Entertainment Weekly Dubs Parks and Rec "TV's Smartest Comedy"
by Adam Frucci This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly features the gang from Parks and Rec (save a conspicuously absent Adam Scott) on the cover and the headline "TV's Smartest Comedy." Not bad! The article inside features "101 Reasons We Love It," including tidbits ... [Read More]
Here are your 7th annual ECNY Awards nominees
Here are your nominees for the 7th annual ECNY Awards. You can vote for your favorites at the ECNY Awards site. The winners will be revealed March 14, 2011, at 92Y Tribeca Best Male Stand-up ComedianDan St. GermainKurt BraunohlerMike LawrenceSean Pat... [Read More]
Could Will Arnett Join the Cast of The Office?
by Adam Frucci Here's an interesting tidbit from Ricky Gervais' blog: "Had a little meeting with NBC about various things and recommended Will Arnett for a regular in The Office. Thoughts? I think he's amazing." [via] @ 10:52 am 0 Comments... [Read More]
Roger Ebert's Withering Takedown of Just Go With It
by Adam Frucci So, did famed film critic Roger Ebert enjoy the new Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston/Supermodel comedy Just Go With It? I don't know! Let's check out the opening paragraph of his review to find out. The people in this movie are dumber than a box of Tinkertoys. One fears they�... [Read More]
Why Ricky Gervais' Sadistic An Idiot Abroad Is the Funniest Thing on TV
by Joey Slamon "Nothing is funnier than Karl in a corner, being poked by a stick. I am that stick." Every episode of An Idiot Abroad opens with this quote from Ricky Gervais. And that’s exactly what happens. For one hour, every Saturday night at 10pm on the Discovery Science channel, Gerva... [Read More]
The New York Times Discovers Joke Twitter Accounts
by Adam Frucci Have you guys heard about this new phenomenon sweeping the internet? It's when people make fake Twitter accounts for public figures and then make jokes through them! Check it out: "There are several phony accounts for Sarah Palin, including one in which she confuses North an... [Read More]
Out Now: "My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top" by Jon Glaser
Available now from Harper-Collins is Jon Glaser's "My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top," described as 'an irreverent and ridiculous collection of "found" documents that will change everything you ... [Read More]
Craig Ferguson and Conan talk fatherhood, European copycats; plus a peek at @CraigyFerg's EPIX special
There's always a more interesting talk-show dynamic going on when one talk-show host appears on another host's show. And last night's episode of Conan was no different, as Conan O'Brien welcomed Craig Ferguson to the show for two ... [Read More]
The Delicate Art of the Spit Take
by Adam Frucci Spit Takes: Advanced UCBcomedy.com Watch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com In the world of comedy, there are few things as tried and true as the ol' spit take. But do you know the many variations on this classic? Let this new... [Read More]
Paul Rudd as Jay Leno, Jon Hamm on the Butthole Surfers; watch readings from Jon Glaser's new book
The Bell House in Brooklyn was packed to capacity and even beyond, with gawkers spilling out past the doors to hear readings from Jon Glaser's new book, My Dead Dad was in ZZ Top. It didn't hurt that the book party was free. Oh, and that am... [Read More]