Well, hello, Hello Giggles: new entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females
three American ladies - Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer - have turned entrepreneurial, opening up Internet shop on their own entertainment destination, HelloGiggles.com: "the ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females. Everything hosted on the site will be lady-friendly, so visitors need not worry about finding the standard Boys Club content that makes many entertainment sites unappealing to so many of us." [Read More]
Norm MacDonald on Standup, Acting and Artie Lang
SplitSider recently interviewed Norm MacDonald about his new show, Sports Show with Norm MacDonald on Comedy Central. But in addition to talking about his new show, we also discussed his recent standup special, his approach to standup, why he's not the greatest actor, and what's going on with his friend Arti... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” off-Broadway run is extended
Mike Birbiglia’s having much, much better luck onstage than the folks behind Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The word from Playbill today is that Birbiglia’s new comedy, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, written and starring the man himself, will be extended... [Read More]
Former owner of Comix comedy club in NYC ripped off charity; video report tells the story
When Comix comedy club in New York City shuttered its doors in February, it was immediately a regional news story and slowly gained some national attention as industry insiders and comedians (notably Bobby Slayton) made grievances public.. [Read More]
The ¡Three Amigos!, Together Again
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the comedy western ¡Three Amigos! (or just because they could and it was a great idea), Empire brought together Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short and their director John Landis for a reunion interview, and apply a liberal coating of lip balm. [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia, Colin Quinn, John Leguizamo up for Drama Desk Awards for their one-man shows
Several comedians have done Broadway and off-Broadway this season, and the Drama Desk Awards took notice, with three earning nominations today for "Outstanding Solo Performance" for their one-man shows.. [Read More]
Can Kristen Wiig Turn On the Charm? | NY Times profile
Kristen Wiig's New York Times profile seems particularly concerned with the question of whether that an actress with such a deep well of bizarro characters can play a normal leading lady in her upcoming leading role, as if the lights might come up on Bridesmaids to reveal that it's Dooneese rubbing her tiny baby hands all over John Hamm. [Read More]
Watch banned Royal Wedding comedy from The Chaser online
Several scenes from the banned Australian comedy show about the Royal Wedding have been released online. Comedy troupe The Chaser were forced to pull a live commentary of this morning's events after Royal officials said BBC footage could not be used in a satirical or comedy programme. However national broadcaster ABC has put out several of the prerecorded sketches on YouTube. [Read More]
Video: Jerry Seinfeld responds to Donald Trump’s insults
As Jerry Seinfeld was arriving to the Vanity Fair party at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, entertainment news show Extra snagged the comedian’s first words on Donald Trump, insulted the comic a few days ago. [Read More]
An Interview with Jordan Brady, Director of I AM COMIC
I Am Comic is a film that exposes the masses to a glimpse behind the wizard’s curtain; from the unknown to the famous, comedians are interviewed and share insights into their lives and world. A former (and perpetually part-time) comic himself, Jordan wanted to show the world what comedy meant to him and how at times being a comic felt like being in the mafia (“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in…”). [Read More]