The Terrible Burt Wonderstone
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone dropped into theaters this past weekend and when I say “dropped,” I mean “tanked.” Wonderstone stormed into theaters with an estimated 30 million dollar budget and opened in 3,160 theaters. Oh, and not to mention the movies two main characters ... [Read More]
Canadian Comedy Needs You
Last August, comedian Jo-Anna Downey approached the mic to accept a Canadian Comedy Award in honour of her contributions to the comedy community. She gave a simple acceptance speech: “Thank you. And you’re welcome.” Few in the packed ballroom... [Read More]
Tim & Eric’s Go Pro Show will premiere on YouTube channel JASH on April 15 (Video)
Last week, the talent behind the newest premium comedy channel on YouTube — inexplicably named JASH — Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim descended upon South By Southwest in Austin to officiall... [Read More]
SXSW Comedy, day 8: The Benson Interruption, Eugene Mirman and product placement!
AUSTIN — Yesterday was the eighth and final day of SXSW’s comedy shows, and I can’t think of a better way to close this year’s proceedings than with a fabulous slew of performances on Doug Benson’s The Benson Interruption podcast. Sitting alon... [Read More]
Comedian Scott Kennedy dies (Video tribute)
As of this morning the official website for comedian Scott Kennedy was down due to it running out of bandwidth; in other words, too many people were trying to access the site at the same time. The reason is that the veteran comedian, who meant so muc... [Read More]
T.J. Miller’s “The Gorburger Show” returns for season 2 with Flea
The giant blue bloody thirsty monster is back! Gorbuger, a man-eating creature and creation from the hilariously bizarre mind of T.J. Miller, returned this week for season 2 of The Gorburger Show. Episode 1 features Flea doing the Worm, talking about his genitalia, and playing a game show that asks ... [Read More]
SXSW Comedy, day 7: Fogelnest Files, Doug Benson, weird YouTube videos!
AUSTIN — Friday marked the seventh day of comedy at SXSW 2013, but don’t be fooled – we’re not taking a breather over here in Austin. Let’s do the math: weekend + final days of SXSW + St. Patrick’s Day = pure pandemonium. It’s a perfect storm o... [Read More]
Comedian Mike E. Winfield wins $10,000 at Gilda’s LaughFest (Video)
GRAND RAPIDS — After two days and eight performances, comedian Mike E. Winfield snagged himself $10,000 in the third annual Gilda’s LaughFest national stand-up comedy competition. Winfield and four other finalists — James Adomian, J... [Read More]
Comedian Mike MacDonald Saved by Timely Liver Transplant
Not too long ago we did a review of Canadien comedian Mike MacDonald’s “The Better Bootleg.” During this process we learned of his dire need for a liver transplant, and today we’re happy to report that a donor was found and Ma... [Read More]
SXSW Comedy, day 6: Hannibal Buress, Hasan Minhaj, Kyle Kinane
AUSTIN — If there was any doubt that I am now immersed in SXSW Music, it was put to rest yesterday thanks to Loud Village– an entity that encapsulates both alternative music and alternative comedy. So, in other words, the hipster dream. L... [Read More]