Who's on First? Jerry Seinfeld?
Jerry Seinfeld loves baseball and comedy and baseball comedy, which is why this Thursday he'll be appearing in Costas & Seinfeld: Who's on First? on the MLB network (the home of classic comedy). He told the New York Times that Abbott & Costello was a big influence on Seinfeld. Seinfeld poin... [Read More]
Pee-Wee Herman Movie to Shoot in the Fall
Paul Reubens was on Kimmel to promote the new Tron animated series, so parents can recommend it to their kids, I guess. But in the clip above, Kimmel does cut to the chase and gets an update on the long-rumored Apatow produced Pee-Wee movie. As he says, the script is done and they're looking to sh... [Read More]
Third Beat, where’ve you been all my summer?
You may be wondering where all our posts have been recently. Or, you’ve been just as busy as this site’s editor and haven’t noticed. On the off chance it’s been keeping you up at night, here’s what’s been happening: the one ... [Read More]
Comedian Myq Kaplan Starts a Kickstarter to Figure Out What Kickstarter Considers Art
Here are things Kickstarter implicitly considers art: Hawaiian bitters, a solar powered sound installation, a mix-tape of whale songs, a pre-Burning Man roller disco, and a weapon to shoot toothpicks. Myq's project has already been funded but the more money the more art he can make. It's at least a... [Read More]
Talking with Eric Andre, Kitao Sakurai, and Andrew Barchilon about 'The Eric Andre Show', 311, Kombucha, and More!
Every episode of The Eric Andre Show, which airs on Adult Swim on Sunday nights at 12:30, begins with Eric Andre frantically destroying his set and it doesn't really ever let up. The show is simply completely nuts: Bruce Vilanch plays Arnold Schwarzenegger, a roast duck fills in for Joe Biden, Eric ... [Read More]
All Improv, No Sleep: Inside the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon
When you’re surrounded by several hundred sweat-drenched people on a New York City sidewalk for hours at a time, you don’t expect to see so many smiles. Unless, apparently, the crowd’s waiting to catch a taping of celebrity quiz show Match Game ‘76, or an X-rated pantomime performed by chanting robo... [Read More]
Your Guide To Comedy At Comic-Con 2012
It’s that time of the year again: The San Diego Comic-Con is only days away now, and hopefully you scored your tickets already because the event that brought a total of 125,000 visitors to California last year has been sold out for quite a while now. Apart from the usual fan favorites, you should de... [Read More]
Review: Lee Camp “Pepper Spray The Tears Away”
Lee Camp is a pretty angry man. But not in a Lewis Black-type of crotchety old man. More like a Howard Beale, run-to-your-window-and-yell-at-the-top-of-your-lungs-type of guy. Camp has endless rants about taking on big business and sticking up for the little guy. If you are a follower of his Moment ... [Read More]
Andy Kaufman is dead, but Tony Clifton still wants your applause | EW
Andy Kaufman died in 1984, but Tony Clifton is alive, if not well, performing at the Comedy Store, guzzling booze and telling stale jokes, singing Sinatra and ogling girls through thick brown sunglasses. How did he outlive his better half? The Kaufman legend, perpetuated in the last scene of the biopic Man on the Moon, is that Kaufman faked his death, pulling off one last grand practical joke and disappearing from show business, which he had grown to hate. It would be nice to believe that Kaufma... [Read More]
WTF Podcaster Marc Maron on Being the Comedians’ Therapist | Vulture
That he sounds like a therapist, even in casual conversation, is no surprise—after two decades of self-laceration, onstage and off, Maron has reinvented himself on WTF as the comedy world’s been-there-done-that guidance counselor. [Read More]