Rob Brackenridge, Mike Merryfield: Double-Your-Trouble Comedy Christmas
Christmas Week in Appleton is getting all shook up with not one, but TWO hometown comedy heroes taking the stage December 22-23 and 25-26. Rob Brackenridge returns from sunny California to share the stage this week with Appleton-based headliner Mike Merryfield for back-to-back comedy acts that’ll leave you grinning in the comical spirit of Christmas. Skyline Comedy is open Christmas Day for two must-see events, plus a special show at 8pm Sunday, December 26. (We knew you’d need someplace to cart... [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]
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]
Sunrise, Sunset: Jon Stewart Revisits His Start at 'The Daily Show' | NY Times
‘Tis the season for retrospection, so let’s turn back the clock to 1999, when a greener, more naïve nation was still giddy from the release of Windows 98 and the creation of the euro, and eagerly looking forward to can’t-miss, millennium-defining events like “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and Woodstock ‘99, while somewhere a young Jon Stewart was making his preparations to take over as host of “The Daily Show.” [Read More]
TJ Miller Returns to Skyline Comedy Stage in January
Fresh off a memorable live performance and guest interview on CONAN this week, comedian and film/TV actor TJ Miller – a longtime Skyline Comedy favorite – will return to the Appleton stage January 19-22, 2011, 8 months after his sold-out Northeast Wisconsin sets in spring 2010. There’s been much ado about everything since he stoked our comedy flames, too. TJ’s latest two flicks hit theaters this month -3 -D movie “Yogi Bear,” starring Dan Akroyd and Justin Timberlake, on Dec. 17 and Jack Black a... [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]
Comedy Central and The Onion Launch
As you're now well aware, Onion SportsDome is headed to Comedy Central on Tuesday, January 11 at 10:30pm / 9:30pm, and now with it comes, an all-new fake sports news collaboration from Comedy Central and The Onion.. [Read More]
Louis CK's Hilarious to Air on Comedy Central on January 9th
Still have yet to see Louis CK's latest standup special, Hilarious? Well, you're about to have one less excuse, as Comedy Central will be airing the entire hour on January 9th at 10pm. Two days later, on January 11th, Comedy Central will release a DVD of the standup movie.. [Read More]
"Moshe Kasher: There Is No Santa Claus" - Exclusive Q&A
"I’d describe myself as a Sexual Healing Shaman, and other people would likely call me Big Dick Willie (it’s a long story)...." (Click to read the rest of the Q&A.) [Read More]
The Benson Interruption's Rough Transition From Stage to Screen
Gregarious, impishly playful, and usually a bit more than half-baked, Benson is one of comedy’s most engaging and elastic figures. And as the name-branded titles of his projects suggest, to see his shows is to effectively enter into Benson’s own absurd and improbably hilarious world, where he functions as both self-appointed tour guide and king. [Read More]