MC Mr. Napkins raps up laughs | The Boston Globe
It's hard to know what to expect when MC Mr. Napkins (a.k.a. Zach Sherwin) takes the stage. For the 28-year-old Sherwin, a fan of rappers like MF Doom and MC Paul Barman, hip-hop is the perfect vehicle for his oddball comic vision. "It's all about punch lines and verbal wittiness and verbal facility and cleverness," he says. "It's amazing the level of punning that goes on even with hard-core gangsta MCs. So it was really something I could easily tap into in as goofy [a] way as I wanted to." Sher... [Read More]
Steve Martin's banjo debut on Grand Ole Opry
Comedian Steve Martin next month will make his debut on a new type of stage for the well-known television and movie star, plucking his banjo at country music's Grand Ole Opry. [Read More]
Sacha Baron Cohen records Band Aid spoof single with Chris Martin
The Borat creator has recorded the track as part of his latest film featuring new camp Austrian alter-ego Bruno. The single, called Dove of Peace, has been part-recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios and includes lyrics such as: "For people of Africa who live in hell/ They will never wear Chanel." Other celebrities reported to be involved with the parody include Sting, the Village People, Madonna and Sir Elton John. [Read More]
Gospel Music Channel to launch new clean comedy series
Ha! Stand-up for Clean Comedy launches March 7 on the Gospel Music Channel. The new family friendly series will feature stand-up comics, sketches, and bits from the clean comedy scene. Ha! will be hosted by "Mr. Clean" himself, Jonathan Slocumb who frequently opens for Bill Cosby. [Read More]
Spinal Tap to record new material
Spinal Tap are to record their first new material in nearly 20 years. The spoof heavy metal band's last album, Break Like The Wind, was released in 1992, eight years after they formed for the classic mockumenatary film. But since re-forming for Live Earth in 2007, actors Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest have decided to record some new tracks. [Read More]