Comedy on speed - Chortle's Fast Fringe line-up revealed
Brendon Burns, Phil Nichol, Frisky & Mannish and Alex Zane are all set to appear in Chortle’s annual Fast Fringe showcase. The line-up of the London show is revealed today, as well as news that a second event will be held in Edinburgh on the eve of the Fringe. Both shows will feature 28 specially selected comedians performing three-minute extracts of their Fringe shows, with a mix of stand-up, music and variety acts. [Read More]
Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon extended a Mickey Mouse hand of friendship
Two nights ago, Craig Ferguson went on the Late Late Show and extended a Mickey Mouse hand of friendship to direct competitor Jimmy Fallon. Last night, like two ships passing in the night, Ferguson and Fallon both waved to each other on their respective shows whilst wearing novelty cartoon gloves. [Read More]
Tony Rock guests on Kevin Nealon Show at Laugh Factory
this week, Kevin Nealon’s special guest was Tony Rock, who treated the Laugh Factory crowd to some hilarious stand-up regarding ugly chicks, and the Jedi mind tricks they play. He also discusses what one can and shouldn’t do with 100 million dollars. Tony then sits down with Kevin to talk about how many women he can win over, and what type of girl he would like to adopt (hint: it’s dirty). [Read More]
Tom Davis is dying to tell you stories about the first years of Saturday Night Live and more
Tom Davis may be a scholar and a gentleman, or he may be neither of those things, but he was one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live, and he did live a full life, which he shared parts ... [Read More]
Chris Rock talks food racism, Conan and being poor on Leno
On a recent Tonight Show with Jay Leno interview punctuated by awkward questions about where the red-haired guy went, Chris Rock talks about his two daughters and what life was like growing up in a shoe. [Read More]
Paul F. Tompkins: Something personal
It’s been a busy year for Paul F. Tompkins. Besides the usual planning and prep involved in putting together his monthly Paul F. Tompkins Variety Show at the Largo Theater in Los Angeles, the c... [Read More]
Friars Club announces finalists for $10,000 prize
The first annual Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition (FrISC) recently announced the 10 finalists and four alternates slated to perform and compete later this month. The competition is designed t... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 7 is selling tickets to see its finalists on tour, before we even know who they are
If you're one of the 10 finalists in season seven of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and you know who you are (as do I and other comedy sleuths, though the final 10 won't be revealed for a c... [Read More]
Comedy Central Announces Roast of David Hasselhoff!
You might think a guy famous for driving a talking car, running on a beach in slow-motion, being Germany's most beloved pop-singer and drunkenly eating a hamburger would be difficult to make fun ... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing hits NYC for auditions next week
It’s totally true. The Last Comic Standing crew visit Gotham Comedy Club in the lovely Chelsea section of Manhattan to seek out Big Apple talent. Want proof? You’re all about proof. And vi... [Read More]