17, 18, 19 Kids and Comedy: Watch the trailer and outtakes from the parody series, "Kid Farm!"
If you're not a regular watcher of the TLC cable channel, then you probably have a healthy and sensible life and think it stands for...oh, the heck with this intro. Even if you don't watch t... [Read More]
Tell Your Friends, the movie! Liam McEneaney aims to show how comedy rose up from NYC's basements
When I first heard that Liam McEneaney planned to make a concert film of "Tell Your Friends," I wondered how you could get a production crew and an audience together in the basement of Lolit... [Read More]
Best Night Ever Show? Steve Martin to host two shows at Just For Laughs Montreal
When is a gala more than a Gala? How about when it's Steve Martin making his Just For Laughs Montreal debut? That's happening this July, as the festival has tapped Martin to host what it... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 7 is selling tickets to see its finalists on tour, before we even know who they are
If you're one of the 10 finalists in season seven of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and you know who you are (as do I and other comedy sleuths, though the final 10 won't be revealed for a c... [Read More]
Shoe Dini lets Gilbert Gottfried make fun of its product on TV (or at least online)
Some products are so silly, that when you see the ads for them on TV, you begin to wonder how even the people in the ads can take them seriously. I suppose that's what the people who make the Sho... [Read More]
Watch as Hal Sparks unleashes his "Charmageddon" on Showtime, then DVD
If you look at your TV listings for tonight, then you'll see that Hal Sparks has a new stand-up special debuting at 10 p.m. (Eastern/Pacific) on Showtime called "Charmageddon." But the ... [Read More]
Cedric The Entertainer books Seinfeld for his Urban Circus TBS special; talks Twitter, Kings, TV return?
n Just For Laughs Chicago announced late yesterday that Jerry Seinfeld, Russell Peters, Sommore and JB Smoove had joined the lineup for Cedric The Entertainer's upcoming TBS special, Cedric The... [Read More]
Pee-wee Herman promotes his Broadway run with a balloon trick for Conan at Radio City Music Hall
If you went to the second night of Conan O'Brien's two-night stint at Radio City Music Hall, you may have been wondering if you'd get a repeat of Conan's dance-off (not pants-off) ... [Read More]
Jimmy Tingle obtains master's degree at Harvard, delivers graduate student commencement address
Stand-up comedian and satirist Jimmy Tingle hit primetime back in 1999 when he earned the "Andy Rooney" commentary slot on CBS' former 60 Minutes II. After he closed his own live theate... [Read More]
When David Mamet writes, directs a 1930s-era porn spoof for Funny or Die, then what's next?
People like to argue with me when I say comedy is booming in a way not seen since the much-talked-about comedy boom of the 1980s, and while la plus ca has changed, the plus c'est la meme has chos... [Read More]