Aisha Tyler: nerd returns home to stalk San Francisco | SFGate interview
Aisha Tyler recently released her comedy video, "Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore," appears in the forthcoming movie "Black Water Transit" and has a new San Francisco-centric music video up at Aishatyler.com. SFGate spoke to her by phone earlier this week, talking mostly about "Nash Bridges," class reunions and visiting San Francisco. [Read More]
Dom DeLuise Dies at 75 | TMZ via KTLA
TMZ is reporting that Dom DeLuise died Monday night at a Los Angeles hospital. He passed away peacefully in his sleep around 6 p.m., according to the website. DeLuise was nominated for a Golden Globe and starred in classics such as "The Cannonball Run" and "Spaceballs." DeLuise often played comedic roles and appeared on the big screen alongside Burt Reynolds in the 1970s and 1980s. [Read More]
Ron White Could Face ND Charge for smoking cigar during show
A Bismarck, ND Police report states Ron White could face charges of smoking in prohibited public places. White's comedy routine includes him holding a glass in one hand and a lit cigar in the other. A Bismarck resident sent a letter to the police department informing them of the routine. An offier dressed in street clothes documented "the incident" during White's routine on April 30th. The police report indicates White came on stage puffing the cigar. The charges have been sent to the City Attor... [Read More]
NBC: Leno Top Marketing Priority | Broadcasting & Cable
Sorry, Conan O'Brien, but NBC says Jay Leno is its top marketing focus for 2009. "Leno is the single most important marketing priority of the year," says NBC Entertainment Marketing President Adam Stotsky. "We are deploying the necessary resources and bringing out the heavy creative guns." [Read More]
UK "Office" coming to Adult Swim! / Willaims Street Photo Tour | TV Barn
Adult Swim launched in 2001 with "Futurama" and later, "Family Guy," two shows Fox had more or less given up on. Both shows would, on the basis of their success on cable, be renewed by the network. Lazzo moved its production offices away from the rest of Cartoon Network, across the highway from Turner's fancy corporate digs to a, yup, crummy former carpet warehouse on Williams Street. He hired kids cheap and let them do what they wanted, so long as they stayed on budget. He bought anime, even an... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman's tips for opening acts | A.V. Club interview
While it's hardly a guaranteed ticket to stardom, opening for a popular headlining act is a sweet gig: You get the same exposure, most of the perks, and a bigger cut of the door than you'd ever get on your own, and audience expectations are so low, there's nowhere to go but up. Of course, not everyone knows how to behave as an opening act, which is why The A.V. Club asked comedian Eugene Mirman—who will be warming up crowds before Flight Of The Conchords on their current tour—how to make the... [Read More]
The Return of Pilot Season | the comic's comic
Pilot Season is back where audiences can actually relive the magic of the mockumentary that looked at how various relationships unfolded in show business during the actual "pilot season," starring Sam Seder, Sarah Silverman, H. Jon Benjamin, Isla Fisher, David Cross and Andy Dick, among others. New episodes will appear on Mondays via My Damn Channel. [Read More]
The State has a complete DVD release date: July 14, 2009 | the comic's comic
The kids who spawned Reno 911!, Stella, Viva Variety and the upcoming Michael and Michael Have Issues are all grown up now, and they're finally bringing their original 1990s MTV sketch showcase, The State, to DVD. Five discs full of extras, coming July 14, 2009. [Read More]
"The Tonight Show Experience" retrospective debuts online
As NBC ramps up to inaugurate Conan O'Brien as the new host of The Tonight Show, they've put together something on their website that may interest you. It's a Tonight Show retrospective complete with photos and video clips of all the past hosts. Naturally, the clips of Steve Allen and Jack Paar are the most interesting because they're the rarest. Most of those hosts' episodes no longer exist so any footage at all is something of a treat. [Read More]