Sneak peek inside the ready-to-open UCB East!
Guess who was spotted inside the new UCB East comedy venue last night? None other than Upright Citizens Brigade founders Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser, giving a press interview in advance of tonight's start of the 13th annual Del Close Mara... [Read More]
The “Lopez Tonight” finale on TBS: George Lopez’s final words
Thursday's episode of Lopez Tonight was supposed to feature actress Raven and stand-up comedian Auggie Smith. But after TBS announced on Wednesday that it was pulling the plug on George Lopez's late-night show rather than grant Lopez and his crew a f... [Read More]
Colbert Super PAC debuts first TV ad for Iowa Straw Poll audiences
Wondering what Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Super PAC" would do with its newfound political freedom of the press? Wonder no more. Colbert's first Super PAC Ad hit the Iowa TV airwaves and YouTube today, timed for the Ames Straw Poll of presidential can... [Read More]
TBS cancels “Lopez Tonight,” 21-month run ends Aug. 11, 2011
TBS announced today that it was canceling Lopez Tonight, the late-night vehicle for George Lopez that debuted in November 2009. For its 21-month-run, Lopez Tonight served as the only true successor to Arsenio Hall's old late-night show on FOX, both i... [Read More]
Review: Marc Maron, “This Has To Be Funny”
Marc Maron, This Has To Be Funny (Comedy Central Records) The liner notes by public radio darling Ira Glass could just as well serve as an apt review of Maron's latest stand-up CD, "This Has To Be Funny," but since most people don't buy physical CD... [Read More]
Initial slate of headliners unveiled for 2011 New York Comedy Festival
A lot of big names in comedy familiar to past editions of the New York Comedy Festival will be returning to headline the 2011 edition this coming November. Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Russell Pet... [Read More]
Catching up with the American shows in the Edinburgh Fringe 2011
If you're in the UK, August means time for Edinburgh Festival Fringe, four weeks in which comedians from around the world descend upon this Scottish city and compete for your attention, money and laughter. The 2011 Fringe would tell you, through its ... [Read More]
The Onion testing new online paywall, but still free for Americans
The Onion's website, http://www.theonion.com, has begun testing a new system that charges for accessing more than five pages per month online. But wait! It doesn't apply to you if you're in America. Or if you visit The A.V. Club, The Onion's non-paro... [Read More]
Matt Besser’s new UCB Improv Master Class offers “new way”
How to gear up for this weekend's Del Close Marathon? How about warming up your comedic palette with this new web series from the Upright Citizens Brigade's Matt Besser, "Inside the Master Class," in which Besser and his Los Angeles students of a sup... [Read More]
Watch comedians audition in NYC to be among “Comics to Watch”
Comedy Central is producing a "Comics to Watch" showcase for the second consecutive year this November as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Comedy Central probably already does have a short list, but it's not short enough just yet, so they're hol... [Read More]