The Venture Bros. Season four promo is now online, awesome | TV Squad
Adult Swim has put a three and a half minute promotional video for The Venture Bros. Season 4 on their site. STOP READING THIS AND GO SEE IT! [Read More]
Thesps on eponymous shows actually act - From 'Silverman' to 'Seinfeld' actors create alter-egos | Variety
Sarah Silverman loves to audition for projects, if for no other reason than to show people she's not like the character she plays on her Comedy Central television show. "People don't think I'm acting on the show or in my standup," Silverman says. "And when I work with people on other stuff, inevitably somebody will say, 'I thought you were going to be mean.' They think the way I am on the show is me, which is kind of scary since I'm playing such a terrible person." [Read More]
Bobcat Goldthwait on knowing when to quit, Michael Jackson, Nirvana | A.V. Club
The A.V. Club recently spoke with Goldthwait about the wisdom of knowing when to quit, the posthumous rehabilitation of Michael Jackson, and opening for Nirvana. (Note: This interview contains some minor spoilers about the film.) [Read More]
It's official - FX picks up new Louis CK series "Louie" | Hollywood Reporter
"Louie," written and directed by Louis CK, is set to debut early next year. Filtered through his observational humor, the series stars the comedian as a successful stand-up who is a newly single father in New York raising two daughters and dating. Luis CK is exec producing with 3 Arts' Dave Becky. [Read More]
RiffTrax (MST3K!) LIVE in Nashville & in theaters everywhere TONIGHT | NashvilleStandUp.com
Join the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the comedy event of the year! RiffTrax.com presents RiffTrax LIVE: Plan 9 from Outer Space, an evening of LIVE riffing on the Worst Movie Ever Made on Thursday, August 20th at 8PM. Join Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), now of RiffTrax.com, as they are reunited. This event will feature the world premiere of a brand new, never-before-seen short and non-stop hilarious riffing on a COLOR version of "Plan ... [Read More]
All-Star Comedians Lined Up to Honor Bill Cosby at Kennedy Center | washington post
An all-star cast of comedians -- from Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock -- has lined up to salute Bill Cosby, the recipient of this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The Kennedy Center announced today that the Oct. 26 concert will include Dick Gregory, Sinbad, Carl Reiner and George Lopez. Cosby's broad taste in music will be represented by jazz artists Wynton Marsalis and Jimmy Heath, as well as country legend Willie Nelson, folk and protest musician Len Chandler, and symphonic orchestra c... [Read More]
A comedian for chancellor? Why not, Germans think | The Associated Press
He sports a pot belly, scruffy mustache and ugly glasses, and likes to burp on live TV, yet 18 percent of German voters would be willing to vote for him in next month's national election. Horst Schlaemmer, the alter ego of German comedian Hape Kerkeling, has taken the country by storm, generating a media buzz that rivals that of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, her challenger in the Sept. 27 elections. In a plodding campaign that has lacked divisive issues, ... [Read More]
Whitney Cummings - Comedy's emotional ninja | Punchline Magazine interview
She just released her debut stand-up album, had a strong set on Comedy Central's Roast of Joan Rivers, was seen on Showtime's Live Nude Comedy and will appear on the upcoming special Comedians of Chelsea Lately on E! So does Whitney Cummings have your attention yet? [Read More]
David Cross prepares for a new stand-up tour to support his first book, I Drink For A Reason | the comic's comic
On Monday night in New York City, you could have seen two very different ways that David Cross is promoting his new book, I Drink For A Reason. For a couple of hundred young fans crammed into the basement of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, they got to see Cross work out premises on the spot as he tries to establish a new headlining set for his upcoming tour to support the book. [Read More]
John Cleese announces dates for 'Final Wave at the World or The Alimony Tour' | Chortle
John Cleese is planning a world tour to help pay off the £12million his third divorce will cost him. Yesterday it was announced that he has finalised the terms of his divorce from third wife Alyce Eichelberger, handing over assets worth $13 million, followed by alimony of $1 million a year for the next seven years. The settlement is said to represent more than half of Cleese's total wealth. So far 15 American dates have been announced for his Final Wave at the World or The Alimony Tour, Year One... [Read More]