Brody Stevens’ Twitter feed has become a must-follow for comedy nerds; but is the comic losing it?
Many times, the most frustrating thing about a comedian can be trying to figure out when or if said comedian is joking or not. While Andy Kaufman based most of his career on challenging audiences and their expectations, irony and sarcasm can easily b... [Read More]
Sketch comedy show “In The Flow with Affion Crockett” debuts Sunday on Fox; let’s watch a preview!
Early last month, we got the first glimpse of a new sketch comedy show coming to Fox, In The Flow with Affion Crockett. A master of impressions and characters, the titular TV veteran will take on most of the acting duties himself. Perhaps this is Fox... [Read More]
Variety comic-to-watch Thomas Middleditch lands role in “Hangover” scribe’s flick
Chicago-bred comedian Thomas Middleditch, recently named as Variety‘s “10 Comics to Watch” has landed a co-starring role in an upcoming movie, written by Scot Armstrong, who penned The Hangover Part II. This is Armstrong’s dir... [Read More]
Watch Paul Rudd spill (some) beans about Judd Apatow’s new flick
While promoting his newest movie Our Idiot Brother — out Aug. 26 and co-starring Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks — Paul Rudd spilled a few tasty morsels about Judd Apatow’s newest project. The actor and writer confirmed that the... [Read More]
Weird Al Yankovic will release comedy special, DVD, Blu-Ray and more through Comedy Central
Comedy Central announced today an exclusive multi-platform deal with Weird Al Yankovic, the most prolific comedy recording artist of all time. The deal consists of three main prongs– the first of which is the world premiere of Weird Al’ Y... [Read More]
Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit
The Down’s Syndrome Association in the UK is not happy with comedian Doug Stanhope. They’re also more than a little upset with the BBC. Here’s the deal: On Aug. 4, Stanhope was a guest on host Richard Bacon’s popular Radio 5 Live BBC radio show... [Read More]
Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS
I was reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs this weekend, and he mentions that Woody Allen was enormously influential in the whole nerd chic thing that made intellectual eccentricity attractive. I’m inclined to agree. Maybe his chara... [Read More]
Jonathan May-Bowles sentenced for throwing pie at Rupert Murdoch
Here's the follow-up today from that incident last month in which activist/comedian Jonathan May-Bowles interrupted the Parliamentary investigation of Rupert Murdoch by tossing a whipped cream pie in his face. The AP report: PREVIOUSLY: Analysis of ... [Read More]
IFC’s ONN writing staff unionizes, joins WGA-East
After The Comic's Comic reported exclusively that The Onion News Network series on IFC was facing a work stoppage due to a lack of union protections for its writing staff, comes word that the seven writers on the cable TV series have earned the right... [Read More]
Olivia Wingate brings her artists to The Artists Organization
Here's some industry news to chew on just as the comedy industry settles into Montreal: Olivia Wingate has just announced that she's no longer head of Olivia Wingate Artists, instead helping The Artists Organization expand into comedy management by b... [Read More]