Robert Kelly and Godfrey Cast to Star in FX's Buddy-Cop Pilot
We previously reported that Denis Leary was working with former Arrested Development writer Dean Lorey (because their names are similar, presumably) on a comedy pilot for FX, Bronx Warrants, about two detectives who hunt perps with outstanding warrants. Those two detectives will be stand-ups Robert ... [Read More]
Robin Williams on the importance of playing small comedy clubs
Earlier this year, Robin Williams received the Comedy Icon Award from the second annual reboot of The Comedy Awards. Afterward, Williams met the press assembled backstage (actually, beneath stage level) to answer all sorts of questions. What's his fa... [Read More]
Image of Q. and A. -  Chris Rock Is Itching for Dirty Work | NY Times
Q. and A. - Chris Rock Is Itching for Dirty Work | NY Times
IN a sumptuous beach-side house here in this coastal community north of Boston, surrounded by sand, grass, ocean and all the DVDs one could ask for, Chris Rock was feeling cooped up. “I haven’t done any dirty work in a while,” he said through the Nike-swoosh of a smirk on his face. “I’m ready to curse. I’m ready to really, really be a bad boy. I’m ready to actually be Chris Rock.” [Read More]
Image of Somali comedian Abdi Malaq Jeylani ("Marshale") murdered
Somali comedian Abdi Malaq Jeylani ("Marshale") murdered
One of Somalia's top comedians has been shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu. Abdi Malaq Jeylani better known as Marshale, was known for impersonating Islamist fighters in his TV shows, and had previously been threatened by militant group al-Shabab. However no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Marshale was shot several times in the head and chest and hands by two men armed with pistols, who attacked outside his home. Radio presenter Yusuf Keynan told the BBC: ‘This ... [Read More]
The rumors of Super Troopers and Beerfest sequels continue
The crew of Broken Lizard have a new movie in theaters this week (The Babymakers) and with the press junkets it once again gets the rumor mill going as to the status on the sequels to their most popular flicks, Super Troopers and Beerfest. As recently as March of this year Kevin Heffernan and Jay [.... [Read More]
ABC Doesn't Trust Fred Willard's 'Trust Us with Your Life'
It hasn't be a great July for Freddie Wills. ABC is taking Trust Us with Your Life off the air and replacing it with reruns of that hilarious comedy about people falling on their respective faces, Wipeout. Though ABC is owned by the prudish Mickey Mouse, it seems like this decision was mostly a rati... [Read More]
'Bad Santa 2' Takes Another Drunken Step Forward
About this time last year, we reported that two different people were working on a sequel to Bad Santa. Well, now Accepted and Hot Tub Time Machine director/ High Fidelity screenwriter Steve Pink is in talks to rewrite one of those drafts, Johnny Rosenthal's to be specific, for him to direct. People... [Read More]
A Loving Eulogy For the Late, Great Bernie Mac
It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discus... [Read More]
Talking to Anthony Jeselnik About His Upcoming Comedy Central Show, Roasts, and Leaving 'Fallon'
Comedy Central must have a ton of confidence in Anthony Jeselnik, because the network has given him a new show with a premiere date and everything without even knowing what it’s going to be. Jeselnik and his creative time are still trying to figure that out. But the confidence Comedy Central has in... [Read More]
Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) earns a 2012 MTV VMA nomination
Eddie Murphy may have had a hit song back in the day with "Party All the Time" and even hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985, too -- but Murphy couldn't accomplish what Community's Donald Glover already has in his spare time away from comedy: Sc... [Read More]