Village Voice honors Kristen Schaal, Murderfist in its 2010 Best of NYC issue
As you may have gathered from the headline, Village Voice's 2010 "Best of NYC" issue is out this week, and managed to have room for two comedy categories this year. Is that good news? It is if you're Kristen Schaal, whom the VV na... [Read More]
Things you may or may not see on Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" benefit show tonight
I don't know if you can ever have too many stars on a benefit show, but Comedy Central certainly tries every two years on behalf of autism research with its Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education, which airs again to... [Read More]
Conan's first guest on TBS is up for your vote, second through twelfth guests announced
What? More Conan O'Brien news? You'd think the guy was relaunching his late-night TV brand or something. TBS and Conaco announced the first week's guest list for Conan. Please get ready to welcome to the little big show... Monday, Nov... [Read More]
Scenes from a stairwell: Zombies, tacos and comedy in Conan O'Brien's Live Coco Cam 24-hour event
Conan O'Brien and Team Coco briefly took over the front page of YouTube with a 24-hour event that has streamed live over the Internet. In the latest promotional stunt to remind and alert viewers of Conan's return to late-night TV with Conan... [Read More]
Five years and counting: The Upright Citizens Brigade holds down its Hollywood fortress of funny
The Upright Citizens Brigade recently celebrated its fifth anniversary of going Hollywood with a big night of comedy at its Los Angeles theater in September. Three of the UCB founders have moved from NYC to LA, and over the years, many popular Harold... [Read More]
Ben Stiller's Zoolander will get a sequel, but there's a catch or three: It'll be animated, online, shorts
Ben Stiller and Paramount announced a deal today that'll bring back Stiller's Zoolander character, last seen on the big screen in 2001. A Zoolander sequel has been in the works and/or rumored for the past few years, but this isn't goin... [Read More]
Review: A few words about "Words, Words, Words," on CD or DVD from Bo Burnham
If you want to know what bowled over the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August, then you can see and/or listen for yourself as Bo Burnham's Words, Words, Words is out now in separate CD and DVD formats. I was at Burnham's CD recording in Ju... [Read More]
Rob Delaney: Still very funny after 140 characters, telling it like it is in Vice magazine
It's no secret that I'm a fan of comedian Rob Delaney on Twitter. I've said so on Twitter. But get to know @RobDelaney past the 140-character limit, and you'll find that he's not exactly the profane absurdist he is there, but... [Read More]
Watch Ian Roberts improvise with Conan O'Brien in the Conan TBS blimp
If you'd like even more out of your TBS promos of Conan O'Brien's upcoming talk show, Conan, and you'd also like to see something from behind the scenes, then you are doubly in luck! Because this clip shows you some fun improvised... [Read More]
CBS signs Demetri Martin to a deal, because CBS = Comedians Be Scripting but not be getting TV series?
I know I'm supposed to be excited by the exclusive news that CBS has signed comedian Demetri Martin to a script deal, but who is going to be the person to tell Demetri that, in recent years, CBS also has supposedly been ready to grant TV shows t... [Read More]