Ray Romano, James Spader join Gervais, Arnett and more in The Office finale
As most of you know, The Office is ending its seventh glorious season on May 19... producers have added Ray Romano, James Spader and Catherine Tate to the hour-long episode. [Read More]
Amy Poehler Will Give Harvard Graduation Address
Amy Poehler has been tapped to give Harvard's class day speech this year, which is technically not the same as the commencement address, but is part of a perhaps more noble comedic tradition: Seth MacFarlane (2006), Sacha Baron Cohen (in character as Ali G in 2004), Al Franken (2002), and Conan O'Brien (2000) have all delivered the same address. [Read More]
Talking Weed and 'Weeds' with Writer/Producers Stephen Falk and Victoria Morrow
in 2005, Showtime premiered a show entirely about weed: dealing, growing, baking, consuming, everything. And the biggest shocker is that the main characters were not your typical gangbangers or drug dealers. Instead, the dealer in question is a suburban mother and widow, trying to keep her family afloat. Weeds remains one of the most honest and funny shows about pot. In honor of stoner comedy week, SplitSider sat with Stephen Falk and Victoria Morrow, writers and Supervising Producers of the sho... [Read More]
A Definitive Guide to Stoner Comedies
By Bradford Evans Ever since Cheech & Chong first took to the screen in the late ‘70s, the stoner comedy has been a popular subgenre in American cinema. Cheech & Chong set up the basic format that most stoner movies have followed ever since: two weed-loving slackers set out on a specific go... [Read More]
Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, more star in new UCB movie "High Road"; watch the trailer
The Upright Citizens Brigade, aka the UCB, are now releasing a movie! Created and Directed by one of the founding members of the UCB, Matt Walsh, High Road, the heavily improvised action-road-stoner comedy really is, as one YouTube user commented, "..like a UCB fan’s wet dream." [Read More]
Billy Crystal Plans His First Tweet with Jon Stewart
On last night's Daily Show, Billy Crystal sat down with Jon Stewart to talk about Twitter and Funny or Die, two things that didn't even exist the last time Billy was a guest back in 1999. So, the next time he comes on the show, I'm gue... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope on playing the UK, being "too drunk", and curing hangovers | GQ
"Generally I go out there to amuse myself. Because if I'm not having fun, it's fake. New comics who get into comedy competitions and say 'Oh I don't know what to do' should play to themselves. Because at the end of the night, win or lose, you'll walk away going 'At least I did what I thought was funny'." [Read More]
Donald Glover answers questions on Reddit
"Tina Fey had probably the biggest influence on me other than my parents. She's just not afraid." [Read More]
Interview with SNL featured player Paul Brittain | Live From New York, It's Saturday Night!
"They saw me at the showcase at iO last summer and then the following week I got the call that they were flying me to New York to audition. Very exciting. It's so surreal being up on that stage for the first time. The one where the host gives the monologue. Among other things, I did "Sex" Ed Vincent, Johnny Depp, Matthew McConaughey, and a version of the anchor from the ESPN Deportes sketch." [Read More]
Jeff Ross: "There is no line. There's funny and not funny."
ESPN Radio's The B.S. Report visits with Roastmaster General Jeff Ross to discuss the Donald Trump roast, classic and untelevised roasts, Greg Giraldo's death and more. [Read More]