Stephen Colbert's Congressional testimony may have been a joke, but watch his report on migrant workers | The Comic's Comic
Certainly more than a few people scratched their heads or worse today when they turned on the TV and saw that not only was Stephen Colbert testifying before Congress, but that he was doing so in character. Who's idea was this, anyway? [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld claims Barry Marder, not Bruce Baum, authored Ted L. Nancy "Letters from a Nut" books
We told you Jerry Seinfeld was going to spill the beans on the Ted L. Nancy books, and spill he did, but not the beans you were looking for -- especially if your name is comedian Bruce Baum, and you've been telling people on your site that you wrote the letters for the "Letters from a Nut" series. [Read More]
Netflix reaches deal with NBC Universal to instantly stream repeats of SNL, 30 Rock, The Office, Monk
Netflix announced via release it had reached a deal with NBC Universal to add old and new episodes of Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Office, and other shows to its queue of programming available for members to view... [Read More]
This day in history: The Ice House celebrates 50 years in the comedy club business in Pasadena, Calif.
How many comedy clubs can you count that were open for business on Sept. 23, 1960, and remain in business putting stand-up comedians onstage today? Not many. But in Pasadena, Calif., in the shadow of the Rose Bowl, the Ice House celebrates its 50th anniversary tonight. Actually, the anniversary bash itself will not be held until Oct. 10, 2010, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, with an all-star cast of comedians. [Read More]
Laughing Skull Comedy Festival expands in year two with nationwide prelims before finals in Atlanta
The registration process is now open for comedians to take part in the second annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, which is billed as 2010-2011 this time around, because organizers have expanded it nationwide with a series of preliminary audition competitions this fall before the finals take place next spring in Atlanta. [Read More]
What didn't FOX News want you to hear Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart say about Obama and the Tea Party?
The unedited version of O'Reilly's "interview' with Stewart -- I use quotes because as you watch this, you can tell that O'Reilly doesn't actually care what Stewart thinks so much as he wants to goad and jibe the satirist to prove how witty and connected the broadcaster is. O'Reilly says some really dopey things, and Stewart zings him right back on them, in a few of the moments cut from the segment that FOX News viewers saw in the broadcast. [Read More]
Going Hollywood: Meet Mike Bridenstine | The Comic's Comic
Last year Bridenstine, aka Brido, was a New Face at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival. He has been seen in national TV ads for Carfax, Heineken and Dunkin' Donuts, and performed on Last Call with Carson Daly. This weekend he'll appear in an episode of iCarly on Nickelodeon.. [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld's big Hollywood secret revelation tied to new Ted L. Nancy book of letters
Earlier this week, a CNN press release for Larry King Live promised that Jerry Seinfeld would reveal "one of Hollywood's best kept secrets" on Thursday night's show. This morning, the Today show has hinted that Seinfeld's revelation concerns the identity of letter-writer Ted L. Nancy, with whom Seinfeld has published a few books, including a new collection Seinfeld will be promoting Friday on NBC's Today show. Coincidence? [Read More]
2010 San Francisco competition: Auggie Smith almost runs the table in Week One; Week Two now underway
The San Francisco International Comedy Competition is underway for its 35th year, and Auggie Smith -- who finished runner-up in 2001 -- dominated again in the first week of preliminaries, outright winning four of the six nights. Week two begins... [Read More]
Dead-Frog tracks The Comedy Week in North America
Dead-Frog comedy blogger Todd Jackson may not be blogging as much, but that's because he has been tinkering in his online workshop, and he has figured out how to track stand-up comedy headliners across North America, week by week, in case you're ever wondering when the comedian you like will be performing in a city near you. It's called The Comedy Week. [Read More]