R.I.P. Charlie Murphy (1959-2017)
Charlie Murphy, a Navy vet and comedian who broke out from his younger brother’s shadow by telling outrageously true stories on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, died today from leukemia. He was 57. The last time I saw Charlie Murphy performing live was in October 2015, while he t... [Read More]
“Believe Me,” Eddie Izzard’s June 2017 stand-up tour of America will include book readings, Q&As
Eddie Izzard‘s new memoir, “Believe Me,” comes out this June, and the celebrated multilingual comedian will celebrate its release with a weeklong blitz of a book tour across America that includes stand-up, readings and audience Q&As. Tickets went on sale today for his “Be... [Read More]
RIP Dorothy Hofert Letterman Mengering, aka “Dave’s Mom”
Dorothy Hofert Letterman Mengering was 72 when she first began appearing on her son’s late-night television show, and delighted millions in the 1990s with her reports from the Olympics, her pies from the kitchen and her advice for her son. Mengering died Tuesday peacefully at home, a day befor... [Read More]
Hasan Minhaj to deliver keynote at 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner
The 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner might not feature the sitting president of the United States, his staffers or even some of the celebrity weirdness that makes the media dub the annual banquet “nerd prom,” but it’ll still feature a keynote address from a comedian. And one ... [Read More]
Hasan Minhaj to deliver keynote at 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner
The 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner might not feature the sitting president of the United States, his staffers or even some of the celebrity weirdness that makes the media dub the annual banquet “nerd prom,” but it’ll still feature a keynote address from a comedian. And one ... [Read More]
Ian Abramson’s shocking late-night debut on Conan
Ian Abramson made the most of his late-night TV debut on Conan on Monday night with a unique twist. And I’m not talking about that mustache. No, Abramson (who hosts/produces a live show and Comedy Central webseries called 7 Minutes in Purgatory) decided to strap a dog’s shock collar arou... [Read More]
Ian Abramson’s shocking late-night debut on Conan
Ian Abramson made the most of his late-night TV debut on Conan on Monday night with a unique twist. And I’m not talking about that mustache. No, Abramson (who hosts/produces a live show and Comedy Central webseries called 7 Minutes in Purgatory) decided to strap a dog’s shock collar arou... [Read More]
Episode #146: Never Not Funny’s Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap
Jimmy Pardo and Matt Belknap are some of the funniest comedy pioneers around. Matt Belknap was an aspiring screenwriter when he launched a message board for Tenacious D fans that became something larger, ASpecialThing.com. Around the same time he decided to start his own record label, he also convin... [Read More]
“Why did the chicken cross the road?” Louis CK’s 2017 SNL monologue
This is the look on Louis CK’s face right after he told a live television audience that he’d like to buy a goat so he could have “a trash can that I can make love to.” Yep. CK grins in a way that lets you know how much he can’t believe what he’s getting away [&hel... [Read More]
AARP Studios had completed “Dinner with Don” series before Don Rickles died
Don Rickles had completed his 10-episode webseries, Dinner with Don, for AARP Studios before he died on Thursday at the age of 90. The series finds Rickles sitting down in restaurants with the likes of Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Jimmy Kimmel, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, as you can see in thi... [Read More]