Dawn French publishes first novel | RTÉ Ten interview
Dawn French, actress and comedian, has just published her first novel: a work that was completed during the break-up of her marriage to Lenny Henry. [Read More]
J'Accuse! Craig Ferguson Meets an Ardent French Admirer | NY Times
If you’re an American talk-show host who discovers your late-night program in Los Angeles is being copied by an imitator nearly 6,000 miles away in Paris, your avenues of recourse would seem to be limited. You could write threatening letters in hopes that your doppelganger finds new material, or you could just grin and bear it. Or you could do what Craig Ferguson did and invite your copycat onto your show. [Read More]
Portland comic Auggie Smith takes Seattle competition — and San Francisco, too | Seattle Times Newspaper
Auggie Smith, of Portland, has won the 31st annual Seattle Comedy Competition. Smith's victory marks the first time a comedian has won both the Seattle and San Francisco comedy competitions in the same year. Smith won in San Francisco last month. [Read More]
Conan and Taiwanese News Animators Get to Feuding | SplitSider
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Team Coco 0 Conan and Taiwanese News Animators Get to Feuding by Adam Frucci on November 30th, 2010 Last week on Conan, they showed a video purporting to be from that infamous Taiwanese news animation company about a fight between Conan and Andy. Of course, because this is how these things work these days, said Taiwanese news animation company went and made a response animation featuring "American child labor" and Andy Richter in a sidekick zoo in Taipei. [Read More]
Comedy Death Ray Gets So Many People to Sing "We Are the World" for Charity
Last year, Scott Aukerman and Comedy Death Ray assembled an all-star roster of comics to perform Do They Know It's Christmas to help the LA Food Bank. This year, with the help of Funny or Die, the ante has been upped and the followup features more comedians, bigger production values and even a more iconic song: "We Are The World." [Read More]
Bob's Burgers Preview Features H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schall
by Adam Frucci Here's a two-minute preview for Bob's Burgers, the new Fox animated comedy featuring H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schall. It starts airing on January 9th, and is mercifully the first new animated show on that network that has nothing to do with the creators of... [Read More]
Coming to 30 Rock: Reality Show Parodies and More Kabletown Fun
by Adam Frucci Here's a mildly spoilerish interview with 30 Rock executive producer Robert Carlock about some of the storylines we can expect on the rest of this season. @ 4:11 pm 0 Comments... [Read More]
Margaret Cho Gives Us a Lesson in Comedy | Lemondrop interview
Lemondrop had the chance to chat with Cho to find out find out about her new tour, what she did to maintain her funny and how to be a loud and proud woman on the stand-up stage. [Read More]
Cartoon Network Renews Adventure Time, Regular Show and MAD | Deadline
Cartoon Network has renewed its Monday night animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show and MAD. [Read More]
R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen (pretty good career retrospective with videos) | The A.V. Club
He always seemed to be having a blast with his late-career renaissance and kept gamely plugging away in that same spoof genre right up until last year’s Stan Helsing and Spanish Movie. It’s not getting caught in the gears of a combine or having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, but goofing around is also a pretty good way for a man to die. [Read More]