Marc Maron Discusses His Podcast Interview With President Obama
Mr. Maron spoke on Friday afternoon about the interview, including how it was arranged and what was discussed with Mr. Obama. These are edited excerpts from that conversation.. [Read More]
‘School of Rock’ Plans Fall Opening on Broadway
May we have the attention of the class, please: “School of Rock” will indeed be in session on Broadway this fall. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black comedy has now solidified its Broadway plans, and is to begin previews at the Winter Garden Theater on Nov. 9 with its opening night scheduled for Dec. 6, its press representatives said Tuesday.... [Read More]
Tribeca Film Festival Q&A: Whoopi Goldberg on Moms Mabley
In an interview at the Tribeca Film Festival ahead of her film’s premiere, Ms. Goldberg spoke about how she first discovered Moms Mabley, the influence Ms. Mabley had on her career, and what a filmmaker does when there’s very little footage of her subject. [Read More]
Queen for a Day: Sandra Bernhard Looks Back on ‘The King of Comedy’
"There is no more Johnny Carson. There’s so many people that are just barely passable as talk-show hosts. Are you going to lock up Chelsea Handler? I shouldn't really say that 'cause I'm always trying to get on her show. But whatever." [Read More]
IFC Orders New Comedy Shows from Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk aren’t just the stars and producers of comedy films and television series that will live in perpetuity on DVD players, DVRs and cable-TV programming lineups. They’re also among the creative talent responsible for two new comedy series that IFC said Thursday that it had picked up. [Read More]
On a Night Without Audiences, the Show Goes On for Letterman and Fallon
David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon went ahead with their late-night programs on Monday evening, despite the absence of studio audiences and key personnel, lending an eerie intimacy to the otherwise entertaining proceedings. [Read More]
New York Fringe Festival Report: 'This Too Shall Suck' | NY Times
"This Too Shall Suck," a solo show by the comic Matt Graham, is funny, oddball and occasionally awkward. According to urban legend, the greatest basketball players are always the virtuosic playground stars who squandered talent that can be endlessly mythologized. If only So-and-So didn’t get injured or fall prey to drugs or whatever other tragic flaw, he would have been, the story goes, better than Michael Jordan. Similar stories float around the comedy world, but since the shelf life of a j... [Read More]
New Season of 'The Office' Will Be Its Last
It’s time to take a last nostalgic look at Jim, Pam and Dwight and their quotidian struggles and successes at the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company as they’ve been documented on “The Office.” When that NBC comedy begins its ninth season on Sept. 20, it will be the final season of the series, its executive producer Greg Daniels said on Tuesday. [Read More]
New York Comedy Festival Unveils 2012 Lineup
Kevin Hart, Bill Maher, Robin Williams and Aziz Ansari are among the funnymen who will be featured at this year’s New York Comedy Festival, its organizers announced on Tuesday. The five-day festival, which is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central, will kick off its ninth year on Nov. 7, beginning with a Next Big Thing event at the Paley Center for Media and an interview with Ricky Gervais, in conversation with John Hodgman, at Town Hall. [Read More]
Emmy Nominees: Louis C. K. interview | NY Times
On Thursday, the comedian Louis C. K. was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards: for his FX series “Louie” he is up for lead actor in a comedy, director (the episode “Ducklings”) and writer (the episode “Pregnant”). His comedy special “Live at the Beacon Theater” was nominated as a special class program, and he is a contender for writing, directing and editing it. Here Louis C. K. speaks about his largess and, of course, feeling awkward about it. [Read More]