Michael Ricahrds Sued by Photog -- Lawsuit Alleges Attack, Battery | TMZ
"Seinfeld" star Michael Richards allegedly unleashed a devastating ass kicking on a photographer in L.A. last month ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ. According to the suit, photographer Brendon O'Neal claims Richards approached him on an L.A. street on August 25 in a "menacing manner ... with closed fists" -- then proceed to beat the crap out of him. In the suit, filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, O'Neal claims Richards punched him in the face, knocked him to the grou... [Read More]
Tim and Eric announce a holiday "Chrimbus Spectacular 2010" tour | Pop Candy
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, are hitting the road again. Starting Nov. 1 fans across the country will be able to see the duo live on their "Chrimbus Spectacular 2010" tour. Tickets go on sale Sept. 17. [Read More]
Jon Glaser gets a Hasidic Clockwork Orange "Delocated" mask for the Jewish New Year
Jon Glaser received a new ski mask just in time for the Jewish New Year. Here he is sporting a Hasidic Clockwork Orange number, knitted by his friend, comedy producer C.J. Arabia. [Read More]
The Onion's John Krewson Talks 9/11 And Comedy As A Curative | Huffington Post
The Huffington Post spoke to John Krewson, a longtime writer for The Onion, about how comedy can serve as the most potent alternative to letting fear and anger overcome us in a crisis. Like thousands of New Yorkers, he watched the events unfold from his rooftop. And while each and every witness to the tragedy has been healing in his or her own way, Krewson and his co-workers had an even more burdensome challenge: the unenviable task of making people laugh in the aftermath. [Read More]
Louis CK explains his love of hating Sarah Palin, and having to "dance" with Bristol Palin on Leno | The Comic's Comic
At the screenings for his stand-up concert film, Hilarious, Louis CK was more than generous with his time and sincerity in answering questions from fans in the audience afterward this week at the IFC Center in New York City.. [Read More]
Enter to win a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart | Comedy Central
See where the news gets made and brilliant interviews take place. Enter for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour, tickets to your favorite news show and exclusive VIP treatment! [Read More]
Jenny Slate talks 'Bored to Death,' 'Golden Girls' (but not 'SNL') | Pop Candy interview
Recently, news broke that Jenny Slate won't be returning to Saturday Night Live next season. Slate only appeared on the show one year; though she's very funny, many sketches didn't allow her talent to shine. In happier news, we'll be able to see lots of the comedian on the second season of HBO's Bored to Death, which launches Sept. 26. PopCandy talked to her a couple weeks ago (here's part one of that chat) and, not surprisingly, her lips were sealed about SNL. [Read More]
Saturday Night Live - The Game | Live From New York, It's Saturday Night!
Saturday Night Live – The Game features a mix of SNL-inspired activities that will get players acting, improvising, guessing, and laughing out loud. Players customize each game by choosing cards from the SNL eras they know best (1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s). Discovery Bay’s development team, led by Cranium veterans Marisa Peña, Aleen Adams, and Shannon Lyon, worked directly with an SNL writer and included many of the funniest moments from the show’s 35 year history. [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia's New Book To Be Published 10/12, Comedy Tour Announced
In SLEEPWALK WITH ME and Other Painfully True Stories, Birbiglia brings his vast experience as one of America's foremost comedic storytellers and gives us a series of comic, self-deprecating essays about his childhood ambitions and adult delusions that led to a life-threatening sleepwalking incident. It all started in Mike's childhood... [Read More]
New Yorker Festival releases 2010 schedule: SNL, Steve Carell, Paul Reubens and more
The New Yorker magazine released the schedule for its 2010 festival today, and there are a few big highlights for comedy fans, and that's not even counting ESPN's Bill Simmons, or a vampire panel that has Stephen King talking with the scree... [Read More]