Amy Poehler lands sidekick for NBC comedy
Upright Citizens Brigade player Aubrey Plaza has landed a co-starring role on UCB alumna Amy Poehler's upcoming NBC comedy series. [Read More]
Pakistani comedian harassed in India
Activists of Hindu extremist outfit Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Wednesday harassed Pakistani comedian Shakeel Siddiqui in Mumbai for ‘being a Pakistani', a private TV channel reported. [Read More]
Greg Giraldo makes his case in comedy
Greg Giraldo is no stranger to being clever and witty under pressure. The Harvard Law grad and former lawyer spent tireless hours arguing points and delivering persuasive speeches in courtrooms. But at 26 he gave it all up to pursue a career as a comedy writer, which eventually led him to stand-up. [Read More]
Answers from the ‘Daily Show' Resident Expert John Hodgman
Following is the first set of answers from John Hodgman, the "resident expert" on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and the author of "More Information Than You Require," who is answering selected readers' questions about life as an author, famous minor television personality and a man who wears glasses in New York. [Read More]
review - Make 'Em Laugh, the PBS treatment
Any great documentary leaves you feeling a greater knowledge and fulfillment about the subject matter, and wanting to further share your newfound knowledge with even more people. Any good documentary gives you insight into a subject and leaves you wanting more. Judging from the first two hours of the six-hour PBS treatment from WNET, Make 'Em Laugh, which debuts tonight (and I just finished watching via screener), you'll get a good, almost-great examination of the past century of comedy performa... [Read More]
Chris Hardwick Guest Editor at RooftopComedy
Chris Hardwick (of MTV's Singled Out, Wired Science, Hard 'N Phrim fame) is this week's Guest Editor at RooftopComedy for the week! [Read More]
"The Line" goes live tonight, plus a new SNL side project
If you enjoyed watching "The Live" online comedy series this summer as much as I did, then you'll be pleased as punchline to know that director Seth Meyers and writers Bill Hader and Simon Rich will talk about the SNL side project with a live screening and Q&A tonight at the New York City branch of the UCB. [Read More]
Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords - A.V. Club Interview
When Flight Of The Conchords debuted on HBO in 2007, the musical sitcom about a pair of unknown New Zealanders struggling for success felt as if it might be based, however faintly, in real life. But a Grammy, two Emmy nominations, and a platinum record later, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are hardly unknowns. [Read More]
CBC slammed for allegedly 'racist' Obama comedy
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been flooded with complaints about a year-end comedy show that made racial slurs about U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. [Read More]
Huffington Post buys comedy site
23/6, a political comedy site that boasts "the sluttiest news team on the internet," will soon have a new home — it's just been bought by progressive news site Huffington Post, which took $25 million in funding last month. [Read More]