Latest Maria Bamford Stories

2011-03-07 13:00:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York hearts John Oliver! COMEDY CENTRAL gives viewers a front row seat as "The Daily Show's" John Oliver invites his favorite comedian friends to his adoptive hometown for "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show." The new season, which is hosted by the brilliant Oliver, premieres on Thursday, March 24 at midnight, after "The Colbert Report." "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" features new stand-up from more of Oliver's favorite comedians....

2010-07-01 14:23:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con again this year. The schedule includes: an "Ugly Americans" panel on Friday, July 23 from 10:00-11:00 a.m., a "Futurama" panel on Saturday, July 24 from 12:45-1:30 p.m. and, capping it all off on Saturday, July 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the network will present, COMEDY CENTRAL Live @ Comic-Con, a free comedy event as part of COMEDY CENTRAL's House of Comedy Live from House of Blues series, hosted...

2009-07-16 14:32:00

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sit down for stand-up! COMEDY CENTRAL presents two original specials from acclaimed director Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up" and "40 Year Old Virgin") timed to coincide with the release of his new film "Funny People," which opens in theaters nationwide July 31. The one-hour, behind-the-scenes special, "Inside Funny People," world premieres on COMEDY CENTRAL Monday, July 20 at midnight. Then, on Friday, July 24 at 11:00 p.m. Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Adam...

2009-04-06 11:00:00

NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Maria Bamford is one of the most uniquely talented comedians of her generation - master of voices and character work, a lover of pugs and a very nice lady. Her new CD/DVD, "Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome," will be released on COMEDY CENTRAL Records on Tuesday, April 21. Taped at the Upright Citzens Brigade Theater in Hollywood, CA last August, Bamford has put together another album that showcases her life and overactive imagination. The CD contains almost an...

2009-01-05 12:27:00

Kurt Metzger And Doug Benson Star In Two Back-To-Back Premiere Episodes "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" 13th Season Includes An All-Star Line-Up Featuring Performances By Joe DeRosa, John Mulaney, Bo Burnham And Many, Many More NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Get the New Year started off right, laughing all the way to the couch! The 13th season of "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" premieres on Friday, January 9 featuring brand new comedy from today's hottest, most esteemed comedians. The season kicks...

2006-08-13 10:06:46

By Paul Majendie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - For stand-up comedians the Edinburgh Fringe is the toughest gig in the world, but they revel in the challenge of competing at the Olympics of Comedy. Edinburgh, Montreal and Melbourne stage the biggest comedy festivals of the year, and in a straw poll comedians agreed that if you can make it in Edinburgh, you can make it anywhere. "You know it is the biggest arts festival in the world and you want to be at the top of your game," said Australian...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.