Alec Baldwin Considers Run For NYC Mayor
Alec Baldwin is mulling a run for mayor of New York City now that kinky Congressman Anthony Weiner appears to have sexted himself out of the 2013 race. The “30 Rock” star, who has long talked about running for political office, believes Weinergate has shaken up the field of candidates enough that he might have a chance to win, a friend of the actor told The Daily. [Read More]
Charlyne Yi, Chris O'Dowd, Lena Dunham Join The Knocked Up Spin-Off You Are Now Going To See
Variety reports that plans for the upcoming Knocked Up sequel now include previous collaborators Lena Dunham and Charlyne Yi. Wyatt Russell, the son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, is also in negotiations to join the ensemble. Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are set to reprise the husband-and-wife roles they played in Apatow's "Knocked Up." They'll be joined by Megan Fox and Albert Brooks, who will play Rudd's father. [Read More]
Lewis Black, Nick Kroll talk about upcoming Bonnaroo performances
“What makes Bonnaroo so special is that you are in a city made up entirely of Bonnaroo for three to four days. That whole aspect gives it a different feeling. You are in the world of Bonnaroo for that time– and nowhere else.” - Nick Kroll [Read More]
Dan Harmon walks us through Community’s second season (part 1 of 4) | The A.V. Club
In its second season, Community tried so many different things that it sometimes seemed like a different show every week. In 24 episodes that aired from September of 2010 to May of 2011, the show visited genres and episode types as diverse as zombie tales, stop-motion animated Christmas specials, and clip shows. Dan Harmon sat down for an epic interview with The A.V. Club to talk through the season, episode by episode, and his thoughts will appear over the next four days. Today: the first six ep... [Read More]
Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival announces competitors for 4th annual Sketch Com-Ageddon
They say Canada is friendly, eh? Well, perhaps not as much for five nights later this month, as the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival presents the fourth annual Sketch Com-Ageddon. Last year’s champs, Smells Like the 80s, will face 44 other... [Read More]
The Novels of John Swartzwelder, the Most Prolific Simpsons Writer Ever
John Swartzwelder is the J. D. Salinger of comedy writing. The prolific Simpsons writer (he's written 59 episodes of The Simpsons, far more than any other writer, even when the show is quickly approaching five hundred episodes) has since written a novel a year. I read all eight of Swartzwelder's novels in a row and have put my impressions together here, hopefully in a way that's slightly less absurdist than Swartzwelder's prose. [Read More]
Craig Ferguson Heads to Paris with Kristen Bell and His Robot Skeleton Sidekick
While Conan, Leno and Letterman might roam North America to film their shows in unknown cities, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Bell and Ferguson's robot sidekick Geoff Peterson are headed to Paris to shoot a week of La La Late Late Show Avec Craig Ferguson. [Read More]
Video: Larry King still trying to convince us he’s a comedian
For whatever reason, everyone and their mother thinks they can just jump into stand-up comedy and find success. Anyone who’s done stand-up before can tell you… not so much.The jury’s out as to whether or not Larry King will be the exception to the rule... [Read More]
Harris Wittels - Parks & Recreation Writer/Editor, Mr. Humblebrag | Jewcy interview
You might know Harris Wittels as one of the animal control guys on TV’s funniest show, Parks & Recreation, the one who asks if April was “down to clown” on her wedding day. Or, maybe you know him as the guy who will likely create your next favorite TV show or write a future breakout comedy of the summer. He’s had a great deal of success for a comedian of any age, but especially so for one who just turned 27. Jewcy was able to interview him about Parks & Recreation, creating the twitter a... [Read More]