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Review: New on DVD for December 22 Special

This week’s releases include a horror anthology with a single vision; a colourful take on a classic tale; a woman who knows just what to say and how to say it; and a romantic comedy that isn’t too mushy.

Norm Macdonald makes emotional final appearance on Letterman

Things got emotional last night on the Late Show with David Letterman as comedian Norm Macdonald performed his final stand-up set for the show.

Op-Ed: San Francisco comedian at a crossroads in his career Special

San Francisco - For almost a decade comedian Paco Romane has established a spot for himself in the City's home-grown comedy club circuit. Always eager to work if he was not able to find a gig, he created one; like his show "The Romane Event."

Shout! Factory issues 'The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series'

"The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series" is a most welcome addition to Shout! Factory’s collection of classic TV series on DVD. If you missed this show the first time around, here’s an opportunity to catch up with this iconic sitcom.

'Chinese buffet' stand-up Star John Pinette dead at 50

Heavyset stand-up comedian and recovering addict John Pinette was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room on Sunday afternoon.

Toronto's Dave Merheje brings on the laughs at JFL42 this week Special

Toronto - Dave Merheje is one very busy man. One of Canada's fastest-rising stand-up comics over the past few years, he's about to add multiple appearances at Toronto's JFL42 comedy festival to his already impressive resume.

Ellen DeGeneres earns 2012 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will be the recipient of this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Op-Ed: San Francisco comedian mixes comedy and political science to life Special

San Francisco - When this reporter met with comedian Paco Romane over six years ago, he was thrilled to be in the hit show "Trailer Town." Now part of the "Killling My Lobster" comedy troupe, he is still as enthusiastic even if San Francisco is not New York or

Dane Cook to star in new NBC comedy show

Stand-up comedian Dane Cook is working on a new comedy show at NBC. The network signed Cook for a deal for a half-hour comedy show for the network's next season lineup. This will mark the comedian's first major role on national TV.
 

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Soon to be released is Paco Romane s very first recording of his stand up comedy routine.
Soon to be released is Paco Romane's very first recording of his stand up comedy routine.
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Rhod Gilbert
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Stand-up comedian Wiilwaal(centre) with Digital Journal s Farid Omar (left) and a teenage fan(right)...
Stand-up comedian Wiilwaal(centre) with Digital Journal's Farid Omar (left) and a teenage fan(right).
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Nik Rabinowitz & Tats Nkonzo
Nik Rabinowitz & Tats Nkonzo
Stand-up comedian Wiilwaal (centre)  with Digital Journal s Farid Omar (left) and a teenage fan (rig...
Stand-up comedian Wiilwaal (centre), with Digital Journal's Farid Omar (left) and a teenage fan (right).
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The world famous stand-up comedian  Wiilwaal (right)  speaks to the Digital Journal s Farid Omar dur...
The world famous stand-up comedian, Wiilwaal (right), speaks to the Digital Journal's Farid Omar during Dabagooye's comedy night in Toronto.
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Stand-up comedian Wiilwaal  right  with Digital Journal s Farid Omar shortly before Dabagooye s come...
Stand-up comedian Wiilwaal, right, with Digital Journal's Farid Omar shortly before Dabagooye's comedy night in Toronto.
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The world famous Somali-Canadian stand-up comedian  Wiilwaal (right)  speaks to the Digital Journal ...
The world famous Somali-Canadian stand-up comedian, Wiilwaal (right), speaks to the Digital Journal's Farid Omar at the Dabagooye Restaurant during his recent stint in Toronto.
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Nik Rabinowitz and Tats Nkonzo
Nik Rabinowitz and Tats Nkonzo
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