A Peek at Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia
Here's a promo for Portlandia, IFC's new comedy starring SNL's Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein. It looks good, provided they avoid too many easy hipster jokes. [Read More]
Bryan Cox brings "Hey Get Off My Lawn" to Sirius XM’s Laugh Attack
Radio Veteran and stand-up comic Bryan Cox won the radio lottery as he announced his syndicated comedy feature “Hey Get Off My Lawn” will begin airing on Sirius XM’s Laugh Attack this week. Cox with over 25-years in Radio said, “I feel like I have moved up to the majors.” Adding, “I am thrilled and nervous at the same time.” “Get Off My Lawn” goes beyond the normal boring celebrity hash and gets right to the meat of the matter asking celebs what pisses them off. The answers are always sur... [Read More]
Al Pacino regrets not playing Lenny Bruce
Here’s an interesting tidbit: in a recent interview with Larry King, Al Pacino revealed the one role he wishes he hadn’t turned down, and it’s that of a famous comedian. Check out the video below to see how Pacino wishes he had played Lenny Bruce in the movie Lenny – a role that eventually went to Dustin Hoffman and resulted in an Oscar-nominated performance from the actor. [Read More]
Ricky Gervais on his ascent to Office fame, and why there's no such thing as a genius on TV | Esquire
"Whenever I hear someone in TV or a comedian called a "genius," I think, Medicine lost another one. You mustn't put even someone as great as Larry David alongside Newton. Newton couldn't tell a joke. He'd fluff every line, but he had other strings to his bow." [Read More]
Brian Scott McFadden Interview | Rooftop Comedy
Brian Scott McFadden’s new album, What Women Want, is like some kind of hilarious melting pot, showcasing Brian’s various comedic talents and proving why he is a fixture of the New York comedy scene. [Read More]
As his CNN reign comes to an end, what can we expect out of Larry King's stand-up comedy in 2011?
Larry King has enjoyed a career in radio and TV broadcasting for more than five decades, but after Friday night, the 77-year-old's reign on CNN with Larry King Live will come to a close. So what's next? Retirement? Not exactly. [Read More]
Doug Benson talks about The Benson Interruption and Doug Loves Movies | Pop Candy
Doug Benson has been working as a comedian for years, but lately he has earned increased recognition through his TV show, The Benson Interruption on Comedy Central, and his popular podcast, Doug Loves Movies. (He also has a pretty funny Twitter feed.) Pop Candy placed Doug at No. 55 on this year's list of Pop Candy's 100 People of 2010 and chatted a few days ago about his recent accomplishments [Read More]
Behind the Scenes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report with Writer Eric Drysdale
Eric Drysdale talked to SplitSider about breaking into the comedy writing game, his experience at The Daily Show, what it was like to develop The Colbert Report, and bringing comedy to the exciting field of ViewMasters. [Read More]
Lawsuit between Appleton's Skyline Comedy Cafe and Neenah's Comedy Quarter reaches settlement | Appleton Post Crescent
Dueling civil claims that pitted owners of two rival Fox Valley comedy clubs against one another in court were settled without a trial. An Outagamie County judge recently dismissed the case involving owners of Appleton's Skyline Comedy Cafe and Neenah's Comedy Quarter upon receipt of a settlement agreement. Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed. The case was scheduled to go to trial in April. Erik Pless, the attorney for Comedy Quarter co-owner Pat Szalanski, declined to discuss the agreement... [Read More]
Jamie Foxx Starts Filming New Sketch Comedy Series, Promises To Go In On Pop Culture: “It’s Going To Be Crazy” [Audio & Video] | Hip-Hop Wired
Foxx called from the set of the new show to discuss his stint on the classic sketch comedy show “In Living Color” and also what fans can expect from his new show. “Right now I am actually on set on the show,” Jamie said in the interview. “All I can say is get ready, because Affion Crockett is a fool. We are doing this sketch right now called ‘John, I Am legend', it's crazy.” [Read More]