CBS signs Demetri Martin to a deal, because CBS = Comedians Be Scripting but not be getting TV series?
I know I'm supposed to be excited by the exclusive news that CBS has signed comedian Demetri Martin to a script deal, but who is going to be the person to tell Demetri that, in recent years, CBS also has supposedly been ready to grant TV shows t... [Read More]
Congrats to all of the winners of the 11th annual Canadian Comedy Awards
congratulations are in order for the following winners of CCAs last night (us Americans and other non-Canadians should recognize a few of the names, too!) [Read More]
The Wit of The Onion's Jean Teasdale, Now in Book Format
Hey Jeanketeers--The Onion's cherished human interest columnist, Jean Teasdale, wrote a book. Here's a paragraph from the intro of A Book of Jean's Own! that cracked me up: "Should I call myself an average, humble homemaker who lives at 1567 Blossom... [Read More]
Demetri Martin inks deal with CBS
It may seem like Demetri Martin has been a bit quiet as of late, but as it turns out, he’s been busy behind the scenes striking deals that will hopefully have us laughing into primetime. Though details are sparse, the Hollywood Reporter just posted t... [Read More]
Is NYC's Comix Turning Into a Sports Bar?
I walked by Comix this afternoon and saw that the upstairs bar area of it is being renovated into some kind of sports viewing establishment called Bar 353 @ Comix. There were dudes on ladders hoisting a big vinyl banner with various athletic logos over the awning. Is Comix cornering the market on sports enthusiasts who also love to lol? [Read More]
Eugene Mirman Wants to Talk to You About the Midterm Elections
From Indecision… Dragons, wolves, horses and libertarians. You know just regular political analysis stuff… ... [Read More]
Watch Colin Quinn's election-inspired TV ad for "Long Story Short" on Broadway
Colin Quinn's Long Story Short starts on Broadway this weekend, so it's about time we saw a 30-second TV spot for it. Roll the clip!   [Read More]
Own a Piece of Night of Too Many Stars
Sarah Palin's Going Rogue inscribed by Tina Fey. Well, good news, because a copy of that very book signed by that very 30 Rock cast-member could soon be yours if you're the top bidder. It's just one of the many unique items up for sale in the Night of Too Many Stars Celebrity Auction. Everything from a copy of the Declaration of Independence signed by Stephen Colbert to a canned ham signed by David Letterman is up for grabs. And best of all, 100% of the final sale price goes to the New York Cent... [Read More]
New York's Funniest Stand-Up Competition announces 2010 list of entrants. Who made the first cut?
Want to know who's in the running to be named New York's Funniest Stand-Up in 2010? It's a lot simpler to find out this year, as Carolines did away with the stand-by line and asked comedians to file online applications in advance. [Read More]