Daniel Tosh's 'Tosh.O' Premiers June 4th on Comedy Central
With razor sharp wit and biting commentary, comedian Daniel Tosh delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this new weekly, topical series, "Tosh.0" debuting on Thursday, June 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. "Tosh.0" goes deep into the Web, spinning commentary about blogs and vlogs both popular and obscure, tweets and pokes, popular sites and new technologies. In addition, the series will feature viral clips of the week, premiere its own original vi... [Read More]
Samantha Bee, Dane Cook, Mo'Nique, George Lopez to Appear on Oprah's Comedy Hour | Comedy Central Insider
The Oprah show always has its funny moments, whether it's Dr. Oz talking about diarrhea for an hour or those awkward times when Oprah realizes not everyone has a bidet made of polished free-range unicorn bones. But this Wednesday, the whole show is going to be about comedy. That's right, you get a comedy hour! And you get a comedy hour! And you get a comedy hour! Everybody gets a comedy hour! [Read More]
Michael Showalter: The _Heeb_ Interview
As a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Michael Showalter has managed to sustain a versatile and fresh career. A featured performer and writer in legendary sketch groups The State and Stella, Showalter has also starred in cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, and directed himself in the romantic comedy, The Baxter. Currently, he's writing an autobiography and sharing his insights with students, teaching at New York University Graduate Film School. This July, he's returning to televis... [Read More]
Seattle comedian Dartanion London gets car, social media campaign | Seattle Metblogs
The Ford Motor Company plans to start selling the fuel-efficient Ford Fiesta in the US next year but wants to start building up anticipation for it this one so they created a "social media campaign" called the Fiesta Movement, an advertising experiment in which "agents" across the US get to test drive a European version of the Fiesta for six months taking their vehicle out for "missions" which they share with the public through a variety of social media platforms. More than four thousand people ... [Read More]
Kevin Allison Online Sketch Comedy Writing Classes | pop-rock candy mountain
This class will deconstruct classic TV sketches of all kinds and then discuss both what makes them work, and how improvements might be made. The group will also discuss various formulas, principles and tips for good sketch writing. [Read More]
Mike Epps - foolishness just for the sake of foolishness | STLtoday review
Comedian Mike Epps may have tanked at the box office this weekend with his new "Next Day Air" movie, but he was a hit all around Saturday night at the Fox Theatre. Epps, who didn't mention "Next Day Air" on stage, is one of those funny guys not necessarily known for jokes and punch lines, but rather for an incessant and hilarious running of the mouth. He supports downright silliness, as evidenced by his set Saturday, foolishness just for the sake of foolishness, with no pretentions and underlyin... [Read More]
Ari Sandel, Director of Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour | Live Comedy L.A. Podcast
Thursday I had the opportunity to interview the first non-comedian for the Live Comedy L.A. podcast - director Ari Sandel (to the right of Vince Vaughn in the picture above). Ari is best known for winning an Oscar for his short "West Bank Story". He also directed the comedy documentary "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour". I thought it would be interesting to get a perspective on live comedy from someone other than those who take the mic every night. Ari is no stranger to the comedy world and ... [Read More]
Should Comedy Be Smarter? | The Comedy Nerds
Word play or farts? Political observation or Balls? This week we take a look at the true nature of comedy. Has it become more or less sophisticated? Why does Two And A Half Men rule TV and Arrested Development have to fight to exist? Let's find out…together. [Read More]
Comic TV Appearances: Sun, 5/10 - Fri, 5/15 | STAGE TIME Magazine
Comic television appearances include Steve Harvey, Dennis Miller, Paula Poundstone, Steven Wright, Shawn Wayans, Tommy Tiernan, Russell Brand, Todd Glass and Bo Burnham. [Read More]
Comedians Set to Compete at Great American Comedy Festival | STAGE TIME Magazine
Twenty-four stand-up comedians who will be competing for the top prize at this summer's Great American Comedy Festival have been selected after auditions in 10 cities across the nation. "These are some of the brightest, most intelligent and creative minds in the industry," said Eddie Brill, the executive producer of the festival and the talent coordinator for the Late Night with David Letterman show. [Read More]