'Tonight Show' Regular and Beloved Standup David Brenner Dies at 78
by Megh Wright On Saturday, legendary observational standup and Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passed away peacefully in New York City after a battle with cancer. "David Brenner was a huge star when I met him and he took me under his wing," fellow standup Richard Lewis said in a statement. "To ... [Read More]
Anders Holm, Nick D'Agosto, Andrew Santino, and Drew Tarver Join 'How I Met Your Dad'
by Megh Wright The How I Met Your Mother spinoff starring Greta Gerwig is beginning to round out its cast. TV Line reports that Workaholics' Anders Holm has signed on to play Gavin, a recurring role as "the (soon-to-be-ex) husband of Greta Gerwig's soulmate-searching Sally." In addition to his role ... [Read More]
Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)
The comedy world lost a great talent over the weekend with the death of veteran comic David Brenner. He died Saturday in his Manhattan home from cancer. He was 78. The son of a vaudevillian singer-dancer-comedian Lou Murphy, Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936. He spent two years in the U.S. Army befor... [Read More]
Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX
Denis Leary’s new pilot for FX Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added comedian Robert Kelly to its cast. Kelly, a nationally touring stand-up comic, will play Bam Bam, a washed-up drummer of fictional band The Heathens. He hangs around lead character Johnny (played by creator and executive ... [Read More]
Big Bang Theory gets three year renewal, not looking good for Robin Williams comedy
CBS Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves is standing by his comedies. The network has announced an early round of show renewals, picking up nine dramas, six comedies, and two reality shows for at least another season. 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Mike & Molly and Mom will return for another full y... [Read More]
Louis C.K. returning to FX on May 5 with more than he promised
FX asked Louis C.K. for 13 episodes for season four of his critically-acclaimed show Louie. The versatile comedian said, “Here’s 14 episodes, because I like ya.” He didn’t actually say that, but he did deliver an extra episode of the single-camera dark comedy. After taking a ... [Read More]
Chris Tucker talks tax problems, Michael Jackson and more at Gilda’s LaughFest
GRAND RAPIDS — Ever since news broke in 2009 that he owed the government a few million in back taxes, comedian Chris Tucker unfortunately became a constant presence on TMZ instead of on the big screen or on stand-up stages. In 2007 he starred in the third and what would become the last Rush Ho... [Read More]
Kevin Bozeman gives Gilda’s LaughFest an education in comedy
GRAND RAPIDS — If you haven’t heard of Kevin Bozeman yet, you will. The 14-year comedy vet is close to releasing his third album and was a huge highlight of this year’s Gilda’s LaughFest. One of the many events throughout these 10 days of comedy festivities was an intimate ... [Read More]
Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm Are Starring in a Movie Together
by Bradford Evans Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are making a movie together. THR reports that the two actors are set to star in a comedy called Keeping Up with the Joneses, which follows a suburban couple who find out their neighbors are undercover spies. Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) will... [Read More]
Joe Mande releases his comedy mixtape ‘Bitchface’ today
For his album debut, Joe Mande is releasing a new kind of comedy album, a mixtape of sorts entitled Bitchface. If the name alone is not enough to entice you, here’s the rundown. Not limited to stand-up, the mixtape will also feature voicemail messages from his Parks & Recreation boss Amy P... [Read More]