Sneak peek: Steve Buscemi’s “Park Bench” interview with Gilbert Gottfried gets interrupted from high above
Steve Buscemi's talk-show webseries for AOL, Park Bench, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program. Nothing is stranger than nonfiction sometimes, and even an Emmy-nominated webseries will face real-life hurdles and rude interruptions when you're staging the who... [Read More]
An oral history of the making of The Aristocrats movie, 10 years later
"The Aristocrats!" the punchline to an old myth of a joke that few people knew or had even heard of, became an instant classic film 10 years ago this month when Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette convinced dozens of their famous funny friends to tell their own distinctly dirty and unique versions of th... [Read More]
Just For Laughs to pop up on multiple TV, streaming networks for 2015
Just For Laughs, currently in the homestretch of its 33rd annual congregration of comedians and comedy bigwigs, has announced broadcast plans to share the laughs from this year's live shows to TV audiences in the United States, Canada, Australia and wherever you can stream comedy showcases online. H... [Read More]
Stand-up and more from Night Of Too Many Stars
Last night, Jon Stewart hosted his telethon for Night of Too Many Stars, it was just what it sounds like. An evening where all the stars came out to raise money for the families of Autism. People with deep pockets were in the crowd to big on specialty items, including the chance to have Chris [&hell... [Read More]
The Comic’s Comic presents “Last Things First,” a new podcast. Pilot episode: Live from Comedy Central’s 2015 Night of Too Many Stars
Robert Smigel and Jon Stewart once again have assembled a great collection of comedians, comedic actors and funny people to help raise money for programs that support families with autism. It's called Night of Too Many Stars and has raised more than $18 million since 2006. I've already detailed at l... [Read More]
15 reasons to watch 2015’s Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central
Comedy Central's biennial special event all-star fundraiser, Night of Too Many Stars, returns on Sunday night with plenty of pre-taped stunts and a live telethon and celebrity phone bank -- as always, hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and organized by Robert Smigel. You'll see the likes of Stev... [Read More]
Gilbert Gottfried in a Super Bowl commercial with Snoop Dogg for EAT24
The Super Bowl commercials come out earlier each year, and online, so are they even Super Bowl commercials? It's a moot question, because any company that pays the millions of dollars for a 30-second or 60-second spot during the biggest football game and TV event of the year will get its money's wor... [Read More]
Bridget Everett enters the “Dork Forest” and “Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger” has it’s live debut at NYC Podfest
The hardcore podcast listeners were out in full supporting regalia this past weekend at the 3rd Annual NYC Podfest. The festival ran this weekend (January 9-11) at various venues across New York City. The Todd Barry Podcast, The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, and Gilbert Gottfried... [Read More]