Zach Galifianakis joins Steve Carell, Paul Rudd to film 'Dinner For Schmucks' | THR
"The Hangover" breakout Zach Galifianakis is negotiating to join the Paramount comedy "Dinner for Schmucks." "Schmucks" has Jay Roach directing Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Lucy Punch in a comedy about the most pathetic guy ever to be invited to another man's weekly dinner party. Galifianakis is playing an assistant manager of a mattress store who is dating Carell's ex-wife. [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld to salute Bill Cosby with top humor prize | KIDK
The comedian who kept NBC viewers entertained on Thursday nights well after "The Cosby Show" was gone will salute Bill Cosby when he receives the nation's top humor prize. Jerry Seinfeld will honor Cosby on Oct. 26 with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. [Read More]
The Simpsons change skin-colour for Angola TV | TVNZ
An Angolan advertising agency has given Homer Simpson and his family an African makeover, raising eyebrows among fans of one of America's most cherished sitcoms. The Simpsons, broadcast in more than 90 countries, have always been portrayed as yellow but the advertising agency, Executive Centre in Luanda, decided to turn them brown in a promotional video aired by Africa's digital satellite TV service DSTV in Angola. [Read More]
E! televises "Comedians of Chelsea Lately" but doesn't promote it? | the comic's comic
Tonight is the second week of Comedians of Chelsea Lately, featuring stand-up sets from Heather McDonald, John Caparulo and Whitney Cummings. Not that you would know that by going to, say, the E! network website. [Read More]
Looking for comedy shows at the FringeNYC? | the comic's comic
Edinboro (or Edinburgh) might get all of the attention in Scotland each August for staging the largest fringe comedy festival in the world, which is just one reason why FringeNYC (the New York International Fringe Festival) tends to get overlooked (as I write this, the fest already is a week old!). But there are plenty of new, visiting and popular shows being staged each August in New York City, in case you want to check one of them out between now and Aug. 30. Times, dates and locations vary. H... [Read More]
Demetri Martin ‘carries' Taking Woodstock | Metro News
"I kept thinking of the Karate Kid because he was like this sensei who was like, ‘Do this with your arms.' And you're like, ‘Okay, so what does that do?'" Martin recounts. "I just tried to be a student this whole time and follow their lead and trust that they found someone to do what they wanted. I didn't come in saying, ‘I figured out the character, and here's what I'm going to do, Ang.' It was more like, ‘Okay, what do you want me to do? Walk faster? Okay!'" [Read More]
Comedy is Dead 7 Kills (live show review) | Live Comedy LA
Duncan Trussell put on Comedy is Dead 7 in the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in front of more than 200 people. The show was so great. [Read More]
Kathy Griffin petitions to win Oprah's acceptance | Punchline Magazine
Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight. So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary equivalent of a papal blessing on her forthcoming memoir: Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, due out Sept. 8 from Random House. [Read More]
LA Parents bring Christian comedy to the Hollywood Improv | Examiner
LA parents Kerri Pomarolli and Ron McGehee specialize in a unique kind of comedy: clean, Christian comedy. But this type of comedy is not only funny enough to have LA parents raving about their last show in Westchester, it's also good enough to be shown at the Hollywood Improv! On Sunday, August 23, 2009, at 7:30 PM, Kerri Pomarolli will appear along with headliner Micheal Jr., The King of Clean, in the the first ever Christian comedy show to be held at the Hollywood Improv.,l [Read More]
'My Name Is Earl' producer Bobby Bowman creating family comedy for Fox | Hollywood Reporter
Fox has teamed with "My Name Is Earl" executive producer Bobby Bowman for a family comedy project. Bowman's show, which he wrote and is executive producing, is a multicamera comedy that centers on an oddball kid trying to be normal in an eccentric home. [Read More]