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Posted: August 4, 2014
by Ted Greenberg
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With all the troubling news in the world, we need some levity. A chance to laugh. Blow off steam. Forget about the world’s troubles and our own. Even if it’s just for a couple of minutes.
Here are the articles I’m reading about comedy. Al Lubel has a comedy show opening in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he recounts how nervous he was the first time he appeared on the David Letterman show in this piece for the Guardian. It makes perfect sense to be worried about your big national TV debut. And, he turned that fear into a comedy bit. The best solution — cannibalize your life for your comedy.
NY1 profiled HA! The Musical yesterday. The great American artform — the musical — now tackles the ins and outs of stand up comedy and even features real stand up comedians. I’m interested to see how this turns out.
And in Bollywood comedy news Kapil Sharma is looking to make more films and turn his Comedy Nights with Kapil, his extremely popular TV show, into a weekly series. This is big news for millions of his fans.
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