South Park creators forming studio, will make movie adaptation of The Book Of Mormon
There is a lot of awesome news in that headline but it’s a big step for South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The duo announced this week that they are starting a new company called Important Studios because as they noted, are in love with themselves. They’re also taking nods f... [Read More]
Two more music labels enter comedy business; Erik Griffin and Kurt Braunohler to release albums
Quickly rising comedians Kurt Braunohler and Erik Griffin just signed deals to release their first live comedy albums, and both are doing so as two indie music record labels’ first comedians. Braunohler, the host of IFC’s absurd game show... [Read More]
Erik Griffin inks deal with SideOneDummy records, will release debut stand-up record this March
Just in time for the season premiere of Workaholics tonight comedian Erik Griffin, who plays Montez Walker on the show just revealed that he’s the first comedian to sign a deal with the West Coast punk rock label SideOneDummy. Griffin will release his debut stand-up album Technical Foul: Volum... [Read More]
David O’Russell Asks Louis C.K. to Play New Drama Role
Director David O’ Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) is in talks with comedian Louis C.K. for a dramatic role in his next movie project which was up until recently dubbed American Bullshit. The now untitled movie takes place in 1970 and the plot circl... [Read More]
Jessica Simpson developing comedy show for NBC
She’s the mother to a nine-month-old daughter and she’s got another human baking in her womb, but that doesn’t mean pop star Jessica Simpson doesn’t have time for business. Indeed, it seems NBC has struck a deal with the forme... [Read More]
Robert Schimmel’s brother is trying to fund a documentary about the late comedian
We lost comedian Robert Schimmel in 2010 from complications related to a car accident. Considering all the things he’s been through in life, it was one of the last ways many expected him to go. But there’s still a lot of Robert Schimmel we don’t know and that is the topic of a new ... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler inks deal with Kill Rock Stars, recording new album this February
The label Kill Rock Stars might ring a bell for fans of new/indie music but now they are working on building a comedy. Today the label announced their latest signing which is comedian Kurt Braunohler. If you aren’t familiar with Braunohler through his IFC TV show Bunk or his excellent live sho... [Read More]
Louis C.K. in talks for dramatic role in David O’Russell’s next movie
He’s already snagged a role in Woody Allen’s upcoming flick (Blue Jasmine), and now Louis C.K. is in talks to join the cast of the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning Silver Linings Playbook writer and director David O’ Russell... [Read More]
Lisa Lampanelli opens up to Larry King about her weight loss (video)
Insult Comic Lisa Lampanelli sat down with fellow comedian Larry King (yes, Larry King’s a comedian) for his new talk show that I didn’t know existed, Larry King Now. The main thrust of the first portion of the interview being Lampanelli opening up about her weight loss surgery and resul... [Read More]
Nick DiPaolo departs “The Nick and Artie Show,” Lange going solo
With a week of guest hosts on the show last week, rumblings started happening around the world of The Nick and Artie Show that something big was afoot. Speculation ranged all over the place and given comedian Artie Lange’s troubled past, it’s not much of a surprise some thought his healt... [Read More]