MySpace unveiled a new Comedy Hub on Friday, just before Tumblr crashed. Coincidence? Probably!
Just take a look at the new MySpace Comedy home page. It debuted on Friday afternoon, and like other sites that want to be your hub for comedy, it's built upon a combination of original content, shiny images, and social media sharing functions. [Read More]
Steve Martin jokes about refunds on Twitter, writes NYT op-ed suggesting 92Y audience missed out
In the wake of last week's misunderstanding at the 92Y here in New York City, Steve Martin has offered several "refund jokes" to his followers on Twitter, and in Sunday's edition of the New York Times, Martin wrote an op-ed.. [Read More]
Appreciating Will Forte, SNL's missing ingredient
When people say that something isn't quite right about this season of Saturday Night Live, whether or not they know it, they're saying that they miss Will Forte. While it's true that Forte was far from the only member of the cast and ... [Read More]
Exit interview: Charlie Rose grilled NBC Universal's Jeff Zucker about Leno and Conan one last time
Jeff Zucker sat back down at the table with Charlie Rose last night for his "exit interview" as CEO of NBC Universal. Rose grilled him for much of the 40 minutes (link to video here), asking him again and again about how he failed with NBC... [Read More]
Update from up north: Canadian sketch group Picnicface gets series on The Comedy Network
Congrats to my friends of The Comic's Comic in Canadian sketch group Picnicface for receiving a 13-episode order this week from The Comedy Network. Here is the statement on the group's site: We expect to begin filming this spring in Halif... [Read More]
Look out, Comic Strip Live: Hollywood's Laugh Factory aims for world record marathon show
In June 2008, the Comic Strip Live comedy club in New York City established a Guinness world record for longest stand-up comedy show with a 50-hour marathon. Starting on Monday, Dec. 6, The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, Calif., plans to break that record.. [Read More]
Where are all of the comedians at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival? Maybe at Slamdance
Where are all of the comedians at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011? Not exactly at Sundance. Now that the full slate of films is out, there's not quite the bounty of recent years past. In competition, there's a documentary.. [Read More]
IFC acquires every critically-acclaimed cult comedy of the
Starting in the first week of January 2011, IFC will begin airing episodes of HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David, HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, and FOX's short-lived The Ben Stiller Show. Each of these rebroadcasts will include new interviews and commentary with Comedy Death-Ray's Scott Aukerman, who was a writer and featured player on Mr. Show. Aukerman's first episode will include interviews with Andy Dick and Sarah Silverman. [Read More]
When a comedy chat goes wrong: Who's to blame? Examining the 92Y's "conversation" with Steve Martin | The Comic's Comic
"They had a comedy idol in front of them, and they were disappointed. I don't blame Steve Martin for this. I don't blame the 92Y for this. I blame Deborah Solomon for this." [Read More]
And the comedians nominated for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards are...
Grammy nominations came out late Wednesday night, and for comedians, it was business as usual in the Best Comedy Album category, with previous winners Flight of the Conchords, Lewis Black and Robin Williams joined by previous nominees Margaret Cho and Kathy Griffin. [Read More]