JFL Comedy Conference, Day 3: Todd Phillips & another type of Hangover | from the Back of the Room
JFL's Comedy Director of the Year Todd Phillips was interviewed by Bill Carter of the New York Times, spending a very entertaining hour talking almost exclusively about directing The Hangover. [Read More]
Philly's Phunniest Preliminary Results for Wednesday, July 29th | Comic Vs. Audience
Just wanted to pop in with the results of Day Two of the Philly's Phunniest Contest. They are, in no particular order, Tom Achilles, Samita Pendse and Erin Mulville. They'll be going on to the semi-finals on Saturday, August 8th. [Read More]
Live at Gotham's 2009 lineups, ticket info | the comic's comic
Comedy Central will tape its fourth season of Live at Gotham in August. That's good news, not just for comedy fans who want to see some new stand-up comedians, but also, and perhaps more importantly, for the up-and-coming performers getting their first Comedy Central credits. Would you like to know who these comics are? Would you like to see the tapings live and for free? If you're going to be in New York City during the tapings (Aug. 6-9, 2009), then that's a possibility. [Read More]
Aborted! Fox pulls Family Guy episode about abortion | Chortle
A Family Guy episode has been pulled from broadcast because it revolves around abortion. The Fox network had previously given creator Seth MacFarlane and his team the go-ahead to make the contentious episode - but has since decided it does not want to air it. The episode, Partial Terms of Endearment, had been penciled in as the tenth episode in series eight, which starts in the US in late September. [Read More]
Philly's Phunniest Preliminary Results for Tuesday, July 28th | Comic Vs. Audience
And so it begins. Dreams will be realized, and dreams will be crushed. A very energetic, sold out crowd last night voted along three comedians to the semi-finals and they are: Anton Shuford, Darryl Charles and Carl Boccuti. [Read More]
Michael Showalter Discusses His New Comedy Central Show & More | Starpulse
One half of the issue burdened Michaels from "Michael and Michael Have Issues," Michael Showalter, joined us to discuss his and Michael Ian Black's new show on Comedy Central (Wednesdays at 10:30 pm ET). Michael also talks about his time at "The State," what the status is with that "Wet Hot American Summer" sequel and breaks down his recent appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman." [Read More]
More Burgundy? Will Ferrell says Anchorman sequel may be on the cards | Chortle
"We have talked about setting it in the Eighties. Do you try to change it up and try a different era, or is it better seeing these guys stuck in the Seventies? I don't know yet." [Read More]
Grandma Lee will be back telling her jokes on "America's Got Talent" tonight | The Florida Times-Union
Grandma Lee will be back telling her jokes on national TV Wednesday night. The Jacksonville comedian made it to the Las Vegas round of "America's Got Talent" telling jokes about her ex-husband, her fat daughters-in-law and offering to get really personal with judge Piers Morgan. Tonight and Wednesday, "America's Got Talent" airs the first of the Vegas shows, and an NBC spokeswoman said Lee, 75, will be on Wednesday. The show airs at 8 both nights. [Read More]
Interview with Indianapolis-based stand up comedian Mel Fine | Examiner
Interview is with Melissa Fine. Who is she? She is "Mel Fine". She is a wonderful mother, a very talented and very funny lady. Her wit is bold and honest, and delivers it with a punch. She will leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. You can see her perform locally at various clubs and venues. Mel is also a national touring stand up comic, and has opened for many headliners across the US. [Read More]
Obama appears on comedian George Lopez's talk show | AP
George Lopez landed a big name cameo in the pilot presentation of his talk show: President Barack Obama. In a clip shown during a Tuesday meeting of the Television Critics Association, the comedian jokingly begs for a cabinet spot from the president. Obama lightly brushes him off, saying: "George, you need to change late night. That's the kind of change I can believe in." [Read More]