Jim Florentine is too afraid of cops and lawsuits to pick up the phone
Imagine waiting for a call from Jim Florentine. Florentine is a comedian best known for creating and voicing the callous, belching Bobby Fletcher and always-energetic (if a little mentally slow) Special Ed on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers," and for four volumes of his "Terrorizing Telemarketers" series of prank CDs (a cult favorite), which include conversations in which he convinces telemarketers that he's committing murders and abortions in his home. So, when the phone rings and he simply s... [Read More]
Chris Tucker Plays Santa In Atlanta
Comedian, actor and Atlanta native Chris Tucker wasn't starring in a movie. But judging by the crowd at one of metro Atlanta's Boys & Girls Clubs, his role as Santa turned out to be a big hit. Tucker, who now resides in Los Angeles, is originally from Decatur, GA. The world-renowned actor and comedian made a surprise visit Monday, delivering Christmas gifts to 200 underprivileged youth at the NFL/Youth Education Town Boys & Girls Club in southeast Atlanta. The charitable effort is part of The Ch... [Read More]
Russell Brand's "Barbie doll" video scandal
A bizarre film has emerged on the internet of Russell Brand ramming a Barbie doll up his backside. The footage was shot during a stand-up gig early in Brand's career, when his performances were frequently affected by his drug addiction. [Read More]
Michael Ian Black Banned From Facebook
What did comedian Michael Ian Black do to get banned from Facebook? I'd like to think it was karmic payback for providing the voice of the Pets.com sock puppet, an enduring icon of dotcom disaster. Black isn't sure why Facebook disabled his account, but he's mad as hell: "How am I supposed to maintain my vast terrorist network without this social networking site?" [Read More]
Comedian Katt Williams buys $3.33 Million House in Malibu
Comedian Katt Williams bought a six-bedroom, seven-bath home at 20515 Abercrombie Lane in Malibu from Carl W. Stubner and Erica Stubner for $3.33 million on July 10. The 8,259-square-foot home was built in 2005. [Read More]
Bidisha: Laughing in front of the telly
America may be peerless at the sharp-talking comedy, but British humour is sharp, bitter and knowingly askew. [Read More]
USO's music, comedy lift troops' spirits
Army 1st Lt. Tomas Rofkahr won't be with his family this Christmas. His temporary home at Forward Operating Base Sharana, in Paktia province along the eastern border with Pakistan, will have to do. For him, along with 2,000 other troops stationed at this logistical center, Christmas began a week ago with a USO holiday tour that at least momentarily lifted their spirits. Comics on the tour include Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and John Bowman. [Read More]
Cheech Marin - The A.V. Club Interview
Alongside longtime partner Tommy Chong, actor, writer, musician, and comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin has been synonymous with pot comedy for generations. After parting ways with Chong following 1984's disastrously received The Corsican Brothers, the stoner icon continued to be a ubiquitous figure in popular culture, both as a prolific character actor and a voice artist. [Read More]
Tina Fey voted AP Entertainer of the Year
Fey was voted The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year, an annual honor chosen by newspaper editors and broadcast producers across the country. Fey was selected by AP members as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008. [Read More]