Robin Williams recovering from heart surgery
Oscar winner Robin Williams is expected to make a complete recovery from his recent heart surgery in the next two months and plans to resume his comedy tour afterward, his representatives said on Monday. [Read More]
David Letterman (finally) gets hitched to Regina Lasko
David Letterman and Regina Lasko, the mother of his 5-year-old son, got hitched in a courthouse ceremony near their Montana ranch, Letterman announced during the taping of his CBS "Late Show" yesterday. [Read More]
Comedy Central Insider's "Ten Wildest Comedians"
It's true that most comics are socially handicapped nerds. But at least ten of them are not. At least ten comedians (probably just ten comedians, no more, no less) are or were wild-eyed, debauched party animals, consuming any drink or substance placed in front of them. These comedians were like that text-book staple poem "We real cool. We skip school. We jazz June. We die soon. We write dick jokes." This list is about those ten. [Read More]
Polly speaks! Booth to break her silence over Fawlty Towers
Connie Booth is to break her silence to talk about Fawlty Towers for the first time in more than 20 years. Booth co-wrote the sitcom with John Cleese and starred as chambermaid Polly - but has until now refused to talk about her part in the sitcom. She retired from acting a decade ago and is now a psychotherapist in North London. [Read More]
DVD Review - South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season
South Park continues to thrive because it is not afraid to take on the golden idols of society, whether it is celebrities, politicians, institutions or popular culture. The show acts as a mirror to our society and makes us look at ourselves in harsh, but funny light. [Read More]
Roseanne Barr eyes return to primetime
Roseanne Barr is looking to return to prime time. The star of ABC's long-running sitcom has teamed with one of the "Roseanne" producers, Caryn Mandabach, for a family comedy in which she would play the matriarch. Jim Vallely ("Arrested Development") is attached to pen the script for the project, which has been pitched to Fox. He would executive produce with Mandabach, Maggie Rowe and Barr. [Read More]
DVD Review - Andy Richter Controls The Universe: The Complete Series
Andy Richter Controls the Universe used to be the funniest non-mid-'90s-MTV-sketch-comedy show that never got a DVD release. Those days are finally over. As objective as I try to be about writing reviews, I'm an unabashed fan of this brilliant cult comedy. I loved it when it was on, and honestly never thought I'd see it again. I was thrilled to hear it was being released, and I'm excited to report that it's still awesome. [Read More]
Sacha Baron Cohen's Guerilla Tactics
As he travels the country searching for Americans to dupe into appearing in his next film, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is operating behind a series of dummy companies and web sites intended to mask his involvement in the follow-up to the hit "Borat" movie, The Smoking Gun explains. [Read More]
DVD Review - Dennis Miller: The HBO Specials
You may not like his politics (liberals during the recent stuff, conservatives during the early years), but Dennis Miller is an undeniably talented comic who has had some very high points over the course of his career. This 3-disc set offers an affordable opportunity to see a step-by-step of Miller's career and comedy style, and stand-up fans should consider giving it a shot. [Read More]
Jeff Dunham signs deal with Comedy Central
After his Christmas special became the most watched show in Comedy Central history, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has signed an all-encompassing deal with the cable net that includes a series order, another standup special, a DVD release and merchandising. [Read More]