Listen To This Patrice O'Neal Interview From 10/11
Patrice O'Neal was interviewed on the podcast A Shot of Yager a few weeks before his recent stroke, talking about his frustrations with the comedy industry (as is natural, he notes, with any 20-year relationship). He discussed the desire to enjoy himself along with his fans during shows and how some... [Read More]
The Lost Weekend Update Anchors
Weekend Update is by far the longest running segment in Saturday Night Live's history, with the anchor position being one of the most coveted gigs on the show. Since the fake news sketch debuted in the show’s very first episode (then hosted by Chevy Chase), it’s been featured in just about every epi... [Read More]
Exclusive: From the Desk of Steve Patterson
As mentioned in our wrap-up of the Canadian Comedy Awards, the talk of the afterparty was Steve Patterson’s open letter to the Canadian print media. It’s an equally hilarioius and scathing commentary on the lack of respect comedy gets in this coun... [Read More]
Jay Leno told bikers "don't drive safe, I want to see somebody go down" before two were killed in highway collision on annual Love Ride
A tragedy at a charity motorcycle ride has raised questions on whether Jay Leno doomed the race by telling riders not to drive safe. The Tonight Show host and motorcycle enthusiast was serving as grand marshal at the annual Love Ride in Glendale, California. In pre-race remarks, he reportedly told riders: 'Every year, [the organizer] says "Drive safe." I'm gonna say, "Don't drive safe. I want to see somebody go down. So it'll be fun. I want it to be in front or behind me and see a whole row of b... [Read More]
John Hodgman the Deranged Millionaire Celebrates His Upcoming Book
Hey, I have a ferret skeleton room too! Granted it also doubles as my bedroom, but you wouldn't be wrong if you called it that either! John Hodgman's new book That Is All will be released November 1, giving you over a year to read it before the End Times begin, and about a week for Hodgman to succe... [Read More]
Will Ferrell Graciously Accepts The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor
Us average chumps won't be able to watch it until it airs Oct. 31 on PBS, but Will Ferrell's Mark Twain Prize ceremony sounds like a fitting tribute to how much laughter this goofy motherfucker has brought into our lives. John C. Reilly, Ed Asner, Molly Shannon and about a million other comedians... [Read More]
NY Museum of Conan Art Unveils First Exhibit
Remember January 2010 and that whole Team Coco thing? Turns out a lot of people were supporting Conan with more than tweets. At least 50 pieces of Conan artwork are going to be displayed at the New York Museum of Conan Art, or NY Coco MoCa, starting next Monday. Pretty crazy that people felt passion... [Read More]
Mean Blog Post Becomes ABC's Newest Comedy About Modern Love
ABC and Tracy McMillan have embarked upon the last leg of that classic journey from super-harsh blog post to book to television show. Why You're Not Married will be "an ensemble comedy that explores the current state of modern American love." Did I mention it's based on a blog post?---See more posts... [Read More]
Sitting Down with Eugene Mirman in London
I don’t make it a habit to go meeting comedians, especially American ones who live far away, and especially funny ones who have the power to embarrass and slight me on my little voice recorder. But I made the exception for Eugene Mirman, a long-standing cornerstone of the New York comedy circuit. Be... [Read More]
Katie Goodman - I Didn t F*ck It Up (album review)
I Didn’t Fuck It Up is an excellent music comedy CD. Katie Goodman has the chops both musically and lyrically to create very funny and easy to get into tunes. This music comedy MP3 and CD is a mix of various recordings done in various locations so although the sound is generally excellent and the production values obvious, there are a couple of tunes where it is somewhat less so. Not that it takes away from how easy to enjoy this CD is. [Read More]