JOYCE SLOANE, DEAD AT 80
Bill Zwecker, Jeff Garlin, Joyce Sloane and Richard Roeper | Photo: AT&T Via The Chicago Tribune: Joyce Sloane, the beloved maternal powerhouse of The Second City, and the woman who found and nurtured such comedy giants as John Belushi, Gilda Ra... [Read More]
Mitch Hurwitz Wants to Shoot and Release the Arrested Development Movie This Year
by Adam Frucci Mitch Hurwitz seems close to done with his script for the mythical Arrested Development movie, and he's now looking at a timetable. I'm no expert on the nitty gritty of making movies, but is shooting and releasing it in 2011 really possible? File this one under ambitious but... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert auctioning off painting of himself for DonorsChoose.org
Need some fine art to grace your living room? Or, alternatively, a painting featuring the piercing gaze of America’s greatest American? Stephen Colbert is auctioning off one of his infamous portraits through Phillips de Pury and Company. And Portrait... [Read More]
Jon Glaser's Upcoming Book Release Party Sounds Awesome
John Glaser has a book coming out next week and it's all about the SHOCKING true stories behind the biggest bands in rock and roll.  And if I can borrow a metaphor from the book, it sounds like the release party just might blow ... [Read More]
Preview: The Book of Mormon – God's Favorite Musical
The last time I saw a Broadway show was when I second-acted Rent (man, they really didn't want to pay their rent). Which is why I was so excited to see an amazing 30 minute preview of the first Broadway musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone in... [Read More]
The UCB Is Putting Out Freak Dance, a Musical Parody Movie
by Adam Frucci The Upright Citizens Brigade, formerly of the Comedy Central sketch show and currently of NYC and LA improv and sketch theaters and schools, is putting out its first full-length movie. Called Freak Dance, it was written and directed by original UCB member Matt Besser and features the... [Read More]
Time capsule: Before "Late Night," see David Letterman in the morning with Steve Martin in 1980
Last night's Late Show with David Letterman included some remarkable TV, and not just because it felt like it could have been 1994 again -- what with Howard Stern bashing Jay Leno over three segments, and a musical medley from Naughty By Nature ... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien will guest on Jimmy Pardo’s “Never Not Funny”
This coming Tuesday is a big day for podcasting. The one and only Conan O’Brien will play the rare role of guest on a talk show– on comedian Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny, to be exact. This will be Conan’s second appearance on... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert auctions off "Portraits 5, Stephen (s)" for charity, public viewing planned in NYC
Stephen Colbert has gotten portraits of himself into galleries, restaurants and museums. How about in your home? Portrait 5, Stephen (s), the fifth in the series, could be yours for a price. Colbert and Comedy Central announced today that it'd ... [Read More]
Letterman Says He'll Only Do the Late Show for Two More Years
by Adam Frucci Last night, Howard Stern was on Letterman, where he decided to make Dave (and Paul) talk about their battle with Leno. CBS conveniently ends this clip before he gets there, but Dave ends up telling him that he'll only do the show for two more years. Could it be true? Who would t... [Read More]