Charlie Sheen Returns to TV in June, Possibly For Good
Charlie Sheen's new show Anger Management is premiering on FX in June, and Russell Brand's late night series Strangely Uplifting will begin in April. By far the most frightening piece of news here is that if the first ten episode stretch of Anger Management does well enough, "it will trigger a 90-ep... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert's Newly Stewart-Controlled PAC Releases an Anti-Romney Ad
After Stephen Colbert handed the reins of his Super PAC over to Jon Stewart — and rechristened it the The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC — it didn't take long for the PAC to release a new ad to show us what direction it would be going in. This new ad takes dir... [Read More]
Eddie Brill Responds to His NY Times Profile
Eddie Brill was the subject of Jason Zinoman's comedy column last week in the New York Times, and he didn't come off looking too good. The most damning part of the piece is the following quote:Among some comics “Late Show” has a reputation for favoring a certain profile. “The types they seem to like... [Read More]
Eddie Brill Does Not Hate Women
When the New York Times published its profile of Eddie Brill yesterday, I learned about it on Brill’s Facebook page, alongside some commentary that suggested he found an out-of-context quote rather irksome. Not knowing what Brill’s specific concern... [Read More]
Colbert Can Run for President Now That Jon Stewart's Taken Over His Super PAC
Stephen Colbert had one problem stopping him from running for President in South Carolina: his gosh darned money-stuffed Super PAC. On last night's show, he transferred the power of the Colbert Super PAC to Jon Stewart, who promptly renamed it the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Su... [Read More]
Meet Eddie Brill, "the Most Influential Comic You Have Never Heard of"
This week, the New York Times comedy column takes on Eddie Brill, the booker for comics on The Late Show with David Letterman and one of the "gatekeepers of television comedy." It's interesting to look at how Brill's own comedy preferences play into his decision-making. In conversations with a doze... [Read More]
The Lost Roles of Tina Fey
After making the transition from one American comedy institution (Chicago's Second City Theatre) to another (Saturday Night Live), Tina Fey spent nearly a decade on SNL as a writer (and later a cast member) before creating a comedy powerhouse of her own: the critically-acclaimed NBC sitcom 30 Rock. ... [Read More]
There Could Be a Kristen Wiig-Approved Sequel After All
Before we get our specially-tailored bridesmaids' undergarments in a twist over the Wiigless Bridesmaids 2, Wendi McLendon-Covey has pointed out that Kristen Wiig might write a sequel after all: She never said that she didn't want to do it…All she said was that she's not working on it right this mi... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert Is Beating Jon Huntsman in South Carolina
According to a theoretical poll, 5% of South Carolina Republican primary voters would vote for Stephen Colbert. That's more than would vote for Jon Huntsman, who got 4%, and not that far behind Ron Paul (8%) and Rick Perry (7%). It may simply be gratitude for Colbert's offer to pay for the primary, ... [Read More]
Bryan Cranston Is Next on Line to Hook Up With Archer's Mom, Probably
Bryan Cranston will stop by Archer as Commander Drake, an "earnest, conscientious astronaut fighting to quell a mutiny on the space platform." Yeah, something tells me he will not succeed.---See more posts by Hallie Cantor0 comments... [Read More]