Robert Buscemi recaps the Andy Kaufman Awards | Rooftop Comedy
Robert Buscemi recaps the Andy Kaufman Awards: "! made it to the semifinal showcase of the 2009 Andy Kaufman Award Contest on Monday, November 2nd, so I planned to give it my best, watch all 24 of my peers on the bill, and soak up the weird." [Read More]
The "Last Words" of George Carlin - book excerpt | Rooftop Comedy
Legendary comedian George Carlin's (posthumous) memoir, Last Words comes out this week, and Rooftop has partnered with publisher Simon & Schuster to bring you some exclusive, in-depth content. Today? A juicy excerpt from the raw and wrenching manuscript. All week? Audio and video clips featuring Carlin's closest friends and family, reading from the book and extolling the foul-mouthed virtues of the First Amendment's best friend. [Read More]
Initial thoughts on "The Wanda Sykes Show" (with the full debut video) | the comic's comic
People want to know about the debut of any late-night talk show, even if the debut is not necessarily going to be a good judge of what the show will end up looking and sounding like. These things take time. [Read More]
Abused for taking on the joke thieves on Sikipedia | Chortle
Comedians who've had their jokes stolen by internet plagiarists are being threatened when they try to protect their material. Websites such as Sickipedia invite contributors to add gags to their database with little or no checks on whether they are original, leading to some stand-ups being accused of stealing jokes from the web - when actually they wrote them. Comics who have spotted their material from their sets on Sikipedia - which has previously published a book of non-attributed jokes - and... [Read More]
Twitter user 'Shit My Dad Says' (,Justin Halpern) gets CBS deal | THR
Shitmydadsays Twitter sensation Shit My Dad Says is headed to television. CBS has picked up a comedy project based on the Twitter account, which has enlisted more than 700,000 followers since launching in August and has made its creator,Justin Halpern, an Internet star. [Read More]
Audio Interview with Viral Producer and Comedic Genius Nathan Barnatt
Jacki Schklar's conversation with comedic genius and viral video producer, Nathan Barnatt. You may have seen Nathan gracing spots for Honda, IHOP, Gamestop, Popeyes and Visa. Nathan also creates characters such as Keith Apicary representing ScrewAttack Entertainment. His character Trale Lewous sells Skittles, Butterfingers and Snickers. [Read More]
Daniel Tosh teases Florida and college students | Florida Future interview
Almost 13 years after graduation, Tosh has moved on to host his own Comedy Central show, Tosh.0, and is returning to UCF on Tuesday night to perform at Homecoming Comedy Knight at the Arena. Danile talked to the Cenral Florida Future about coming back. [Read More]
Will Ferrell's comedy think-tank Funny or Die now on YouTube | Geek
Will Ferrell's Los Angeles, California-based comedy startup called Funny or Die has signed a landmark partnership agreement with Google's YouTube that puts a collection of Funny or Die classics on the most trafficked video site on the web. A new Funny or Die YouTube channel is live with archive material and new videos are being uploaded each week. [Read More]
Steep asking price for Second City's 50th anniversary tickets on the secondary market | Chicago Tribune
Looking to snag a ticket to the Second City 50th anniversary alumni show, aka the Woodstock of sketch comedy, slated for Dec. 12? Be prepared to dig deep to see the likes of Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jim Belushi, Jeff Garlin and many other boldface comedic names. Tickets on the secondary market are going for as much as $1,800 each. [Read More]