Bill Hader: The Next Comedy Star? -
"Yeah, I know that guy. He's the Saturday Night Live kid that was in that movie." Actually he's been in a lot of movies of late. And he's been perfect in every single one of them: Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad, Hot Rod, Knocked Up -- odds are you've seen him around. I can't help but look at him and think of him as SNL's new Phil Hartman, a brilliant meat and potatoes comic just as comfortable in the role of a zany, outlandish character as he is playing t... [Read More]
Appleton comedy club allows unemployed in for free - chicago tribune
APPLETON, Wis. - A comedy club owner in Appleton wants to do his part to help those affected by the recession -- with laughter. The Skyline Comedy Cafe is offering free admission Wednesday through Friday through the end of the summer to those who are military members or recently unemployed and can prove it. [Read More]
Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List Premieres June 8, 2009
Kathy Griffin's new season of My Life on the D-List hits airwaves June 8, 2009 at 10pm on Bravo. This season she'll have a few celebrities stopping by to switch it up a bit, giving her advice on how to move up on the list--stars include Suzanne Somers, Bette Midler, Gloria Estefan, Cher, Rosie O'Donnell and Paula Deen. [Read More]
Trying New Obama Jokes: 'I Would Like to Dedicate Always and Forever to My President'
From that quiet and lonely place where comedians consider the rare possibility and danger of making fun of Barack Obama, Amy Chozick of The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Wanda Sykes is trying out some Obama jokes on the road in anticipation of her May comedy gig at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington. [Read More]
Daniel Tosh Has Little To No Feelings Toward You - Penn State show review
Saying Daniel Tosh doesn't worry about the things you and I do really doesn't do his personality justice. It's hard to capture the genius of the blunt nature of his comedy without his unapologetic, yet somehow endearing delivery. But it's just not his on-stage persona - the guy really just doesn't care about the same things many of today's popular comics do. [Read More]
Bacon joke-off: Denis Leary vs. Jim Gaffigan
Denis Leary appeared on last night's edition of Late Show with David Letterman (though taped on Monday), and after some funny banter from Leary ribbing Letterman for waiting 23 years before getting married to his girlfriend, Leary explains that he looks as good as he does at the age of 50 because of bacon. It's a joke. Fine. But then, almost six minutes in, Leary decides to extoll the many virtues of bacon.. [Read More]
Tim and Eric: Meta-Meta-Sketch Comedy? - Bright Lights After Dark review
Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job -- an 11 minute send-up of public access programs and behind-the-scenes exploits of modern day career comedians -- might be the most creative thing on television right now. [Read More]
Laugh Factory Owner's Stimulus-Sponsored Comedy Tour No Joke - FOX News
President Obama took some heat when he went on "The Tonight Show" and "60 Minutes" and chuckled about the state of the economy. The owner of Los Angeles' famed comedy club the Laugh Factory thinks the President should leave the jokes to the professionals. And provide the professionals $700,000 to tell said jokes. That's right, Jamie Masada wants government stimulus funds to launch a nationwide comedy tour. And he's not joking. [Read More]
Judah Friedlander Likes Hats - Philadelphia Weekly interview
The '30 Rock' actor plays a gig Saturday in Philly. He talks to PW about sports, eating, pooping and, yes, hats. [Read More]
Reno 911's Niecy Nash - AOL Video Interview
Neicy Nash is back with Season 6 of RENO 911 on Comedy Central! It debuts April 1st and lots of guests including Jonah Hill and Carmen Electra. She also is on season 6 of CLEAN HOUSE on the Style Network. This woman is on fire, 'Oh!' [Read More]