Robin Williams on the importance of playing small comedy clubs
Earlier this year, Robin Williams received the Comedy Icon Award from the second annual reboot of The Comedy Awards. Afterward, Williams met the press assembled backstage (actually, beneath stage level) to answer all sorts of questions. What's his fa... [Read More]
Somali comedian Abdi Malaq Jeylani ("Marshale") murdered
One of Somalia's top comedians has been shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu. Abdi Malaq Jeylani better known as Marshale, was known for impersonating Islamist fighters in his TV shows, and had previously been threatened by militant group al-Shabab. However no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Marshale was shot several times in the head and chest and hands by two men armed with pistols, who attacked outside his home. Radio presenter Yusuf Keynan told the BBC: ‘This ... [Read More]
The rumors of Super Troopers and Beerfest sequels continue
The crew of Broken Lizard have a new movie in theaters this week (The Babymakers) and with the press junkets it once again gets the rumor mill going as to the status on the sequels to their most popular flicks, Super Troopers and Beerfest. As recently as March of this year Kevin Heffernan and Jay [.... [Read More]
ABC Doesn't Trust Fred Willard's 'Trust Us with Your Life'
It hasn't be a great July for Freddie Wills. ABC is taking Trust Us with Your Life off the air and replacing it with reruns of that hilarious comedy about people falling on their respective faces, Wipeout. Though ABC is owned by the prudish Mickey Mouse, it seems like this decision was mostly a rati... [Read More]
'Bad Santa 2' Takes Another Drunken Step Forward
About this time last year, we reported that two different people were working on a sequel to Bad Santa. Well, now Accepted and Hot Tub Time Machine director/ High Fidelity screenwriter Steve Pink is in talks to rewrite one of those drafts, Johnny Rosenthal's to be specific, for him to direct. People... [Read More]
A Loving Eulogy For the Late, Great Bernie Mac
It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discus... [Read More]
Talking to Anthony Jeselnik About His Upcoming Comedy Central Show, Roasts, and Leaving 'Fallon'
Comedy Central must have a ton of confidence in Anthony Jeselnik, because the network has given him a new show with a premiere date and everything without even knowing what it’s going to be. Jeselnik and his creative time are still trying to figure that out. But the confidence Comedy Central has in... [Read More]
Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) earns a 2012 MTV VMA nomination
Eddie Murphy may have had a hit song back in the day with "Party All the Time" and even hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985, too -- but Murphy couldn't accomplish what Community's Donald Glover already has in his spare time away from comedy: Sc... [Read More]
Get out and support Caleb Medley at these benefit shows
It’s been a little over a week since comedian Caleb Medley was one of those shot at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in a movie theater in Aurora, CO. Caleb was struck in the head, has since lost an eye and put into a medically-induced coma. Since the shooting, Caleb became a [.... [Read More]
The Comedy Cellar: A Comics’ Crypt, Still Bursting With Life
Every time I walk up the stairs at the West Fourth Street subway stop on my way to the Comedy Cellar, I find myself bouncing from one leg to the other, the way that Louis C. K. does on those steps in the intro to his popular summer series on FX. Call it the Louie shuffle. Once at street level, I look around, and the first things I often see are ghosts. [Read More]