Artie Lange confirms return to radio, opens up about his recovery
Embattled comedian Artie Lange, who’s been off the radio airwaves since his suicide attempt in January of last year, confirmed today that he’ll be returning to the job on Sept. 12. But, it won’t be with Howard Stern. Lange told come... [Read More]
The Ballad of Louis C.K. and Sarah Palin | GQ
If you believe more or less every other working comedian, Louis C.K. is the funniest comic alive. In this exclusive excerpt from our August 2011 Comedy issue, read about Louis's encounter with Bristol Palin and his reflection on the controversial September 2010 statements he made about Sarah Palin. [Read More]
Here's the Cover of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Book
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, the delightful character created by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, is getting his own book, and here's the cover. It comes out on November 1st, and you can pre-order it now if you so desire.. [Read More]
Earwolf Challenge Update: The First Elimination
After the introduction of the 10 contending podcasts last week, the Earwolf Challenge kicked off its actual competition on Monday, with the podcasters being given their first specific challenge. The stakes were certainly raised by yesterday's news of the Earwolf network’s partnership with Funny or Die. That one year Earwolf contract — the competition’s grand prize — is looking more and more valuable by the day. [Read More]
'Children's Hospital' / 'Scrubs' Hospital Damaged in Fire
The hospital (now used for Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital") made famous on "Scrubs" nearly suffered the same fate as the sitcom ... when flames ripped through the North Hollywood Medical Center. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the blaze at the North Hollywood Medical Center was put down in just 23 minutes, and no one was hurt. [Read More]
Conan O’Brien Bringing "The Flaming C" To Comic-Con
It seems like Conan O'Brien and his alter ego The Flaming C are Comic-Con-bound. I hear that the talk show host is planning some kind of a world premiere of a Flaming C video on Friday. Word is it will happen during the session the upcoming Cartoon Network/Warner Bros. Animation series Green Lantern: The Animated Series scheduled for 2 PM in room 6BCF. [Read More]
'Jonnie Marbles': the comedian and activist who attacked Rupert Murdoch | The Guardian
Some friends and associates said they were not surprised he had targeted the media mogul in the midst of one of the most high-profile parliamentary appearances in decades. A university friend who asked not to be identified said: "He is affable, but very politically minded.. I remember one time he talked about Murdoch. He said it was a terrible thing for democracy that one man should hold so much sway." He added: "Jonnie is such a devoted activist. I was shocked initially but then I thought: 'Tha... [Read More]
Comic-Con: Exclusive Images of South Park's Fan Experience
If you're a South Park fan and will be attending San Diego Comic-Con, then you won't want to miss the South Park Year of the Fan Experience. Located near the San Diego Convention Center at 450 2nd Avenue (at 1st Ave. & J St.), this 15,000 square foot attraction will begin with a South Park themed parade at 12:30pm on Thursday, July 21st at 5th Ave. and K St., followed by the venue opening at 1:00pm – and running through Saturday, July 23rd. Fans can participate in a costume contest which wil... [Read More]
Just For Laughs to give Garry Shandling lifetime achievement award; Louis CK, Paul Feig, Ken Jeong also to be recognized
Garry Shandling will receive the Just For Laughs Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th annual Just For Laughs Comedy Conference, it was announced Tuesday. Shandling is one of several showbiz personalities being honored at the Just For Laughs Comedy Conference. As previously announced, Louis CK will be taking home the Comedy Person of the Year Award, Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd will be nabbing the trophy as Comedy Writer of the Year, Paul Feig is to be given the award as Comedy Director ... [Read More]
Comedian "Johnnie Marbles" held after Rupert Murdoch custard pie attack
Occasional comedian Johnnie Marbles has been arrested after a custard pie attack on Rupert Murdoch during a Commons select committee. The 80-year-old media mogul was hit with a plate full of shaving foam while giving evidence to the media and culture committee. Murdoch was protected by his wife Wendi and a female lawyer who leapt to his defence to protect her husband. Marbles – whose real name is Jonathan May-Bowles – tweeted before the attack: ‘It is a far better thing that I do now than I hav... [Read More]