As Conan O'Brien (and anyone else) can see, Jimmy Pardo is just warming up
Jimmy Pardo, the official warm up guy for Conan O'Brien, may be the funniest man averse to jokes. He doesn't write them; he rarely tells them. And that translates as hilarious to audiences. Call him the crowd whisperer. [Read More]
Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, and David Wain: The longtime collaborators and State-mates remember their Wet Hot American Summer
Like most cult comedies, Wet Hot American Summer didn’t make the most auspicious bow in its brief theatrical run—the frequently absurd, occasionally raunchy portrayal of one eventful day at a 1980s summer camp was in the paltry $30,000 range at the box office in 2001. But a number of funny things happened in the years following its release. For one, its cast members—many of whom came up in the New York comedy scene in the mid-’90s and were parts of venerable troupes The State and Upright Citizen... [Read More]
How many stand-up comedians and UCB players have new jobs this fall in NBC primetime? 12!
The broadcast networks (and some cable networks) make their upfront presentations to the media and advertisers next week in New York City, and with NBC up first on Monday, the Peacock network now owned by Comcast has gone ahead and gone deep into new... [Read More]
NBC picks up Chelsea Handler sitcom, “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea”
Back in February we heard that Chelsea Handler was helming yet another television project– this time based on and titled after her bestselling book Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. Now, Deadline reports the show has officially been picke... [Read More]
Successful Alcoholics, the short film starring TJ Miller and Lizzy Caplan
I certainly wouldn't consider myself a successful alcoholic. But who could, really? And yet, that's the title of the 25-minute short film written by TJ Miller and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival ... [Read More]
Breaking: Al Madrigal, Natasha Leggero sitcom “Free Agents” picked up by NBC
Natasha Leggero Free Agents, starring comedians Al Madrigal, Natasha Leggero, Mo Mandel and Jo Lo Truglio has been picked up by NBC. Madrigal just confirmed the news to us. The series also stars comedic giant and Simpsons veteran Hank Azaria. Stor... [Read More]
Nick Cannon to Punchline Magazine: “I forgive Eminem”
Nick Cannon returns to his roots tomorrow night, as his first-ever stand-up comedy special, Mr. Showbiz, premieres on Showtime at 9 pm EST. Most people today know the 30-year-old star from his work on Nickelodeon, in movies and on the radio– an... [Read More]
Jim Norton: I'm dangerous to other comedians | CNN (video)
When CNN met up with Jim Norton in Chicago he was a little under the weather, battling a bit of a cold. However, that didn't stop the in-your-face comedian from doing what he does best: Being brutally honest. And spreading germs [Read More]
The Showrunner Transcript: Community’s Dan Harmon on Finale Cameos and Season-Long Lessons | Vulture
Community's creator Dan Harmon spoke with Vulture about last night's finale, Cougar Town cameos and all, as well as Pierce's season-long story arc, his showrunner philosophy, and Cheers. [Read More]
Ashton Kutcher will be the not-Charlie Sheen on Two And A Half Men
After months of searching for the perfect not-Charlie Sheen to keep Two And A Half Men going, lest we lose the laughter forever, it’s been confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will make the jump to CBS, once again taking the place of an ’80s movie star in the hearts of the elderly. [Read More]