Rory Scovel documented every day of his life in 2012 (video)
At the beginning of 2012, Rory Scovel made a New Years resolution to make something. So, for every day in 2012, he decided to film something about his life every day. The result is a really terrific, intimate, funny, and touching look at the year in a comedian. The two videos are fast montages set [... [Read More]
 
Image of Why Spike Lee shouldn’t have to compare ‘Django’ to ‘Blazing Saddles’  | Death and Taxes
Why Spike Lee shouldn’t have to compare ‘Django’ to ‘Blazing Saddles’ | Death and Taxes
The comparison is, at best, a cheap one. [Read More]
 
Image of Mitch Hurwitz Talks ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 4, Bringing Michael Cera Into the Writers’ Room, and Status of the Movie
Mitch Hurwitz Talks ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 4, Bringing Michael Cera Into the Writers’ Room, and Status of the Movie
Way back in 2006, when Fox canceled Arrested Development, the press reported that Showtime had made an offer to continue the show but that creator Mitch Hurwitz has turned it down. Now, talking yesterday at Netflix's presentation for television critics, Hurwitz shed some light on why he said no: We... [Read More]
 
Image of Your Comedy Club Can Now be Comedy Central-Certified
Your Comedy Club Can Now be Comedy Central-Certified
Carolines on Broadway, the Hollywood Improv, and Cobb’s Comedy Club are among the venerable comedy venues that have just been given “certified” status by Comedy Central as part of its newly created Certified Club program, the cable network announced Jan. 10. Certified comedy clubs earn the network’s seal of approval as well as opportunities for promotion. [Read More]
 
By the Way, Jeff Garlin’s podcast just launched and his first guest is Larry David
Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) just launched his brand spankin’ new Podcast called By The Way In Conversation with Jeff Garlin. The show is part of the ever-expanding world that is Earwolf. Just to show that he’s not effin’ around Garlan went and got his Curb boss Larry David t... [Read More]
 
The Academy Awards still don’t give a hoot about comedy
This morning the nominations for the Academy Awards were announced. Just in case you were wondering, the Academy still doesn’t seem to give a sh*t about anything comedy. If you were to make the argument that Silver Linings Playbook or Django Unchained were kinda sorta comedies then things get ... [Read More]
 
AXS TV is launching “Gotham Comedy Live” on January 17th
Gotham Comedy Club is easily one of the best comedy clubs in New York City. It’s also continuing to be the center for live comedy on television. In the fall of 2012, the club gave a sneak peek of the new incarnation of live comedy show they were working on for AXS TV called Gotham [...]AXS TV ... [Read More]
 
Image of Aisha Tyler to release new book ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’ this summer
Aisha Tyler to release new book ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’ this summer
I may be the only grown man in America who owns Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl, comedian and actress Aisha Tyler’s 2005 collection of essays. But I’m not ashamed. Talent is talent and funny is funny and learning about dating from ... [Read More]
 
Image of The Simpsons, Seth MacFarlane earn first Academy Award nominations
The Simpsons, Seth MacFarlane earn first Academy Award nominations
Seth MacFarlane isn't just hosting this year's Academy Awards; he's also a first-time nominee! MacFarlane earned an Oscar nomination this morning in the Best Original Song for writing the lyrics to "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from his live-action... [Read More]
 
Image of Today in unmitigated gall: Professor Marlon Wayans rants against Scary Movie 5 for degrading the art of comedy
Today in unmitigated gall: Professor Marlon Wayans rants against Scary Movie 5 for degrading the art of comedy
Is there anyone more qualified to wax highbrow and pretentious about the oft-overlooked art of comedy than one of the minds behind Scary Movie 2 and White Chicks? Marlon Wayans doesn’t seem to think so. In a fascinating interview with Hitfix, Wayans uses the similarly timed openings of his new opus ... [Read More]