Watch Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'
by Bradford Evans Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, with guest Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang! Bang! and, like Tompkins, a former writer for Mr. Show. It's fun to see these two talk with Tompkins out of character, after having heard/seen him hilariously p... [Read More]
Phil Lord and Chris Miller Turned Down Directing 'Ghostbusters III'
by Bradford Evans Ghostbusters III is hitting more roadblocks. Jeff Sneider at The Wrap is reporting that directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) have turned the project down. Last month, Nikki Finke reported that the duo was in talks for the job, and Sneider says ... [Read More]
Swedish TV Renews Greg and Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' for Season 2
by Bradford Evans Welcome to Sweden, the Swedish sitcom Amy Poehler is producing that was created by and stars her brother Greg, was renewed  for a second season by Swedish broadcaster TV4 today, Digital Spy reports. The show was such a big hit over there that it was renewed after just two epis... [Read More]
Standup John Pinette Dies at 50
by Bradford Evans Standup comedian John Pinette tragically passed away this weekend at the age of 50, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Pinette was found dead Saturday afternoon in a Pittsburgh hotel room, where he had been staying for a family function. His death was due to natural causes, as he had... [Read More]
Diving Into the Cult of Dan Harmon in 'Harmontown'
by Erica Lies When introducing the documentary Harmontown at the South by Southwest Film Festival, director Neil Berkeley (Beauty is Embarrassing) described his film's thesis, saying, “The point of this film is not about whether Dan Harmon is a good person or a bad person, but to understand wh... [Read More]
Comedy says goodbye to yet another legend, Mickey Rooney
He is certainly one of comedy’s most well traveled actors as well as one of comedy’s most legendary players, he’s Mickey Rooney. While Mickey passed way last night at the age of 93, he left behind a very impressive legacy. Before we get to what he accomplished can we just admire th... [Read More]
Have you seen Jiwon Lee? Columbia dental student, co-founder of 50 First Jokes goes missing
Have you seen Jiwon Lee? Do you know where she is? If so, please call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers site at or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering the information via TIP577. Lee,... [Read More]
Monty Python Adds One More Night to Their Live London Show, Calls It Their "Last Live Performance Together"
by Megh Wright The Monty Python era is nearing its end. Not even a week after releasing the music video for their new song "The Silly Walks Song," UK's Chortle reports that the legendary British comedy group has added one more night to their live reunion shows at London's O2 Arena and are saying it ... [Read More]
Byron Bowers on The Pete Holmes Show, ‘I want my greatness to outweigh my inappropriateness’
Byron Bowers was the guest comedian on The Pete Holmes Show, we dig Byron for a few reasons, 1) we got the chance to spend some time with him at SXSW this past March and he’s a terrific person. And 2) he’s hilarious! Who can’t related to his desire to be great? Granted, Bowers want... [Read More]
Watch the First Episode of HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Online Now
by Bradford Evans Mike Judge's new HBO comedy Silicon Valley premiered last night, and here's the first episode in its entirety, which the network uploaded to YouTube this morning. Starring Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, and Martin Starr and created by Judge, Dave Kri... [Read More]