Louis C.K. Not Banned From Letterman After All | Vulture
A few weeks ago, Louis C.K. told Esquire that he didn't appear on The Late Show With David Letterman anymore and hadn't in several years, even though he used to write for Letterman back in the day. "They don't have me on," he said, and "no one would tell [him]" why not. Well, the ban or whatever it was has been lifted: Louis C.K. is set to appear on Thursday, July 28, according to a show spokesperson. [Read More]
Olivia Munn to Star in Broken Lizard’s The Babymakers
Olivia Munn continues her transition from geek goddess to bigscreen player, as "The Daily Show" correspondent has landed the female lead in the new Broken Lizard indie comedy "The Babymakers." The film follows a married couple who can't conceive, prompting the husband (Paul Schneider) to enlist his friends' help to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit as a young man. Broken Lizard member Jay Chandrasekhar ("Super Troopers") is set to direct the Alliance Films/IM Global presentation from a sc... [Read More]
Chicago’s next hub of hilarity: Laugh Factory? | Chicago Sun-Times
A 377-seat branch of the Los Angeles-based World Famous Laugh Factory is slated to open in the former digs of Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater, at the southeast corner of Belmont and Broadway. [Read More]
NYC destroyed on film, deconstructed by comedians: "Hey, We Live There!" summer series at The Creek
The summer blockbuster movie season usually brings about at least one box-office smash that also destroys at least one major city (or at least makes it seem that way, thanks to special effects), and more often than not, the city that gets plowed over is New York City. Robbie Collier counts 52 feature films that so far have tried to wipe NYC off of the map. So this summer, Collier is hosting a monthly series with New York comedians watching NYC get destroyed over and over, all whilst talking abou... [Read More]
Stand-Up Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 6/6 – Fri, 6/10
Comedian television appearances include Bill Cosby, Ray Romano, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin, Mike Birbiglia, Bobby Lee, Ryan Stout, Jen Kirkman and Ben Gleib. [Read More]
June 2011 Comedian Book Signings
Comedians signing books this month include Adam Carolla, Chelsea Handler, Paul Reiser and Michael Showalter. Full schedule after the jump. [Read More]
Hollywood Reporter's TV Comedy Showrunners Roundtable (video)
Have an hour to spare? You should check out The Hollywood Reporter's comedy showrunners roundtable! Featuring Community's Dan Harmon, Modern Family's Steve Levitan, The Big C's Jenny Bicks, Big Bang Theory's Bill Prady, Nurse Jackie's Liz Brizius, and Parks and Rec's Mike Schur, it features these fo... [Read More]
Steve Coogan on Playing Steve Coogan, Impersonating Every Other Actor In the U.K.
As discussed in his new Slate interview, Steve Coogan has on multiple occasions, most recently in The Trip, played "Steve Coogan," an arrogant prig who the comedian reassures America is merely an exaggeration of his natural persona. "I come up as slightly too precious and pretentious, and though the... [Read More]
Chris Hardwick and his @nerdist empire partner up with GeekChicDaily
Chris Hardwick is having a very productive 2011, and his growing Nerdist Industries empire now has newsletter publisher GeekChicDaily as a partner in that expansion. “I envision a Nerdtopia where video games are free, Cheetos are currency, and robot ... [Read More]
Live from UCB Theatre to Launch on SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch Live from UCB Theatre, the exclusive hour-long weekly show featuring sketch comedy, stand up and improv performances recorded live at the UCB Theatre, on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99. Live from UCB Theatre will launch on Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 pm ET and will air on Saturday nights at 11:00 pm ET with a special encore on Mondays at 7:00 pm ET. Each week SiriusXM listeners will hear a different comedy show, performed from the st... [Read More]