New Jersey’s supreme court doesn’t want this judge to be a comedian (poll)
Note to self, if you want to moonlight as a stand-up comedian in New Jersey, you need to make sure your day job isn’t as a part-time municipal judge. Yesterday the NJ Supreme Court ruled that Vince Sicari, a part-time municipal judge, would have to step down from the bench if he wants to conti... [Read More]
NYC improv groups performing late-night commercial spots for Lexus LIVE during Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Last night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon kicked off an ambitious, weird experiment in advertising that's both old-school #tbt-worthy, whilst also modern enough to throw in all of the social media that goes with using a hashtag and an acronym like #tbt. For four consecutive Thursday nights, Lexus is... [Read More]
Talking to Kathleen Madigan About Her New Standup Special, How Her Shows Are Like Bar Conversations, and Why She's Not Part of the Scene
by Elise Czajkowski A 25-year veteran of standup, Kathleen Madigan may be one of the most consistently great storytellers in comedy. Her third standup special, Madigan Again, premiered earlier this month on Netflix and will be available for download later this the year. She can also be seen on ... [Read More]
Adult Swim Renews 'Newsreaders' for Season 2
by Bradford Evans Adult Swim's 60 Minutes parody Newsreaders is coming back for a second season. Co-creator David Wain revealed on the podcast Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend this week that production is about to begin on the 15-minute comedy's second season, although Adult Swim has y... [Read More]
Judge Vince Sicari resigns from NJ bench to pursue comedy career as Vince August
How many of you have seen New Jersey municipal judge Vince Sicari perform stand-up in New York City or elsewhere as Vince August? Please raise your hands. You're not disqualified to be on the jury, because the question is now moot. After the New Jersey state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Sica... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel On Making His Show Consistently Good
by Elise Czajkowski "The most satisfaction I get is when I do a show that is solid from beginning to end. Getting the consistency to a point where you don’t feel like dry heaving after the show every night is a major milestone." - Jimmy Kimmel talked to The New York Times about his show g... [Read More]
John Hodgman Knows All the Child Labor Law Loopholes
by Bradford Evans Here's John Hodgman on The Daily Show last night, sharing all the tricks to being an asshole boss, many of which involve using industrial hand-mangling machines on children. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Todd Glass Talks about Stuff
Generally I try not to write about things that make me seem stupid. I mean I write things that make me seem stupid. Okay, I’m doing it again. Let’s just get to the point: I only discovered veteran comedian Todd Glass within the past year. It began with his appearance on Scott Moran&rsquo... [Read More]
Ten Questions with Eli Braden
Eli Braden is one of the funniest people I know. He has written for Jimmy Kimmel Live and is a frequent contributor to the Howard Stern Show. Braden’s music, which is many times X-rated, never fails to make me laugh. Nor do his top-notch tweets. He is currently selling his entire comedy song c... [Read More]
Billy Connolly: Prostate Cancer Surgery and Parkinson’s Disease
While recently undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the process. A statement on his website expressed that Connolly “recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages ... [Read More]