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Dane Cook LIVE on Ustream Today

"Dane Cook: ISolated INcident" airs commercial-free at 10pm on Comedy Central
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There’s a decent chance that, instead of reading this, you’re hibernating until tomorrow’s Super Bowl. And you know what? You can’t be blamed for that. Contemporary news media makes it practically impossible to focus on anything else, and that’s just the way big advertisers would like to keep it. So, you could sit in front of your TV tonight and anxiously await the State of Freeney’s Ankle Address while being bombarded with Powerade commercials. Or, for $5, you could move the party to your computer and get 5 hours of live streaming Dane Cook content, courtesy of Ustream. Beginning at 3:30 PT and ending at 8:30, Dane will be live at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, and you can tag along for a simple fiver. Now, you may not be that hyped to see Dane, and that’s definitely understandable, but we’ll say this: based on the material from his most recent ISolated INcident special, he’s actually trying to push himself away from the comic we’d all come to loathe, and back into an arena of honest comedy (LAist review here).

And while Ustream is certainly not a new phenomenon (2008 election, anyone?), it’s always great to see the internet innovate in ways that behemoth media corporations haven’t. And with their ‘freemium’ model in full effect, Ustream can afford to let a much wider audience get large quantities of content they want, for a much lower price. And that will always be awesome.

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