Christopher Titus enlists fellow headliners for a benefit in Los Angeles May 7th for at-risk children
Children are our future is just a song. In-Sight Youth was set out to help organizations that help older foster kids become adults, kids who have their adult hoods ‘In Sight.’ And let’s not forget, 14 to 18 year old kids are our immediate future. It just won’t fit into a song lyric. We help kids from 8 to 18, kids who have been through 22 foster homes but were not taught the skills for the real world. We raise money for groups, like Olive Crest, who give these kids a real shot at a powerful l... [Read More]
Nick DiPaolo talks about hitting the "Raw Nerve" with audiences for his new CD and Showtime special
After 23 years in stand-up comedy, Nick DiPaolo only just now has put out his first hourlong special, "Raw Nerve," which premiered last weekend on Showtime and is available now on CD. I talked to DiPaolo after it aired. But first, let'... [Read More]
Comedy Central launches "The Download," an online tech talk show hosted by Jordan Rubin
You probably already follow comedian Jordan Rubin on Twitter @jordanrubin. Now you can see and hear Rubin talk with celebrities and comedians in his very own Comedy Central online tech talk show, "The Download." With sidekick Molly McAleer ... [Read More]
American fans of British sitcoms to get whole new block of TV to enjoy via BBC America
BBC America announced today that it'll launch a two-hour comedy block on Saturday nights this summer full of UK comedies -- it's not Must-See TV Thursdays (that's NBC), it's "Ministry of Laughs." The block from 10 p.m. t... [Read More]
How do you get renewed by Comedy Central? Win your timeslot with men aged 18-24!
Comedy Central's series tend to come and go, but Workaholics will get to stick around for another year, earning a 10-episode second season today from the cable network. How'd they do it? Since premiering a month ago, Workaholics has been #1... [Read More]
Seattle's comedy community puts on shows to honor and support its best supporter: Carl Warmenhoven
This week, over the next three nights, the Seattle comedy community is gathering together for a series of shows to help Carl Warmenhoven make up the costs of his rehab. There also will be separate auctions happening at the Underground during what's being billed as The Warmenhoven Festival of Warmth. [Read More]
Broadway's undeniable hit of 2011: South Park team's "Book of Mormon" leads with 14 Tony nominations
With the help of Robert Lopez and a cast led by Josh Gad, the South Park team of Matt Stone and Trey Parker have created Broadway's one truly smash success of 2011 with their musical The Book of Mormon -- not just the hottest ticket of the year,... [Read More]
Jeffrey Ross talks about what's it like to roast Charlie Sheen over and over on tour
When Charlie Sheen's live theater tour turned out to be not quite so well-thought-out, they called in comedian Jeffrey Ross, aka The Roastmaster, to roast Sheen onstage. After the first night, Ross sent me this message about it via Twitter: &quo... [Read More]
Seth Meyers speaks at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner
Seth Meyers, head writer of Saturday Night Live, delivered the main address last night at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, which the media self-describes as "nerdprom." In essence, it's a chance for the D.C. media elite to m... [Read More]
Well, hello, Hello Giggles: new entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females
three American ladies - Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer - have turned entrepreneurial, opening up Internet shop on their own entertainment destination, HelloGiggles.com: "the ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females. Everything hosted on the site will be lady-friendly, so visitors need not worry about finding the standard Boys Club content that makes many entertainment sites unappealing to so many of us." [Read More]