"It Was a Fighter's Comedy Show": The Oral History of 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn'
by Elise Czajkowski 2013 has brought an unprecedented wave of new late night shows. Most stick to the tried and true late night format of scripted segments and celebrity guests, or the faux news style of Comedy Central's late night lineup. But years before The Colbert Report became a staple of that ... [Read More]
Talking to Ken Marino About ‘Bad Milo!’, ‘Eastbound & Down’, and Playing Both Nice Guys and Jerks
by Jeremy Popkin If there’s one actor who possesses the sheer gravitas to play a man plagued by a murderous ass demon, that actor is Ken Marino. As one of the many talents to spring from the MTV sketch group The State, Marino has starred in a number of classics that have become required viewin... [Read More]
Win tickets to the Mixtape Comedy Show! (contest)
The monthly stand-up comedy show Mixtape Comedy Show will once-again go down at Gotham Comedy Club this Sunday, September 15th. The show, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month, is a mixture of comedy and music, with a DJ, four comics and a live band. Mixtape Comedy was founded by Anthony A... [Read More]
Kumail Nanjiani and the business of being a Beta Male (interview)
Kumail Nanjiani just released a long awaited hour special via Comedy Central, Beta Male. In addition to a brilliant stand-up career, Nanjiani also has a loyal podcast following, and shows up on many TV shows including, Portlandia and Franklin & Bash and a new show all his own coming soon. We rec... [Read More]
The Writers and Cast Take Us Behind the Scenes of 'Get a Life'
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
The 12 most unforgettable sets from the Comedy Central Roasts
In light of the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, which debuted this Monday and it’s re-airing tonight, we decided to take a dive into the world of the Comedy Central Roasts. Since 1998 Comedy Central has aired an annual roast on its channel. The first five of the roast were held at the in... [Read More]
Splitsider's Fall Comedy Preview 2013: Movies
by Bradford Evans The fall is typically a slow time for big screen comedies, with Oscar-baity dramas and smaller releases filling multiplexes during the autumnal months. This year, however, we have a pair of highly-anticipated blockbuster comedies closing out the year around Christmastime: Ben Still... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle on Hartford incident, ‘I won’t even go back to Hartford for f*ckin’ gas’
Last Thursday night we broke the story that Dave Chappelle had problems with the crowd during the Hartford stop of the Oddball Comedy Fest. Resulting in him performing for a brief period of time, kill some time, and then leave the stage after the unruly crowd wouldn’t let him perform. This pas... [Read More]
What lies ahead for Kurt Braunohler (interview)
Kurt Braunohler recently returned to New York City to celebrate the release of his new special, How Do I Land?, alongside Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Hannibal Buress, Nick Turner, and Ted Leo. Here he talks about releasing the special, and what lies ahead for him. You can catch Kurt at one of many sh... [Read More]
Many comedy fans will have to pay more to see ‘The League,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ and ‘Totally Biased’ on FXX
Tonight, FXX will officially launch it’s first season of programming. The network, which is the comedy spinoff of FX will kick off by taking its top FX comedy shows – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which returns revamped as a d... [Read More]