Andy Nulman reflects upon 30 years of Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Just For Laughs may never have become the world's largest international group of comedy festivals if not for Andy Nulman. After all, it's difficult to imagine now. But in its first two years, Just For Laughs only existed for a weekend in Montreal -- ... [Read More]
Primetime Emmy Nominations, a look at the comedy categories
This morning Jimmy Kimmel, (who really spiffed up for the event by not getting out of his pajamas) and Kerry Washington delivered the nominees of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. It was a great year for comedy with a lot of favorites getting noms with some new favorites also making some splashes. Oh ... [Read More]
TODAY show picks “best” stand-up comedian
NBC's TODAY show today picked the best stand-up comedian. I'll give you three guesses. No, it wasn't you. No, it wasn't the show that picked, but the wine-drinking duo of Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. And not, they weren't really out to find the ... [Read More]
‘Community’ Dubbed Most Murderous Comedy on TV
At this year’s Comic Con, the producers and stars of NBC’s sitcom Community revealed some startling revelations.Since Dan Harmon‘s firing, the future of the show has been quite uncertain. The new show runners, formerly of ABC’... [Read More]
Emmy Nominations 2012: 'Louie,' 'Girls,' Bill Hader, 'Community' and So Much More
The 2012 Emmy nominations are out, and they're chock full of pretty excellent choices in the comedy world. Modern Family has a boatload of nominations, as usual, getting a nod for best comedy series, six different supporting actor/actress nominations, and a bunch of others. Some more surprising nomi... [Read More]
Ray Romano Always Puts Comedy Before Parenting
Don't be coy with me, Craig. What was that code word? It's good to see that 1) Ray still closely resembles the character of Ray that everybody presumably loves and 2) Ray is just always doing bits, regardless of parental obligations. Keep on doing your bits, Ray. Everybody luvs ya – even if your wi... [Read More]
Assessing the Emmy nominees in comedies for 2012
Emmy nominations came out, per usual, in the wee hours of the morning so the big three broadcast TV morning shows could cover it live -- followed by frantic press releases and phone calls to and from the happy honorees, their publicists, and the rest... [Read More]
Scott Moran talks about his new webseries, “Modern Comedian”
Comedian Scott Moran launched a new "weekly documentary Web series" on Monday called "Modern Comedian," looking into the on- and offstage lives of stand-up comedians. Scott Moran Moran, from Washington State and now based in New York City, posed his ... [Read More]
MaxFunCon Is Heading East
MaximumFunCon, Jesse Thorn's annual weekend of well-dressed, bookish comedy is getting an east coast version. From October 26-28, Maximum Fun fans will gather for a weekend of comedy, classes, activities, and merriment in the sure to be archetypally autumnal Poconos. (Just look at the picture.) Perf... [Read More]