Film: Newswire: Bob Odenkirk publishing a book with David Cross, developing new sketch-comedy show, acknowledging Breaking Bad spin-off rumors
Today in "Hey, what's Bob Odenkirk up to?": Bob Odenkirk was in his hometown of Chicago last week, and in between enjoying many a pleasant conversation on the Red Line and not getting shot, he also sat down for a Q&A about some of his upcoming projects. Perhaps most interesting (or at least the most... [Read More]
Britain Had Talent: A History Of Variety Theatre by Oliver Double
Book review by Steve Bennett [Read More]
Chris Rock remembers his first trip with Eddie Murphy
When Eddie Murphy first took Chris Rock under his wing in the 1980s, Rock experienced more than a few firsts in his life. First airplane ride. First time tasting shrimp. First time with a white woman. Let Rock tell it. This is a clip from the upcomin... [Read More]
Comedy: For Our Consideration: Podcasters are basically begging for money, and that’s a good thing
Back in the early days of WTF With Marc Maron, before Podmass existed and podcasts were an even weirder, funkier niche than they are today, I used to make a $5 monthly donation to Marc Maron. Not only did I enjoy Maron’s podcast and anxiously await the arrival of each new episode, I also felt like t... [Read More]
Check Out 'The Daily Show' and 'Colbert Report's Election Eve Coverage
Today's a big day for America, and last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had their last go at the election before the polls open this morning. Here's the start of The Daily Show, in which Stewart sends correspondents Jessica Williams and Aasif Mandvi to the Obama and Romney rallies. Embedded ... [Read More]
Image of Doug Stanhope on Alcohol, Politics and Killing Comedy Bootleggers' Families
Doug Stanhope on Alcohol, Politics and Killing Comedy Bootleggers' Families
"Comedy can always be taken the wrong way. If I do a bit that is meant to diffuse racism or sexism, I’m not going to avoid it on the chance that a small portion of the audience might take it the wrong way. Then the only way to address sensitive subjects would be to remove the jokes and just make statements and now you’re no longer a comedian." [Read More]
Patrice O’Neal
Patrice O’Neal didn’t just let you laugh. He made you earn it. He made you break through the walls he erected, dodge the bullets he fired, and realize for yourself what you were actually laughing at. He made you dig deeper than the literal joke, go further than the unique delivery. He made you quest... [Read More]
Good Life adapted for stage
Tiny pub venue scores a first [Read More]
Jo Brand's etiquette guide
Comic pilots chat show for Sky 1 [Read More]
Comedians Join Stand-Up For Pits Fundraiser
Last night, Stand Up For Pits was held at the Hollywood Improv and all of the proceeds were donated to Angel City Pits.The event was hosted by Kaley Cuoco and had stand-up performances including Rebecca Corry (Stand Up For Pits founder and organizer)... [Read More]