Mixing Animation and Live Action with Disastrous Results in 'The Danger Team'
Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder, as our foreheads turn red from frequent smacks. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where “Brilliantly Canceled” comes in, looking at ... [Read More]
Sneak a Peak at 'Portlandia's Winter Special with Bobby Moynihan
Here's an excerpt from Portlandia's pre-season bonus episode, "Winter in Portlandia," which airs this Friday at 10:30 on IFC. In the clip, Candace's (Fred Armisen) son Robert (Bobby Moynihan) stops by the Women & Women First bookstore and ends up revealing his gender to his upset mother for th... [Read More]
W. Kamau Bell Explains why Bill Hicks is his Comedy Icon
Despite his ever-expanding recognition as a socio-political voice in our society, one thing remains the same for W. Kamau Bell: His desire to be recognized as a great comedian. [Read More]
Clerks III to be Kevin Smith’s retirement plan
Kevin Smith started out his career with three maxed credit cards, a half-sold comic book collection and 20 grand in debt. What he produced was Clerks, an instant classic and the start of a legacy that includes films like Mall Rats, Dogma and Zack and... [Read More]
Tom Shillue: Big Room (review)
Recorded at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Big Room is the second of 12 consecutive monthly releases by Tom Shillue. It was recorded by Shillue himself over two shows with a combined audience, according to his estimate, of 3,600 people. He was opening for Jim Gaffigan. As The Spit Take’s review of Shi... [Read More]
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart to star in 'Get Hard'
Warner Bros is negotiating to acquire Get Hard, a comedy pitch package that will be developed as a star vehicle for Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The plan is for Ferrell to play a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He hires the streetwise guy who normally washes his car to get him ready to do hard time in the 30 days before he has to report to prison. [Read More]
Jon Stewart almost quit Daily Show over “asshole” coworkers
Late night satire’s biggest secrets were revealed live on stage in Montclair, NJ Friday night as Stephen Colbert interviewed Jon Stewart at the Wellmont Theatre, a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. While the two have discussed their work onstage toge... [Read More]
Jon Stewart almost quit Daily Show over “asshole” coworkers
Late night satire’s biggest secrets were revealed live on stage in Montclair, NJ Friday night as Stephen Colbert interviewed Jon Stewart at the Wellmont Theatre, a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. While the two have discussed their work onstage toge... [Read More]
5 YouTube Comedians You Should Be Watching
These days professional YouTubers are getting hundreds of thousands, sometimes even millions of views a week and making a living off of it. Here at AmericasComedy.Com we’d be remiss if we didn’t share a couple favorites. Following is a list of five c... [Read More]
Conan O'Brien Predicts the Future of Comedy
Conan O'Brien wrote a delightful piece for Judd Apatow's comedy issue of Vanity Fair about the comedy world causing the apocalypse in the year 2035. It's just one of many, many great pieces in the issue, some of which are available online now, including Mike Nichols and Elaine May reunited for their... [Read More]