Ben Schwartz Gets an Impromptu TV Show Guest Evaluation on 'No, You Shut Up!'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Fusion's No, You Shut Up! hosted by Paul F. Tompkins with special guest Ben Schwartz, who is hit with an unexpected "guest evaluation" by puppet panelists Red Crab and Haardvark. It all comes down to whether or not Tompkins considers Schwartz his favorite interviewe... [Read More]
Eugene and Daniel Levy's CBC Comedy 'Schitt's Creek' Gets a Season 2 Renewal
by Megh Wright Father-son team Eugene and Dan Levy have a second season in the works for their new comedy Schitt's Creek. According to The Wrap, the series — which stars Levy, fellow SCTV alum Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Elliott — has landed a 13-episode second season to air sometime nex... [Read More]
Brian Regan announces summer and fall tour dates, including a stop at Radio City Music Hall
Brian Regan announced the summer and fall dates of his never ending theater tour and tickets are about to be on sale (and soon after, be sold out). Regan will visit 41 cities on the upcoming legs of his tour through North America. One of the top comedians working today, the comic will perform in Rad... [Read More]
Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You launches $125,000 Indiegogo campaign (Video)
Creators of the Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You announced today that they have started an Indiegogo campaign to generate funds for the film that will detail the life and career of a man many called “the most honest and unique voice in comedy.” “When Patrice passed ... [Read More]
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with These Classic Conan O'Brien Clips
by Megh Wright To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, earlier today longtime Conan writer/performer Brian Stack tweeted out two classic late night clips featuring a young Amy Poehler as Andy Richter's little sister Stacy as well as O'Brien's visit to Ireland for a special episode of Late Night. No late nig... [Read More]
Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi Launch Blues Brothers Records
by Megh Wright In addition to promoting Crystal Head Vodka and seeking out new Ghostbusters "branding opportunities," SNL alum Dan Aykroyd has a new business venture in the works. THR reports that Aykroyd has teamed up with John Belushi's widow Judy to launch a new record label called Blues Brothers... [Read More]
'The A.V. Club' Announces the Second Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival
by Megh Wright For the second year in a row, The Onion and The A.V. Club are teaming up for the "26th Annual Comedy Festival" in Chicago, and today they announced 2015's expanded lineup. This year's festival will take place in various Chicago venues from Tuesday, May 26th through Saturday, May 30th ... [Read More]
Official Patrice O’Neal documentary, “Better Than You,” launches IndieGoGo campaign
Mark Farrell and Von Decarlo, Patrice O'Neal's fiancée for 10 years, have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to finish an official documentary on the late, great stand-up comedian, Better Than You. Farrell is directing the project, with Sansan Fibri and Jason Steinberg joining him ... [Read More]
The One Where 'Friends' First Attempted a Bottle Episode
by Daniel Kurland ‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “Eh, so we’re a little late…” Friends is a show that ... [Read More]