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2008 Stories by Julie Seabaugh

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  • Old Yeller

    published December 25, 2008

    After enjoying both critical and commercial success for a decade, most comics would be content to pull back a little, put less pressure on... More >>

  • Will Work for Laughs

    published December 18, 2008

    Most pop-culture consumers don’t realize it, but there’s much more to being a professional comic than scoring a sitcom and some... More >>

  • Girl Behaving Badly

    published December 4, 2008

    Seriously, exactly where did Chelsea Handler come from? One day she was a virtual unknown, then suddenly there she was, all blond and tall and... More >>

  • Impressive. Most Impressive

    published November 27, 2008

    Among comedy geeks, Frank Caliendo is a divider like no other. First off, he’s an impressionist, and not since the halcyon days of Rich... More >>

  • The Fringe Revolution

    published November 20, 2008

    He may rail against being called The Next Bill Hicks or The Modern-Day Lenny Bruce, but we think Doug Stanhope secretly likes it. And why not?... More >>

  • Grass Reunion

    published November 13, 2008

    It took ’em 20-plus years, but hippie days are here again now that the legendary smoke-adelic duo of Cheech & Chong – a.k.a. Cheech... More >>

  • Define at your own risk

    published October 30, 2008

    Piano rock, schmiano rock. What Copeland produces is something much more than the recycled Ben Folds schmaltz typical of most ivories-oriented... More >>

  • Guided by Vices

    published October 16, 2008

    Some comics are about an onstage persona that isn’t far removed from their everyday outlook. Others present unadorned, well-thought-out... More >>

  • Almost Infamous

    published September 25, 2008

    Despite being the writer/director of the cult blaxploitation spoof Pootie Tang and the long-time, Emmy-winning collaborator of Chris... More >>

  • American Idle

    published September 11, 2008

    Jim Gaffigan’s got quite a few things going for him. Or not. He’s bald, he’s eye-numbingly pale, and he’s infinitely... More >>

  • Impressive. Most Impressive

    published August 28, 2008

    Among comedy geeks, Frank Caliendo is a divider like no other. First off, he’s an impressionist, and not since the halcyon days of Rich... More >>

  • Unsexy Beast

    published August 21, 2008

    Herewith, for your entertainment/discussion, an Unofficial Top 8 Highlights of Comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s Career: 8) His... More >>

  • The D List

    published August 14, 2008

    D.L. Hughley could patent his Checklist to Guaranteed Comedy Fame, yet he’s somehow fallen short of Chris Rock-caliber... More >>

  • Holy Rolling in the Aisles

    published August 7, 2008

    The words “standup comedy” and “insightful documentary” don’t traditionally coincide. There was Seinfeld’s... More >>

  • Pokémon on a Mission

    published July 31, 2008

    He may look all innocent with his baby face, puppy-dog eyes, and angelic grin. Much more huggable than, say, Denis Leary. After all, just how... More >>

  • Good in Small Doses

    published July 24, 2008

    A theory: Yes, he hosted E!’s Talk Soup and starred as Michael Novotny on Showtime’s Queer As Folk. But as far as his... More >>

  • Time Piece

    published July 17, 2008

    Other comedians may react to the times by humorously observing the ways in which men and women differ. Eddie Izzard, however, creates time... More >>

  • The Frisco Kid

    published July 10, 2008

    West Coast Comedy 101: To springboard into acting, you strike out for LA. To perform standup for – gasp! – standup’s sake, you... More >>

  • Standup Guy

    published June 5, 2008

    Whereas other comics deliberately diversify, Jerry Seinfeld is known for exactly three things (and no, his wife’s recent brush with cookbook... More >>

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