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"The Motherfucker with the Hat" By Stephen Guirgis
This witty, rollercoaster of a play has flawed, likeable characters and just enough F-bombs [Read More]
The Laugh Guide: Character Comedy
The Laugh Guide: Issue 4 – Character Comedy The ongoing series of exploring different styles of comedy. As one of the most recognizable and impactful forms of humor, character comedy comes to life from the persona invented by the performer. The comedian performs as though he/she is the character whi... [Read More]
Neil Flynn Talks Del Close
Neil Flynn, star of sitcoms Scrubs and The Middle, sat down with The AV Club for an interview today, in which he talked about his early days as an improviser at the ImprovOlympic theater. At iO, he studied under improv guru Del Close and performed alongside Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, and Adam McKay i... [Read More]
Anthony Jeselnik and Pete Holmes Talk to Each Other About Comedy Stuff for 'Vulture'
"On Fallon, we would have these pitch meetings. And every single time I would pitch, it would be the biggest disaster of all time. Some of the writers would laugh, but Jimmy would always stare at me as if I was trying to make fun of him, which I wasn’t at all. The producer said to me a couple times,... [Read More]
'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Portlandia,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Simpsons' Win WGA Awards
The Writers Guild of America Awards were held this weekend and a lot of critically-acclaimed, beloved comedies won prizes. The three person writing staff of Louie (Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, and Louis C.K. himself) won the Comedy Series Awards, and C.K.'s doing the bulk of the work there anyway. ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt to Guest Star on 'Parks and Rec'
Patton Oswalt will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation, showrunner Mike Schur confirmed in a conference call today. "I think the news has broken – what the hell, right? Yeah, we wrote a part recently for an episode we just finished shooting and we were sort of like... [Read More]
'Arrested Development' and Streaming Shows Are Eligible for the Same Emmy Categories as Regular TV Shows
2013 looks like it could be the first year that streaming series from digital programmers like Netflix and Amazon go head-to-head with traditional TV shows at the Emmy Awards. The Emmys made a rule change to allow digital series to compete in the same drama and comedy categories that TV shows do bac... [Read More]
Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and others honor Patrice O’Neal with star-studded NYC benefit
It’s been over a year since the untimely passing of comedian Patrice O’Neal but his legacy is far from forgotten. On Tuesday night, Bill Burr assembled a star-studded line up of comedians at the New York City Center to honor the late Patrice O’Neal. The benefit featured performances from his close c... [Read More]
Cecily Strong talks about her SNL audition characters
Cecily Strong already has proven herself to be the strongest rookie in this season's cast of Saturday Night Live. On her first late-night TV talk-show appearance, Strong told Jimmy Fallon -- himself an SNL alum, whose sidekick Steve Higgins remains a... [Read More]
Animated stories: When Garfunkel & Oates met John Oates
Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome named their musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. So, wouldn't you know, someday John Oates of Hall and Oates would find out about them. What happened next? Micucci and Lindhome share that story, lovingly animated by ... [Read More]