LIFE celebrates Lucille Ball at 100 with gallery of unpublished photos
Lucille Ball would have turned 100 on Saturday, Aug. 6. To celebrate her legacy, LIFE magazine at life.com has posted a gallery of never-before-published photographs of the comedienne. In this 1958 photo by Leonard McCombe for TIME & LIFE Picture... [Read More]
Two Kids One Hall: Scott Thompson & Kevin McDonald pair up to launch nationwide tour
It's not going to be quite as salacious as the video, "Two Girls One Cup," nor is it going to be as plentiful as The Kids in the Hall, but it will be Two Kids One Hall as KITH's Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald embark on a nationwide tour of comedy clubs and theaters together. The tour kicks off tonight at Largo in Los Angeles with a special appearance by fellow Kids in the Hall trouper Dave Foley. Expect silliness to ensue as Thompson and McDonald each do their own version of stand-up -- one-m... [Read More]
Jonathan May-Bowles sentenced for throwing pie at Rupert Murdoch
Here's the follow-up today from that incident last month in which activist/comedian Jonathan May-Bowles interrupted the Parliamentary investigation of Rupert Murdoch by tossing a whipped cream pie in his face. The AP report: PREVIOUSLY: Analysis of ... [Read More]
Michael Ian Black talks up Snark Week, road-tripping with Meghan McCain & being “Very Famous”
Michael Ian Black jokes early in his new Comedy Central special, "Very Famous," (premiering this Saturday) that he specializes in getting cancelled from TV shows. But you sure do get to see quite a bit of MIB on your TV, don't you? So The Comic's Com... [Read More]
IFC’s ONN writing staff unionizes, joins WGA-East
After The Comic's Comic reported exclusively that The Onion News Network series on IFC was facing a work stoppage due to a lack of union protections for its writing staff, comes word that the seven writers on the cable TV series have earned the right... [Read More]
BET halts production on “The Mo’Nique Show”; indefinite hiatus
In a statement this afternoon, BET announced the "indefinite hiatus" and end to its late-night talk show, The Mo'Nique Show.  The next "new" episode airs on Tuesday at 11 p.m. with two weeks remaining on the schedule. But that's that. "Mo'Nique Hicks... [Read More]
Watch Paul F. Tompkins introduce Andy Kindler for his State of the Industry 2011
Paul F. Tompkins has it just about right, albeit with a few words that make this video NSFW, in introducing Andy Kindler before Kindler's State of the Industry address on Friday afternoon at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival and conference. Roll th... [Read More]
Surprise! Jon Stewart’s weekend visit in Afghanistan boosts U.S. troop morale
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's Jon Stewart joined Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, along with NBA star Karl Malone and magician David Blaine for Mullen's quick, unannounced weekend visit to the American soldiers s... [Read More]
Louis CK and Dane Cook finally meet mano-a-mano…on “Louie”
After all of these years of people and comedians speculating about whether Dane Cook stole jokes from Louis CK, or whether the two comedians were secretly or publicly feuding about said allegation, we finally get to see Louis CK and Dane Cook sit dow... [Read More]
Work stoppage looming? Impasse in WGA negotiations over The Onion’s ONN series on IFC
Last night, former and current contributors to The Onion -- America's leading humor print and online publication -- received an appeal by email to support the writing staff of the IFC's Onion News Network series, who wrote for the first season without an agreement under the Writers Guild of America. An email from the WGA informed them last night, the ONN writing staff were not about to continue their second season as "the only scripted live action television show now in production where the writ... [Read More]