's 'The Comedians' Untangles the Roots of American Standup
The Comedians unpacks the Russian nesting dolls of our modern concept of standup, telescoping these influences backward until at the very beginning we see a some crazy drunk guy carrying his suitcase of props, trying to stay one town ahead of his …
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Catch stand-up comedy at Northern Lights on Nov. 7
Laughs abound at Northern Lights Theatre Nov. 7. The pub is hosting two comedians, Quinn Dahle and Ed Hill, for two shows. Dahle performs witty, clean comedy that appeals to all. Originally from Minnesota, he settled in Los Angeles, California, to …
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