Talking to Nikki Glaser About 'The Half Hour', Her MTV Show, and Doing Standup Forever
For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour i... [Read More]
Martin Short Visits His Fake Showbiz Friend Jimmy Kimmel
"Of all the people I have a fake show business relationship with, I feel fake closest to you," Martin Short tells Jimmy Kimmel at the top of this interview from last night. Later in the interview, Short also ranks his three best friends in show business (Steve Martin, Paul Shaffer, Eugene Levy). Ma... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire Join Will Ferrell in IFC's 'Spoils of Babylon'
Funny or Die's new IFC miniseies The Spoils of Babylon is sounding better and better by the minute. Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire have signed on to star opposite Will Ferrell in the six-episode series, which is expected to debut in late 2013. Produced by Ferrell and McKay via their Funny or Die lab... [Read More]
John Mulaney, Broad City, The Birthday Boys and More Make 'Vulture's Comedy List
Vulture made a list of "50 Comedians You Should and Will Know" (full disclosure: we at Splitsider contributed names to said list), featuring talented people like John Mulaney, Broad City, The Birthday Boys, Jerrod Carmichael, James Adomian, June Diane Raphael, Hannibal Buress, and Tig Notaro. Some o... [Read More]
Season 3 of 'Modern Comedian' Debuts This Week
Modern Comedian, an excellent documentary web series following a different comedian each episode, is set to debut its third season tomorrow. Here's a trailer for the show, featuring highlights from all three seasons. The series is directed by Scott Moran and distributed by PBS Digital. The first ep... [Read More]
Watch Judd Apatow Interview Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks
Judd Apatow moderated a discussion between Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner in front of a live audience this afternoon, and here's video of the whole thing. It's all centered on Mel Brooks joining Twitter, which just happened today. The talk was the first event in #ComedyFest, a five-day comedy festival ... [Read More]
Chris Gethard Was Cut Out of 'Iron Man 3' and Made a Video About It So He Wouldn't Go Insane
Here's a new video from IFC's Chris Gethard, explaining how his small speaking role in Iron Man 3 was cut and he made this funny video to prevent himself from losing his mind. The movie's release is still four days away, so it's not too late to start an internet campaign to get the footage put back... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman to Star in Her First HBO Special, Produced by Funny or Die
Sarah Silverman is coming to HBO. The pay-cable network announced today that Silverman will be doing her first-ever stand-up special for them, produced by Funny or Die. Entitled Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, the hour-long special will film next month and air in the fall. This past year, Silverma... [Read More]
Nathan Fielder Doesn't Know What Your Parents Are Talking About
Last week, Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, asked his Twitter followers to play a prank on their parents by "accidentally" sending them a text about a drug deal and quickly following it up with "Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you." Dozens of kids followed suit and ruined thei... [Read More]
Carol Burnett Has an Incredible Story About Getting Her First Break
Living comedy legend Carol Burnett, who turned 80 today, went on The Tonight Show earlier this week and shared a fascinating story about her first break in the entertainment industry in the 1950s, which involves a mysterious millionaire. (via The Comedy Bureau)---See more posts by Bradford Evans0 c... [Read More]