‘Broad City’ and ‘Legit’ are the future of television comedy and here’s why
In 12 days, How I Met Your Mother will reach its expiration date after nine seasons and 208 episodes, the television equivalent of a long and prosperous life. Fear not, fan-clubbers: Although your favorite show is being put out to pasture, CBS will continue to milk the cash cow with the inevitable s... [Read More]
Dave Attell series ‘Comedy Underground’ and one hour special ‘Road Work’ will premiere in April
The long-awaited uncensored Dave Attell stand-up series finally has a premiere date. Comedy Underground with Dave Attell hits television sets on Saturday night, April 12 at 1 am EST on Comedy Central. The show marks Attell’s return to the network since his Insomniac series went off the air in ... [Read More]
Watch Charlie Brown and Snoopy in Peanuts movie teaser
Since it was announced two years ago that there would be a CGI-animated Peanuts movie, the production has been shrouded in secrecy. No cast has been announced for the 3D movie and fans have no idea what the flick will be about. But today, DreamWorks Animation and Fox Family Entertainment released a ... [Read More]
Chris Tucker talks tax problems, Michael Jackson and more at Gilda’s LaughFest
GRAND RAPIDS — Ever since news broke in 2009 that he owed the government a few million in back taxes, comedian Chris Tucker unfortunately became a constant presence on TMZ instead of on the big screen or on stand-up stages. In 2007 he starred in the third and what would become the last Rush Ho... [Read More]
South By Southwest comedy, days 5 and 6: Chris Gethard gets naked, Superego gets weird (Photos)
AUSTIN – The city of Austin is well known for its quirky eccentricity, as reflected in its mostly official motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” And South by Southwest has a tendency to exacerbate said weirdness, particularly where the comedy scene is concerned. Today, I have two examples fo... [Read More]
Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)
It’s been three years since the passing of the extremely talented and on-the-rise comedian Mike DeStefano. The abrasively hilarious comedian, who was HIV positive and overcame a severe drug addiction, died of a heart attack in March 2011. He was about to launch his one-man show A Cherry Tree ... [Read More]
Comedy Central greenlights Key and Peele animated series, expands fourth season
On the heels of a stellar third season of Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele’s hit sketch comedy show, Comedy Central is wisely doubling down on the massively popular duo. The network announced today that they’re not only expanding Key & Peele’s already-announced fourth season... [Read More]
South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes
AUSTIN – Day 3 of South by Southwest was tightly packed with more comedy delights. Like a really, really thick sausage that kind of sprays hot juice on you when you bite into it because the casing is so strained and taut from the vast amounts of meat inside. (Side note: I haven’t had lun... [Read More]
President Obama pummels Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns (Video)
President Barack Obama sure came in swinging on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. The Campaign star, who usually demeans his guests in a self-conscious fit of subdued rage, got taken to task when “Community Organizer” Obama came on to his talk show to encourage young people to en... [Read More]
SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans
AUSTIN – South by Southwest 2014 kicked off to… rain. And cold. Apparently the polar vortex gods do not discriminate between the great white north and the usually milder environs of Texas, to the chagrin of every SX patron trying to escape winter on March 8. One of those northern escap... [Read More]