preview - Dane Cook's "Isolated Incident" coming in May
You know how I noticed in November when seeing Dane Cook in Las Vegas that he seemed to have matured or, rather, calmed down onstage as a performer? Turns out that was not an isolated incident. His upcoming TV special and CD/DVD with Comedy Central, however, is called just that: "Isolated Incident." It shall debut May 17 on TV and May 19 as a CD/DVD. In this clip, we can see that even Cook figured out that playing to a crowd of 20 on a Tuesday night forces you to act much differently than when y... [Read More]
Comedy Central To Roast Larry The Cable Guy
COMEDY CENTRAL is stocking up on the ammo and bringing out its big guns when it roasts comedian Larry the Cable Guy. The hits will be dirty, fast and hard. Larry will be making the night unfor-git-able during this star-studded evening, which will tape in Los Angeles on March 1, 2009. The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Larry The Cable Guy" will air on Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 p.m. "It is an honor that COMEDY CENTRAL has chosen me to be roasted. Only a handful of folks have been dumb enough to accept.... [Read More]
Win a Trip to New York and Be on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham"
New York City's famed comedy venue Gotham Comedy Club has partnered with Studio One Media to produce a stand-up comedy contest. [Read More]
Hippie Church Doesn't Want Jurors to See The Daily Show
Attorneys for a western Pennsylvania church whose services consist of rock and jazz concerts don't want jurors to see a humorous report from The Daily Show when its religious freedom lawsuit goes to trial next month. Attorneys for the Church of Universal Love and Music say the four-minute bit featuring church founder William Pritts is edited to suit the comedy show's agenda and isn't "remotely relevant" to the serious religious issues in the case. [Read More]
Studio One Partners With New York's Gotham Comedy Club For Comedy Contest
Studio One Media Inc., announced today that it has partnered with New York's famed Gotham Comedy Club for MyStudio's first comedy contest, "The MyStudio Gotham Comedy Challenge." The contest gives MyStudio users the opportunity to participate in a nationwide comedy talent search that could launch a career in comedy. The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to New York for a paid booking at the Gotham Comedy Club and an audition for the upcoming television program "Live At Gotham," on Co... [Read More]
Auditions to be held in Coconut Grove for South Beach Comedy Festival
The South Beach Comedy Festival will hold tryouts in Coconut Grove, FL with the winner getting a chance to perform during the late-January event. [Read More]
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]