DIY for women in comedy = Bad Assery, the first “women and comedy” conference
For the coming three nights and two days, funny women will gather not only to celebrate their various styles of performing comedy but also to share their experiences in making their voices heard -- and perhaps most importantly, move the conversation forward instead of rehashing old, already-decided ... [Read More]
 
A Guide to the Hard-to-Find Comedy Albums of Albert Brooks
by Ramsey Ess A few years ago in From the Archives, we did a deep dive and examined Albert Brooks’s early short films, and reminded ourselves at how creative and unique a talent the man is. Throughout these shorts we were shown a laundry list of creative ideas, jokes that still hold up today, ... [Read More]
 
9 things you never saw or only heard Will Ferrell do
With Will Ferrell’s latest movie Get Hard hitting theaters this weekend, we thought it would be fun to share some Ferrell rarities. Over the years, the Saturday Night Live alum has made some unexpected appearances and done some pretty random things. Some that we’ve never been able to see... [Read More]
 
'Coach' Is Returning for a 13-Episode Season on NBC
by Megh Wright Your prayers have finally been answered: '90s sitcom Coach returning for a brand new season. Deadline reports that NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to the show, which originally ran on ABC from 1989-1997. Craig T. Nelson is attached to reprise his role, and original... [Read More]
 
Bill Hicks mega-anthology set for release
Comedy Dynamics, the massive California-based comedy publisher, has teamed up with the Hicks estate to release a mega-anthology of every piece of Bill Hicks’ creative material ever created, including recordings of his stand-up performances and candid photos never before seen by the public, acc... [Read More]
 
George Carlin portrait added to The Smithsonian museum gallery wall
George Carlin today has his own space on the wall of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and it's because you wanted to "Recognize" him there. The Smithsonian held an online vote last month among three nominees to hang a comedian's portrait on the museum's "Recognize" wall -- Carlin, Ellen ... [Read More]
 
Talking with '@midnight's First #PointsMe Winner Chris Cubas
by Megh Wright Back in January, Comedy Central's @midnight launched a new contest called #PointsMe, in which fans and aspriring @midnight contestants took to Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr to try out for an appearance on the show. "I think in the ideal scenario, we'd like to find som... [Read More]
 
Jason Jones leaves The Daily Show after 10 years
Jason Jones, 43, joined The Daily Show in September 2005, and as Jon Stewart joked while feting Jones on Thursday night -- his last as a correspondent -- he was the "show's beefcake" in the beginning. Here's the show's tribute to Jones, as broadcast last night on Comedy Central: But Jones, a Canadi... [Read More]
 
The Daily Show says goodbye to Jason Jones
Last night’s episode of The Daily Show was the final one for longtime correspondent Jason Jones. Both Jones and his wife/TDS correspondent Samantha Bee are leaving for other projects which include producing and writing their own shows, and a TBS show for Bee. Needless to say, this is not the l... [Read More]
 
Will Ferrell Is Tired of Answering Personal Questions About His Bird
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Will Ferrell's visit to last night's Conan, where O'Brien overwhelms him with tons of personal, invasive questions about Professor Feathers, who is already uncomfortable with being forced to be on national television. It's really unfortunate that even a seasoned tal... [Read More]