"Letterman and Me" - Nell Scovell on David Letterman | Vanity Fair
One of the few women ever to write for Late Night with David Letterman, the author (a longtime V.F. contributor) remembers a hostile, sexually charged atmosphere. What's to be done? Start by breaking late night's all-male gag order. [Read More]
WitStream - making Twitter bearable for comedy fans and writers alike | AST
WitStream is a "curated" Twitter focused on delivering only the funniest tweets to their audience by hand-picking their contributors. Started by TV producer Lisa Cohen and actor/comedian Michael Ian Black (a giant in the world of Twitter with over 1.3 million followers). [Read More]
Bill Cosby To Accept Comedy Award He Previously Rejected | News One
It's a prize Cosby has turned down twice before because he said he was disgusted with profanity and N-words thrown around by performers honoring Richard Pryor, who was the first recipient in 1998. "I told them flat out no because I will not be used, nor will Mark Twain be used, in that way," he told The Associated Press from his home in New York. [Read More]
Interview with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter | Rooftop Comedy
Rooftop Comedy asked Michael and Michael fans to submit questions for this interview, most of them were based on monkey torture and quotes from Wet Hot American Summer. [Read More]
Meatwad announces the 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Christmas album | EW
What's more "Christmas" than a rolling ball of meat morphing into a tree and singing about boogers? That's right, NOTHING. Meatwad, Master Shake, Frylock, Carl, and — believe it or not - Neko Case (who just became one of my favorite singers of all time) have teamed together for what will no doubt be this season's must-have stocking stuffer: the 12-track Have Yourself a Meaty Little Christmas, set for CD and download release Nov. 3 through Adult Swim's Williams Street Records. [Read More]
The Serious Side of Tracy Morgan (audio) | Comedy Central Insider
Tracy Morgan has never shied away from talking about his rough life, but in the new interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Morgan really lets us have it. He even cries at one point while talking about his roots… [Read More]
John Cleese on Fawlty Towers, the joy of seeing the other Pythons, & why they won't work together again | The A.V. Club
Cleese got on the phone with The A.V. Club to talk about Fawlty Towers, the joy of seeing the other Pythons, and why they won't work together again. [Read More]
BOOK REVIEW: Cheers to George Wendt's drinking | AP
Wendt never gets too serious in "Drinking With George," a funny, surprisingly informative read that goes down smoothly with no bad aftertaste. [Read More]
John Cleese's Towering Legacy | Rolling Stone
It's a busy year for comic legend John Cleese: touring with a new one-man show, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the inimitable Monty Python troupe and hawking a remastered set of Fawlty Towers DVDs. Perhaps not surprisingly, given his immortal portrayal of slow-burning, silly-walking hotelier Basil Fawlty, Cleese also has some feedback to offer the hospitality trade. A familiar face in film (A Fish Called Wanda, the Harry Potter, James Bond and Shrek franchises) and television (Will and Grac... [Read More]