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Mike MacDonald fundraisers tonight

June 21st, 2012 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Third Beat has been taking a little pre-summer breather, but we’re back with an urgent piece of housekeeping for readers

Louis C.K.: Suck a bag of pics

May 14th, 2012 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Pop quiz, comedy nerds: You’re walking down the street, and you spot Louis C.K. What do you do? (Aside from

Jim Gaffigan to follow the Louis C.K. model

February 15th, 2012 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Back in December, entertainment journalists were all aflutter over what the success of Louis C.K.’s low-price, internet-only standup special means

Patton Pending

January 6th, 2012 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Does Patton Oswalt have a blinking neon sign over his head that says “intellectually rape me”? It feels like just

Get thee to Reddit

December 12th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson

Today, Louis C.K. is doing an AMA on Reddit. If you don’t understand the second half of that sentence, here’s

Seinfeld Smackdown

October 4th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson

If you ever start wondering why there are so many specialized comedy blogs like this one out there, allow Jerry

It’s a sign.

September 25th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson

New York is the kind of city that builds “up”, and occasionally “overtop”. When you’re confined to an island, there

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