Abused for taking on the joke thieves on Sikipedia | Chortle
Comedians who've had their jokes stolen by internet plagiarists are being threatened when they try to protect their material. Websites such as Sickipedia invite contributors to add gags to their database with little or no checks on whether they are original, leading to some stand-ups being accused of stealing jokes from the web - when actually they wrote them. Comics who have spotted their material from their sets on Sikipedia - which has previously published a book of non-attributed jokes - and... [Read More]
Will Ferrell's comedy think-tank Funny or Die now on YouTube | Geek
Will Ferrell's Los Angeles, California-based comedy startup called Funny or Die has signed a landmark partnership agreement with Google's YouTube that puts a collection of Funny or Die classics on the most trafficked video site on the web. A new Funny or Die YouTube channel is live with archive material and new videos are being uploaded each week. [Read More]
The Art of Storytelling and Stories From The State with Kevin Allison | The Comedy Nerds
On this week's episode we look at what it takes to tell a good comedy story. What's the difference between a good stand-up bit and storytelling? What's important to good story? Is this the next evolution in comedy? To help us figure it all out is host of the storytelling show Risk! and member of the historic sketch comedy group The State, Kevin Allison. He shares his expertise as well as a bunch of hilarious behind the scenes stories of The State. [Read More]
Comedian Katt Williams jailed in GA over burglary | AP
Katt Williams remained jailed in suburban Atlanta on Monday after police said they arrested the entertainer for breaking into a home. Williams, 38, is charged with burglary and criminal trespassing, according to Coweta County Sheriff's Office Major James Yarbrough. Yarbrough said the Sunday night incident happened at a home in Newnan, about 38 miles southwest of Atlanta. Yarbrough said the unidentified homeowner called police around 9 p.m. to report the comedian "gained entry by breaking into t... [Read More]
FunnyorDie.com - 'SNL' for the online crowd | LA Times
Like "Saturday Night Live" for the new millennium, the site has become home for celebrities eager to lampoon themselves in bizarre, even humiliating sketches because this awkward, alternative brand of comedy now holds such an exalted place in Hollywood that no one wants to be left on the sidelines. [Read More]
The art of comedy: Mama Spell draws up, paints the NYC comedy scene in new gallery exhibition | the comic's comic
Do you ever see something funny happening in front of you and wish you could capture the moment? Sharon "Mama" Spell has been doing just that in recent months, and her artwork is now on display in Brooklyn at The Fall Cafe. [Read More]
Wanda Sykes interview | The A.V. Club
The Wanda Sykes Show, a weekly talk/variety show that airing on Fox on Saturday nights, beginning tomorrow at 11 p.m. eastern. Sykes spoke with The A.V. Club about her hopes for the new project and how her life has changed in the past year. [Read More]
Jim Carrey's new personal website - A visually stunning treat | EW
Just in time for today's release of his big Disney holiday flick, remake A Christmas Carol, comedian Jim Carrey has relaunched his personal website, and let's just say, it's not uninteresting. In fact, echoing his sometimes-comedic sensibilities, it's got an almost fantastical, psychedelic vibe to it. [Read More]
"Weird Al" Yankovic interview | CollegeHumor
Weird Al has adapted to the Internet better than any other artist from the 80's. His Chamillionaire parody "White and Nerdy" has over 50 million views on YouTube, and is currently one of the site's most popular videos of all-time. [Read More]
Aziz Ansari's minority retort | National Post
"When I started off, I was really into political material, which I never do anymore, and I guess you just kind of get in a groove," he says. "It's not easy to classify what I talk about. Mostly it's just me telling stories about some guy in his 20s dicking around all the time." [Read More]