Between & Beyond: Comedy

It takes something really special for me to break my pop culture celibacy. I don’t mean to be that much of a snob, but I just am almost always deeply uninspired by what is offered. I’ve always been picky about music and even literature too, and I guess I come …

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British Comedian Eddie Izzard Talks Politics, Human Sacrifice, And Manicures

Whether acclaimed stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard is joking about “pipe-smoking,” “Lord Of The Rings,” “human sacrifice,” or “God in the Canteen” (the sequel to his popular “Death Star Canteen”), the British performer, once called the “Lost Python” by Monty Python co-founder John Cleese, is determined to prove that …

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An Interview with Joey “CoCo” Diaz: In The Name Of Science

After leaving Havana, Cuba, for the United States as a young boy, Joey “CoCo” Diaz called North Bergen, NJ his home for most of his adolescent life. But this wasn’t some fairytale story.

Like many teenagers, Joey went through some troubled times. After his mother passed away, the suddenly lost …

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Bill Burr: Riding High

Bostonian comedian, radio host and actor Bill Burr will be coming to New Jersey this month hoping to continue the amazing success he had in 2011. This past November, he had a sold out show at Carnegie Hall and was awarded the Boston Comedy Festival’s 2011 Comedian Of The Year …

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Deleted Scenes: Go See Wanda Sykes!

This week, specifically tomorrow, Feb. 9, comedian Wanda Sykes is coming to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. She is fucking hilarious. You should go see her.

I interviewed Wanda Sykes by telephone (it’s amazing how old fashioned that word seems; like I had to crank up the phone …

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Deleted Scenes: The Parameters Of Funny

There are some men who will tell you flat-out as a blanket statement that women are not funny. I am not one of them. I think Wanda Sykes is one of the most hilarious people on the planet—every step on par with the likes of Chris Rock—and coming from me, …

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Interview With Comedian Bill Burr: Acting Like An Ass

You may know comedian and actor Bill Burr from his HBO and Comedy Central specials, frequent appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman or his forays into acting on Chappelle’s Show or more recently in films like Date Night, with Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Bill took some …

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Interview with Tim & Eric: Bizarre, But Beautiful, Right?

After premiering in February of 2007, Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job! has far surpassed the expectations of most, becoming a cult hit on Adult Swim’s late night run with five seasons of barely-11 minute long episodes consisting of absurdist sketches, at times bordering on surreal. The show’s quirky …

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