NBC'S 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' RETURNS WITH THREE LIVE SHOWS IN JANUARY
Coming off a highly heated political season and showing no signs of slowing momentum, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" returns in 2009 with three live shows in January. [Read More]
GACF Starts ‘09 with Amateur Comedy Competition
The Great American Comedy Festival (Norfolk, NE) is hosting an amateur competition with five shows (four in Norfolk and one in Falls City) from late January through mid-April. At each of the five, the top two comedians — as voted on by audience members — will advance to compete at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, and have a chance to win a $500 top prize. [Read More]
album review - Chad Daniels, "Busy Being Awesome"
..he has a keen comedy eye and a terrific ear for pacing and delivery. Throughout the set, Daniels takes aim at old and new targets: the overly mobile obese, the punctuation-impaired, who apparently think you indicate possession with an Apostle. [Read More]
Kristen Wiig, Now the Veteran Woman in the SNL Cast - NYTimes Interview
With the departure of Amy Poehler last month, Ms. Wiig has become, during only her fourth season, the most veteran female cast member on the show. [Read More]
Studio One Partners With New York's Gotham Comedy Club For Comedy Contest
Studio One Media Inc., announced today that it has partnered with New York's famed Gotham Comedy Club for MyStudio's first comedy contest, "The MyStudio Gotham Comedy Challenge." The contest gives MyStudio users the opportunity to participate in a nationwide comedy talent search that could launch a career in comedy. The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to New York for a paid booking at the Gotham Comedy Club and an audition for the upcoming television program "Live At Gotham," on Co... [Read More]
DVD Review - Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
Chewed Up is the follow-up special to his successful 2007 special Shameless. Here we get a bare bones set that is just a stage with a black backdrop and a few stage lights, which is refreshing and complimentary to his style of standup. There are no flashy lights, loud music, or someone screaming his name as he comes out; it's just him, the man, Louis C.K. doing standup from his heart and gut. [Read More]
Al Franken up 225 votes in Minn. recount
Victory in Minnesota's drawn-out Senate race moved within Democrat Al Franken's grasp Saturday when he increased his lead over Republican Norm Coleman as the statewide recount drew to a close. The state Canvassing Board will reconvene Monday to declare which candidate received the most overall votes in the election. Barring court intervention, it will be Franken. [Read More]
Kathy Griffin Uses Hacky Comeback to Heckler, NY Post Loses Mind
"COMIC KATHY GRIFFIN LASHES OUT AT HECKLER WHILE ON AIR WITH CNN - New York Post" Oh brother. [Read More]
Newest Faces on "Saturday Night Live" - Casey Wilson, Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott
Inevitably there's an adjustment for any newcomer to a late-night television institution like "SNL." "It's certainly strange to do sketch comedy with cue cards at midnight in a skyscraper, as opposed to in a basement with your friends," Casey Wilson said. This winter two new cast members, Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott, will have to suffer through a similar learning curve. [Read More]
MIke Epps - Las Vegas Sun Interview
Mike Epps was a class clown who went from entertaining his classmates to entertaining millions. Epps began performing stand-up comedy as a teenager and became a regular at the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta. From there he went to New York and joined the Def Comedy Jam on tour and on HBO. He talks with the Las Vegas Sun about growing up poor and making movies with Ice Cube. [Read More]