Punchline Magazine celebrates anniversary with Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, DL Hughley, more | Punchline Magazine
On Oct. 13, we celebrated Punchline Magazine's four years online as the go-to place for all things stand-up comedy. We did this by producing an amazing show with some of our favorite comics: By the end of the night, host Pete Dominick welcomed Robert Hawkins, Ted Alexandro, Christian Finnegan, Todd Barry, D.L. Hughley, Janeane Garofalo and Lewis Black to the stage at Comix in New York City. [Read More]
Jonah Hill will co-write, executive produce and voice cartoon pilot for FOX | Variety
FOX has picked up a presentation for an animated pilot from Jonah Hill. According to Variety, Hill is co-writing the untitled pilot with Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul ("Yes Man"). He'll also voice the main character, described as an uber-mature seven-year-old socialite forced to attend a public schedule. [Read More]
Live From New York, It's The SNL-themed Barneys Holiday Window Display | FishbowlNY
After reliving the 1960's last year with his "Peace & Love: Have a Hippie Holiday" theme, Barneys New York's creative director Simon Doonan has cooked up a plan to commemorate timeless New York City-based sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" and its 35th anniversary in the department store's holiday windows this year. [Read More]
Come See a Taping of John Oliver's New Stand-up Show | Comedy Central Insider Blog
Comedy Central has given John Oliver his own show. Even better, you could be in the audience for the taping. [Read More]
The Beards of Comedy Tour keeps it fresh with four members | The Red and Black
Featuring everyday humor involving sketch, improvisation and music, The Beards of Comedy Tour sets itself apart from the cliché comedy show. "Usually, with a comedy show, you get three comedians, and they're usually at different experience levels," said T.J. Young, one-fourth of the "Beards." "With our show you get about the same experience level, but [you get] distinct styles," he said. "I think it keeps it a lot fresher because you're not seeing the same face for [a large part of] the time." [Read More]
SIRIUS XM is launching a Monty Python channel - What's your favorite Python song? | EW
SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it is launching a channel dedicated to singing lumberjacks, dead parrots, and all other things Monty Python-related. The channel will broadcast for ten days starting from this Friday, the day after the Pythons are set to gather at New York's Ziegfeld Theater to mark their 40th anniversary receive a special award from The British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The channel will feature reminiscences from John Cleese and company, and, of course, sketches a... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan to Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan: 'F-- 'em.' | EW
When discussing his 10-year stint on Saturday Night Live, Morgan writes that he was disrespected by fellow cast members Chris Kattan and Cheri Oteri, and quickly turns the tables on the comics. ("Where's Chris Kattan now? Where's Cheri Oteri now? That bitch can't even get arrested.") [Read More]
Comedians' Success Stories - Carmen Ciricillo | STAGE TIME Magazine
Recently, we received an inspirational success story in response to an in-depth interview we published two years ago with Shang. Comedian Carmen Ciricillo, best known as the Construction Comic, shared his experience working with Shang and how the comedian's time-tested principles have been key to his success. [Read More]
IFC's Monty Python documentary is comedy catnip | msnbc
Those who don't know Monty Python, and don't care, have been blessed with six hours they can spend on something other than watching IFC's new documentary series. Of course, all Python disciples can look forward to comedy catnip in "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (the Lawyer's Cut)," shown from Sunday through next Friday (Oct. 23) at 9 p.m. EDT. History. Hysterics. Silly walks. All bundled into an everything-you-wanted-to-know-or-rediscover chronicle of this legendary British comedy troupe, now m... [Read More]