Andrew Dice Clay stars as a talking hamster in some cell phone ads, because why not?
Andrew Dice Clay earned rave reviews for his recent role in the Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine, so it only makes sense to follow that up with appearing as a hamster in a really rando commercial. It’s for Sprint and their new friends and family plan that their selling. While that’s the ba... [Read More]
The Onion and A.V. Club are launching a comedy festival in Chicago this June
The folks that run The Onion and The A.V. Club are going to put on a comedy festival. The fest is called the 26th Annual Comedy Festival. So it’s the first annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival. You still with us? The shindig will take place in the publication’s hometown of Chicago on June ... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais Wants David Brent to Star in a Rock Band Mockumentary
by Megh Wright Ricky Gervais has been reviving his classic Office character David Brent several times over the past year — from the web short "The Return of Brent" to two hit UK gigs as Brent's rock band Foregone Conclusion — and as Chortle reports, Gervais has called the band performanc... [Read More]
This Week In Comedy: Raise the river, move the ocean
Will Ferrell and Robert Redford hilariously insult each other in order to save a river. [Grist] Get Finger Blasted by Amy Schumer. [Laughspin] Cameron Esposito is recording her second album. [Twitter] The much talked about return of Last Comic Standing is returning on May 22nd. [Deadline] Aimee Mann... [Read More]
‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy crew The Tenderloins kill at Gilda’s LaughFest
GRAND RAPIDS — Things you don’t see in a church: an extreme close-up photograph of someone’s left testicle projected onto a giant screen, a video of a man eating dog shit and 1,500 people watching with rapt attention to both. That is, unless it’s day nine of Gilda’s Lau... [Read More]
JB Smoove Is Hosting the New Season of 'Last Comic Standing', Premieres May 22nd
by Bradford Evans Last year, NBC announced they're resurrecting the standup comedy reality show Last Comic Standing after four years with Wanda Sykes producing, and now the reboot has a new host, new judges, and a premiere date. The network announced today that JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The M... [Read More]
Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges
Executive producer Wanda Sykes and her team have locked up their celebrity judges and premiere date for the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. The 13-episode eighth season premieres on May 22 for two hours at 9 pm EST, airing for one hour at 10 pm in following weeks. Comedian J.B. Smoove will t... [Read More]
Long Story Short, but I may have unintentionally started a beef between you and Eddie Griffin
Do you remember yesterday when we posted clips from Hannibal Buress’ forthcoming stand-up special in which he talked about impersonating Donald Glover to get into an Eddie Griffin stand-up comedy show without paying? No? Well watch this then. If you were possibly wondering is this was true sto... [Read More]
More Info on Funny Or Die's Revamped Version of 'The Occasional', Now a Humor Website
by Bradford Evans Earlier this month, Funny Or Die announced that its humor journal The Occasional is now a website instead of an iOS magazine that charges money. Now, the new version of The Occasional has started to roll out new content in the form of written humor pieces. The Occasional's ed... [Read More]
Comedian Adam Richmond charged with sexual assault, faces up to 25 years in prison
For one stand-up comedian who has been featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Last Call with Carson Daly, the expectation of a romantic encounter may after a show may have gone to his head. Felony sexual assault charges have been filed against LA comedian Adam Richmond. Richmond, a Canadian... [Read More]