The Year in Comedy, 2013: Most Popular Comedy News Posts
Happy 2014, everybody! Before we plunge forward into the new year, let's take a look back at what caught the fancy of comedy fans over the past year. Here were the 10 most popular posts of 2013 on The Comic's Comic, and what they said and still say about us. 10. T.J. Miller and Eric Andre went wild... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night's Children: Robert Smigel (1991-1993)
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. Th... [Read More]
 
The Original Writers of Conan's 'Late Night' on Writing
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
 
Robert Smigel Talks About How Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Got That Accent
by Elise Czajkowski Former SNL and Late Night With Conan O'Brien writer Robert Smigel sat down with Bill Simmons over at Grantland to talk about the origins of his most famous creation, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and some of the canine's most high-profile celebrity encounters. Bel... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. and Conan O’Brien remember their first days on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1993
Louis C.K. is in Los Angeles for the upcoming Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but he certainly got into the spirit of #tbt last night as he and Conan O'Brien went total Throwback Thursday on Conan by reminiscing about their first days and nights on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1993. That photo abov... [Read More]
 
Robert Smigel, George Wendt bring “Da Bears” NFL Super Fans to State Farm commercial with Aaron Rodgers
Just in time for the new NFL season, State Farm has convinced Robert Smigel and George Wendt to bring two of the Saturday Night Live "Super Fans" back out of retirement, as "Da Bears" fans star with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in this new 30-second commercial. Roll the clip, grill cl... [Read More]
 
A Look Back at the Filmmakers and Short Films of 'Saturday Night Live'
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
 
Denis Leary to host Comics Come Home 2012 on November 17th
It’s time once again to ship on up to Boston. Denis Leary’s annual stand-up comedy benefit Comics Come Home is happening on Saturday, November 17th at the Agganis Arenea in Boston. In it’s 18th year, it’s one of the longest running comedy benefit show we have in the US. The n... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. surprises Boston with a charity show for autism awareness
Louis C.K. has just made Boston-area comedy fans’ Monday a lot less crappy. We’re told he decided to perform at the Wilbur Theater this Monday to raise money for the New England Center For Children, whose mission is “to transform th... [Read More]
 
Image of Robert Smigel cast in new Judd Apatow flick
Robert Smigel cast in new Judd Apatow flick
Robert Smigel, the creator and voice of Triumph the Comic Insult Dog, has been cast in Judd Apatow’s next comedy. Apatow’s Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo has also signed on to co-star in the flick, a Universal picture starring Paul Rudd,... [Read More]