Jean Stapleton, Edith from All in the Family, dies at 90
Jean Stapleton, who brilliantly played Edith Bunker on All in the Family for nine seasons and whom earned three Emmys for her work, died Friday of natural causes at the age of 90. Though she cut her teeth in theater productions and would go on to lan... [Read More]
Jay Leno: I would perform stand-up after Richard Pryor so I’d bomb (Audio)
In an interview on this week’s The Paul Mecurio Show, Jay Leno talked candidly to comedian Paul Mecurio about his days as a struggling comic, sleeping outside or crashing on friends’ couches, and how he slowly made it big. One of his many... [Read More]
Feminist writer debates Jim Norton: calls comedy clubs ‘dark basements full of angry men,’ makes rape joke (Video)
Last night’s debate between comedian Jim Norton and Jezebel writer Lindy West on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell was moving swimmingly until the latter characterized comedy clubs as “dark basements full of angry men.” It was in response to Bell’s q... [Read More]
Comedy Review: Kevin Nealon, Whelmed…But Not Overly
His voice has a genuine feeling that gives an intriguing validity to the premises of his jokes, and then a listener is elated to discover again that they’ve been lead to an invigoratingly useless conclusion, to an ending that disregards the initial premise in favor of a sly revelation...Nealon... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman writes crazy monologue for Samuel L. Jackson on Reddit, then the Internet breaks
Samuel L. Jackson has made a splash Reddit with his own Ask Me Anything (AMA). While answering questions Jackson asked users to write 300 words, and claimed that he would read whichever post got the most “up-votes” in monologue form. To prove that the user was indeed Jackson himself, he posted a pho... [Read More]
Let’s hope Samuel L. Jackson will be reciting an absurd monologue written by Eugene Mirman (Update)
As a way to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organization, the Alzheimer’s Society, Samuel L. Jackson has asked Reddit users to submit 300-word monologues, one of which he will recite on video for all to witness. And thankfully, comedian Euge... [Read More]
I had to delete it. I can’t speak against the hive mind of Twitter. It’s a crowd.
“I didn’t hit send on that tweet and and think, ‘Where’s my applause?’ I thought the joke was defensible, but I think people got mad more because I was a celebrity, not a comedian. People know who I am now. I tweeted about Aurora, no one cared.” – Anthony Je... [Read More]
London Brown to Star in Fuse’s ‘The Hustle’
Comedian London Brown is bringing his talents to Fuse, the national music television network, in a new scripted series called “The Hustle.” Brown, who plays D – one half of the rap duo “Brooklyn’s Finest” – h... [Read More]
Despite mixed reviews and dropping stock, Netflix CEO wants a fifth season of Arrested Development (Video)
Now the story of a large corporation that doesn’t know when to let go…The fourth season of Arrested Development, which has only been online since Sunday, may get a fifth season. In an interview with CNBC, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said he... [Read More]
Beth Behrs, Artie Lange star in Maria Menounos produced serial killer comedy (Video)
Serial killers sell, and Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro’s newly released indie comedy The Adventures of Serial Buddies is adding to the crowded club of popular murder movies. Available today stream on iTunes and through the film’s web... [Read More]