The Upright Citizens Brigade welcomes applications for 2010 Del Close Marathon (July 30-Aug. 1) | the comic's comic
Do you have an improv group and/or show that you'd like to share with the improv-loving comedy community? Why not share it at the one place where the biggest fans and performers of the genre will be congregated? Why, yes, I speak of the Del Close Marathon. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has announced the 2010 dates for DCM 12: July 30 through Aug. 1. [Read More]
At 82, comedian Jerry Stiller is still happily "hanging around" | The Journal News
Growing up in New York City's Lower East Side during the Depression, Stiller wasn't wealthy, but his cab-driving father found ways to take him to vaudeville shows. The younger Stiller was inspired by the comedy routines, as well as radio stars Eddie Cantor, Fred Allen and Jack Benny, and cinematic comedies that included the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup." [Read More]
"The Larry Sanders Show" Complete Series Coming to DVD | AST
Shout! Factory has revealed today that they have acquired the rights from Sony to release The Larry Sanders Show - The Complete Series on DVD. Shout! representatives have confirmed this with us, telling us to expect the release some time in September. [Read More]
"Players" (with Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts from the UCB) starts tonight on Spike TV | AST
Spike TV expands its comedic slate tonight with "Players," a series created by and starring two of the founders of the acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe the Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts. "Players" follows two brothers (Walsh and Roberts) with conflicting personalities trying to run a successful sports bar. [Read More]
Kyle Kinane buzzes into Boston tonight | Boston Comedy
Kyle Kinane has been Patton Oswalt’s regular opening act, cropping up frequently on Comedy Central and late night talk shows, and had a small role in the Adam Sandler/Judd Apatow movie Funny People. He also has a new CD out, called The Death of the Party, on A Special Thing’s label. [Read More]
Comedy Central, The Comedy Store and more prep for Austin, SXSW 2010 | the comic's comic
comedy programming on the schedule includes showcases planned by Comedy Central to promote its new series Ugly Americans and a movie version of Drawn Together, a St. Patrick's Day double-bill from Hollywood club The Comedy Store, and several nights of stand-up at Esther's Follies. [Read More]
Iliza Shlesinger works hard to stay in the limelight | Zoiks!
Just because you get on TV doesn't mean you've made it. You'll never make it, in fact, if you think there is one thing you can do to "make it." [Read More]