The Johnny Carson Comeback Special That Never Was
by Ramsey Ess On Mark Malkoff’s wonderful Carson Podcast, several guests have been asked about why they believe that when Johnny said goodbye on May 22, 1992 he never returned to television in any substantial form. Several of them say that Johnny cited Bob Hope as the inspiration behind his de... [Read More]
Who would make it onto the Mount Rushmore of Comedy?
This May, in celebrating Don Rickles on his 88th birthday, Jerry Seinfeld said of his elder hero: ""On the Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedy, there are four faces, in my opinion: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Don Rickles." This weekend, following the death of Joan Rivers at 81, C... [Read More]
Profiles in Funny: Dan Dion’s photographs from Montreal’s Just For Laughs, 2014
Montreal's Just For Laughs festival can seem like a whirlwind, whether it's your first year or your 30th, whether you're a fan or a Gala headliner. But photographer Dan Dion managed to make time stop once again this July, thanks to his camera and the trust he has with the many performers who pose fo... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan in critical condition after car accident in New Jersey (UPDATE)
UPDATE 5:40 pm ET – Truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Ga. has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. As for Morgan, “He’s got a brace on his neck, but he’s smiling,” says a friend of the comedian’s, according to... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and More Pay Tribute to Don Rickles
by Bradford Evans Last night, Spike TV aired a tribute special to ultimate bro's bro Don Rickles. It was a veritable who's who of big name comedians and also, Johnny Depp for some reason. Above, check out David Letterman's speech about moving to LA in his late 20s and meeting Rickles. The special a... [Read More]
This Week on TV: Bachelorette parties gone wrong
While most networks are taking a break, Inside Amy Schumer returns for a new episode and Jesse Joyce, Al Jackson, and Tom Rhodes deliver uncensored sets on Comedy Central’s Comedy Underground. Check out the full rundown of this week’s late night guests, stand-up performances and more. TH... [Read More]
Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Burn Don Rickles and a Table of Famous Rich Dudes
by Megh Wright Here's a quick preview clip of Spike's recent tribute night to legendary comedian Don Rickles that's set to air on May 28th featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who certainly know how to crush it when performing to a table full of rich, famous, white male comedians and Hollywood celebr... [Read More]