Join Candace Devereaux on Her Trip to Belgium with This ‘Portlandia’ Audiobook Sneak Peek
Ahead of the season 6 premiere of Portlandia on January 21st, Audible has teamed up with the show to produce a 15-minute audiobook written by Fred Armisen, who also voices the audiobook in character as Women & Women First’s Candace Devereaux. Check out two clips from Devereaux’s trav... [Read More]
Join Candace Devereaux on Her Trip to Belgium with This ‘Portlandia’ Audiobook Sneak Peek
Ahead of the season 6 premiere of Portlandia on January 21st, Audible has teamed up with the show to produce a 15-minute audiobook written by Fred Armisen, who also voices the audiobook in character as Women & Women First’s Candace Devereaux. Check out two clips from Devereaux’s trav... [Read More]
Jack Vaughn joins SiriusXM as Head of Comedy Programming
Hot off the heels of producing three of the five Grammy nominees for Comedy Album of the Year, Jack Vaughn has a brand-new gig as head of comedy programming for SiriusXM satellite radio. Vaughn, who created Comedy Central Records in 2002, had worked at Comedy Dynamics and New Wave as their senior vi... [Read More]
Comedy Album of the Year Grammy nominees for 2014-2015
The 58th annual Grammy Awards announced the full slate of nominations this morning, and somewhere Nikki Cox is telling her husband told you so. Cox wrote Jay Mohr's latest stand-up special, Happy. And A Lot. Which is up for Comedy Album of the Year. I've written plenty about the Grammys and their pe... [Read More]
Steve Rannazzisi talks publicly for first time about his 9/11 lie
Steve Rannazzisi spoke out for the first time in almost a month since the revelation that he'd been lying for 14 years about where he was Sept. 11, 2001. The comedian and star of FX's The League apologized again this morning, this time on Howard Stern's SiriusXM morning radio program. He hadn't been... [Read More]
There’s a Lewis Black bobblehead for sale, and it talks! For f—s sake!
Just when you were ready to swear off Mondays, now you can have Lewis Black do it for you, thanks to this new talking bobblehead. Here's the description, straight from Lewis Black's website, where they just went on sale for $25. Perfect gift for birthdays or holidays for your favorite curmudgeon's f... [Read More]
What Damon Wayans said in 2015 about getting fired at SNL, In Living Color, Kevin Hart, social media, and yes, Bill Cosby
Heading into the Labor Day weekend, Damon Wayans spent his 55th birthday on Friday performing at Carolines on Broadway, and promoted the gigs with a half-hour session on Power 105.1 FM's "The Breakfast Club" with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. Perhaps you've seen the Internet... [Read More]
How would Bill Cosby treat “Bill Cosby” around his daughters? Already considered, recorded on 1971’s “For Adults Only”
Before Bill Cosby became known as America's Dad in the 1980s and America's alleged serial rapist in retrospect in 2014-2015, he let us into his world a little deeper back in 1971. No. I'm not talking about Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs, the 1972 Grammy Award winner for Best Recording For Chil... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s State of the Comedy Industry 2015 at Just For Laughs Montreal
With a profile this week in The New York Times, do you think Andy Kindler might mention it in today's State of the Industry address at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival? Do you think? What do you think. You're here reading this, so you know the answer. "I was profiled in The New York Times ... [Read More]
Dana Gould’s Just For Laughs Keynote Address of 2015: “You’re Doing It Now”
Dana Gould began his stand-up comedy career at the age of 17, a mere 11 days after graduating from high school, "or as Comedy Central would say, nearly retired." Cut to today, and Gould, delivering the 2015 Keynote Address for Montreal's Just For Laughs, says at his age: "By Comedy Central... [Read More]