Comedian Sammy Obeid Going for 1000 Straight Performances
Talk about ambition. Sammy Obeid graduated with degrees in business and mathematics from UC Berkeley, gave it up to become a professional comedian and now he is on his way to completing a goal of performing comedy for 1,000 consecutive days.On the am... [Read More]
Justin Theroux to Direct Will Ferrell, Steve Carell Movie ‘Swear to God’
Justin Theroux’s main credit right now may be being Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend but that doesn’t mean his career is on the back burner. According to Deadline the comedic writer and actor was just signed to his first big directing gig for the W... [Read More]
The rumors of Super Troopers and Beerfest sequels continue
The crew of Broken Lizard have a new movie in theaters this week (The Babymakers) and with the press junkets it once again gets the rumor mill going as to the status on the sequels to their most popular flicks, Super Troopers and Beerfest. As recently as March of this year Kevin Heffernan and Jay [.... [Read More]
Get out and support Caleb Medley at these benefit shows
It’s been a little over a week since comedian Caleb Medley was one of those shot at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in a movie theater in Aurora, CO. Caleb was struck in the head, has since lost an eye and put into a medically-induced coma. Since the shooting, Caleb became a [.... [Read More]
An interview with My Damn Channel creator, Rob Barnett
During the madness of Just For Laughs we got the chance to sit down with the founder of My Damn Channel, Rob Barnett. Barnett and My Damn Channel are about to celebrate its 5th year in business. We sat down to talk with Barnett to get advice on the changing state of the industry and [...] ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt’s JFL Keynote: Make Your own Luck (And Get an iPhone)
Patton Oswalt’s Just For Laughs Keynote should be required reading at every open mic, bar show and comedy club in America. If you want to make money being a comedian, this is the call to arms and the blueprint. If Maron’s keynote last yea... [Read More]
Robert Kelly and Godfrey to star in new FX comedy
Robert Kelly and Godfrey have been cast to star in a new half-hour comedy pilot for FX. The show, Bronx Warrants will feature Kelly and Godfrey as DeStefano and TJ, a pair of warrant detectives in the Bronx who are assigned to arrest people with outstanding warrants. Since the duo get bonuses based ... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2012 State of the Industry Address
“I have prepared two letters. And several notes to myself.” – Andy Kindler Might as well say it: this was probably Kindler’s strongest State of the Industry in the last five years. It’s tough to give these speeches justice in print, because both Kindler’... [Read More]
HBO Picks up Pilot for New Series Staring Stephen Merchant
Here’s some great news for fans of British comedies: HBO has picked up a pilot for a new series co-written, directed by and staring Stephen Merchant. For those of you who might not be familiar with Merchant, he is best known as the writing/directing ... [Read More]
Primetime Emmy Nominations, a look at the comedy categories
This morning Jimmy Kimmel, (who really spiffed up for the event by not getting out of his pajamas) and Kerry Washington delivered the nominees of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. It was a great year for comedy with a lot of favorites getting noms with some new favorites also making some splashes. Oh ... [Read More]