Jim Norton breaks through to New Orleans Saints fans on Tonight Show
Whether you love Jay Leno or hate him, we have to admit that one of the cool things he did with his old new show and now his new, old show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is expose some talented stand-up comedians who would otherwise not score these t... [Read More]
Collin Moulton: 'Comedian vs. Wild'
In an "Off Road" guest blog, Collin Moulton fights terrorizing opossums and nearly hits swimming cows, in the stix of Missouri... "As I laid in my little wilderness bed, the night animals–Jim not included–began to forage, argue, and stumble. My senses were on high alert. I didn’t know what lurked in the woods of southern Missouri and I definitely don’t want “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” to be my first TV credit." Read the rest at http://skylinecomedy.wordpress.com. [Read More]
Michael Ricahrds Sued by Photog -- Lawsuit Alleges Attack, Battery | TMZ
"Seinfeld" star Michael Richards allegedly unleashed a devastating ass kicking on a photographer in L.A. last month ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ. According to the suit, photographer Brendon O'Neal claims Richards approached him on an L.A. street on August 25 in a "menacing manner ... with closed fists" -- then proceed to beat the crap out of him. In the suit, filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, O'Neal claims Richards punched him in the face, knocked him to the grou... [Read More]
Tim and Eric announce a holiday "Chrimbus Spectacular 2010" tour | Pop Candy
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, are hitting the road again. Starting Nov. 1 fans across the country will be able to see the duo live on their "Chrimbus Spectacular 2010" tour. Tickets go on sale Sept. 17. [Read More]
Joaquin Phoenix Returning to Letterman's 'Late Show' | NY Times
The physical form of Joaquin Phoenix is headed back to David Letterman’s “Late Show” – will he bring his mind this time? On Monday, press representatives for CBS’s “Late Show” said that Mr. Phoenix, the living art experiment and occasional star of films like “We Own the Night” and “Walk the Line,” will be a guest on Mr. Letterman’s late-night program on Sept. 22. [Read More]
Steve Harvey begins reign as new Family Feud host
The game show Family Feud is back again for another go on TV with another new host, and this time it's comedian Steve Harvey who's shaking hands and asking what people were most likely to say in response to basic polls. [Read More]
Conan O’Brien, owl appear in first “Conan” print ad
For some time now, we’ve known of Conan’s new late-night show with TBS, and not too long ago he announced the name of the show. Now we get our first official glimpse – thanks to this first print ad, posted on Hollywood Reporter – at what promises to... [Read More]
Video proof that Fred Willard would be the best college dean ever
School is well underway, but before wasting another minute studying, be sure to check out this welcome message from Dean of Students Fred Willard. The brilliant comedian is known for, among other things, his recurring role as pious Hank MacDougall (... [Read More]
Why the Worst of Times for Politics and Media Has Been the Best of Times for Jon Stewart and 'The Daily Show' | New York Magazine
since 1999, when Jon Stewart took over as host, the context in which The Daily Show operates has been radically altered. Terrorist attacks, two wars, and a global economic meltdown have charged the political atmosphere. More important for Stewart and his show has been the media transformation. [Read More]
The state of the industry: UK Comedy's in "rude" health, conference hears | Chortle
Stand-up shows in arenas will continue to boom, after a ten-fold increase in the market in a decade, a comedy industry conference has heard. Although frequently criticised for their lack of intimacy, vast gigs are here to stay, thanks to the growing number of acts who can command five-figure audiences – plus shows such as Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow bringing stand-up into the mainstream. [Read More]