2009 Comedy Central Stand-Up Showdown results
The Top 5: #5 -- 7 p.m., Tammy Pescatelli (season 10) #4 -- 7:30 p.m., Doug Benson (season 13) #3 -- 8 p.m., Dan Cummins (season 12) #2 -- 8:30 p.m., Jeff Dunham's hour special, "Spark of Insanity" #1 -- 9:30 p.m., Kyle Cease (season 10) The rest of the list, after the jump. [Read More]
'Important Things With Demetri Martin' Premieres Feb. 11 On Comedy Central
Stand-up comedian, Emmy®-losing writer and all-around person, Demetri Martin is the creator, executive producer and star of "Important Things with Demetri Martin." In this sketch comedy series, Martin mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, studio bits, and music to explore one "important thing" per episode - like Power, Safety or Chairs. Demetri's jokes, drawings and hair will play major roles in the series. There are also some celebrity cameos by David Cross, Amanda Peet, and Martin's The ... [Read More]
Are Comedy Clubs Cutting Back in Tough Economy?
"As consumers are cutting back on entertainment spending due to the recession, some comedy club owners are finding creative ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality." [Read More]
Michael and Michael get the green light
Hot off The State reunion at San Francisco Sketchfest comes the news that Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter just got the green light for a new show on Comedy Central called Michael & Michael Have Issues. [Read More]
Lisa Lampanelli takes pride in being an insult comedian
With Lampanelli, insults are what you get. She is proud to claim the title of insult comic "That, to me, is a badge of honor." [Read More]
Canada's Comedy Network launches user generated video site
The Comedy Network, based in Toronto, Canada launched a new comedy video sharing site for comedians and aspiring comedians where they can post their funny videos to be judged by viewers. The site, Upload Yours, will incorporates a rating system that ranges from "Itty Bitty Balls" to "Monster Balls." Categories will include stand-up comedy, parody, random and sketch. [Read More]
preview - Important Things with Demetri Martin
Are you a Demetri Martin fan? Of course you are. He's one of the funniest dudes of all of the dudes. So logic dictates that his new show Important Things with Demetri Martin is going to be one of the funniest shows of all the shows. [Read More]
Q&A: Lewis Black by Metromix Louisville
(Credit: Ian White) Lewis Black, the "Daily Show" regular and comedic mastermind best known for ranting about, well... everything, is getting his own show on Comedy Central, "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil," on which he plays a judge presiding over two comics who are making a case for why their side is the most evil. Cases include divisive match-ups like Oprah versus the Catholic Church, Donald Trump versus Viagra and YouTube versus porn. Before the show debuted, we caught up with the Honorable... [Read More]
Chris Hardwick Guest Editor at RooftopComedy
Chris Hardwick (of MTV's Singled Out, Wired Science, Hard 'N Phrim fame) is this week's Guest Editor at RooftopComedy for the week! [Read More]
Comedy Central Going HD
Sometimes the humor is in the details. That may be what Comedy Central is hoping when it launches a high definition version of the network. Comedy Central HD will be going live on Cablevision, DirecTV and Cox later this month, with additional carriers expected to be added throughout the year. [Read More]