NYC board approves re-naming of a street to “George Carlin Way”
It’s been a debate for about a year about the status of renaming part of the street on West 121 Street “George Carlin Way” after the legendary comedian who attended school at the Corpus Christi Church located on the street with the comedian growing up a block away. Community Board ... [Read More]
Run! Katt Williams has a gun and is pulling it on people
Lately it seems Katt Williams makes headlines when he does something weird and WTF from on stage meltdowns, missed appearances, and general disappearances from comedy the last 3 years. His latest escapade involved actor Faizon Love (Friday, Couple’s Retreat, Elf). Love and Williams apparently ... [Read More]
Capone: From amateur night at the Apollo to Shaq All-Star
Capone only had a few minutes to talk to The Comic's Comic on Wednesday night, fitting me in between rehearsals and showtime for Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Capone, born Derrick Lee, has hosted the infamous Apollo amateur showcases... [Read More]
The 'Arrested Development' Documentary Is Taking Just as Long as the New Season
In 2007, aspiring filmmakers and Arrested Development superfans Jeff Smith and Neil Lieberman began working on The Arrested Development Documentary Project. The duo has been interviewing the cast and crew for five years and posting trailers for four, but there's still no word on when the doc will c... [Read More]
Andy Samberg Cast in Michael Schur's Cop Show
Fresh off his SNL departure, Andy Samberg has been cast in Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur's new cop sitcom for Fox, Deadline reports. Two months ago, Fox won the untitled show, which was created by Schur and fellow Parks writer/producer Dan Goor, in a bidding war between the big four ... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig's New Movie Has a Weird Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Guy Pearce
Kristen Wiig will be starring in a new indie comedy-drama called Hateship, Friendship, says The Hollywood Reporter, and the rest of the cast is pretty eclectic. Wiig's costars include True Grit teen actress Hailee Steinfeld, English-Australian thespian Guy Pearce, and grizzled vet Nick Nolte. The ... [Read More]
Kyle Kinane's New Comedy Central Web Series Puts Political Ads in Their Place
Comedy Central has given hilarious stand-up Kyle Kinane a brand new web series, called "30 Seconds Over Washington," as part of their Indecision 2012 coverage. In each episode, Kinane takes a look at absurd political ads, both local and national, and riffs on them. Here's the first installment, in ... [Read More]
Comedy Central Picks Up 'TripTank', Animated Series with Contributors Larry David, Bob Odenkirk, and More
Comedy Central has just picked up TripTank, a new show from Robot Chicken producers Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico that'll be an anthology of animated shorts from established comedy writers and performers. In the vein of early 90s MTV show Liquid Television, TripTank will feature recurring mini-... [Read More]
Will Ferrell, Old Milwaukee Pitchman, Returns to the Airwaves...In Sweden
You may remember that a few months back a couple of ads popped up in random, tiny TV markets featuring one Mr. Will Ferrell speaking on behalf of Old Milwaukee. This wasn't a plan hatched by that swill maker; it was just something he did on his own and they were obviously fine with. And now our fav... [Read More]
Naming of NYC street as “George Carlin Way” heads to City Council
In an effort that has taken over a year just to get this far, the petition to rename a block of New York City's Morningside Heights for the late George Carlin has met with the community board's approval and will receive a full City Council vote somet... [Read More]