Time Warner Cable threatens to go dark on Viacom (incl. Comedy Central)
Viacom has asserted that negotiations for a new licensing deal with Time Warner cable have broken down, with just more than 24 hours until 2009 and the possibility that cable subscribers in New York City, Los Angeles, Orange County (Calif.), Raleigh, N.C., and elsewhere around the country will not have Comedy Central -- or any of the other Viacom cable channels such as VH1, MTV, Nickelodeon and more than a dozen others. [Read More]
Down The Foxhole: F**K THE PUPPETS
I think it's important that the first thing I say is this is not about Jeff Dunham. I have nothing against Jeff. I'm actually a fan of Jeff as a man. A hu-man. Jeff knows not what he does at this point. My mission is to simply stop the puppets that seem to be controlling him. We have all done things in life that we are not proud of. I too have fallen victim to that voice in my head that says, "just do it." What can it hurt in the long run? But when that voice is being given to puppets, and we ca... [Read More]
10 Favorite Comedy Central Clips of 2008
"The time between Christmas and New Years is a special time. It's when we all stop, reflect, and look our loved ones in the eye to say, "Here are the top 10 things you did this year that stopped me from calling the cops on you." It's list time and we can all make lists about anything we want. And we here at Comedy Central put together a great list of our 10 Favorite Comedy Central Clips of 2008." [Read More]
Comedy Central Declares January ‘09 "Stand-Up Month"
Basic cable's Comedy Central has tons of laughs in store for fans of the stand-up brand of comedy. The network recently announced that come January 2009, it will devote four whole weeks to special programming and events for Stand-Up Month, all centered around comics who like to tell their jokes from behind a live microphone. [Read More]
Catholic Online: "Comedy Central Perpetuates War on Christmas"
Comedy Central has recently re-broadcast a 2005 Denis Leary special called, "Merry F#%$in' Christmas." It also plans to air this program on Christmas Day. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights complained to Comedy Central about this show in 2005 and were rewarded with "Sacrilicious Sunday" in 2006 in which anti-Christian programs were aired all day on Christmas Eve. [Read More]
Punchline Magazine's ‘Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown' madness contest!
Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown 2009 has begun. My fantasy football team was a bust this year and March Madness is a long time coming, so we have come up with a new contest. Punchline Magazine presents The "Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown" Madness! To enter, download the Madness bracket and complete list of comics who have appeared on Comedy Central Presents. You will select which comic you think will be in the Top 10 and Bottom 10 of the showdown for each week. For every box you guess rig... [Read More]
Former ‘SNL' Writer Opens Comedy Club
Veteran comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer Rich Francese is the proud new owner and designer of Manhattan Comedy Club, the latest upscale venue to open in the New York area. The 172-seater celebrated its grand opening December 12 with Frank Santorelli (The Sopranos) and Marc "Coop" Cooper. [Read More]
DVD Review - Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget: Uncensored
For once in our lives, we get to see Bob get torn to shreds by friends and other famous comedians. If that doesn't bring a smile to your face, I don't know what will! [Read More]
"Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire"?
"Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire," a looming series that appears to make sport of "The Lord of the Rings," "Xena," and their ilk, hits Comedy Central April 9. Link features show details and the first 8 pages of the pilot script. [Read More]
ComedyCures LaughTalk Radio show helps to heal
Nearly 10 years ago, from her hospital bed, Saranne Rothberg came up with the idea for the ComedyCures Foundation. She had stage IV cancer. But she was a big believer in the power of comedy and laughter in the coping/healing process. [Read More]