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Latest Posts: Thursday April 24, 2014

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As election day fast approaches, our nation is as greatly divided as ever. But there remains one issue upon which all Americans can rally behind: free comedy. And there's a whole month of exactly that kicking off tonight at The Hudson in Hollywood.

All shows start at 8pm with limited seating. Call (323) 960-5519 for reservations.

1 Thursday
ALL IN
Brian Finkelstein and friends
Brian Finkelstein (Ellen DeGeneres show, the Moth) gathers some of L.A.’s best comedians for a night of poker and sick F**king stories. We apologize in advance for what will be said in this show. With Michael Bunin (My Boys), Jackie Clarke (Happy Endings), Curtis Gwinn (Animal Practice), Laura Krafft (The Colbert Report), Charlie Sanders (Key & Peele)…plus special guests!

5 Monday
CELEBRITY
Created by Brian Gattas
With the help of a special celebrity guest, John Roberts (Bob’s Burgers), performers Bob Dassie, Jeff Drake, Brian Gattas, Laura Krafft, Wendy Molyneux, Dana Powell, Adrian Wenner and Ethan Sandler embark on a long-form improvisation where there real life celebrity is pressed into service as a faux celeb’s personal assistant. Voted “Best Improv Show” ~ LA Weekly.

8 Thursday
FROM A TO B
Written and Performed by Allison Bosma
A one-woman sketch show follows Hoight, as he tries to get to a party to find his crush. We see the eight unique characters he encounters as he makes his way on what seems like an impossible journey to meet his dream girl.

12 Monday
CATE AND NEAL’S BIG THING
Cate Freedman and Neal Dandade
Cate and Neal are taking a break from the Second City National Touring Company to host a thing. A big thing. A thing with scenes, monologues, and songs about characters going through big things. Real big things. Like breakups, college, and being drunk on career day. Human things. It’s going to be a big thing. Directed and music by Scott Goldstein.

19 Monday
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Written and Performed by Monster Party
Monster Party, a Los Angeles based sketch group that loves to party, MONSTER style, is back with a brand new sketch show that’s sure to delight and offend. All work created by Michael Dias, Sarah French, Candice Goodman, Joshua Hoover, Corey Krueger, Ruffy Landayan, Carlos Orlando, Allison Ramirez, Candida Rodriguez and Justin Young. https://www.facebook.com/MPComedy

27 Tuesday
BIG BOSS COMEDY
Sketch Comedy
Sketch comedy performed by a group of best friends who may also be lovers. Will Ross and Rachel ever end up together? Written and performed by Michael Aspinwall, Doug Bass, Matt Cook, Katierose Donohue, Tom Fonss, Kate Frisbee, Courtney Pauroso and Corey Podell. Directed by Mikey Day.

28 Wednesday
THE iNTECOLLECTUALS
Follow Your Own Weird
An original sketch comedy group sprouting out of the cracks of the infamous Venice Beach. The iNT creates a fast paced flipbook of comedic genius inspired by their community, culture and personal baggage. With Betsy Currie, Mike Geary, Elliott Pelle and Stephanie Hodgdon. www.theintecollectuals.com Created and Directed by Jeff Leaf.

29 Thursday
SIT N' SPIN
Writers' Reading Series
People telling tales on themselves. With Monica Piper, Taylor Negron, John Levenstein, Cathy Ladman and Timothy Jenkins, plus a special musical guest. Presented by Jill Soloway, Maggie Rowe & Andersen Gabrych.

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Kyle Kinane turns up the heat on the sh*t talk in this episode of 30 Seconds Over Washington.

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Get a Comedy Central first look at the Krabbe Brothers and their ultra-rich cronies on their never-ending quest to make America safe for the one percent.

Gajillionaires stars Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, Paul Scheer, Jordan Peele and Riki Lindhome.

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Night of Too Many Stars premiered last night, but you still have time to bid on items from your favorite celebrities. You could have Aziz Ansari take over your Twitter account for 10 minutes (bidding closes Wednesday, October 31) or get an autographed Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace DVD (bidding closes Saturday, October 27). Finally, you'll get the followers you crave, and your Hannibal DVD will have a signature other than your own on it.

There are tons of other items, so go to the celebrity auction page and start bidding. Your donations benefit New York Collaborates for Autism and help contribute to the development of autism schools, services and programs across the country. Doesn't that feel great?

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Get ready for more Kyle Kinane in your life. You can see him in the new Indecision digital original series "30 Seconds Over Washington" dissecting political ads and videos. Don't forget to watch the premiere of his one-hour stand-up special "Whiskey Icarus" on Saturday, November 24 at 11/10c. I'm growing my beard out in celebration and so should you.

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Do you like Halle Berry? Do you like Darius Rucker? Then you will be in favor of DL Hughley's proposal to get the black man added to the Environmental Protection Agency's Endangered Species list. Watch the clip below, join the cause.

Tune in to the premiere of DL Hughley's new documentary/special "The Endangered List," Saturday, October 27 at 11/10c.

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Remember the 90s? We were all doing The Bartman, feeding our Tamagotchis and pledging to only wear neon. It was also the birth of Comedy Central and watching stand-up on basic cable.

In honor of #RetroWeekend, CC:Stand-Up is highlighting their favorite 90s stand-up from Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks, Wanda Sykes and more. Get started with a Louis C.K. clip from the 1993 series Two Drink Mimimum. He opens with a diarrhea joke, closes with a Ross Perot joke. Some things never change.

Be sure to get in on the Retro Weekend fun by tweeting your photos and memories of the 80s and 90s to @ComedyCentral with hashtag #RetroWeekend. They might even end up on the air.

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Welcome to the new Comedy Central Stand-Up website, the home of your favorite Comedy Central comedians. Watch classic clips and highlights from the latest stand-up specials and series, read about stand-up, tweet about stand-up, live, breathe, dream stand-up. It's all there.

But where do I get the jokes? Thank you for asking, funny person. Go to the new Jokes.com for all your joke-related needs — you can even submit your own jokes.

Coming soon, we'll be expanding to include Xbox channels, apps for mobile and iPad, and more. Make sure your brain doesn't explode.

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Unleash your inner Scrooge, get a copy of the new anti-holiday book Denis Leary's "Merry F***in' Christmas" (coming October, 2012, digitally and in hardcover). Denis covers everything from drunken Santas and cranky elves to irritating family members and holiday consumerism. It's everything that "Twas the Night Before Christmas" was too scared to tell you. A portion of the profits will be donated to The Leary Firefighters Foundation.

To get in the spirit, watch this ad for the new cold remedy this season — Colt 45D.

 

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Are you in New York City? Are you a lover of comedy? If you answered yes to both of those (or have a teleporter which would make one of them possible), then you are in luck, because the New York Comedy Festival is just a few weeks away. From Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 17, comedy's biggest names will descend on NYC's best venues.

This year features Kevin Hart, Ricky Gervais, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan and more (if you can believe it). Get your tickets here. NOW.