The Boston Comedy Interview: Nate Johnson and The Great Boston Molasses Comedy Disaster Show
Nate Johnson turns the 1919 Molasses Flood into comedy. On January 15, 1919, a giant storage tank burst in Boston’s North End, flooding the area with roughly two and a half million gallons of molasses, killing 21 people and injuring more than 150. ... [Read More]
Norm MacDonald resurfaces overnight on Twitter, then vows not to return until he has 40,000 followers
Eleven months after his "first actual Tweet," comedian Norm MacDonald resurfaced overnight on Twitter with a flurry of messages, jokes and non-sequiturs. He apologized for his spelling. And then he vanished into the night, writing: Norm h... [Read More]
Bill Murray Still Hasn't Gotten Around to Reading the Ghostbusters 3 Script
by Adam Frucci Everyone involved in making Ghostbusters 3 is waiting on Bill Murray to read the script and give it the thumbs up. The entire project hangs in the balance, and Murray could truly not give a shit. It's amazing. Here's what he had to say about it yesterday to Howard Stern: STE... [Read More]
Free tickets available to Spider-Man musical in NYC? Yes, for "The Spidey Project" March 14 at The PIT
By now, you don't need to live in New York City to know about the massive, over-budget, accident-prone, much-delayed, multi-million-dollar Spider-Man musical on Broadway called Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. With direction by Julie Taymor, music... [Read More]
The Humor of the Egyptian Revolution
by Adam Frucci Over at The Atlantic, Anna Louie Sussman looked at the role that humor played in the recent (and ongoing) Egyptian revolution. It's facinating! The longer Mubarak stayed, the more the jokes piled up, much like the growing mound of trash in the center of Tahrir Square. Protesters ... [Read More]
Kevin Hart lands Fox pilot, readies concert film, becomes rapper
Kevin Hart is taking his comedy from the road to your television set. The enormously popular comedian will be starring in a new single-camera pilot for Fox called Little in Common, about three families involved in little league sports. The series, ac... [Read More]
Free E-ware Recycling: AddressTheMess, the South Beach Comedy Festival and Whole Foods Help Floridians Go Green!
Comedy Central and the South Beach Comedy Festival want to help you AddressTheMess by recycling your old electronics (mobile phones, computers, monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, keyboards, TV, VCRs, stereos, home & office phones, an... [Read More]
Mitch Hurwitz to Direct Boss of It All, Which Is Not the Arrested Development Movie
by Adam Frucci Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, has signed on to direct Boss of It All for Universal. Boss of It All, which is not the Arrested Development movie, has the following plot: The movie focuses on the owner of a small IT company who pretends there's another boss ab... [Read More]
Michael Showalter: The accidental comedian?
When I was 17, it was a very good year. George W. Bush hadn’t yet had the opportunity to drive the country into massive collapse, and a friend of my brother’s introduced me to a wonderfully affecting offbeat comedy called Wet Hot American Summer – a ... [Read More]
Steve Carell to Star in the Depressing-Sounding Dogs of Babel
by Adam Frucci Steve Carell is leaving The Office to go make some movies, and movies he shall make. The latest he's on board for? One called Dogs of Babel that doesn't sound all that funny: Carell will play Paul Iverson, a linguistics professor, who returns home one day to find his wife de... [Read More]