Sarah Silverman, Rachel Dratch to Do '24 Hour Plays on Broadway' | Back Stage
Sarah Silverman, and Rachel Dratch are among the artists who will participate in this year's "24 Hour Plays on Broadway" Nov. 15 at the American Airlines Theatre. The 10th annual installment of the marathon event will benefit the Urban Arts Partnership. In "24 Hour Plays," writers, directors, and actors team to conceptualize, write, produce, and perform six original short plays in one 24-hour span. [Read More]
Michael Ian Black on the arc of making a television show
"They say, "We love you, we love you, here is a television show, write a television show." Then as soon as you start writing it, they say, "You're doing it wrong, we've never cared for you, why can't you be more like somebody else who is more successful." And then you do that and they say, "Oh, it's great" and then they cancel you. That's essentially the arc of making a television show." [Read More]
A week before Conan debuts on TBS, watch warm-up "Show Zero" online Nov. 1
On Nov. 1, one week before Conan debuts on TBS, O'Brien, Andy Richter and the band will perform a full warm-up show online with celebrity guests and all. They're calling it "Show Zero," and you'll be able to watch the hourlong sneak peek at Conan at 11 p.m. Eastern/10 p.m. Central/9 p.m. Mountain/8 p.m. Pacific on Nov. 1, 2010. [Read More]
Listen to Jeff Dunham read from his autobiography, "All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut Achmed and Me"
When I heard the ventriloquist Jeff Dunham was penning his autobiography and doing it with the voices of his dummies, I wondered how in the heck that would translate to print. Well, not to worry, necessarily. Because Dunham also is releasing an audiobook narrated by him of the memoir, "All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me." [Read More]
Joel Hodgson on Cinematic Titanic and Mystery Science Theater 3000 | Boston Comedy
Joel Hodgson says he feels grateful and lucky a lot. Grateful he was able to do stand-up comedy and appear on HBO specials and Saturday Night Live. That he was able to drive Mystery Science Theater 3000 into existence. And that he can work with a lot of his olod friends from that show on Cinematic Titanic, his latest movie riffing project.. [Read More]
Revealed: schedule for 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' | CSMonitor
the National Park Service (NPS) issued the 60-plus-page permit for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Washington rally this Saturday – and made it publicly available. So, while the folks at Comedy Central keep their cards close to the chest, here is what is known, according to a single page of the permit.. [Read More]
'Bruno' Accused of Attack at Gay Rights Demonstration | TMZ
A photog named Mike Skiff -- a gay cameraman who covers "events involving the gay community" -- claims he was at a Prop 8 rally in 2008 when a crew from Cohen's movie "Bruno" arrived on the scene with an intention to "promote violent discord between the assembled 'yes' and 'no' factions." According to the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, members of the "Bruno" crew "carried 'Yes on Proposition 8' signs contrived for the sole purpose of inciting and sparking unrest to enhance t... [Read More]
Ira Glass discusses the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast | This American Life
"Being interviewed by Maron reminded me of an old axiom about interviewing: that an interview is a party you're throwing and your guest will mirror your behavior. Marc is an insanely intense guy, and stares into you as you talk—it really feels like his eyes are piercing inside you—and then when he speaks he reaches inside himself and talks in the most heartfelt way possible. In a room with that, you'd have to be made of stone not to respond in the most soulful way you can summon up. He's emotion... [Read More]
New Lonely Island Album Coming in 2011 | Splitsider
Looks like the guys from The Lonely Island have been working on some new songs, as their second album is set to come out sometime next year. Hopefully that means that we’ll start seeing some videos for the first few songs on episodes of SNL in the near future. [Read More]
Your Guide to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear | Splitsider
So, are you going to go to the Rally to Restore Sanity? Are you maybe going to go? Does it depend on a few different things you have up in the air right now and you can’t really make a decision yet? Well, for your convenience, we’ve put together a guide about where to go and what to do when you make the journey to Washington D.C. [Read More]