Sean Kent wins 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition
Congratulations go out to Sean Kent, who has become the third stand-up comedian to win both the San Francisco and Seattle comedy competitions. Kent completed the double with his victory last night in Northern California. This year's runners-up from t... [Read More]
Submissions open for multiple comedy festivals
Several annual comedy festivals are now ready to see your video submissions for the coming year. Up next... JANUARY 2012: Magners Comedy Festival, Boston. Shows Jan. 25-28. Click on the link for instructions, and register by entering one of your clip... [Read More]
Paul Scheer is at the epicenter of epic Parks and Rec/Party Down/The League/Childrens Hospital Venn Diagram
Proving that the UCB-LA branch has exploded into small circles of TV comedy everywhere, Bradford Evans has the evidence in this epic venn diagram for Splitsider. Apparently, when comedy nerd fans of Party Down, The League, Childrens Hospital, Parks a... [Read More]
First look at Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler,” starring Patton Oswalt
Here is you first look at The Heart, She Holler, a new live-action series starring Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal and Heather Lawless, plus Kurt Braunohler and more. And by more, you'll see that Oswalt plays multiple roles, including a caveman-boy who... [Read More]
Harry Shearer weighs in on the debate over continuing “The Simpsons”
Harry Shearer, who has provided many voices for The Simpsons over its 23 seasons -- including Charles Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, and Principal Skinner, among others -- has released this statement regarding tense negotiations over pay cuts and th... [Read More]
IFC, JFL go into business together as production begins on “Bullet in the Face”
IFC and Just For Laughs are joining forces on a new action/comedy series, Bullet in the Face, which begins production this week in Montreal, with a TV debut on the cable channel in summer 2012. Created by Alan Spencer (from 1980s Sledge Hammer!), Bul... [Read More]
New Yorkers: Community board to hear petition to rename block for George Carlin
George Carlin -- who received The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor mere days before he died at the age of 71 on June 22, 2008 -- grew up on West 121st Street in the Morningside Heights neighborhood on New York City's Upper Manhattan... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien makes a cameo at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
This could only happen under Comcast rule, because former NBC chief Jeff Zucker probably never would have let Conan O'Brien inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, let alone up the elevators to appear on camera last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. O'Brie... [Read More]
Highlights from the 2011 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Want to see some of the comedians who performed at the 2011 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival? I talked to them about what makes Mirman's festival so special, and asked them to read their bios that Mirman had written for them in the festival program. Fun... [Read More]
Progressively funny: How Ben & Jerry’s ice cream picks its comedy flavors
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield -- the Ben & Jerry of Ben & Jerry's ice cream -- stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon again last night to talk up fair trade and allow Fallon to "flog his flavor" in his ongoing friendly competition with Step... [Read More]