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  Comedian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A comedian who stands and addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comedian.
Famous comedians often overstep the mark of what the public perceive as acceptable, such as the remarks made by Billy Connolly about the killing of Ken Bigley.
As far as content is concerned, comedians such as Tommy Tiernan draw on their background to poke fun at themselves, while others such as Bill Hicks have strong political and cultural undertones.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comedian   (674 words)

 The Comedian's Comedian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Comedians' Comedian was a three-hour programme broadcast on UK's Channel 4 on January 1, 2005.
The show listed the top fifty comedians of all time, as voted for by fellow comedians and business insiders, rather than the general public.
Among the comedians were three double acts (making a total of 53 comedians), three members of Monty Python, 33 British comedians, 18 Americans, one Irishman, and one Canadian; 48 men, and five women.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Comedian's_Comedian   (125 words)

 Comedian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the height of his commercial career, comedian Jerry Seinfeld ended his wildly popular television sitcom, threw away all his old stand-up material, and decided to start completely from scratch.
Comedian was shot on digital and directed by Christian Charles, and has the feel of immediacy and intimacy.
Comedian gives little insight on how a comedian comes up with material; it jumps ahead to what happens once the base material is there and the comedian begins practicing.
www.haro-online.com /movies/comedian.html   (424 words)

Most of the comedians we surveyed mentioned these visible successes as partially responsible for their staying in the profession, however unlikely a similar meteoric rise might be.
Most of the surveys received from comedians were distinctly unfunny in their responses to our questions about how they live day-to-day.
Stand-up comedians have a more uncertain road than troupe comedians, going from club to club, writing material, practicing and refining it, and hoping for a break.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=41   (607 words)

 The Popkorn Junkie :: Comedian
Though I have tried denying it for quite some time, and though it truly pains me to say this almost to the point of tears--Jerry Seinfeld's extended 15 minutes of fame may be completely over.
It features cameos from comedians like Garry Shandling, Bill Cosby, and Kevin Nealon, and most of the film is about what goes on backstage.
Jerry Seinfeld is obviously a funny guy and a very gifted comedian, but something needs to happen quick before he completely falls off radar, and credit card commercials aren't going to cut it.
popkornjunkie.com /reviews/comedian.html   (621 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Comedian
Comedian is a tale of two men, with neither of them being a renegade robot cop in a land that time forgot, which is something we learn from the trailer.
The first of these men is Jerry Seinfeld, a comedian who rose to the top of the heap and was king of the castle, serving as an inspiration for other comedians to make a go at their own (mostly mediocre) sitcoms.
I was really amazed at how much work a comedian puts into his or her act, striving to make every word, pause, and gesture just right to maximize the hilarity.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/comedian.php   (1373 words)

 Alan Moore Portal: Comedian
The Comedian expected the worst of humanity and acted on that worldview with his own brand of self-interest and cynical humor.
Although amoral by nature, the Comedian was thunderstruck by Ozymandias' bloody plan to save the world, his knowledge of which led to his death at the hands of Ozymandias.
Indeed, the Comedian's deep personal insights are catalyst to all the costume heroes that their purpose and meaning were obsolete and even silly in an era of geo-politics, the Cold War, and the real threat of nuclear destruction.
www.angelfire.com /comics/mooreportal/comedian.html   (327 words)

 Comedian review **3/4 - CTF
Jerry Seinfeld has come full circle with "Comedian," a documentary about what it takes to make it in comedy, and how money, success, and fame aren't a substitute for doing what you love.
It was like watching a well produced behind-the-scenes documentary for a movie, where you just sit back amazed at the amount of work and struggle that went into a mere moment of the audience's time.
It tried to look at comedians through only their professional lives, instead of showing us how comedy has interacted with and affected them personally as well.
www.chasingthefrog.com /Reviews/02/review_comedian.htm   (561 words)

 Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian (2002)
Comedian could have become little more than a star vehicle for Seinfeld to get himself back before the public eye, and I worried that we’d not see anything other than happy-happy joy-joy for Jerry.
It’s cool to watch him behind the scenes and see what his life as a comedian is like, but it’s not like there’s much chance anything genuinely surprising will happen to him.
Comedian appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
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 Amazon.com: Comedian: DVD: Jerry Seinfeld,Greg Giraldo,Sherrod Small,Jim Norton (II),Allan Havey,Colin Quinn,Cynthia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Comedian zigzags back and forth between the hugely successful Seinfeld, who's trying to get back to his stand-up roots by developing an entirely new act, and an unknown comic named Orny Adams, whose naked craving for success is almost painful to behold.
Comedian is successful at describing the processes, attitudes and goals of two very different comics, as well as depicting the strenuous life on the stand-up circuit.
Comedian splits its focus, attempting to straddle the banks of a making-of-a-concert film and a portrait of the comedy world.
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 Comedian (2002)
It's been said that comedy is hard to do, a theorem that's sadly proven in director Christian Charles' debut film, a wishy-washy documentary on Jerry Seinfeld, whom he worked with in a seires of American Express commercials.
Comedian starts with Seinfeld, not content to retire after starring in one of the most popular sitcoms in television history, getting back to his stand-up roots and honing his routine at various gigs around the country.
Comedian follows Seinfeld through a number of embarrassing moments, including a performance during which he gets to the end of a joke and can't recall the punch line, even after sifting through his notes.
www.reel.com /movie.asp?MID=136385&Tab=reviews&CID=13   (362 words)

 The 2+2 Forums: Comedian's IQ
We asked 12 comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe — including Stewart Lee, who co-wrote Jerry Springer — the Opera — to sit a formal test and found that they were overwhelmingly smarter than average.
Half of the comedians were in the top 3 per cent of brainboxes in Britain and one, Natalie Haynes, was in the top 1 per cent.
“Comedians are exercising their brains on a daily basis,” she said.
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 Technorati Tag: comedian
I have never seen this comedian before but this 2 minute act about the Nintendo NES is hilarious.
Comedians for Corporate Special Events Book comedians including Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and John Pinette plus 100's of affordable variety acts.
Search for Funny People: Be a Comedian Industry pros are conducting a nationwide search for comedians to do their bit live and see if they are ready to take the next step in their careers with a shot at the big time.
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 Comedian Harmonists
The Comedian Harmonists were a German singing sensation of the 1920s and '30s.
In 1976 Eberhard Fechner produced a two-part documentary film "Comedian Harmonists"; in 1997 it was shown again in Germany to coincide with the release of a new film.
Telling the story of the Comedian Harmonists, the musical does not use the Comedian Harmonists' own songs or arrangements, however, and the "fatally bland" music by Manilow has been described by at least one reviewer as the show's weak point.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Strasse/1945/WSB/comhar.html   (1609 words)

 Hire A Comedian, Stand Up Comedian, Comedians, Corporate Comedian, Clean Comedian
A comedian (or 'comedienne' for a female comic) uses a variety of techniques including jokes, story telling, audience interaction, props, one-liners, and funny facial expressions.
A clean comedian, also known as a family-friendly comic, is one who avoids offensive material and profanity.
Comedians are often hired to perform at colleges, corporations, festivals, resorts, and on cruise ships.
www.gigmasters.com /Comedian/Comedian.asp   (446 words)

 Comedian - A Never Too Funny Comedian's Blog
One of the biggest developments yet in the tobacco-fee saga: a federal grand jury is charging former Texas attorney general Dan Morales and his friend Marc Murr with conspiracy and mail fraud over Morales's attempt to gain hundreds of millions of dollars in fees for Murr from the state's tobacco settlement.[From Overlawyered]
CNS News has another article that explains, among other things, how the pilots of cargo aircraft were excluded from new regulations requiring the creation of a system to arm flight deck officers.
Seems like those delusionally self-important human shields really do think that they are important, so important that many of them are dragging their asses home now that shooting will likely start.
comedian.blogspot.com /2003_03_02_comedian_archive.html   (4215 words)

 Sinbad - Book this Comedian and other Black Comedians at ComediansUSA.com
The comedian, Sinbad, is a recipient of the 1994 Candle Award from Morehouse College honoring his excellence in Arts and Entertainment.
Comedians USA does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent or management of any artist on this website.
Comedians USA is one of the country's top corporate and special event production companies.
www.comediansusa.com /celebs/sinbad.html   (1097 words)

 Comedian -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Topics are wide and varied that a comedian will make jokes that are generally seen as a topic most comedians would not touch.
Famous comedians often overstep the mark of what the public perceive as acceptable, such as the killing of Ken Bigley and the remarks made by Billy Connolly about his death.
Some comedians such as Brian Figarol speak about his day to day life, but Frank Skinner liked doing a song to evoke laughter, while other comedians such as Tommy Tiernan draw on their background to make fun of themselves, while others such as Bill Hicks have strong political and cultural undertones, challenging the status quo.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Comedian   (623 words)

