'Hee-Haw' comedy duo member Jon Hager dead at 67
Jon Hager, who performed in the musical comedy duo The Hager Twins on "Hee-Haw," has died. He was 67. Sam Lovullo, who produced "Hee-Haw" and was a friend of Hager's, said Hager was found dead in his apartment Friday morning. He was found in bed and apparently died in his sleep. [Read More]
Roseanne premieres new radio show in LA
Roseanne Barr has launched a new weekly radio show on Los Angeles' mega-progressive station KPFK 90.7 FM. [Read More]
Muslims heart ‘The Daily Show'
The Muslim Public Affairs Council has applauded a segment from a recent episode of "The Daily Show" saying, "The segment entitled ‘Strip Maul: Israel gets their bombing in before January 20th hope and change deadline' was superb." [Read More]
Comedy site JibJab raises $7.5 million
JibJab, the site that spawned original comedy videos and customizable animated greeting cards, has raised $7.5 million in a third round of funding, according to TechCrunch. [Read More]
Kevin James Talks Stunts, Sandler & His New Comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"
Kevin James was last seen sharing the screen (and the occasional kiss) with fellow comedian superstar Adam Sandler in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry." But now he takes top billing on his own in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", a new comedy in which James plays a New Jersey mall security guard who has to act like a real cop when the mall is taken hostage by a group of criminals. [Read More]
Happy Birthday To Soupy Sales - 83 Years Old Today!
Mark Evanier writes, "For about a year there, my life revolved around a rubbery-faced little man who lived on a television soundstage with even rubberier house pets. His name was Soupy Sales and his pets were White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie and Hippie. I felt like part of the family, even though I was the only one who didn't periodically smash him in the face with a shaving cream pie." [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords - Time Out New York Interview
They came from New Zealand armed with songs about killer robots and racist dragons—and, improbably, they scored. Since June 2007, when their cultish musical-comedy show debuted on HBO, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, better known as Flight of the Conchords, have garnered a Grammy, two Emmy nominations and a No. 3 spot on the Billboard album chart (for their self-titled debut). Plus, this week's cover! In advance of the January 18 launch of the second season of their HBO series, we spoke to ... [Read More]
Artie Lange back on Howard Stern show
Artie Lange is back on the Howard Stern Show again. He immediately on the defense about skepticism about his latest tale of rehabilitation. [Read More]
G4 Premiers "The Chaser" (Ambush Comedy Series)
G4's fearless new comedy series from the land down under slams US shores with a wave of stunts and sketches covering controversial topics and exploiting taboos most other shows refuse to touch. "The Chaser," a team of irreverent wise-guys and award-winning comedians, declare a "War on Everything" in this politically incorrect series, which takes on religion, media, celebrities, politicians, corporations and all kinds of authority. [Read More]
Craig Robinson - The A.V. Club Interview
The A.V. Club recently spoke with Craig Robinson about The Office, D-War's mind-meltingly convoluted plot, playing characters with job titles and numbers instead of names, and improvising for Kevin Smith. [Read More]