Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich on creating Earwolf and what it means for the future of comedy podcasting
Earlier this year, Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich launched their own podcast network, Earwolf, based out of their own studios not far from the UCB Theatre in Hollywood. The Comic's Comic sat down with Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich during my recent visit to Los Angeles to chat about their endeavors with Earwolf. [Read More]
This is the Conan O'Brien goes to India video you're required to watch before watching Conan tonight
When Conan O'Brien took over The Tonight Show last year, he opened with video of him making an epic cross-country run from New York City to Universal City. While you're wondering how he'll begin his tenure on TBS tonight, here's a... [Read More]
"Million Dollar Money Drop": Kevin Pollak will get to host a game show for FOX in 2010, after all
America is taking another game-show page from the Brits, and as has been the trend in this century, tapping a stand-up comedian to host it. The show is Million Dollar Money Drop -- based on Million Pound Drop, which debuted in May in the UK -- and Ke... [Read More]
Bruce Baum calls out Jerry Seinfeld with video proving his co-authorship over Ted L. Nancy's books
You may recall in late September that Jerry Seinfeld went on TV and revealed that the author of the Ted L. Nancy books was Barry Marder. Bruce Baum certainly recalled that moment, because he claims that he co-authored all of the books with Marder, an... [Read More]
Hell gigs: Charlie Murphy gets booed at Grambling State's homecoming show, but how did he respond?
Every comedian has a story about a hell gig, and after last night, Charlie Murphy has a new tale to tell. To say his headlining performance at Wednesday night's homecoming comedy show for Grambling State University did not go well is an understa... [Read More]
Reggie Watts talks about surprising audiences on the Conan O'Brien tour, and soon on Conan's TBS show
My friends at The Laugh Button and The Syndicate threw a special midnight show at CMJ last month with Comedy Central, and asked if I'd like to chat with some of the comedians. I said sure. We set up shop in the basement of Comix, dreamed up the ... [Read More]
MTV's "Pranked" with Streeter and Amir returns, "Megadrive" with Johnny Pemberton debuts tonight
Following the "reunion" episode of Jersey Shore tonight, MTV is premiering an hourlong block of series featuring comedians in silly situations. First comes the return of Pranked, in which CollegeHumor's Streeter and Amir preside over a... [Read More]
Preview Doug Benson's "The Benson Interruption," from its debut on Comedy Central, Friday at midnight
Doug Benson's The Benson Interruption has been entertaining live audiences for years in Los Angeles and New York City, and when Friday turns into Saturday at midnight, he'll be entertaining audiences everywhere else as he brings the concept... [Read More]
Julian McCullough sits down for a video interview in this installment of The Comic's Comic at Comix with The Laugh Button
My friends at The Laugh Button and The Syndicate threw a special midnight show at CMJ last month with Comedy Central, and asked if I'd like to chat with some of the comedians. I said sure. We set up shop in the basement of Comix, dreamed up the ... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan to join Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland in 2011 Broadway play
In case you missed it during the flood of Election Day headlines and status updates, we learned yesterday that stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan will be part of a high-profile ensemble reviving the Tony-winning play, "That Championship Season,"... [Read More]