Russell Brand's "Barbie doll" video scandal
A bizarre film has emerged on the internet of Russell Brand ramming a Barbie doll up his backside. The footage was shot during a stand-up gig early in Brand's career, when his performances were frequently affected by his drug addiction. [Read More]
Michael Ian Black Banned From Facebook
What did comedian Michael Ian Black do to get banned from Facebook? I'd like to think it was karmic payback for providing the voice of the Pets.com sock puppet, an enduring icon of dotcom disaster. Black isn't sure why Facebook disabled his account, but he's mad as hell: "How am I supposed to maintain my vast terrorist network without this social networking site?" [Read More]
Comedian Katt Williams buys $3.33 Million House in Malibu
Comedian Katt Williams bought a six-bedroom, seven-bath home at 20515 Abercrombie Lane in Malibu from Carl W. Stubner and Erica Stubner for $3.33 million on July 10. The 8,259-square-foot home was built in 2005. [Read More]
Bidisha: Laughing in front of the telly
America may be peerless at the sharp-talking comedy, but British humour is sharp, bitter and knowingly askew. [Read More]
USO's music, comedy lift troops' spirits
Army 1st Lt. Tomas Rofkahr won't be with his family this Christmas. His temporary home at Forward Operating Base Sharana, in Paktia province along the eastern border with Pakistan, will have to do. For him, along with 2,000 other troops stationed at this logistical center, Christmas began a week ago with a USO holiday tour that at least momentarily lifted their spirits. Comics on the tour include Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and John Bowman. [Read More]
Cheech Marin - The A.V. Club Interview
Alongside longtime partner Tommy Chong, actor, writer, musician, and comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin has been synonymous with pot comedy for generations. After parting ways with Chong following 1984's disastrously received The Corsican Brothers, the stoner icon continued to be a ubiquitous figure in popular culture, both as a prolific character actor and a voice artist. [Read More]
Tina Fey voted AP Entertainer of the Year
Fey was voted The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year, an annual honor chosen by newspaper editors and broadcast producers across the country. Fey was selected by AP members as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008. [Read More]
Catholic Online: "Comedy Central Perpetuates War on Christmas"
Comedy Central has recently re-broadcast a 2005 Denis Leary special called, "Merry F#%$in' Christmas." It also plans to air this program on Christmas Day. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights complained to Comedy Central about this show in 2005 and were rewarded with "Sacrilicious Sunday" in 2006 in which anti-Christian programs were aired all day on Christmas Eve. [Read More]
Punchline Magazine's ‘Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown' madness contest!
Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown 2009 has begun. My fantasy football team was a bust this year and March Madness is a long time coming, so we have come up with a new contest. Punchline Magazine presents The "Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown" Madness! To enter, download the Madness bracket and complete list of comics who have appeared on Comedy Central Presents. You will select which comic you think will be in the Top 10 and Bottom 10 of the showdown for each week. For every box you guess rig... [Read More]