Alabama comics will still write jokes for Leno | Punchline Magazine
As we were scouring the regional Alabama news sites (as we do every day), we came upon this wee story about two local comedians who have been writing jokes for Leno's show the past half decade. Dudes at home in Alabama — maybe even in their PJs — are writing things Jay Leno is saying; and, they're getting paid for it. And it looks like they're going to stay on Leno's payroll. [Read More]
"Mitch Fatel is the muffin man." | Zoiks! Online interview
"I just love being creative. Whether it's writing an article for Playboy, answering interview questions, writing a sitcom or a Tonight Show correspondence piece, anything that involves creating something that wasn't there a few moments ago, I embrace." This is what Mitch Fatel, comedian and all around good guy, says about whatever it is he's doing. Zoiks! Online had the chance to sit down with him for a quick Q&A. [Read More]
Steve Hughes interview | Stand and Deliver!
"Only comedians would be lying on the floor in a house with towels over their heads with guys with machetes wandering around, going, ‘can you pass me that pen? I've got a killer idea…'" [Read More]
Entertainment Studios Launches New Stand-Up "Comedy.TV" Show | STAGE TIME Magazine
Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, announced today a firm go for its brand new stand-up comedy television show, Comedy.TV. A weekly one-hour comedy television series shot in HD, Comedy.TV — created for prime time — is being cleared on broadcast television stations nationwide for Fall, 2009. The series was created and developed by Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO... [Read More]
ComedyTweet.com launches, aggregating comedians on Twitter
ComedyTweet.com launched today following the everyday "Tweets" of more than 120 top Comedians who are on the micro-blogging website Twitter. You can follow all your favorites without signing up for Twitter, or for Twitter users this is a simplified and aggregated list all in one place -- no need to follow, just read and laugh. ComedyTweet.com is 100% Free and simple to use. [Read More]
Ryan Sickler opens up about his life and comedy | Live Comedy L.A.
Tonight, comedian Ryan Sickler opened up for a very honest conversation about his life and comedy. I would not expect anything less from Sickler. His comedy is unapologetic and real and so is he. He's a Baltimore native with a blue collar work ethic that grew up under tough circumstances. But he made it through. And now he's here to make us laugh with his no bullshit humor. He's a man's man. Football, boxing, tits and ass. Thankfully, somebody is still preaching what life is all about ; ). I rea... [Read More]
Nick Swardson Sketch Show Picked Up for Six Episodes | AST
Nick Swardson has announced on his MySpace blog a six episode pickup of his currently untitled sketch show. According to Nick, the show will feature psuedo-signature character Gay Robot in animated segments, and is being produced by himself and classic comedy show veteran Tom Gianas ("Saturday Night Live," "Tenacious D"). Nick says the show will be similar to "Mr. Show" and "Human Giant." [Read More]
Mike Judge's The Goode Family: "Pilot" - review | A.V. Club
There were a couple of pretty good laughs.. But there were just too few of them, the pacing was a disaster, and unlike King of the Hill, which established its characters right off the bat, there wasn't really anyone to care about within the family, and no quirky breakout figures outside of it. [Read More]
East Syracuse comedian teacher and students use laughs to raise money for Darfur (video) | Syracuse Post-Standard
Sandeep Sandhu, 18, heads a student group at East Syracuse-Minoa High School that raises money for Darfur and as it happens, the club adviser is one funny man. "He is probably the funniest teacher I know, the funniest grown up I know, " Sandhu said. Having a funny man as a club adviser has paid off for the ES-M chapter of Students Taking Action Now in Darfur. As it cast about last year for fundraising ideas, adviser and English teacher Keith Ward suggested a comedy show. The profit from that si... [Read More]
Comedian John Oliver exploits the license afforded by a British accent | Deseret News
"Towards the end of last year I went to a Sarah Palin rally to make fun of the people who were there. Many of those people had guns in their cars. I think I learned in the process that you can get away with more when you possess an English accent, as people often mistake outright rudeness for charming English eccentricity. My accent may have saved my life that day." [Read More]