Aziz Ansari to debut new standup special on Netflix
Netflix started as a pretty solid place to catch up on old series and see already-aired comedy specials. With the pickup of Arrested Development‘s fourth season, it became essential viewing for comedy fans. That’s being bolstered by the announcement that Aziz Ansari‘s third standup... [Read More]
Even Though Bill Hader Doesn't Want a Stefon Movie, He and John Mulaney Had an Idea for One
by Bradford Evans Bill Hader was the guest on the latest episode of Hulu's Larry King Now, and Larry King asked him if Stefon could live on beyond Saturday Night Live. "Possibly," Hader answered. King suggested a Stefon-based sitcom, to which Hader replied, "A sitcom? I haven’t heard that one.... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari Is Releasing His New Standup Special Exclusively on Netflix November 1st
by Bradford Evans Netflix recently announced that they're expanding into original comedy specials, and now, the streaming service is prepping to release its biggest standup special yet: Aziz Ansari's latest, Buried Alive, which debuts exclusively on Netflix November 1st, according to The NY Tim... [Read More]
Humble Bundle Gets Into Comedy with Downloads from Louis C.K., Patrice O'Neal and More
by Elise Czajkowski Humble Bundle, the online company that "bundles" collections of video games, eBooks, and music for a pay-what-you-want download, has launched its first comedy bundle this afternoon with downloads from Louis C.K., Maria Bamford, Jim Norton, Tig Notaro, Hannibal Buress, and the lat... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia’s ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’ now on Netflix
Fans of Mike Birbiglia were pleasantly surprised last week when the comedian announced that his one man show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, filmed at Seattle’s Intiman Theater, is now available on Netflix Instant. The show tells the story of how the comedian met his now wife, Jen Stein, and... [Read More]
Someone Is Funding a 'Ghostbusters II' Documentary on Kickstarter
by Bradford Evans Oregon-based filmmaker Bradley Bjornstad has taken to Kickstarter to raise money for a pair of Ghostbusters II-related projects. He's asking for $100,000 to make a documentary about how the production of the disappointing sequel went awry, and he's also looking to use the money to ... [Read More]
J.B. Smoove solved racism on ‘Leno’ last night
Last night on The Tonight Show J.B. Smoove came out and pretty much took charge of the show. The comedian and frequent Larry David collaborator mugged with fellow guest Josh Dumahel for a moment, then turned to race, stating that he’d solved the race problem. And as a gentleman with rich mahog... [Read More]
Tig Notaro Books Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Herself and More for The Betzen Ball
by Elise Czajkowski The Bentzen Ball, the Washington DC comedy festival curated by Tig Notaro, returns again this October 10 through 13 with an awesome looking line-up. Hosted by DC online mag Brightest Young Things, opening night features Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Dore, found footage gurus... [Read More]
Michael Schur Talks About Andy Samberg Playing a More Grounded Character in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
by Adam Frucci Michael Schur and Dan Goor, the creators of the upcoming Brooklyn Nine-Nine, talked to Alan Sepinwall about the show and what it's like taking a goofy sketch writer/actor like Andy Samberg and casting him in a more grounded sitcom.I think he likes goofing around a lot. Like he looks g... [Read More]
Presale for Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home is now live
In what’s nearly a 20 year tradition, comedian Denis Leary is once again presenting Comics Come Home, the long-running benefit to benefit the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. Earlier this month, we were the first to unveil the star-studded lineup for the 19th annual event, which will incl... [Read More]