RIP Patrice Oneal, 1969-2011
Patrice Oneal, who suffered a stroke in October, has died. He was 41. Oneal was one of the funniest comedians anyone has known in recent years, although his propensity for telling the truth often burned bridges within the community. He recently appea... [Read More]
Mike Baldwin wins 2011 Seattle International Comedy Competition
Thanksgiving weekend traditionally brings the monthlong Seattle International Comedy Competition to a close, and this year's contest brought victory to Kansas City stand-up Mike Baldwin. Baldwin previously had made it to the finals of the 2007 San Fr... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia to launch 2012 tour for “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”
How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Good? Good. Mike Birbiglia entered his holiday season knowing that he'll spend at least the first half of 2012 on the road touring his latest one-man show, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend." Birbiglia workshopped the show... [Read More]
In case you missed the wonderful PBS documentary on Woody Allen, watch it online
Robert Weide achieved unprecedented access to Woody Allen over the past couple of years, and with it, produced this fantastic documentary about the 75-year-old (he turns 76 on Dec. 1) comedian-filmmaker's life. So much footage from rare interviews wi... [Read More]
Nick DiPaolo and Artie Lange make first appearance together on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Artie Lange's comeback continued alongside new sports radio partner Nick DiPaolo last night as they appeared together on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Lange talks about his rehab in the second clip. Roll the clips! ... [Read More]
The evolution of Mick Foley: From “hardcore legend” wrestler to stand-up comedian
Mick Foley's wrestling comeback hasn't fared quite as well as he might have hoped in the past week, getting slammed to the mat -- "Rock Bottomed" -- by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson last Monday during WWE's live "RAW" telecast. But just hours after Sunda... [Read More]
IFC announces Portlandia: The Tour!
Do you love IFC's new sketch comedy series, Portlandia, but don't live anywhere near Portland, Ore.? Not to worry, because Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are bringing their eclectic comedy and musical tastes to a city near you. If you live near o... [Read More]
Netflix to revive “Arrested Development,” air new season online in 2013
After years of wishing it were so, it's now a reality. Arrested Development, the critically-acclaimed and Emmy-winning but low-rated comedy that aired for three seasons on FOX from 2003-2006, will return with a new season of episodes -- but only onli... [Read More]
Deciphering NBC’s midseason comedy shuffle
The incoming group of NBC executives this year knew they were inheriting a tough situation, with the Peacock Network in fourth place in the ratings (and maybe even worse at times if you include the Spanish-language networks) and no reason to see that... [Read More]