stand up comedy

  • Tracy Morgan’s Coming Back To Television [PHOTOS]

    His new show’s called “Death Pact” and it’s on FX…

  • Stand-up Comedian Finds Cocaine In Heckler’s Jacket [VIDEO]

    Everything seemed pretty straight forward: an audience member was being loud and disrupting comics. Between sets, th…

  • FRIDAY: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #11 [SPREECAST]

    Are you funny? Do you like watching stand up comedy? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try stand up…

  • Today: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #10 [SPREECAST]

    Are you funny? Do you like watching stand up comedy? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try stand up…

  • Today: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #9 [SPREECAST]

    Are you funny? Do you like watching stand up comedy? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try stand up…

  • Friday: Stand Up Comedy Open Mic #8 [SPREECAST]

    Are you funny? Do you like watching funny people? Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try stand up co…

  • FRIDAY: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic #7

    Friday means: Comedy Vertical Stand Up Open Mic. Want to try stand up comedy? Sign up – and perform 2-3 minutes via Spreec…

  • LIVE INTERVIEW with Tom Green [SPREECAST]

    The legendary Tom Green is coming to the Comedy Vertical tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:00 pm EST. Needless to say, we have spr…

  • Carrot Top Holds Up Objects [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    Hate him or simply dislike him, Carrot Top is a comedy icon. The redheaded wonder brought holding up objects and pointin…

  • Rodney Dangerfield Gets Our Respect [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    Here’s a no brainer for a classic comedy clip: Rodney Dangerfield – who gets no respect. The combination o…

  • Bill Hicks And The World Is A Ride [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    Bill Hicks was the original Texas outlaw of comedy. After Hicks quit drinking, his act evolved beyond the realm of ordin…

  • Louie CK – The Very Early Years [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    When you watch Louie CK’s early stand up – you can hardly believe that it’s the same bitter-on-life…

  • Steven Wright on Letterman [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    Steven Wright is the Zen master of comedy. His jokes are constructed with the precision of a Swiss watch. The man made the…

  • Tommy Cooper and Spoon/Jar [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    Tommy Cooper is one of my favorite comedians…of all time! The man literally died on stage – on live TV. The p…

  • Andy Kaufman and Foreign Man [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    Imagine seeing Andy Kaufman as his Foreign Man character for the very first time. It would have been a lot like seeing a co…

  • Today’s Comedy Vertical Open Mic [SPREECAST]

    We kicked off our first installment of a new interactive feature: Comedy Vertical Open Mic. Today our San Francisco com…

  • Robin Williams and Alcohol [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    The early stand up comedy of Robin Williams always reminds me of a man on a mad coke binge. There’s a lot of manic pra…

  • Roseanne Barr: Domestic Goddess [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    Roseanne was the original “domestic goddess.” This is the classic routine that launched her career. Bac…

  • George Carlin, Baseball and Football [CLASSIC COMEDY OF THE DAY]

    This George Carlin classic routine always cracks me up. Mr. Carlin makes sharp comparisons between the game of baseball and football. ("In baseball you have extra innings. In football you have sudden death.") What makes this great bit soar is the way he takes on the characteristics of each sport. Just remember: "Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life. Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying."

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    Ray Romano On Craig Ferguson [STANDUP COMICS TONIGHT]

    Damn, it’s a slow day for laughter. Out of all the late night talk shows (Conan, Letterman, Kimmel, Leno), only Th…

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    Funny Females: The Top of The Ladder Just Got More Crowded

    If you’re thinking that comedy is a man’s world, then it’s time you think again. While being a male-dominated pro…

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    9 Male Comedians Who Left Us Too Soon

    Comedians often live a tragic life, it's the only job where you're judged purely on whether they make people happy or not. What if they're not funny? Do they think they're funny? In turn, these types of questions can take a serious toll on a person's body and state of mind, especially once you start taking the amounts of drugs that some of these comedians did. The 80s and 90s certainly seemed like a wild ride, it's just a shame these comedians couldn't hold on for a little longer. We'll miss them terribly. See our list after the jump.

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    The 11 Most Relevant Stand-up Comedians of 2011 [POLL]

    First, let's define "relevant". It's "Closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand". In terms of stand up comedy, that means having a connection with your audience. You're up there on stage, making observations, and the audience whether they sympathize, empathize, or just process what you're saying and they respond in a favorable way (read: they f***ing laugh and clap). Comedians like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld became huge celebrities because audiences could relate to them in some way. But those guys aren't "relevant" today. So, who is? Let us break it down for you with today's most relevant comedians in our list after the jump.

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    The 24 Most Underrated Stand Up Comedians [VIDEOS, POLL]

    The best comedians aren't necessarily the ones that get all the movie roles, have sold out comedy tours or guest star on the most popular television shows. In fact, some of the best comedians have been touring the minor circuit: comedy clubs and colleges, perfecting their craft for decades. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, they just haven't been able to get that one big break. Sure, some of them may have their own hour-long stand-up specials, and have appeared all over Comedy Central, but you're not going to see one of these guys starring in a hit movie any time soon. COED's giving credit where credit is due in our list of the 24 most underrated comedians. See the list and vote for your favorite after the jump!

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