 Comedian - A Never Too Funny Comedian's Blog
The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the non-contiguous upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.
I haven't had time to delve into the pen register restrictions put in place by FISA and the ECPA, but quite clearly such data gathering is constitutional.
I'm not sure that The Fluffer is a good first movie to have appear in the listings when you're creating a canned interactive sales demo of a fairly mainstream product.
comedian.blogspot.com   (1854 words)

 Comedian Review :: Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From the Gotham Comedy Club, Standup New York, Carolines and the Comic Strip, to gigs on the Tonight Show and Letterman, Comedian tracks the progress of many a talented stand-up comic, famous and not so, who follow their dreams and obsessions to bravely try to make it solo.
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Comedian is an insightful look at the hard work of creating comedy.
www.hollywood.com /movies/reviews/movie/1681386   (408 words)

 notcoming.com | Comedian
In Comedian, however, the strain of separating the private from the public slowly leads to one contradiction after another for Seinfeld, until in the end (and without even realizing it), it is his routine which suffers.
As a result, he does manage to transcend all that makes a struggling comedian desperate in the first place, and yet in refusing to acknowledge the privilege that now dominates his life, his relationship to popular culture feels flat and inappropriate.
A trope of the aging artist that Seinfeld rejects in Comedian is the notion of the mentor.
www.notcoming.com /reviews.php?id=438   (925 words)

A female comedian may be known as a comedienne although this usage has been...
A comedian who stands and addresses an audience directly is called a...
Industry pros are conducting a nationwide search for comedians to do their bit live and see if they are ready to take the next step in their careers with a shot at the big time.
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 The Comedian Harmonists: Even More
The musical is inspired by the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, six street musicians who rose to fame in 1920s Germany only to suffer hassles from the Nazis because half of the group's members were Jewish.
A definitive documentary, "Die Comedian Harmonists - Sechs Lebensläufe" ("The Comedian Harmonists - Six Personal Records" -- also known as "The Rise and Fall of the Comedian Harmonists") was produced by Eberhard Fechner and broadcast on German television in two parts on December 18 and 20, 1976.
Hudson Shad is a sort of Comedian Harmonists tribute group that has enjoyed a measure of success, even performing a series of concerts in Germany.
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 Corporate Comedian & Speaker Brad Montgomery
A corporate comedian is a comedian who is clean, safe and appropriate for today’s business audiences.
It’s a comedian who can make convention and meeting audiences howl with laughter w/o some of the “blue humor” that is so common in nightclubs.
They love that their comedian is making up a huge bulk of the show in front of their eyes.
www.bradmontgomery.com /corporate-entertainment/corporate-comedian/corporate-comedian.html   (1492 words)

 WaffleMovies.com - Comedian
These conversations provide a look at how an act is formed, the nervousness each performer feels, the torture of success and failure, the comeraderie between the comics, and the business's ugly side.
Adams is an up and coming comedian who crosses Seinfeld's path, and we get to see what it is like for him to try to get his big break.
Adams, while living up to the cliché of the comedian who is crying inside, should have been cut out of the film.
www.wafflemovies.com /comedian.html   (400 words)

 eBay - DVD: Comedian (UPC: 786936217438)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These conversations convey a compassion and understanding about the struggles faced by all comedians, especially those who are much less established than Seinfeld.
The climax of the film is Seinfeld's meeting with Bill Cosby, a moment he calls one of the most important of his career.
COMEDIAN, directed by Christian Charles and produced by Gary Streiner, is a gift to Seinfeld fans, while its positive tone and uplifting message will appeal to all audiences.
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 USATODAY.com - Comedian Mitch Hedberg dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PAUL (AP) — Mitch Hedberg, a Minnesota-born comedian who worked in nightclubs, television and film in a wide-ranging career, died in New Jersey, his family said.
Hedberg, who struggled with drugs and alcohol, died Wednesday in a hotel room in Livingston, N.J. Pending the medical examiner's report, the cause of death appears to be heart failure, said his mother, Mary Hedberg.
Hedberg is survived by his wife, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, his father and mother, Arne and Mary Hedberg of St. Paul, and sisters Wendy Brown of Woodbury and Angie Anderson of South St. Paul.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-04-01-hedberg_x.htm   (409 words)

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