One On One With... Finesse Mitchell | The Humor Mill Magazine
Here is an interview with comedian, author and actor Finesse Mitchell, the former Not-Ready-For Prime-Time-Player courtesy of NBC's Saturday Night Live. We get a chance to catch up with Mitchell and we ask him about his new book about relationships- that he wrote BEFORE Steve Harvey, and we ask him about his upcoming projects. Check out the interview, and what he thinks about the Steve Harvey book, and more! [Read More]
‘Web Soup' Becomes G4's Latest ‘Talk Soup' Spinoff | TVWeek
G4 is serving up its own brand of "The Soup." The network is readying "Web Soup," a weekly half-hour compilation of the Internet's best and worst viral videos. Chris Hardwick, Nerdist blogger and tech correspondent for "Attack of the Show," has been tapped to host the new series, which will air Sundays at 9 p.m. starting June 7. [Read More]
Steve Lazarus - Comedian / Yankee Stadium Vendor Delivers Punch Lines and Peanuts | NYTimes
For 32 years Steve Lazarus, 51, has worked and performed at Yankee Stadium, where he has hustled as much as Phil Rizzuto, showed off his arm as much as Whitey Ford and been as reliable as Derek Jeter. Mr. Lazarus has done his thing in the stands as a vendor, rushing ice cream to fans before it gets too soft, tossing bags of peanuts across several rows, selling hot dogs that were actually hot and cold beer that was actually cold. And along the way he also has become well-known for passing out jok... [Read More]
'Simpsons' stamps go on sale | UPI
The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it has begun releasing 1 billion "The Simpsons" stamps through the country's 34,000 post offices. "We're looking to encourage a younger generation to develop an interest in stamp collecting by creating stamps they can relate to," U.S. Postal Service Vice President of Ground Shipping James P. Cochrane said in a statement. "The Postal Service commemorates Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa and Maggie as 'The Simpsons' is currently in its 20th year as a regularly schedul... [Read More]
Andy Samberg hosts special on SNL short films
Sometimes the memorable moments on "Saturday Night Live' aren't live. From Mr. Bill to "Lazy Sunday," the late-night show has occasionally presented short films, and is collecting many of the best for a two-hour prime-time special airing May 17 at 9 p.m. EDT. Andy Samberg is the host. For a program that has sliced and diced material for all manner of prime-time compilations, it's the first time one is being devoted specifically to the short films. [Read More]
Who Says Recession Is Nothing to Laugh at? PR firm hires comedians | Advertising Age
While most agencies are calling for layoffs, cutbacks and hiring freezes to survive the recession, public-relations agency Peppercom is relying on the unconventional: stand-up comedy. The agency, which has laid off only three people since the economy took a dive in September, brings in a professional comedian for a few hours at a time to teach employees of all ranks how they can integrate the craft in their everyday jobs -- to show that laughter's good for business, not to mention a way to boost... [Read More]
Wanda Sykes Kills At White House Correspondents' Dinner (VIDEO)
Wanda Sykes, the comedian featured at tonight's White House Correspondents' Dinner, took shots at Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and former VP candidate Sarah Palin. She speculated that Limbaugh was actually the 20th hijacker on 9/11, derided Hannity for not living up to his pledge to be waterboarded for the troops, and made a fabulous off-color joke about Sarah Palin pulling out at the last minute. [Read More]
Sharonna Sinclair promotes laughs with clean comedy show
Sharonna Sinclair has never been any kind of comedian, but she is the primary force behind the increasingly popular Gospel Giggles shows of the past three years. "I just promote. I try to stay away from the microphone," said Sinclair with a smile. Still, she has brought a number of comics to the microphone for her Christian comedy nights, which she started in 2006 as an alternative to the typical comedy club scene with very adult content. "I just like to laugh. I've always liked comedy and I tho... [Read More]
Comedy fans to get even more laughs! | Leicestershire Mercury
Leicester is in for even more laughs with the announcement that the annual comedy festival will last a week longer next year. The UK's longest-running comedy festival will increase from 10 days to 17 when it returns to the city, in February. [Read More]
Why isn't Jan Hooks famous? | TV Squad
A five-season cast member (from 1986 to 1991), Hooks never much became a household name with viewers. The most recognizable recurring character she brought to the show was big-haired lounge lizard Candy Sweeney, one half of The Sweeney Sisters (with Nora Dunn). And while the bit was funny, Hooks, herself, was always much funnier. Her wide-eyed Kathie Lee Gifford was impeccably obnoxious, but equally matched Dana Carvey's cartoonish evisceration of an infuriated Regis Philbin. But it was in both ... [Read More]