Mike Birbiglia Interview | AST
Mike talks about the success of his Off-Broadway show 'Sleepwalk with Me,' a book he is working on for Simon & Schuster, future projects, personal comedy history, and his upcoming tour entitled "I'm in the Future Also" the third stand-up tour that Comedy Central has produced with Birbiglia headlining, the first to be exclusively in theater venues. [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords The Complete Second Season dvd review | The Serious Comedy Site
Season 2 of HBO's Flight of the Conchords picks up pretty much where season 1 of this sitcom ended: Bret and Jemaine are still a small-time band struggling to make ends meet in New York City. Their misadventures make up the 10 episodes of this Flight of the Conchords two DVD set. If you like weird and deadpan humor and musical comedy, you are going to enjoy this HBO comedy [Read More]
Comic TV Appearances: Tues, 8/18 - Fri, 8/21 | STAGE TIME Magazine
Comic television appearances include George Wallace, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller, Whitney Cummings, Deon Cole and Jo Koy. Repeat appearances: Dane Cook, Carol Leifer, Doug Benson and Dan Naturman. [Read More]
Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of Rifftrax interview | A.V. Club
There's an art to making fun of bad movies, and Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett have it down. Veterans of the cult classic TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000, the three have been in the business of laughing at the screen for nearly two decades. On August 20, Rifftrax will bring its act to the big screen, with a live riffing on Plan 9 From Outer Space to be simulcast to movie theaters across the country. The A.V. Club recently sat down with Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett to talk about... [Read More]
Steve Harvey joins 'Good Morning America' | The Associated Press
ABC says comedian Steve Harvey is joining "Good Morning America" for reports on family and relationship topics. Harvey's first segment is scheduled for Wednesday's broadcast. [Read More]
Del Close Marathon Countdown: Matt Walsh interview | from the Back of the Room
To celebrate the 11th annual Del Close Marathon in New York, improv folks from all perspectives enlighten us with their expectations for the 3-day improv extravaganza. Today: Hey cool, it's Matt Walsh, member of the Upright Citizens Brigade (and therefore co-founder of the UCB Theatre and of the Del Close Marathon), and all-around hero to a generation of young improvisors! [Read More]
Louie Anderson Sues for Slip and Fall at Chinese restaurant | Courthouse News Service
Comedian Louie Anderson sued a fast-food Chinese restaurant inside the Excalibur Hotel in a slip-and-fall case. Anderson's publicist pointed out that the comedian is suing the restaurant, not the Excalibur, where Anderson is performing his stand-up show, "Larger Than Life." [Read More]
Foul and funny Kathy Griffin delivers comedy gold (live show review) | Sarasota Florida Herald Tribune
She may claim to be on the D List of celebrities, but her comical take on star personalities has made her a hit on a Bravo TV series and for live audiences who love how she cuts people with swelled heads down to size. Griffin doesn't tell jokes so much as she shares the kind of thoughts most of us only silently think about the news and reality TV stars. [Read More]
Comedy venues are laughing all the way to the bank as they take advantage of recession | The Guardian
Tight household budgets, cheap tickets and the craving for a good laugh during the recession have prompted a comedy boom and ticketing businesses are seeking to share in the laughter. Comedy venues have been luring in customers with affordable tickets and topical stand-up routines on the economic downturn, according to the ticketing agency WeGotTickets. [Read More]
The Serious Comedy Site review of Al Madrigal - Half Breed
I have had this stand-up comedy CD on my desk for about four or five weeks now. I have listened to it at least twice a week for review purposes. All I can say about Al Madrigal Half Breed is it is decent stuff. [Read More]