Nick Frost to Star as a World-Famous Jewel Thief in ABC Comedy 'The Finger'
by Megh Wright Nick Frost might be ABC's next comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has bought a single-cam comedy from Modern Family co-executive producer and Colbert Report co-creator Ben Karlin called The Finger, which will center on Frost as "Nick Ferguson aka The Finger, the world&rsqu... [Read More]
 
George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)
It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the l... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk Announces 'A Load of Hooey' Tour Dates
by Megh Wright To promote his brand new book A Load of Hooey, Bob Odenkirk is going on a nationwide tour that will be split between readings/book signings and live comedy shows featuring opening act Brandon Wardell. Stops in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and New York wi... [Read More]
 
This Week In Web Videos: 'The Middle Ages'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne I made my first comedy video just over three years ago. Watching it again just now, a few things are apparent. Thing one: The script holds up. I wrote it in a UCB sketch 101 class and it still makes me laugh. Thing two (shitty sound) and three (my bad acting) make me cringe... [Read More]
 
Gary Gulman on Conan, “We whine everything into perfection”
Gary Gulman is no stranger to late night. He has performed on every late night show, and last night he returned to Conan. Gulman’s set was all about the technology revolution. Things were much different when his parents we’re growing up; orange juice has less pulp, books are on Kindle, m... [Read More]
 
Maggie Carey Is Developing an ABC Comedy Called 'The Big Hole'
by Megh Wright The To Do List writer/director Maggie Carey just landed a script commitment from ABC. THR reports that Carey is developing a single-cam comedy for the network called The Big Hole, which will explore "the generational clash between an entitled millennial and her baby boomer boss at a f... [Read More]
 
Dan Telfer is recording is new album November 15th in LA
The wonderful Dan Telfer is gearing up to record his new album this fall. Telfer will hit Los Angeles’ Nerdmelt Showroom, a popular spot for recordings lately, to record his second full-length album on November 15th via ASpecialThing records. Telfer had previously released his first full-lengt... [Read More]
 
Watch Mel Gibson Give Birth to a Wood Nymph at Second City in 1997
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]
 
Dana Carvey does his best Neil Young and more on ‘Conan’
Impressionist extraordinaire, Dana Carvey was a guest on last night’s Conan. Gifted with a guitar and harmonica, Carvey dusted off some of his great impressions. Neil Young, Scarface, George Bush, Liam Neeson, Herschel from The Walking Dead, and Michael Caine all get the Carvey treatment. Chec... [Read More]
 
Why I'm Qualified to Write a Book About Food
by Jim Gaffigan CURRICULUM VITAE What are my qualifications to write this book? None, really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. Okay, to some I might not be considered that fat, but the point is, I’m not thin. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food... [Read More]