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Welcome Back, Kaplan

Starting his career as a stand-up comic, Gabe Kaplan gained international acclaim as Mr. Kotter on Welcome Back Kotter.  Based on his routines, it was the series that introduced Vinnie Barbarino aka John Travolta to the world.   This was before Scientology and before Saturday Night Fever. For a few seasons, Gabe taught the Sweat-hogs…

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Chris Rock and Roll | Comedy Guys Defensive Driving Blog

Blazing comic fire Chris Rock is having another birthday.  This former SNL performer has appeared in such flicks as Grown Ups, The Longest Yard and Head of State.  Even though he is a writer/director/producer/performer, his biggest successes have been on the stand-up stage. Some of his more quotable lines are: “Gun control?  We need bullet…

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Southern Fried Comedienne

Like many comics, Brett Butler started her career in the clubs such as The Comedy Annex in Houston, rocking blue-collar crowds with her one-liners about Southern life and Southern men.  She turned this into a headlining career and a writing gig on the Dolly Parton Variety Show. Brett’s biggest claim to fame is the five…

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Patton Oswalt just got older

Patton Oswalt is a stand-up comic and actor who has been rocking stages for decades. Some of his favorite lines are: ”It’s like our country is being run by a bunch of bad alcoholic dads right now.” “If you hit a midget on the head with a stick, he turns into 40 gold coins.” “I…

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Happy Birthday to a Comic’s Comic

Dave Attell is a comic’s comic, a road warrior who lives to be in seedy little clubs, reeling off jokes for the masses. He had his own show on Comedy Central called Insomniac and has appeared in the films Funny People, Scary Movie 4, and Pootie Tang. He is known for saying,  “You know, men…

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