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Joe Swam
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Spider-Man Made Me An Atheist
I remember it being hot. Fuck, it was hot! It was the type of hot that causes two trees to fight over the same dog. (No, I don’t know what kind of dog.) I’m pretty sure it was 1982. That’s a long time ago now. I can’t remember all of the little details the ...

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George Carlin and "Seven Dirty Words"
During a 1966  Lenny Bruce performance , he said he was arrested for saying nine words, and says them in alphabetical order: ass, balls, cocksucker, cunt, fuck, motherfucker, piss, shit, tits. The last seven words are the ones George Carlin includes in his ...

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Lenny Bruce on Political Debates
"I would be with a bunch of Kennedy fans watching the debate and their comment would be, 'He’s really slaughtering Nixon.' Then we would all go to another apartment, and the Nixon fans would say, 'How do you like the shellacking he gave Ken nedy?' And then ...

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That's Not Funny - A Documentary by Mike Celestino
I first heard of Mike Celestino when he appeared on an episode of our podcast,  Skeptically Yours . My friends Emery Emery and Heather Henderson host the podcast, and they had Mike on as a guest to talk about the documentary film he was working on titled, "...

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Bob Newhart - The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Released on May, 6 1960 on Warner Brothers Records Recorded live at the Tidelands Club in Houston, Texas Found at FYE in Bel Air, Maryland The late 1950's marked a sea change in comedy. A new generation of comedians were leaving straight-up joke telling beh...

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Steven Wright Thanks Johnny Carson on The Carson Podcast
Steven Wright is one of the finest stand-up comedians ever (and one of my favorites). He recently appeared on Mark Malkoff's excellent  "The Carson Podcast"  and credited Johnny Carson with changing his life twice. He said that watching Carson's Tonight Sho...

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Redd Foxx - The New Fugg
Released in 1962 on Dooto Records Found at Jupiter Records in Wilmington, Delaware Redd Foxx (born John Elroy Sanford) is probably best known for his role as Fred G. Sanford on the 70's sitcom, "Sanford and Son". But he was also an influential stand up come...

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Fight Over Third Spot on the Death Podium Results in a Fourth Death
An argument broke out Monday morning between two rival
factions - the supporters of South African Parliament member Mario
Oriani-Ambrosini and those of former Major League baseball player Jerry Lumpe.
The hostilities began following the announcement, by The...

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With Michael Che, after his set at +Magooby's Joke House
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Rickles on Sinatra
Don Rickles turned 88 this year and he's still going strong. He recently made an appearance on Letterman and was the guest of honor last week on Spike TV's " One Night Only: An All-Star Tribute to Don Rickles ". I recently began reading his book (appropriat...
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