Russell Brand arrested for allegedly attacking paparazzi (video) | TMZ
TMZ reports that Russell Brand has just been arrested for allegedly attacking paparazzi at LAX airport. We're told a photog -- one of the alleged victims -- made the citizen's arrest and LAX cops facilitated it. Cops interviewed Brand and took him into custody, saying he was being booked for battery. Russell has posted $20,000 bail and has left the police station. [Read More]
Bo Burnham Tour Dates Announced | Comedy Central Insider
Ladies, get on your swooning goggles and prepare your fainting couches, because comedy heartthrob Bo Burnham is going on tour. You may recognize Bo from his incredibly successful YouTube videos, his dazzling Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut and your... [Read More]
THe PIT's 4th Annual Sketchprov Kicks Off On Sunday | The Apiary
The PIT's 4th annual SketchProv tournament kicks off this Sunday at 5PM. Sketch and improv teams will vie not only for a $2,500 prize purse, but also a considerable boost to their comedy careers. [Read More]
The Writer’s Room: A Conversation with SNL Writer John Mulaney | Splitsider
"Well with comedy in general, start doing it non-professionally for an audience. If I had known before I was twenty that you could just go to open mics or start your own comedy show at a bar, I would have done it earlier. Start a sketch show, write things. You have to do it to do it. And you can’t do it in a bubble. You have to do it for some audience, be it the editor of a magazine you send a piece to, or the audience at a tiny theater where you organize some sketch show. (pause) Or the much be... [Read More]
Jon Stewart Plans “The Rally to Restore Sanity” | NY Times
Jon Stewart announced his much awaited “big announcement” on Thursday’s edition of his late-night program, “The Daily Show.” He plans to stage a rally in Washington to counter what he identified as extremists on either side of the political spectrum. Mr. Stewart told his audience the show had secured the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 30 for what he called “The Rally to Restore Sanity.” [Read More]
RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY vs MARCH TO KEEP FEAR ALIVE | The Comedy Nerds
Just moments ago Jon Stewart made his big announcement. Jon is stepping up to do his part for America with his “Rally to Restore Sanity“. I can hear the chants now…”REASONABLE DEBATE! REASONABLE DEBATE! THERE ARE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW. BUT GLENN BECK IS A MORON” It’s Saturday October 30th, 2010 in our nation’s capital (which is Washington D.C. in case you are a beauty school drop out). [Read More]
“Max the Hero” (with MST3K’ers Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett) to Screen at NY Television Pilot Festival | NashvilleStandUp.com
The animated comedy “Max the Hero” stars and was written by Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s and RiffTrax.com’s Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett. It was produced, directed and co-written by Nashville’s Mike Salva. In the show, Max (voiced by Bill Corbett), is an accidental superhero who is kind of a lazy jerk. He never actually saves anybody. His jealous roommate, Stew (voiced by Michael J. Nelson), becomes his arch-rival. And they both injure their buddy Chip (voiced by Kevin Mur... [Read More]
Bill Maher: Why I'll never win an Emmy
Bill Maher might be 0-for-26 at the Emmys, but he continues to dish it out with his ninth season of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" and is about to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Reporter's Randee Dawn caught up with the foul-mouthed funnyman and political commentator to discuss evolution, atheism and trees. [Read More]
Bill Maher recieves Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Comedian Bill Maher will receive the 2,417th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, three days before his HBO talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" returns from its summer hiatus to finish the second half of its eighth season. [Read More]
'South Park' creators' musical comedy 'Book of Mormon' gets Broadway dates | Los Angeles Times
A religious satire with song-and-dance numbers, "The Book of Mormon" is scheduled to open March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, according to reports Monday. Previews are set to begin Feb. 24. Casey Nicholaw, who received Tony nominations for directing "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," will stage the new musical, along with Parker. [Read More]