Rare audio, video from the 1990s: Watch The State sing "The Boner Song" and buy their 1996 CD
Here's something you didn't see almost 20 years ago. It's rare footage of The State in their first MTV office in the early 1990s, singing a version of "The Boner Song." [Read More]
Auggie Smith: Smell The Thunder (review)
Luckily, the armistice in the war of words these days muzzles our combative Congress, not comedians. Even luckier for us humor-hungry civilians, our irascible representatives have yet to enact fun-control laws, thereby not depriving the rabble of Auggie Smith and other amusing agitators like him. [Read More]
British Comedy Awards winners list | Chortle
Miranda Hart has cleaned up at the British Comedy Awards, taking three gongs including the Queen of Comedy as voted by viewers. She also won best new TV comedy for her BBC Two sitcom Miranda and best comedy actress. Russell Brand won the Outstanding Contribution To Comedy gong but was unable to collect it in person, avoiding a live TV reunion with host Jonathan Ross. Lifetime Achievement Award went to Roy Clarke, the writer of Open All Hours and all 295 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine. [Read More]
Brian Scott McFadden: What Women Want (review)
A regular, and favorite of the New York City comedy circuit, comedian and actor Brian Scott McFadden has already proven himself a versatile comedic performer onstage and on television, with appearances on Letterman and Ferguson. He’s even an accomplished stage actor – having played Hamlet in New York – and has also built a reputation as a talented voice actor for movies and commercials. [Read More]
Drew Hastings to run for mayor of Hillsboro, Ohio
Saying that he will be a bold mayor who believes in "Hillsboro taking care of its own," Drew Hastings announced he plans to file as a Republican candidate for mayor of Hillsboro. Hastings, a nationally recognized comedian who owns Bell's Opera House, the former Fifth-Third Bank building and the former Hillsboro Safety Building in uptown Hillsboro, has begun circulating petitions for his mayoral bid. Hastings previously mentioned contemplating a run briefly in a pilot episode of "The Battles of H... [Read More]
Aaron Barnhart: Late night is dead. Long live late night. | Regis Philbin is the last man standing who took on Johnny Carson
Overlooked in the hubbub over Regis Philbin's announcement that he would be leaving daytime TV was this remarkable bit of history: Here is the last man still standing who can say he took on Johnny Carson. Long before he was the king of morning chat, Philbin competed with the king of the night. Twice, in fact — in 1964 he briefly replaced Steve Allen as host of a syndicated late-night show, then three years later, when ABC mounted a threat with “The Joey Bishop Show,” Philbin was Bishop’s sidekic... [Read More]
CBS Picks Up "Vince Uncensored" Pilot From Conan O’Brien
There has been a flurry of activity on the pilot pickup front today. CBS just greenlighted comedy pilot Vince Uncensored, written by veteran sitcom writer Phoef Sutton and executive produced by Conan O'Brien. Vince Uncensored centers on a man who, after a life-changing experience, decides to take a more honest approach to his life, work and family. [Read More]
Watch Three (Real) Clips from Nick Kroll's Comedy Central Special
by Adam Frucci Jokes.com Uncensored – Nick Kroll – Explaining Michael Jackson comedians.comedycentral.com Jokes Joke of the Day Funny Jokes So it turns out the last clip I posted purporting to be from Nick Kroll's upcoming Comedy Central Special, Thank You Very... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais: "Comedy appeals to the intellect, not the emotional."
by Adam Frucci Ricky Gervais was on Piers Morgan last night, and The Comic's Comic transcribed various bon mots of Mr. Gervais. Here's a good one: "I think with comedy you should have no prejudices. As soon as you have prejudices, it falls down comedically. Comedy is an intellectual p... [Read More]
Onion News Network to debut tonight on IFC (video) | The A.V. Club
Tonight is the debut of Onion News Network, a half-hour of hard-hitting journalism that blows your CNNs and your Fox Newses right out of the water in the hyperbole department. It airs at 10 p.m. (9 central) on IFC, and you should really watch it [Read More]