Comedian Billy Gardell makes his case for primetime stardom in Mike & Molly
TV sitcom junkies and stand-up comedy nerds will unite tonight as the series premiere of Mike & Molly hits CBS at 9:30 pm EST. For the latter group of viewers, it’ll be a chance to see veteran comedian Billy Gardell make his case to become his case to become a prime time television star for a major network. For sitcom fans, it’ll be a chance to see if the folks who brought us Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory can create a show just as popular when the two main characters are plus-size. [Read More]
Sarah Silverman goes full frontal nude in new movie
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman will hit the big screen in an upcoming Sarah Polley film, Take This Waltz. Ever the raunchy one, and for the first time in her career, Silverman will tackle a full-frontal nude scene. [Read More]
Comedian Steve Hofstetter launches Animated Revolution; Ted Alexandro becomes a pirate
Comedian Steve Hofstetter recently debuted his newest online project—a series called Animated Revolution, backed by Fremantle (the online arm of the company that produces American Idol). And the premise is pretty similar to what Comedy Central attempted to do years ago with Shorties Watchin’ Shorties. [Read More]
Who wants a Meatwad balloon ride? | Pop Candy
Now, I'm a big fan of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but I don't think I have the cheese to afford its latest bit o' merchandise: a $70,000 Meatwad hot air balloon. The balloon (and matching basket) are for sale over at adultswimshop.com, and the purchase includes a "piloted, one-hour ride anywhere in the continental U.S." [Read More]
new BBC Two comedy: Life's Too Short written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have already begun writing six 30-minute single-camera episodes for BBC. The series centres on Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Harry Potter) - one of Britain's pre-eminent dwarf actors. It is an observational comedy following Warwick's day-to-day frustrations, but still managing to find the optimism and warmth in a small world where big things happen. [Read More]
Boston comic Paul Day's "fundamentalist commentator Billy Bob Neck" video featured on The Rachel Maddow Show
Boston comedy fans watching The Rachel Maddow Show Friday got to see a familiar face in the closing moments. Maddow showed a YouTube clip of fundamentalist commentator Billy Bob Neck exposing Maddow as a “lesbian vampire.” [Read More]
Dear Wisconsin: XOXO, Andi Smith - An exclusive guest post.
"I was wrong about you Wisconsin. I know now that there is no place on earth (considering budgetary restraints) that I would rather be. Let’s get back together. Just for the weekend. Your wife will never find out. I’ve missed you." ............ [Read More]
David Cross on 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,' his Anglophile tendencies and his own awkward moments
"The show is completely organic and edible. It's good for you and it's biodegradable. So when you watch the show, and possibly eat it, there's no ill effect on the environment." [Read More]
San Francisco Comedy Day celebrates 30 years of cheap laughs
Six hundred comedians, hundreds of thousands of fans and countless one-liners after the first San Francisco Comedy Day was held in Golden Gate Park in 1981, the big, free, outdoor laugh fest returns to Sharon Meadow for a 30th anniversary show. Debi and Will Durst, the wife-and-husband comedians and media personalities, have performed at every one of the previous 29 shows. Not surprisingly, they'll be there again this year, along with dozens of other comics in a show that will play out over five... [Read More]