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11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

‘Patrice O’Neal: Unreleased’ Is Available Now

A new posthumous album from late, great standup Patrice O'Neal came out this week. Aptly titled, Unreleased, it's a full-length album compiled from unheard bits O'Neal performed at the DC Improv. If you want to pick up Unreleased, head on over [...]

By Bradford Evans

Another Posthumous Patrice O’Neal Album Is Coming Out October 1st

We're getting another album of new material from the late, great Patrice O'Neal. A full-length album called Unreleased will be available in stores and via download on October 1st, but you can pre-order it now. O'Neal passed away in the fall of [...]

By Bradford Evans

Looking Back at the Life and Untimely Death of Patrice O’Neal

“When you question a lot, you are wrong a lot—so wrong—but he’d present the case like a champion,” says Keith Robinson, a comedian and former roommate. “I’m arguing, and at the same time thinking, How this dude is working this!” [Patrice] [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Stand-Up Comedy Is Riskier Than it May Seem

Too many stand-up comedians have passed away this year, from the more well-known Patrice O'Neal and Mike DeStefano to the LA comic Angelo Bowers, who was killed after being hit by a drunk driver last week. Here's a thought-provoking essay on [...]

By Hallie Cantor

The 10 Biggest Comedy News Stories of 2011

With the global economy crumbling, citizens taking to the streets to vent their frustrations through protest, and People magazine shockingly cheating Ryan Gosling out of the Sexiest Man Alive title he so rightfully deserves, it often felt like [...]

By Bradford Evans

Louis C.K., Dane Cook and Chris Rock Remember Patrice O’Neal

Patrice O'Neal's friends paid tribute to him over the weekend on Opie and Anthony along with guest host Jim Norton. You can listen to Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Dane Cook's memories of Patrice here. Opie and Anthony also explain how to help [...]

By Hallie Cantor

A New Patrice O’Neal Album Will Be Released Next Year

BSeen Media will release Patrice O'Neal's new album posthumously on Feb. 7. It was recorded this past April, it's called Mr. P, and it's available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes. A little bit of good news for those already missing his comic [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Remembering Patrice O’Neal

In just a few hours following Patrice O'Neal's death, a flood of goodbyes and tributes has come from fellow comedians via Twitter. Most praised his unique perspective, critical thinking, and willingness to offend or piss off half the audience [...]

By Hallie Cantor