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2010-08-27 10:16:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Media today announced that the third season of its Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series, WordGirl® will air on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings) with brand-new episodes beginning September 13th. Produced by Scholastic's animation studio Soup2Nuts, the season is filled with new words, new talent, and new villains for WordGirl to conquer with her extraordinary* vocabulary. (* Extraordinary: - (adjective) beyond what is...

2009-11-18 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," a six episode stand-up series hosted by John Oliver ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") from Avalon Television, it was announced today by Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent, COMEDY CENTRAL. The series was shot in New York City and will premiere January 8 at 11:00 pm. "When John Oliver said he wanted to host a stand-up series featuring his favorite comics, the...

2009-07-01 14:11:00

"Open Mic Challenge" Videos Featured on Jokes.com, comedycentral.com, Facebook, Mobile Phones and PDAs and On-Air at COMEDY CENTRAL The First Challenge Favorites To Be Announced And Featured on COMEDY CENTRAL During July 4 Weekend NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL's Jokes.com, the premier online destination and home for stand-up comedy, has opened the playing field for its extensive network of comedy fans and aspiring comedians with the launch of "Open Mic Challenge." The...

2008-08-25 12:00:56

Irish comedian David O'Doherty has won Britain's most prestigious comedy award for routines delivered at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, officials say. O'Doherty, a stand-up comic whose act was described as combining dry observations with bursts of manic storytelling, won the nearly $15,000 top prize in the Fringe Fest's Intelligent Finance Comedy Awards, The Times of London reported Monday. "After one of the longest, most animated debates, the panel finally chose from this very...

2008-08-22 15:00:34

WRITER and broadcaster Clive James is to be the presenter of this year's Intelligent Finance Comedy Awards, it has been announced. James, who is performing at the Assembly Rooms on George Street, will be joining fellow Australian and last year's if.comedy winner Brendon Burns on stage at the Jam House on Saturday, August 23, to present the awards. The prize of GBP 8000 is given for the most outstanding up-and- coming, funny, original comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The...

2008-08-22 12:00:34

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT IT is edgy, of doubtful taste and resolutely contemporary - a perfect choice for the best joke of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A cutting comic jab aimed at the troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been voted the funniest joke of this year's event. The joke, part of the comic routine of stand-up Zoe Lyons, takes aim at the singer's alleged habit of cutting herself. The winning one-liner is: "I can't believe Amy Winehouse self- harms. She's so...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'