Bored to Death a new HBO comedy starring Galifianakis, Danson, Schwartzman
Bored to Death is a promising new HBO comedy series set to debut on September 20, 2009 at 9:30 PM ET. The story follows the misadventures of a fictional Jonathan Ames as pursues his quixotic dream of emulating heroes from classic private detective novels. Bored to Death stars Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis. [Read More]
Bill Hicks's Principles of Comedy / "How does one go about being a comic" | Nerdist
The "whats" of what you should do once you are actually up there were so eloquently laid out by Bill Hicks, who was like an angry salmon fighting against the vanilla current that was the prevalent comedy of his day, that it would be pointless for me to try to top them. These were printed out and posted on the wall at the Laughing Skull in Atlanta and after reading them I felt compelled to post them for anyone who asks the question, "How do I become a comic?" [Read More]
Comics on film - the relationship between stand-up and cinema | Chortle
As Funny People is released, Jay Richardson examines the relationship between stand-up and cinema [Read More]
Stephen Colbert treadmill arrives at international space station | Chicago Sun-Times
Astronauts hitched a giant chest of drawers to the international space station on Monday that contained a brand new freezer, sleeping compartment and treadmill bearing Stephen Colgert's name. [Read More]
Production notes from new Kids in the Hall series "Death Comes To Town" | Boing Boing
The Kids in the Hall are shooting their new miniseries for CBC, Death Comes to Town, in North Bay, Ontario. Mark McKinney has at last started posting production notes at their Facebook page. The page was originally set up by a fan, but has been handed over to the guys to post official photos, videos and hilarious status updates.. [Read More]
Comedian David Cross on 'I Drink for a Reason' | TIME interview
In his first book, I Drink for a Reason, comedian David Cross ponders religion, politics and ideas for T-shirts sold at Urban Outfitters (example: "I Have to Go to the Bathroom"). Familiar to fans of the cult TV hit Arrested Development as the "never-nude" Tobias Fünke, Cross doesn't mince words in print. The book's preface is direct ("Hello"), its dedication straightforward ("To me. I couldn't have done it without you") and its stance on Jim Belushi pretty clear ("I have beef with Jim Belushi"... [Read More]
Boston Comedy Festival 2009 results, prelims 1 & 2 | the comic's comic
The first two preliminary rounds were held on Sunday night at the Hard Rock Cafe, with four comics from each group of 12 advancing to semifinals later in the week. Notably, all of the comedians making it through last night either live in Boston or used to live there. And here they are: Prelim 1: Dan Crohn, Giulia Rozzi, Tyler Boeh, Zach Sherwin (aka MC Mr. Napkins). Prelim 2: Joe Wong, Mike Whitman, Lamont Price, Sean Sullivan. [Read More]
David Cross - Drunk on the power of comedy | Punchline Magazine
David Cross was working on a new book, a TV pilot and is prepping to go on tour. The book, I Drink For a Reason, comes out today. Punchline Magazine had the pleasure of catching up with Cross recently to discuss the book, his comedy and his favorite beer(s). Oh, and Mrs. Featherbottom. [Read More]
Al Madrigal Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Al Madrigal is a comedian and actor. He's been a regular on numerous network television shows, but his hallmark is his standup. We talk with Al about his new CD, called Half Breed, and about his old job -- firing people. [Read More]
Ryan Stout collides logic and morals at The Funny Bone | Indiana Daily Student
With only two classes left until graduation, Ryan Stout dropped out of college and never looked back. The comedian moved to Los Angeles and has been performing on television and at clubs around the country ever since, adding Bloomington's The Funny Bone to his list when he entertained audiences this past weekend. [Read More]