Amy Poehler on life in NY, Parks & Rec, SNL and Smart Girls at the Party | LA Times Magazine
"Everybody’s macro ideas of how they feel about taxes and gay marriage and whatever fade when you are actually doing the day-to-day work. Both conservatives and liberals watch Parks and Recreation, and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. SNL was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you’re talking about." [Read More]
Kathleen Madigan releases “Gone Madigan” today; let’s watch some clips!
Not to be overshadowed by the release of Louis C.K.’s new hour today, veteran comedian Kathleen Madigan is also unleashing a brand new project called Gone Madigan. To celebrate, we’ve collected four – FOUR! — great clips from the special. [Read More]
Hannibal Buress on the trash on our streets, feeling funny and writing for TV | The FADER
Rolling Stone just called Hannibal Buress one of the “10 Funniest People Videos and Things of the Coming Year.” With a straight face and ease he’s a lot funnier than us, but we’ll keep trying to tell his joke about apple juice no matter how many times we bomb. Buress’ comedy record My Name is Hannibal is out now. We talked to him about the trash on our streets, feeling funny and writing for TV. [Read More]
James L. Brooks to be honored by SF Sketchfest | SF Gate interview
Brooks got on the phone just before the new year to talk about the evolution of comedy, his favorite TV shows and that Twitter account. [Read More]
Jim Carrey explains the commonality between Ace Ventura and Hannibal Lector on Inside the Actors Studio
Jim Carrey explains the commonality between Ace Ventura and Hannibal Lector in a clip from tonight’s Inside the Actors Studio. [Read More]
The Legacy of Friends — Or Lack Thereof
Like the so-called “Seinfeld Curse,” the six Friends have had a hard time finding a role that will make viewers think of them not as Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Ross, but as Jennifer, Courtney, Lisa, Matthew, Matt, and David. Here’s where they’ve been up to: [Read More]
Colin Quinn to interview Pat Cooper on January 25 at 92nd Street Y
Colin Quinn will appear at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, January 25 at 8pm, where he will interview comedian Pat Cooper. Cooper, one of the country's most popular comics for nearly 50 years, recently published his memoir How Dare You Say How Dare Me!. [Read More]
Funny not Slutty – We make women laugh
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGLaTgDXuK8 "But what if I'm Funny AND Slutty?" is the joke Jacki Schklar, founder of FunnyNotSlutty.com, has heard at least a thousand times. It still makes her smile. "Slutty girls like to laugh too." is her response. FunnyNotSlutty.com provides comedy relief for women 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know your story; we've shared your sticky situations; we know where you've been (and not in the creepy way). FunnyNotSlutty.com has something for... [Read More]
Alex Koll trained for the Air Guitar championships and LIve at Gotham at the same time | RooftopComedy
"It was this weird, worlds-colliding thing. In the end, I meant to get a haircut in the one day between the two of them so I didn’t look like an air guitar beast for my television debut and I kind of failed. And now I kind look like some kind of strange Big Foot." [Read More]