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Paul Provenza to Relaunch The Green Room at SXSW

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."

Robin Williams' Funniest Thing In Years

Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy

The premise behind Set List, the uniquely innovative comedy show hosted by Paul Provenza (director of "The Aristocrats") and created by Troy Conrad, a...

ReThink Review: The Bitter Buddha - Rage, Peace, and Laughs

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

With the rise of more confessional, experimental, and storytelling styles in the exploding category of alternative standup comedy, it seems that the angry comic has largely been left by the wayside. But comedian Eddie Pepitone clearly never received that note.

WATCH: Bo Burnham Slams Every Other Comedian In 'Green Room' Promo

Posted 09.13.2011 | Comedy

The new season of "The Green Room with Paul Provenza" starts tonight and if the promo is any indication, it's going to be quite a ride. Some of the be...

Are Comedians More Trustworthy Than Journalists?

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.04.2011 | Comedy

In a recent interview with CNN, comedian and host of Showtime's "The Green Room," Paul Provenza spoke about the fact that so many people get their new...

The Enduring Satiric Genius of Tom Lehrer

Spencer Green | Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Satire -- let alone musical satire -- that actually hit hard was surprising at the dawn of the Eisenhower administration, but there was an audience ready to embrace it.

Fox News and Its Fans Blasted on New Showtime Show (VIDEO)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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iSatiristas! Bill Maher, George Carlin, And More Talk Satire And The State Of Comedy (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In the book iSatiristas!, comedian Doug Stanhope tells interviewer (and fellow comedian) Paul Provenza that to him, "funny" is sitting around a table ...

Paul Provenza Is Tearing Apart the Fabric of America

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Provenza is a standup veteran and actor; now he's brought the filth that comedians spew to America's bookshelves with !Satiristas!. Will his witty propaganda ever be stopped?

Satiristas and the State of Comedy

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

In this age of lame-ass comedy colleges, it reinforced faith to see comedian Doug Stanhope take the path of most resistance on stage at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.