Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 6/22 - Fri, 6/26 | STAGE TIME Magazine
Comic television appearances include Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, Larry David, Penn & Teller, Jo Koy and Christian Finnegan. [Read More]
Jesse Popp: One in 8 Million - NY Characters in Sound and Images | NY Times
The New York Times is running a black-and-white slideshow and sound profile piece called "Jesse Popp: The Struggling Stand-Up" featuring the NYC-based comedian. On Sundays starting at 9 p.m., Mr. Popp, 32, is co-host of a comedy show at the Beauty Bar in Manhattan. [Read More]
Judah Friedlander is Funny, Literate | live show review
If you haven't had the chance to see Friedlander live, please do so. If for some reason you can't (say, for example, you hate laughing), it sounds like you'll be getting a double dose of his comedy soon enough with the release of his album and book. Let's hope both come to pass sooner than later. [Read More]
'Scrubs' shocker: School's in, hospital's out! | EW
Scrubs boss Bill Lawrence said his cancellation-defying comedy would undergo an extreme makeover in its ninth season, and, man, he wasn't kidding. When the show returns next winter, the action will shift from the hospital to the classroom and make med-school professors of John C. McGinley's Dr. Cox and Donald Faison's Turk. "It'll be a lot like Paper Chase as a comedy," Lawrence tells me. "It's going to be a different show. It'll still be life-and-death stakes, but if the show is just Scrubs aga... [Read More]
Review - Marc Maron's "Scorching the Earth" | Pop- Rock Candy Mountain
"Complete happiness is like retardation" according to Marc Maron. Assuming he carries this belief into his personal life, Maron is something of a cracked genius. Of course, it helps to be aware of one's own flaws. The comic's latest endeavor, a one man show entitled Scorching the Earth, reflects on two failed relationships from marriage to divorce, resulting in something rare: a one-sided (dare I say enjoyable?) therapy session- in which the artist takes the liberty of self-diagnosis. [Read More]
Olive Garden backtracks on David Letterman ad cancellation
The Olive Garden restaurant chain is denying that it canceled all of its scheduled ads on CBS late night comic David Letterman's "Late Show" in response to a crude joke Letterman told about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter and instead contends that its ad schedule concluded. [Read More]
Mary Tyler Moore Interview | Inside TV Blog
She won an Emmy as capri-pants-sporting '60s housewife Laura Petrie on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and earned an Oscar nod for her dramatic turn as an embittered mother in 'Ordinary People,' but for most fans, Mary Tyler Moore will always be Mary Richards, the WJM-TV employee who could turn the world on with her smile on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.' As the seminal workplace comedy tops AOL TV's list of the best shows of the 1970s, the 72-year-old Moore, who won four Emmys for her 'MTM Show' perform... [Read More]
4 Reasons Why Live Comedy is the Perfect Date | Live Comedy LA
Back in my single days, my go to move was to take a girl to a live comedy show. It's a no brainer for a single dude. Here's why.. [Read More]
Seattle's Kermet Apio wins Carson comedy festival in Nebraska
A Seattle man won the standup competition at this year's Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk. Kermet Apio claimed the $5,000 top prize after the judges decided they liked his act best. Apio joked about his Hawaiian heritage, his unique name and fatherhood during his winning performance. [Read More]
Just for Laughs Chicago interview: Martin Short On His Own Character
Martin Short, the classic comic performer of SCTV, Saturday Night Live and film, came to Chicago as part of Superstation TBS "Just for Laughs" Festival, hosting and performing in the "Let Freedom Hum" revue on June 17th. Dusting off some of his famous characters, like inept talk show host Jiminy Glick, Short also introduced some of the top comedy stand-up talent in the country, including John Pinnette, Tom Papa, Greg Giraldo, Jeremy Hotz and Kathleen Madigan. HollywoodChicago.com caught up with ... [Read More]