There still might be "There Might Be Cake" with Greg Behrendt on IFC in 2011
Amended! When I wrote earlier today about HBO's plans to film a one-off special called Talking Funny with Louis CK, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, and mentioned Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, I should also have... [Read More]
More Greg Giraldo tributes: By podcast (In the Tank), by roast (Jesse Joyce), by festival (Columbia)
The tributes continue to roll out for the late Greg Giraldo. Thanks to Matt Ruby for pointing me to comedian Jon Fisch's podcast, In the Tank, which recently sat down a number of comedians, associates and fans of Giraldo to talk about him. Those... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia tells Michael Showalter about writer's block in the 21st century, and hating movie cliches
Michael Showalter has a new thing he's tumbling on Tumblr called Lost in Plot, in which he talks to other creative types about the writing process. Today Showalter questions comedian Mike Birbiglia about it, which is timely since Birbigs has a n... [Read More]
Nate Bargatze wins 2010 New York's Funniest contest
Belated congratulations to Nate Bargatze for winning the 2010 edition of the New York's Funniest Stand-Up competition. The contest finals were held Saturday afternoon at Carolines, but the announcement was only just made official today. [Read More]
Interview: Jim Breuer clears the air with his memoir, "I'm Not High," talks about his career, Sirius and SNL
Jim Breuer was between gigs in Iowa this fall when I spoke to him over the phone. Breuer has spent the past couple of years hitting the reset button on his career, returning to the road for stand-up gigs in comedy clubs across America, after having c... [Read More]
Tina Fey wins Mark Twain Prize, answers questions from fans over the Internet
Tina Fey was in Washington, D.C., last night to receive the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from The Kennedy Center. Many of her funny, famous friends were in attendance to show their support, and you'll be able to watch the proceedings when PBS airs footage from the event on Nov. 14, 2010. In advance, PBS sat down Fey to answer questions culled from fans over Facebook and Twitter. [Read More]
Contest: Win a free pair of tickets to see Colin Quinn on Broadway in "Long Story Short"!
Would you like to see Colin Quinn on Broadway in his latest one-man show, "Long Story Short"? Would you like to see that show for free? Well, you may be in luck. [Read More]
This is how Conan O'Brien opened his tenure on TBS: Previously on "Conan," the cold open video
..perhaps you'd just like to see how Conan opened Conan on TBS. He did so through a clever conceit, using a popular television thematic device called "Previously on Conan." [Read More]
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]