'The A.V. Club' Announces the Second Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival
by Megh Wright For the second year in a row, The Onion and The A.V. Club are teaming up for the "26th Annual Comedy Festival" in Chicago, and today they announced 2015's expanded lineup. This year's festival will take place in various Chicago venues from Tuesday, May 26th through Saturday, May 30th ... [Read More]
Official Patrice O’Neal documentary, “Better Than You,” launches IndieGoGo campaign
Mark Farrell and Von Decarlo, Patrice O'Neal's fiancée for 10 years, have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to finish an official documentary on the late, great stand-up comedian, Better Than You. Farrell is directing the project, with Sansan Fibri and Jason Steinberg joining him ... [Read More]
The One Where 'Friends' First Attempted a Bottle Episode
by Daniel Kurland ‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “Eh, so we’re a little late…” Friends is a show that ... [Read More]
Review: “Get Hard” a big formulaic comedy, heightened and hardened
Start with an introduction reminiscent of Trading Places, shift into a reverse Pygmalion/My Fair Lady, then add an unhealthy amount of graphic visuals, racial conflict and homophobia, and shazam! You've got yourself a hard-R box-office hit in Get Hard. Get Hard, which premiered Monday night at the S... [Read More]
SXSW 2015: Mark Normand vs Jay Larson in Roast Battle South By Edition
The show that’s been gaining steam out on the left coast has come to SXSW Comedy for 3 nights. Each show reached capacity with fans having to be turned away. And that said show sees stand-up comics competing in a match of wit and insults called Roast Battle. Hosted by Brian Moses aka the ... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, and More Join IFC's 'The Spoils Before Dying'
by Megh Wright IFC's upcoming six-part miniseries spoof The Spoils Before Dying just rounded out its cast. The network announced today that in addition to Michael Kenneth Williams and Will Ferrell, the jazz murder mystery series will include an impressive cast made up of both returning cast members ... [Read More]
Watch two sneak peek clips from the Roast of Justin Bieber
This weekend is the Roast of Justin Bieber, and we’re already hearing rumblings of how good a time the show was. As we were hearing these stories, we learned that Comedy Central posted some sneak peek vids and all was right with the world. Watch two sneak peek clips from the Roast of Justin Bi... [Read More]
Being Dan Harmon and Being Okay With It
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith Dan Harmon has had a busy year. One year ago he premiered his documentary Harmontown at the SXSW festival in Austin, got rehired at Community, made a fifth season of Community, which was then canceled. Yahoo! bought the show, produced a sixth season, and it premieres today on Y... [Read More]
Kevin Hart Talks About Being a Comedic Rock Star on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
by Megh Wright Jimmy Kimmel Live headed down to Austin for a week of shows at SXSW this week, and last night's show featured guest Kevin Hart, who looked back on all the huge shows he's sold out and why he prefers to call himself a "comedic rock star" instead of "comedian." Watch another clip from t... [Read More]
Bill Tull Shares Some Money-Saving St. Patrick's Day Tips
by Megh Wright Ahead of St. Patrick's Day, Conan's super frugal prop master Bill Tull shared some holiday-themed tips during last night's show. Whether you're on the hunt for green beer, Guinness, or some Irish luck, Bill's got you covered without breaking the bank. 0 Comments... [Read More]