Late-night Christmas gift exchange: Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon surprise each other with presents
While books and blogs continue to perpetuate the "Late-Night Wars," the people who actually host late-night TV in the late-late night continue to provide evidence that all is well in the world still. At least well past midnight, where Jimmy... [Read More]
First Full Trailer for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's "Paul" Looks Badass
Paul, the upcoming comedy from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost that tells the story of two sci-fi obsessed dorks who end up finding an alien voiced by Seth Rogan, has its first full trailer, and it looks great. What a cast! In addition to Pegg and Frost, you'll see Kristen Wigg, Bill Hader.. [Read More]
Seinfeld tickets in the UK tout for £1,000... minutes after they go on sale
Touts are already demanding more than £1,000 for tickets for Jerry Seinfeld’s only UK concert, just half an hour after the box office opened. Ticket exchange site Seatwave is offering six tickets close to the stage of London’s O2 Arena at £1,098; with many more above the £400 mark. There are still plenty of official tickets available elsewhere in the venue, although even these have a face value of £100, plus an £11 booking fee. That’s roughly twice the price of a seat to see him in the States. T... [Read More]
That'll Learn You: In Defense of Country Comedy | SplitSider
For the most part, sketch, improv and stand-up nerds know their comedy. However, I can't help but notice there's are certain hole in many comedians' knowledge: country comedy. Comedy fans often make the mistake of thinking there's no brains behind these comedies or that the show is taking the position of the characters it's skewering, ignoring the subtle social commentary of these country comedies. There are some country comedies you just have no right to overlook. [Read More]
R.I.P. Blake Edwards ("Breakfast At Tiffany’s," "The Pink Panther") | The A.V. Club
Blake Edwards, veteran comedy director behind films such as Breakfast At Tiffany’s and The Pink Panther series, has died due to complications from pneumonia. He was 88. [Read More]
Comedy Central Plans Roast of Donald Trump | NY Times
Mr. Trump, the real-estate mogul and media personality, will be the next victim guest of honor at a Comedy Central roast, the cable channel said on Thursday. “The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump” will be taped on March 9 – the first such roast to be filmed in New York since 2005, back when Comedy Central felt the comedian Jeff Foxworthy deserved the distinction – and broadcast in the spring. [Read More]
SAG reaches out to TV Land to extend love for Betty White in its 17th annual SAG Award nominations
If you were to think of the best comedies on TV in 2010, where would Hot in Cleveland rank on your list? Top 10? Wait. You aren't aware that Hot in Cleveland is an actual TV show? It's broadcasting on TV Land, for crying out loud. A land de... [Read More]
Nathan Barley and the Rise of the Idiots | SplitSider review
Nathan Barley, the brilliant hate-letter to the post 9/11, nhilist, hipster scene. Created by ascerbic writer/director Chris Morris (there’s that genius again!) and starring Jullian Barratt (of Mighty Boosh fame), Nathan Barley follows the downward spiral of Dan Ashcroft (Barratt) a pop-culture journalist suffering a sort of mid-ife crisis, as he realizes he’s outgrown the bohemian world of man-children, yet is thoroughly unqualified to join the ranks of serious adult journalism. [Read More]
The Onion’s “SportsDome” coming to Comedy Central Jan. 11
Finally, a sports show I can get behind. If you are an Onion fan like me and you enjoy a sport once in a while, you will want to watch Onion SportsDome. Set to premiere Jan 11 on Comedy Central at 10:30 pm est, SportsDome promises to deliver “the most intense televised sports news program in recorded human history.” Sports enthusiasts will get a dose of game reports, insight from former players and “theme music heavy on bell tones and bendy guitar riffs.” [Read More]
Short and Funny, Part 2: Conversations with Twitter's Top Comedic Performers
Yesterday, we heard from some professional comedy scribes who are prolific joke writers on Twitter. Today’s segment will feature thoughts and insights from Twitter-savvy performers (all of whom also write) you might know from their stand-up, film or television work.. [Read More]