Paterson's Office Is Not Amused by "Saturday Night Live" Skit
Gov. David A. Paterson's office criticized a skit on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" in which Mr. Paterson, who is legally blind, was portrayed as disoriented and buffoonlike. The governor's communications director, Risa B. Heller, said on Sunday that the skit amounted to nothing more than cheap ridicule - a surprisingly strong reaction considering that the governor is well known for making light of his vision problems. [Read More]
Comedy Central Relaunches Jokes.com
COMEDY CENTRAL has announced the expansion and relaunch of Jokes.com. The new site launches with the largest stand-up video library on the Web of 5,000+ high-quality video clips, including a full archive of COMEDY CENTRAL’s extensive vault of original stand-up programming. [Read More]
HBO to air Will Ferrell's 'Bush' Broadway show
HBO will air a live telecast in the spring of Will Ferrell's Broadway show "You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush." [Read More]
Conan O’Brien Weighs In On Leno Deal
I heard that Conan O'Brien's producer Jeff Ross was telling Hollywood yesterday that "having Jay at 10 PM is better than having Jay at 11:30 PM and competing against him." Then Conan addressed the Leno situation tonight on his Late Night show: "I wanted to make something very clear here on the show this evening. I've known about this for a while. I've talked a lot about this with Jay. I am thrilled. I am absolutely thrilled that Jay is staying at NBC. He has been my lead-in on this program for 1... [Read More]
JImmy Kimmel On Leno Deal: “I Feel Like A Huge Chin Has Been Lifted Off My Shoulders…”
Jay Leno just repeated jokes from his Tuesday press conference on his show last night, except to say about the buzz he was finalizing a jump to ABC, "those were rumors started by a disgruntled employee -- me." But Jimmy Kimmel spoke on air about the near deal that wasn't -- and how he almost got screwed by his network president. [Read More]
How Leno Won. Again.
The co-writer of Leno's autobiography, on why NBC always knifes its late-night royalsâ€"and a never publicly seen note Leno once sent to Johnny Carson about it. [Read More]
Comedy Central's "Programming Guru" Laid Off
In Viacom's defense, it's not like we watch Comedy Central for the programming. [Read More]
Todd Glass: Comic Vs. Audience Interview
Todd Glass really loves comedy. After arriving in Philadelphia last Saturday, he stopped by the Helium Comedy Club to catch Tom Wilson perform. "He was one of the first comics I ever saw when I was 16." At that young age, Glass started performing in Philadelphia and he never stopped. He eventually moved out to Los Angeles and today he is a nationally touring stand-up comedian. He's performed stand-up on late night TV, was a finalist on Last Comic Standing and is in the current season of The Sara... [Read More]
2009 Writers Guild Awards, TV comedy nominees
A year ago, we couldn't really celebrate our funny TV writers, because they were on strike, but this past Monday, no such strike, so we can celebrate once again. And here are your 2009 Writers Guild Award nominees in the comedy categories. Winners will be announced Feb. 7, 2009, simultaneously in ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles. [Read More]