Slow Genius take a comedy hat-trick to Edinburgh Fringe Festival | WalesOnline
As South Wales sends it's crack comedy unit north to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Gavin Allen catches up with a group that embodies the anarchic spirit of the event, Slow Genius. [Read More]
Mall of America's new comedy club the House of Comedy opens | Minneapolis Star Tribune
..the House of Comedy is also spearheading a resurgence in the comedy scene. Its opening means the Twin Cities' other major comedy club, Acme in downtown Minneapolis, finally has some competition. Adding to the buzz are a few new urban and suburban comedy nights. [Read More]
It's no joke: Recession turns folks into wanna-be comedians | AP
Jamie Masada says he's blunt with people trying to switch careers in this recession, especially the older aspiring comics in their 40s and 50s that he says he sees more and more often these days. He tells them he's seen just about every successful comedian of the last 30 years come through the door, and it took even people like Jim Carrey and Dane Cook years to make it big. The harsh reality is that television shows don't book old people and even the funniest arthritis and hemorrhoid jokes don't... [Read More]
FX likes Louis C.K. - "Louie" pilot mixes stand-up and sketches | Variety
Tentatively titled "Louie," the half-hour is based on his life as a comedian and divorced father of two. Stories are told through a mix of standup routines and sketches (in which he acts opposite actors playing his kids, ex-wife and friends). [Read More]
The Kids In The Hall are back with "Death Comes To Town" | Twitch
The Kids In The Hall are back. Sure, they've come back a few times since internal pressure split up the Canadian cult comedy icons, patching up relationships to hit the road for a series of recent live appearances in which they apparently learned that they like each other again. And so now they're coming back to television for a brand new miniseries. Titled Death Comes To Town it will be an eight episode, narrative based series - i.e. not sketch comedy - with a bit of a horror slant in which ... [Read More]
Adam Carolla to publish "This Year in Rage" book of rants | AP
Adam Carolla has something to complain about. His spokesman says the former disc jockey, "Dancing With the Stars" contestant and "The Man Show" co-host is writing a book of rants. "This Year in Rage" is set for publication next fall by Crown, an imprint of Random House Inc. Among the topics Carolla will cover: the economy, sports, bloggers, religion, politics, movies, dating, social networking sites and sex. [Read More]
Video interview with Jim Jeffries in his hotel room | the comic's comic
The Comic's Comic asked Jim Jeffries about the name change, plus got his thoughts on playing American comedy clubs, being known as an offensive comedian, and what he now knows about baseball, thanks to an autographed ball from Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. Jim Jefferies hosts tonight's taping of Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, kicking off four nights of tapings at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. [Read More]
Screech (Dustin Diamond) Banned From Saved By The Bell Reunion By Costars | RadarOnline
Dustin Diamond, who is known for playing Screech the late 80s/early 90s Saturday morning sitcom Saved by the Bell, wasn't invited to a recent cast reunion photo shoot for the cover of this week's People magazine. RadarOnline.com has the reason why. (HINT: He's a douche.) [Read More]
Dan Cummins interview - A Tight 5ive (video) | RooftopComedy
On this edition of A Tight 5ive with Punchline Magazine's Dylan Gadino, Rooftop favorite Dan Cummins discusses his new Comedy Central special, moving to Los Angeles, and lays out a blueprint on how to get drunk Dan Cummins style. [Read More]
Charlyne Yi Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Charlyne Yi made her first on screen appearance playing the stoned girlfriend of Martin Starr's character in the Judd Apatow flick Knocked Up. Now, she's written Paper Heart, a documentary and narrative film in which she also stars opposite Michael Cera. Hear from Yi about why she doesn't believe in love, and from Paper Heart director Nick Jasenovec about the choice of casting someone else to play himself. [Read More]