Super Dave gets summer series on Spike
Bob Einstein, older brother of Albert Brooks, got an early break as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, but on his own, he has made a lasting contribution to multiple generations of comedy fans with his creation of daredevil Super Dave Osborne. Spike TV has granted him the chance to let four death-defying stunts go horribly awry this summer. [Read More]
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel talk bromance, pizza and masturbation
North by Northwestern participated in a conference call and roundtable discussion with Segel, Rudd and writer and director John Hamburg to talk about Paul Bunyan, the schism between Chicago and New York-style pizza, and working with Lou Ferrigno. [Read More]
David Brenner joins Great American Comedy Festival
David Brenner will be joining the Great American Comedy Festival this June in Norfolk, Nebraska. Running from June 15-21, the festival will be the second in a yearly event that honors the late TV legend Johnny Carson who spent much of his childhood in the city. [Read More]
'Seinfeld' Cast To Appear On 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
"Seinfeld" isn't coming back, but its stars will be together again this fall on HBO. The network says that Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will appear in several episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." [Read More]
D.L. Hughley's CNN show canceled
Since its Oct. 25 premiere, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News has been panned by critics. For them, it's no surprise to hear that CNN canceled the show today. Although initial reports claim the network made the move for financial reasons, a CNN statement given to cityfile.com says otherwise. [Read More]
Margaret Cho will release music comedy album
Margaret is working on an album of comedy songs, for release in 2010, and is writing with many of her fave musicians, including Amanda Palmer, Tegan & Sara, Patty Griffin, Jon Brion & Grant Lee Phillips. [Read More]
Bobcat Goldthwait to Receive L.A. Comedy "2009 Commie Award"
At the inaugural L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, wacky funnyman, Bobcat Goldthwait will receive the first-ever "2009 Commie Award." [Read More]
Chick Swagger
Geri Hall is a performer on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a Canadian comedy institution. It's a topical, fake newscast format that's been around since the mid-90s (when the Daily Show started getting popular, we all described it to each other as "a lot like 22 Minutes"). She has a good gig. In fact, it's one of the top gigs in the country. [Read More]
Ray Romano and others support AIDS foundation
Saturday, March 14 will mark the ninth annual "Night of Comedy," a benefit for the Children Affectedy by AIDS Foundation. The event takes place at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, and will be hosted by Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Roberts. Roberts will be joined by her former co-star, Ray Romano, as well as a great lineup of A-List talent. [Read More]
A Museum of Comedy? Go Ahead, Laugh
There is actually a Museum of Comedy in New York City. Granted, its Queens location is a visual punch line waiting for a rim shot: tucked inside an Ozone Park stone-cutting business across the street from an overgrown and underappreciated cemetery. [Read More]