George Lopez on getting the axe: “Unemployment for Latinos just got a little higher” (Video)
TBS announced yesterday that they would not be renewing George Lopez’s late night talk show Lopez Tonight. And tonight’s show – would be the last one. Not a whole lot of time. Lopez’s monologue last night was markedly more subdued than we’ve come to ... [Read More]
Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy
Comedian Lavell Crawford made a name for himself when he finished in second place on season five of Last Comic Standing. Crawford has parlayed that exposure into tremendous success. He recently filmed an episode of Comedy Central’s ratings mons... [Read More]
Brody Stevens’ Twitter feed has become a must-follow for comedy nerds; but is the comic losing it?
Many times, the most frustrating thing about a comedian can be trying to figure out when or if said comedian is joking or not. While Andy Kaufman based most of his career on challenging audiences and their expectations, irony and sarcasm can easily b... [Read More]
Sketch comedy show “In The Flow with Affion Crockett” debuts Sunday on Fox; let’s watch a preview!
Early last month, we got the first glimpse of a new sketch comedy show coming to Fox, In The Flow with Affion Crockett. A master of impressions and characters, the titular TV veteran will take on most of the acting duties himself. Perhaps this is Fox... [Read More]
Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit
The Down’s Syndrome Association in the UK is not happy with comedian Doug Stanhope. They’re also more than a little upset with the BBC. Here’s the deal: On Aug. 4, Stanhope was a guest on host Richard Bacon’s popular Radio 5 Live BBC radio show... [Read More]
Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS
I was reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs this weekend, and he mentions that Woody Allen was enormously influential in the whole nerd chic thing that made intellectual eccentricity attractive. I’m inclined to agree. Maybe his chara... [Read More]
Just For Laughs: New Faces of Comedy revealed; watch them in action!
Each year at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival — arguably the most important fest in the industry — the New Faces of comedy are introduced. In short, these are the up-and-coming comedians festival producers have deemed the ... [Read More]
Paul Mecurio – Living His Dream
An AmericasComedy Video Interview You may not recognize the name of stand-up comedian Paul Mecurio, but if you’ve ever watched “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” you certainly know his writing. Mecurio, the winner of two Emmy awards and a Peabod... [Read More]
George Carlin: A Hero, A Legend
Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. For me, George Carlin is both.  For myself, and countless other writers and comedians, Carlin was at the winning end of the spectrum between good and bad... [Read More]