Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — By Saturday night’s end here at Gilda’s LaughFest I was happily bathed in classically executed musical comedy theatrics set inside a gorgeous 1,500-seat venue and alternatively a persistent stream of dick-and-fart jokes delivered from a stage housed in a gritty, few-... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — Before launching into his closing bit — a story about a disinterested, lazily-costumed clown at a child’s birthday he attended with his five-year-old daughter — Patton Oswalt admitted to an audibly appreciative crowd last night at the Fountain Street Church, &l... [Read More]
 
Wyatt Cenac, Adam Brody star in ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’ (Exclusive preview)
Hitting theaters and On Demand services next Friday, March 20, Growing Up and Other Lies follows one day in the life of Jake, a failed New York City artist about to ditch the Big Apple and relocate to his native Ohio. As a send-off, he invites the members of his bro-posse to walk the entire length o... [Read More]
 
Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — Minnesota comedian Tommy Ryman was crowned Best of the Midwest — and was handed a check for $2,500 — late last night here as he edged out nine other comedians in what has become an annual highlight of Gilda’s LaughFest, now in its fifth year. A semifinalist dur... [Read More]
 
MTV2 will premiere ‘Joking Off’ hosted by DeRay Davis (Video)
MTV2’s newest comedic game show, Joking Off will hit the airwaves on April 1 (No April Fools joke here!) and when it does, it is set to give the Internet what it deserves — a good, thorough Who’s Line Is It Anyway inspired belittling. Hosted by stand-up comedian and “Wild &ls... [Read More]
 
Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)
Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson woul... [Read More]
 
Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dead at 59
Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons, died Sunday at age 59. Simon had been suffering from colon cancer, and he was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. “Sam Simon taught me everything about animation writing, and even more about life,” Simpsons producer Al Jean said. ... [Read More]
 
Samantha Bee leaving Daily Show to host TBS show
Samantha Bee is officially leaving Comedy Central for TBS with her husband, fellow Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. TBS is giving the veteran comedian her own comedy series to host where she will apply “her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues,” according... [Read More]
 
Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date
Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: Th... [Read More]
 
Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More
In honor of Comedy Central’s every-two-year tradition, the Night of Too Many Stars extravaganza, the cable juggernaut decided to pull out all the stops this time around and give fans what they’ve really been itching for: that is, a boozy shoplifting spree with John Oliver, and one lucky ... [Read More]