Woman claiming to be “late” Andy Kaufman’s daughter upstages 2013 Andy Kaufman Awards
Last year's special guest at the Andy Kaufman Awards was Tony Danza. This year? A 24-year-old woman claiming to be Andy's daughter. Which is a neat party trick, considering Andy Kaufman died 29 years ago, in 1984. Trick or treat, you're likely to get both from a Kaufmanesque performance. At least on... [Read More]
New York Comedy Festival Day 5: Memories from the Happy House and Moshe Kasher
The week of stand-up comedy that is the New York Comedy Festival has come to a wrap. With it one hell of a week of great comedy times from seeing some of our absolute favorite comedians to some new folks that we just learned about. It was a great week all around and as the […]New York Comedy ... [Read More]
What's on TV This Week: 'Eagleheart' Returns and 'Eastbound & Down' Ends Its Run (Again)
by Bradford Evans The calendar year is winding down, but there's still plenty of exciting stuff happening in the TV world. Adult Swim's Eagleheart, starring Chris Elliott, returns for its third season Thursday night at midnight. Unlike the first couple seasons of the show, season three will follow o... [Read More]
CBS Buys a Comedy from Bo Burnham's 'Zach Stone' Co-Creator Dan Lagana
by Bradford Evans MTV impatiently canceled Bo Burnham's MTV comedy Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous this summer, but Burnham's co-creator/showrunner on the series, Dan Lagana, has already sold a new comedy to another network. THR reports that CBS has given a script order to a new show written by Lagana... [Read More]
Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham Talk Comedy, Showrunning, and Fantasy Magazine Descriptions
by Elise Czajkowski "When Mindy Kaling arrived to the Chateau Marmont 30 minutes late, she apologized profusely and began dabbing ice water on a badly skinned knee. 'I thought I hit an old woman in the Loehmann's parking lot,' she said, a flush of perspiration on her cheeks and forehead. 'Turned out... [Read More]
Ron Burgundy stops by European Music Awards, interviews Eminem
While once again Miley Cyrus was the focal point of an MTV awards show, a San Diego news personality also made a splash. MTV hosted it’s annual EMA’s (the European Music Awards) this past weekend, and the legendary Ron Burgundy showed up. Ron decided to get in on the action by touring Am... [Read More]
NBC Orders 5 More Episodes of 'Sean Saves the World'
by Bradford Evans NBC hasn't ordered a full season of its new sitcom Sean Saves the World, but they've given the show the next best thing: five more episodes. This extends the show's episode order to 18 for the season, just four short of a 22-episode full season. The Sean Hayes sitcom has been strug... [Read More]
Dane Cook to celebrate 10 years of ‘Harmful if Swallowed’ with vinyl release
It was a simpler time in 2003. In the nascent days of social media, a comedian or artist could build up their following by interacting directly with their fans. Comedian Dane Cook was one of the first to realize this, significantly building up his online following to help promote his debut album, Ha... [Read More]
Bill Cosby Is Making a New Family Comedy and Rebooting 'Fat Albert' for TV
by Bradford Evans Bill Cosby is getting back into TV. The sitcom veteran told Yahoo! that he's teamed up with Cosby Show producer Tom Werner to work on a new family sitcom that he says, "would [satisfy] the people who have come to me in public places and said, 'Can't you put something on that I can ... [Read More]
Sketch comedy from Neil Casey and Will Hines: “Security Questions”
Will Hines and Neil Casey are two of the finest improvisers and sketch comedians in New York City, or your city if they were in and/or are coming to your city, and for a glorious time they performed sketches together in an Upright Citizens Brigade show called "Small Men." This is a sketch from that ... [Read More]