Blacklisted Egyptian comedian speaks out about government overthrow
As voices from around the world weigh in on the turmoil in Egypt, there’s another woerh listening to– this time from the comedy world. Akmal Saleh, an Egyptian comedian now based in Australia, has expressed his unity with Egypt’s protesters and... [Read More]
Comedians enlisted to promote pro-lying web site, phone application
Social networking has made lying so much more difficult. Anyone can check up on their friends’ whereabouts and activities through Facebook, Twitter, and now Foursquare, whenever there’s some suspicion of deception. Enter My 4Square Alibi. This websit... [Read More]
AOL continues overhaul, announces more comedy content
AOL sure is working hard to overhaul their reputation! In addition to launching a late night video block featuring Adam Carolla, Kevin Pollak, and Kevin Smith, now comes news that AOL, Mark Burnett, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Coalition Films ar... [Read More]
“The Office” inspires real-life paper company’s web series
Though The Office’s Dunder Mifflin has had trouble pushing paper on clients in a digitally-driven, more paperless world, one real paper company is using digital content to its advantage. Sappi Fine Paper has launched an online comedy web series call... [Read More]
Marc Maron reacts to Gallagher’s WTF storm-off, Gallagher’s rep responds
You’re probably aware that Marc Maron had famed comedian Gallagher as a guest on his podcast WTF recently; the episode just went live today. You may also know how that interview ended– that is, with the watermelon-smashing jokeslinger sto... [Read More]
Big Brown Comedy Hour showcases “brown” comedians
Comedy’s long been a space where the marginalized have had an opportunity to have candid conversations about their outsider status, and, ideally, connect with and educate the audience. Historically, that’s been especially true for black and Jewish co... [Read More]
Iconic Friars Club in LA to be torn down
Sad news from Santa Monica Boulevard: the former home of the Friars Club of Beverly Hills is being torn down. The storied club was founded by Milton Berle in 1947 and quickly attracted some of the most eminent comics and actors of the time, like Al J... [Read More]
The Set List: Punchline’s weekly comedy news wrap-up, Jan. 31, 2011
Thank God It’s Monday, right? Right. It’s time again for Punchline’s weekly comedy news wrap-up and what’s-to-come segment, The Set List, hosted by comedian Justin Schlegel. This week, we take a look at Ricky Gervais, Chelsea ... [Read More]
Daniel Tosh launches Optimo’s music career
Help Change The World - One Laugh At A Time! More »On the newest episode of Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh featured a man that got hit by an ice cream truck because he was dancing in the middle of the street to his latest rap song. But little ... [Read More]
Video interview: Jim Jefferies, Rob Riggle, Eddie Ifft head up benefit for flood victims
This Saturday at 9:30 pm at the Improv in Los Angeles, internationally traveling comedians (and roommates) Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft are heading up a benefit show to help thousands of Australians in Queensland recover from devastating floods they ... [Read More]