Dwight Slade talks about being a teen comic with best friend Bill Hicks in these documentary clips | the comic's comic
A new documentary about the late Bill Hicks, American: The Bill Hicks Story, is making the film festival rounds, and it's more than fair to say that it's going deep into the heart of Hicks country this month when it screens at Austin's SXSW. There will be three screenings of the documentary at SXSW, plus a panel discussion remembering Hicks on March 20. Here's a clip from the movie that not only shows the blend of actual footage with animation the filmmakers have chosen, but also includes comedi... [Read More]
Natasha Leggero - Funny, with pants or without | Punchline Magazine interview
Natasha Leggero just keeps turning heads. A prolific stand-up performer whose intelligent musings earned her a regular seat on Chelsea Lately, she’ll appear on Comedy Central’s new post-apocalyptic series Ugly Americans premiering March 17. She also has a starring role in an upcoming NBC pilot, The Strip, written by Reno 911! creators Tom Lennon and Ben Garant. If history proves anything, pants will be optional. [Read More]
Ticketmaster Confirms Conan O'Brien Show in Phoenix; Coco Nation Rejoices | Movieline
Conan O’Brien will perform a live show in April, according to an event listing on Ticketmaster. While the Tickemaster page does not say what exactly the show will be, it says that the event will be held Friday, April 30 at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets will go on sale on March 8 at 10:00 MST, with ticket prices ranging from $36.50 to $76.50. [Read More]
Big Trouble at 11:35 - Behind the David Letterman sex scandal | Vanity Fair
Even before 48 Hours Mystery producer Joe Halderman allegedly caught David Letterman kissing his girlfriend, Late Show staffer Stephanie Birkitt, the cash-strapped veteran newsman and the multi-millionaire entertainment star were on a collision course. In the wake of Letterman’s stunning on-air confession of sex with employees, and as Halderman prepares to stand trial for attempted grand larceny, the author tracks the converging emotional sides of the explosive triangle—Birkitt’s ambition, Halde... [Read More]
Julia Sweeney, suburban housewife | chicago tribune
Former “Saturday Night Live” star has let go of Pat, God and the urge to explore her foibles in public. [Read More]
Married comics Brian McKim and Traci Skene take laughter cross-country | Asheville Citizen-Times
Comics Brian McKim and Traci Skene have performed their routines in all 50 states. In addition, the pair co-founded “Shecky!,” an online magazine dedicated to, in the couple's words, “the glorification of standup comedy,” and read by thousands of fans, comics and industry professionals. [Read More]
Tina Fey - Unofficial Oscar Writer? | iVillage
if you were Alec Baldwin, and you were rehearsing your jokes for the Oscars on Sunday, and your super-smart costar Tina Fey was just one dressing room away... what would you do? Naturally, you'd ask the 30 Rock creator to vet your act. And according to Fey, that's exactly what Baldwin did. [Read More]
Sarah Palin Invited To Do Stand-Up At Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago | Huffington Post
Sarah Palin's stand-up routine on "The Tonight Show" earlier this week wooed a Chicago comedy club owner--who has given Palin an "open invitation" to perform at his Old Town club. Zanies VP Bert Haas told NBC Chicago that he liked Palin's "Tonight Show" performance, and thinks she would be a good fit for Zanies. [Read More]
Rob Riggle Talks New Comedy Central Special | AHN
Comedy Central Presents: Rob Riggle" features the comedian's take on old people, inappropriate airplane behavior, and an impression of his wife so unfortunate, he has to admit that she's not "ghetto ridiculous." "She's seen it. She hates it," Riggle says. "Well she doesn't hate it, but she's like, 'Really? Really?' She's nothing like that but that's what makes it funny to me." [Read More]
Charlie Murphy on who would win the Prince basketball rematch | The Olympian
"When that thing happened, all of us were drunk. He beat you at basketball while you was drunk? That’s not funny. He beat you at basketball at your best – that’s hilarious. So that’s the way it was presented." [Read More]