Tim Heidecker: A Lot of Money Was Spent by Big Companies to Get Louis C.K. Where He Is
"It gets me a little angry when people say, 'Oh, Louis C.K. It’s a new model where you pay him five dollars and he’s doing it all himself.' A lot of money was spent by big companies to get him to a place where he can do that. Time Warner and Adult Swim paid a lot of money for Eric and I to make stuf... [Read More]
Watching Steve Allen Say Goodnight to Late Night, for the Second Time
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waitin... [Read More]
Mel Brooks Offers Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Writing Advice
Living comedy legend Mel Brooks dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for a delightful interview, in which he offers Jimmy Kimmel his help with a bit that doesn't work, sits in with the band, and tells a great story about the studio's notes after a Blazing Saddles screening. At 86 years old, Broo... [Read More]
Andrew Santino Wins The New York Times Comedy Challenge But No Cash
Standup Andrew Santino has just been voted the winner of The New York Times 2nd Annual Comedy Challenge, in which six up-and-comers all perform their best jokes and viewers to select a winner. Santino narrowly beat out Last Comic Standing's Carmen Lynch. It's good news for Andrew Santino, even thoug... [Read More]
Comedy Central Has New Albums from Rob Delaney and T.J. Miller Available Now
Comedy Central just released new albums from two very funny guys: Rob Delaney and T.J. Miller. Rob Delaney's Live at the Bowery Ballroom is the audio version of the hour special Delaney self-released earlier this year. T.J. Miller's Mash Up Audiofile is a companion album to his Comedy Central series... [Read More]
Alison Brie Reminisces About Working as a Birthday Clown
"I think I was 17 or 18 at the time. A friend of mine who I did drama with... goes, “They’re looking for young, cute, fun girls to be clowns"... I would literally drive into Compton, change into my clown gear, and then drive to whatever party. It was an awesome job... My clown name was Sunny; it was... [Read More]
Marcus Monroe "The Rock Star of Jugglers" Wins the 2012 Andy Kaufman Award
The 8th Annual Andy Kaufman Award Show was held last night at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, and the winner of the award this year was Marcus Monroe, a juggler/comedian who bills himself as "the rock star of jugglers." Past recipients of the Kaufman Award include Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts,... [Read More]
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Making an NBC Show with Anne Heche
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's company Gary Sanchez is working with Anne Heche to develop a new NBC pilot called Bad Judge, Deadline reports. The show is based on an idea by Heche (who's also producing) and written by Chad Kultgen (one of the writers on the upcoming Steve Carell vehicle The Incredib... [Read More]
There's Gonna Be a Johnny Carson Movie
A new biopic about famed Tonight Show host Johnny Carson is in the works, Deadline reports. The movie will be based on author Bill Zehme's upcoming book Carson the Magnificent, which was supposed to be released in 2006 but has since been delayed several times. Zehme was the only journalist Carson sp... [Read More]
Mel Brooks Isn't Afraid to Admit He's Great
"There’s no sense beating around the bush and being modest. I’m one of the best! I didn’t mind tooting my own horn. Shame on me, but that’s the truth." -Mel Brooks to Vulture on the topic of his own greatness.---See more posts by Bradford Evans0 comments... [Read More]