preview - Ricky Gervais, Inside The Actors Studio
Ricky Gervais will appear on Monday's edition of Inside The Actors Studio, which you probably already gathered quite well if you are a Bravo viewer. You can preview some clips from the show, too, and here, we see Gervais talk about how much of a global cash cow The Office has become, and defends not stretching so much for his character in Extras by noting how great Woody Allen, Laurel & Hardy were in essentially playing the same role over and over again. [Read More]
Leno's move lays egg with ad buyers
Late-night king Jay Leno may be turning from a winner to an also-ran for NBC. Companies that buy broadcast television time at 10 p.m., when Leno's new show will air weekdays starting in September, won't spend as much on him as on his ABC and CBS competition, said Andy Donchin, director of TV ad buying at Carat USA in New York, which represents Pfizer Inc. and Papa John's International Inc. [Read More]
Q&A: Lewis Black by Metromix Louisville
(Credit: Ian White) Lewis Black, the "Daily Show" regular and comedic mastermind best known for ranting about, well... everything, is getting his own show on Comedy Central, "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil," on which he plays a judge presiding over two comics who are making a case for why their side is the most evil. Cases include divisive match-ups like Oprah versus the Catholic Church, Donald Trump versus Viagra and YouTube versus porn. Before the show debuted, we caught up with the Honorable... [Read More]
Craig Ferguson cuts Jimmy Fallon some slack, for now
Jimmy Fallon, who will launch his late-night talk show in March, got some strong support Wednesday from an unlikely source: His main competition. Craig Ferguson, host of CBS' "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson," asked critics to give Fallon a month before reviewing him. [Read More]
Dane Cook's half-brother remains jailed as case continued
Comedian Dane Cook's half-brother, Darryl McCauley, remains behind bars today after a pretrial hearing in Woburn District Court on charges he embezzled about $10 million from his celebrity sibling. [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler Talks Penelope Pilot
Ever since Reggie Watts warbled "talk to me" in the opening credits to "Penelope: Princess of Pets", we've been hooked on this puckish Web series by Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler. Penelope had it all: Dr. Doolittle in ponytails, an orphan on Heelys, an unctuous politician and a foul-mouthed bird. When the series first appeared online, it was a perfect companion piece to the idiosyncratic but earnest live, two-person comedy show being honed by Kurt & Kristen. [Read More]
Mo'Nique As Another New Villain!
The comedic actress Mo'Nique, everyone's favorite Mother from the hit show UPN's The Parkers is about to add another VILLAIN to her resume. Mo'Nique, who turned lots of heads from her dramatic performance in the films Domino and Shadowboxer, is now in the new film titled Push which is debuting at the Sundance Film Festival next week. [Read More]
Jon Stewart's First Ever Daily Show
As Jon Stewart mentioned on last night's Daily Show, this week marks his tenth anniversary as host of the show. On the one hand, where did the time go? On the other hand, it's hard to remember what life was even like before we had The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to rely on four nights a week. And on another hand, holy shit, I have three hands. Anyway, it seems like a good opportunity to look back at Jon's first ever episode and get a sense of how much he, the show and we as a country have chang... [Read More]
Sundance: Patton Oswalt gets serious in 'Big Fan'
Patton Oswalt is a funny guy. The stand-up comic brilliantly skewered Kentucky Fried Chicken and the "Star Wars" prequels on his album "Werewolves and Lollipops." He was a regular on "King of Queens" and provided the voice of Remy, the culinary-minded rat of Pixar's "Ratatouille." In the movie "Big Fan," premiering Jan. 18, Oswalt gets serious. He plays a Staten Island parking-lot attendant who's the world's biggest New York Giants fan. The movie is written and directed by Robert Siegel, now g... [Read More]
Amy Poehler lands sidekick for NBC comedy
Upright Citizens Brigade player Aubrey Plaza has landed a co-starring role on UCB alumna Amy Poehler's upcoming NBC comedy series. [Read More]