Russell Brand wins legal battle, allowed to use his name on clothing
As if comedian Russell Brand doesn’t have enough to do these days, what with banging pop star Katy Perry relentlessly, promoting his new flick Arthur and not eating, the dude has been wrapped up in unique legal battle. Our friends at Chortle in the U... [Read More]
Louis Katz: If These Balls Could Talk
Halfway through If These Balls Could Talk (which incidentally is probably the most aptly-titled comedy album of the year) Louis Katz offers an apology. “I’m sorry I talk about sex so much.” It is a lie. He is not sorry, not even slightly. And if ... [Read More]
The Smurfs Movie Seemingly 5 Seconds Away From Making Fun Of The Smurfs Movie
by Halle Kiefer The Smurfs movie trailer can barely even BELIEVE that it's the Smurfs movie trailer, you guys. As much as I love Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria and want them to be billionaires, the Smurfs movie (in 3-D) is just too painfully, crushingly aware of itself as The Smurfs Movie... [Read More]
Nick Cannon to release musical comedy album; listen to a track here
Man, Nick Cannon’s come a long way since his start on Nickelodeon’s All That. Turns out, in addition to being a comedian, he’s trying on the musician mantle. PerezHilton tells us that accompanying his upcoming stand-up comedy special will be a musica... [Read More]
The cool kids? Jesse Case draws parallels between comedy & music. | Antithesis Comedy
"We musn’t forget our roots, why we do this. Standup comedy is still relatively new, at least in comparison to it’s musical relatives. So what will we do with it? Will we make disco? Will we put it in a factory? Or will we say screw it and belt out our soul?We have to stay self aware and learn, and cope with what’s happening. We have to encourage growth and evolution, and stay uncomfortable. We have to be nice to the “freshmen.” There’s no correct way to do this. Funny is funny. But let’s face i... [Read More]
Comedy Central Developing ‘Evil Genius’ Comedy Starring Paul F. Tompkins
Comedy Central has put in development Evil Genius, a high-concept scripted comedy starring actor-comedian Paul F. Tompkins. The show, which Tompkins will write with Tom Scharpling (Monk), stars Tompkins as Professor Tiberius Lynch, an evil genius who has successfully taken over the world, achieving global domination. The only problem is -- what should he do next? [Read More]
13 Things You Didn't Know About Comedians (PHOTOS) | HuffingtonPost
When we think of our favorite comedians, we think of the final result: that funny person we see on television or in movies who never fails to crack us up. But we often don't consciously realize that the comedian spent years perfecting their craft, and had a lifetime's worth of experiences that formed them into the comedic entity we know today. Here are 13 surprising facts about some of our favorite funny people. [Read More]
Jay Leno on road food, nightclub acts, advice and more (but NOT Conan O'Brien) | KansasCity
There's an elephant on the line and his name is Conan O'Brien. Jay Leno signed off on a phone interview to promote his standup tour with the stipulation that the "Tonight Show" short-timer's name not come up in conversation. Despite the restriction, Leno did address at least one of his competitors.. [Read More]
Gil Ozeri: How I Survived Two and a Half Days of Two and a Half Men
by Gil Ozeri Yes, it was quite possibly the stupidest thing I have ever done. Deciding to watch a sitcom (most likely a terrible one) for over sixty hours in a row without a break? So stupid. But, as it turned out, one of the most fun and absurd things I’ve ever done as well. I had such a great time... [Read More]
The Wilbur: Catching Up with Maz Jobrani
Maz Jobrani plays the Wilbur tonight It is an extraordinary time in the Middle East, with the political landscape changing sometimes by the minute as people rise up against their governments. That should be fertile ground for a comic like Maz Jobr... [Read More]