Kevin James Talks Stunts, Sandler & His New Comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"
Kevin James was last seen sharing the screen (and the occasional kiss) with fellow comedian superstar Adam Sandler in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry." But now he takes top billing on his own in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", a new comedy in which James plays a New Jersey mall security guard who has to act like a real cop when the mall is taken hostage by a group of criminals. [Read More]
Happy Birthday To Soupy Sales - 83 Years Old Today!
Mark Evanier writes, "For about a year there, my life revolved around a rubbery-faced little man who lived on a television soundstage with even rubberier house pets. His name was Soupy Sales and his pets were White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie and Hippie. I felt like part of the family, even though I was the only one who didn't periodically smash him in the face with a shaving cream pie." [Read More]
Showtime back slinging standup?
Showtime Network about to tape a whole bunch of standup specials. [Read More]
Adult Swim pilot "Totally For Teens" (T4T) Trailer
The folks behind Street Carnage, Wonder Showzen and the Daily Show are screening thier new Adult Swim pilot, Totally 4 Teens, tomorrow night at Monster Island (128 River St @ Metropolitan Ave). The show "features Teens doing totally awesome shit like looking into the future, hating themselves, learning about Jews and teens eating cream filled pickles. Watch a trailer after the jump. [Read More]
8th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival line-ups
The eighth annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has impeccable timing, given all the sketchy business surrounding politics these days. With 131 shows on three stages featuring local heavyweights alongside national and international acts, the outlook is funny—for the next two weeks at least. Read on for our lineup of not-to-be-missed acts. [Read More]
Nick DiPaolo, Gary Gulman headline Comics for a Cure benefit
Occasionally, you come across the kind of warmth and sincerity in the comedy community that can touch the heart (or place the heart should be) of even the most hardened cynic. Tracy Harding has no real links to the world of comedy or activism, but last year, after learning about the genocide in Darfur, she was inspired to put together a comedy benefit for no other reason than she wanted to do something about it. [Read More]
Comedian Aziz Ansari - Village Voice Interview
Comedian Aziz Ansari studied marketing at NYU and came up through the city's underground comedy scene before earning his break as co-creator and co-star of MTV sketch show Human Giant. He's now departed for L.A., and is starring alongside Amy Poehler in an upcoming NBC sit-com from The Office executive producer Greg Daniels. Ansari is featured in the upcoming Judd Apatow flick Funny People, the new season of Scrubs, and about a million other projects. He spoke with Sound of the City through his ... [Read More]
Janeane Garofalo - Gothamist Interview
Janeane Garofalo was one of the definitive comedians of the '90s. Her mix of deadpan sarcasm with heartfelt (and often angry) earnestness would set the bar for what has become an ever growing "alternative" comedy scene throughout this decade. [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords - Time Out New York Interview
They came from New Zealand armed with songs about killer robots and racist dragons—and, improbably, they scored. Since June 2007, when their cultish musical-comedy show debuted on HBO, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, better known as Flight of the Conchords, have garnered a Grammy, two Emmy nominations and a No. 3 spot on the Billboard album chart (for their self-titled debut). Plus, this week's cover! In advance of the January 18 launch of the second season of their HBO series, we spoke to ... [Read More]
Artie Lange back on Howard Stern show
Artie Lange is back on the Howard Stern Show again. He immediately on the defense about skepticism about his latest tale of rehabilitation. [Read More]