Bobby Lee, Jack Black, and Zach Woods star in Andrew W.K.’s new web-series “Meet Me At The Reck'”
Musician, and “King of Partying,” Andrew W.K. is setting out to make the new Sesame Street for the digital age. In his new web-series from Maker Studios, Meet Me At The Reck follows W.K. and his band of kids—aka “reckers,” explore what it means to celebrate the importan... [Read More]
Kenan Thompson Will Reportedly Leave 'SNL' After Season 40
by Megh Wright Kenan Thompson's long SNL stint has entered its home stretch. TMZ reports that Thompson will leave SNL after the upcoming season; Thompson reportedly planned to leave after season 39 but was asked by Lorne Michaels to stay another year due to the high cast turnover. Thompson "has no h... [Read More]
Addicted to Comedy: Returning From My Comedy Rumspringa
For those who are unfamiliar with the term "Rumspringa," it’s a coming of age period when Amish teenagers are allowed to engage in lifestyle activities not permitted by their community. They’re allowed to purchase a car, watch television, and live a way most people take for granted. Once... [Read More]
E! and Melissa Rivers announce “Fashion Police” will return in 2015; WGA writers on strike since 2013
Over the weekend, E! broadcast a special "Joan Day" to celebrate the life and work of the late Joan Rivers, and her daughter, Melissa, announced that Fashion Police would return in 2015. The full statement from E! on Friday read: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last ... [Read More]
John Oliver hosts the “Miss ‘Last Week Tonight’ Pageant”
Last Week Tonight is rapidly becoming one of the best shows on TV. Each episode tackles one subject for a longer breakdown. On Sunday, John Oliver and his crew break down the Miss America beauty pageant and do their best to expose just how little they actually give in scholarships. While Miss Americ... [Read More]
My Pod Week: Week ending 9/21/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! The Los Angeles Podcast Festival is coming to the... [Read More]
The Enduring Legacy of Phil Hartman
by John Wenzel As much as Phil Hartman's work and influence lives on, the Ontario native has so far escaped the kind of mainstream legacy re-appraisal that so many other late standups and sketch players have enjoyed. You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman, which takes its name fro... [Read More]
Reporter Quits On-Air To Fight For Marijuana Legalization! Video Shows Charlo Greene Of KTVA Resigning After Revealing She Owns Alaska Cannabis Club
An reporter for KTVA-TV in Alaska quit her job on-air in epic fashion Sunday night. Charlo Greene announced she was leaving the show after airing a segment about a local cannabis club. Turns out, Greene is the owner of said club, and she decided to resign and focus her energies on legalizing recrea... [Read More]
Chicago Comedy and Theater Great Sheldon Patinkin Dies at 79
by Megh Wright The Chicago theater and comedy community lost a big name yesterday with the news that Sheldon Patinkin, who mentored countless performers and directors and was an icon of the Second City community, died at age 79. Patinkin worked as the chair of Columbia College Chicago's theater depa... [Read More]
Wendi McLendon-Covey to Hollywood: Revamp your shortlist of funny broads! (Exclusive)
The concept of the “short list” for studio films is simple: it’s a tried-and true method to expediently plug bankable stars into leading roles, which creates publicity and drums up financing. Great! But here’s the thing – the short list for funny broads needs a bit of a... [Read More]