Comedy site JibJab raises $7.5 million
JibJab, the site that spawned original comedy videos and customizable animated greeting cards, has raised $7.5 million in a third round of funding, according to TechCrunch. [Read More]
Kevin James Talks Stunts, Sandler & His New Comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"
Kevin James was last seen sharing the screen (and the occasional kiss) with fellow comedian superstar Adam Sandler in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry." But now he takes top billing on his own in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", a new comedy in which James plays a New Jersey mall security guard who has to act like a real cop when the mall is taken hostage by a group of criminals. [Read More]
Happy Birthday To Soupy Sales - 83 Years Old Today!
Mark Evanier writes, "For about a year there, my life revolved around a rubbery-faced little man who lived on a television soundstage with even rubberier house pets. His name was Soupy Sales and his pets were White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie and Hippie. I felt like part of the family, even though I was the only one who didn't periodically smash him in the face with a shaving cream pie." [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords - Time Out New York Interview
They came from New Zealand armed with songs about killer robots and racist dragons—and, improbably, they scored. Since June 2007, when their cultish musical-comedy show debuted on HBO, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, better known as Flight of the Conchords, have garnered a Grammy, two Emmy nominations and a No. 3 spot on the Billboard album chart (for their self-titled debut). Plus, this week's cover! In advance of the January 18 launch of the second season of their HBO series, we spoke to ... [Read More]
Artie Lange back on Howard Stern show
Artie Lange is back on the Howard Stern Show again. He immediately on the defense about skepticism about his latest tale of rehabilitation. [Read More]
G4 Premiers "The Chaser" (Ambush Comedy Series)
G4's fearless new comedy series from the land down under slams US shores with a wave of stunts and sketches covering controversial topics and exploiting taboos most other shows refuse to touch. "The Chaser," a team of irreverent wise-guys and award-winning comedians, declare a "War on Everything" in this politically incorrect series, which takes on religion, media, celebrities, politicians, corporations and all kinds of authority. [Read More]
Craig Robinson - The A.V. Club Interview
The A.V. Club recently spoke with Craig Robinson about The Office, D-War's mind-meltingly convoluted plot, playing characters with job titles and numbers instead of names, and improvising for Kevin Smith. [Read More]
Craig Ferguson Secretly Weds
Fans of comedian Craig Ferguson got a surprise announcement during his CBS Late Late Show on Monday night: He got hitched! Ferguson wed his longtime girlfriend Megan Wallace Cunningham, an art dealer, from Vermont. [Read More]
Tickets to Late Night with Conan O'Brien's Final Shows
After 16 seasons on the air, the curtain is coming down on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as Conan prepares to head out to L.A. to take over The Tonight Show. Would you like to be a member of one of Conan's last studio audiences in New York? Here's your chance! [Read More]
John Oliver's BBC show reprimanded for use of "Jew"
After British comic Frankie Boyle made what some listeners of Daily Show correspondent John Oliver's BBC radio show thought was an anti-semitic comment, the station promised to monitor their comedy shows more strictly. That was the ruling announced today by the BBC Trust in relation to Boyle's appearance on Political Animal last June. [Read More]