Comedy in DC this week - Flooded Basement Edition | We Love DC
I love it when all the pent-up Snowpocalypse comedic frustration is unleashed upon an unsuspecting region. There’s a lot going on, but here are my picks for the week: [Read More]
Tearing up the rule book - Stephen Fry on last night's unusual Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson | Chortle
Scottish-born comic Craig Ferguson threw out the chat show rulebook last night, but hosting a programme with just one guest – Stephen Fry – and no studio audience. The move was daring for America’s late-night programming, but the critic at the influential Entertainment Weekly called the special edition of Ferguson’s Late Late Show ‘one of the best hours I’ve seen in a while’. [Read More]
Mo'Nique talks in the 3rd person about her honors and comedy tour | AP
"Well, when they say Mo'Nique was worried about money, I wasn't worried about money. Mo'Nique has a talk show that comes on five nights a week and she tapes six times a week for that talk show. And yes, when I leave my home, I leave my home and get paid to leave my home, so I wasn't worried about money. They simply said, "You know, well Mo'Nique we can't pay you to do that." ... We said, "OK, baby. Well, then, that's not something we can do." Because, when I leave out, why ever would I go do som... [Read More]
Ousted SNL cast member Casey Wilson joins ABC comedy pilot | Reuters
"Saturday Night Live" alumna Casey Wilson, who landed a lead in the ABC comedy pilot almost six months after her ouster from NBC's late-night program. "Endings" revolves around a couple who, after breaking up at the altar, must figure out how they and their four friends can maintain their relationship. Wilson will play one of the friends, who is bitterly single. Damon Wayans Jr. was recently cast as another friend. [Read More]
It's Just A Joke - Chuck Watkins / "Fourtrack-Blackjack" interview | The A.V. Club Austin
, Chuck Watkins—a former Austinite known for blending goofy, fast-talking patter with bits of anti-folk music from his musical alter ego, Fourtrack-Blackjack—gives us a taste of the kind of stuff you’ll find on his recently released CD, The Sophistimicated Wit Of Chuck Watkins, Esquire, which he recorded late last year. [Read More]
Melissa Peterman (Reba's Pal) Readies First Comedy Album | The Boot
Melissa Peterman, best known for her role as the wacky Barbra Jean on the hit show 'Reba,' is releasing her debut comedy album this spring on Big Machine Records, home to Taylor Swift. A few weeks ago, Melissa also went before the cameras again in Nashville to tape her first comedy special, 'Am I the Only One,' scheduled to air Friday, March 12 on CMT. [Read More]
Lewis Black Comedy Cruise sets sail Nov. 7-14 | Pollstar
Lewis Black is inviting fans to join him and a group of his most hilarious pals as the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Liberty of the Seas, or Ship of Fools, sets sail for the Caribbean. The seven-day comedy cruise takes place Nov. 7-14. The ship takes off from Miami and then makes stops in Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico and George Town, Grand Cayman. [Read More]
Alison Brie ('Community', 'Mad Men') interview | The A.V. Club
Alison Brie ('Community', 'Mad Men') recently talked to The A.V. Club about playing wildly different roles, making watching TV look dramatic, and the perils of comedic improvisation. [Read More]
Aziz Ansari and Dave Sitek from TVOTR drop the first track from their mix, call out the whole rap world | The A.V. Club
ziz Ansari, via his alter ego RAAAAAAAANDY!, has been working on a mix tape with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek for a while, but apparently there's been a slight hitch--the guest rappers haven't exactly come through. Ansari and Sitek decided to call them all out individually in a new track called "Aaaaaaaangry." Download it here. [Read More]