Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 3/30 - Sun, 4/5
Comic television appearances include Denis Leary, Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander, Craig Shoemaker, Lisa Lampanelli, Henry Cho and Nick Thune. [Read More]
Funny Or Die's HBO offerings start production
Sounds like the FOD guys already are living up to the promises they made back in June 2008 when they first announced the deal with HBO. [Read More]
Doug Benson Apologizes to Canadians for Offensive Remarks After Comedy Club Cancels Shows
Doug Benson apologized on CTV last week for mocking the Canadian military on FOX News' Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. The Super High Me star was scheduled to perform at The Comic Strip in Edmonton April 2-5, but the owner canceled Benson's shows after the club received threatening phone calls and emails due to the comedian's offensive comments. [Read More]
Black Comedians: Where's the Love?
"It has become increasingly clear to me that there are very few up and coming black comedians performing regularly in the L.A. comedy scene. I'm not saying there aren't any…Daryl Wright, Steve Flye, Shang, and a few others perform…but something seems off to me." [Read More]
'Bruno' Given NC-17: Scenes Include Gay Hot Tub Sex With A Baby
Universal's "Bruno," the widely anticipated Sacha Baron Cohen docu-comedy opening in July, has been slapped with an NC-17 rating on its first submission to the Motion Picture Association of America because of numerous sexual scenes that the ratings board considers over the line, according to the studio releasing the film. [Read More]
Will Ferrell reflects on playing Bush...and Obama?
"I'm decompressing from the experience," Will Ferrell says of his recent run playing former President Bush in the one-man Broadway show You're Welcome America -- A Final Night With George W. Bush. "It was probably the most fun thing I've ever done, but it was also pretty hard." [Read More]
Winning Oscars and Demolishing Celebrities With Ricky Gervais - NYTimes Interview
Ricky Gervais talked to us about his reverse journey from sitcom pioneer to struggling standup. In part 1 of our excerpts from this conversation, he talks about his comic philosophy and why he'd make a terrible host for the Academy Awards. [Read More]
Seinfeld reunion was 'electrifying'
The moment the entire cast of hit sitcom Seinfeld reunited on the set of TV show Curb Your Enthusiasm was "electrifying", according to actress Cheryl Hines. Seinfeld co-creator Larry David has brought Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Michael Richards back together - 11 years after the last episode of the multi-award-winning comedy aired - to appear in the upcoming seventh season of his spin-off show. [Read More]
Monty Python members reunite for new documentary
The surviving members of Monty Python are reuniting for another major documentary series, telling their story. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are all contributing to the six-part programme Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) [Read More]
Where would America be without Canada's funny people?
What explains this resurgence of Canada jokes on U.S. television? There are two possibilities. We are the last group that can be made fun of without risk. Political correctness has made almost every other ethnicity off-limits. [Read More]