Andy Ritchie wins Funniest Person in Austin 2011
Congrats to Andy Ritchie, who outlasted and outpolled the field in last night's finale of the six-week Funniest Person in Austin contest for 2011. Ritchie, who was a "new face" in Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in 2009, also has... [Read More]
Hasan Minhaj lands roles in ABC Family sitcom "State of Georgia" + MTV
Hasan Minhaj continues the hot streak for comedians this TV pilot season, as he just landed a recurring role in the new ABC Family sitcom, State of Georgia, which premieres June 29. The sitcom stars Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring... [Read More]
The Backlash Against Brazil's Anti-Humor Law
Last year, the superior electoral court decided to start enforcing what quickly became known as the “anti humor” law. Al Jazeera described the details as no “trickery, montage, or other feature of audio or video in any way that degrades or ridicules a candidate, party or coalition or to deliver a program that has this effect.” Pretty much the same deal as the original version of the law. But here’s the kicker, the law only goes into effect the last three months before the election. [Read More]
Iowa Comedy Festival looks to expand its reach to comedians
With the exception of Chicago, the Midwest isn’t really known as being a hotbed for comedy. That’s why we’re super pumped to share some news from the Iowa Comedy Festival that will surely help out some comedians on the prairie. [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Nikki Glaser
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's... [Read More]
Yes, Olivia Munn is still a ‘Daily Show’ correspondent
Since we broke the news of comedian Al Madrigal’s joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as its newest correspondent, we’ve gotten a few e-mails either asking or implying that the move no doubt means second-newest contributor Olivia Munn... [Read More]
Andy Richter scores hosting gig for ‘$10,000 Pyramid’
Do you remember that time Andy Richter, Conan O’Brien’s longtime chat show sidekick, absolutely, unequivocally fucking crushed his opponents in Celebrity Jeopardy? It happened in 2009; actress Dana Delaney turned in a somewhat respectable... [Read More]
Multi-Camera Sitcoms Coming Back Strong In The Fall
Over the last few years, single-camera comedies like 30 Rock and Community have soaked up critical praise, while multi-camera sitcoms patiently bided their time over at CBS (and, you know, were watched and beloved by millions of people). However, with the announcement of several multi-camera comedie... [Read More]
The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac Talks Race and Comedy
AOL Black Voices' Jozen Cummings talked to him about how race fits into his career in an interview discussing everything from the segregated world of stand-up comedy to why he thinks it's "stupid" that people describe him as a black comedian. [Read More]
Conan O’Brien will celebrate show anniversary in New York
Conan O’Brien is bringing his late-night act back to New York, where it first began. TBS announced today that O’Brien’s show will spend four nights at New York’s Beacon Theater, beginning Oct. 31, to celebrate his cable show’s one-year anniversary. In 2012, Conan will hit the road again, with a trip to Chicago. [Read More]